• Giro stage 101 year 5 weeks ago1 BOUHANNI NacerFDJ.fr

    1 BOUHANNI NacerFDJ.fr 16804:01:13
    2 NIZZOLO GiacomoTrek Factory Racing 850,,
    3 MATTHEWS MichaelOrica GreenEDGE435,,
    4 FERRARI RobertoLampre-Merida225,,
    5 BATTAGLIN EnricoBardiani - CSF 118,,
    6 GUSEV VladimirTeam Katusha 15,,
    7 TIMMER AlbertTeam Giant-Shimano12,,
    8 SWIFT BenTeam Sky10,,
    9 EVANS CadelBMC Racing Team8,,
    10 FINETTO MauroNeri Sottoli6,,
    11 HUREL TonyTeam Europcar5,,
    12 HAAS NathanGarmin Sharp4,,
    13 URAN RigobertoOmega Pharma - Quick-Step3,,
    14 PREIDLER GeorgTeam Giant-Shimano2,,
    15 MEZGEC LukaTeam Giant-Shimano1,,
    16 CHAVANEL SébastienFDJ.fr ,,
    17 MONFORT MaximeLotto Belisol ,,
    18 TANNER DavidBelkin-Pro Cycling Team,,
    19 SIUTSOU KanstantsinTeam Sky,,
    20 KISERLOVSKI Robert

  • Motorcyclist / cyclist collision near Buckingham Palace1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:If you look at

    Gkam84 wrote:
    If you look at the user info for that comment, the poster has only just registered. I suspect that they ride a cycle over a motorcycle, as do most of the new posters on that thread Devil

    You could be right about that Gkam - I ride motorcycles and bicycles and have done for donkey's years. I even had a Ducati. I'm not sure which I ride over which. I've two of one and three of the other if that helps. Smile

    The bloke on the Ducati could have and should have easily avoided that incident by better anticipation. I'm not totally convinced it was deliberate and the bars on the Hypermotard have mirrors on the end so they're pretty wide and it's possible he clipped the bicycle while making a close pass. But even if it wasn't deliberate, it was inexcusably terrible riding on his part as there was no need for such a close pass and he deserves some penalty points and a fine for that.

    I still can't get over the fact that the dunce on the bike was talking on the phone while riding up such a busy London street either.

    They deserve each other.

  • Giro stage 101 year 5 weeks agodrheaton wrote:1,2,4,8 and 9

    drheaton wrote:
    1,2,4,8 and 9 of the top 10. Pity about the crash, wonder if Mezgec/Appolonio/Viviani were stuch behind it?


  • Where to buy custom cycling caps??1 year 5 weeks agohttp://www.walzcaps.com/ Walz

    Walz caps are fairly customisable. I have three and am very happy with them. Not UK I know, but they get them made and sent pretty quickly.

  • Giro stage 101 year 5 weeks agoBig Crash 1 Nacer Bouhanni

    Big Crash

    1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 4:01:13
    2 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
    3 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge
    4 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida
    5 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
    6 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha
    7 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
    8 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky
    9 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team

  • Giro stage 101 year 5 weeks agoBig Crash

    Big Crash

  • Giro stage 101 year 5 weeks ago1,2,4,8 and 9 of the top 10.

    1,2,4,8 and 9 of the top 10. Pity about the crash, wonder if Mezgec/Appolonio/Viviani were stuch behind it?

  • Giro stage 101 year 5 weeks agoOops

    Oops Sick

  • Giro stage 101 year 5 weeks agoheh heh

    heh heh Big Grin

  • Brooks to launch Cambium C15 racing saddle1 year 5 weeks agoDo we have a weight for this

    Do we have a weight for this yet? The C17 was a bit of a goliath, and I'm assuming this being a 'racing' version it's a more sensible weight?

  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 5 weeks agoTotal confusion seems to have

    Total confusion seems to have reigned for a few seconds, though after the first bunch came through what were the others thinking of!! My favourite bit is when the marshal shouts 'There's a bike race coming through' to which one of the sportive riders replies 'Yeah, I'm part of it' ...!!

  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 5 weeks agoCorrection: I said the

    Correction: I said the sportive was 'officially sanctioned'. According to piersnewland, it was not.

    It just gets better and better...

  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 5 weeks agothis is the issue with acc

    this is the issue with acc marshalling, riders have assumed that the roads are clear, it could easily have been a truck that ignored the marshal, to late that the driver may be prosecuted.
    the RR was on the wrong side of the road, the sportive riders should have obeyed the marshall but the RR was also riding as if on closed roads.
    where was the BC REO? the RCA? that 2 events shared the roads at the same time was asking for trouble, a row of cones for the sportive riders and a pre race brief would have prevented all this.

  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 5 weeks agoOoooo. I rode that

    I rode that sportive.
    The first I heard about the race was at a checkpoint a little further back down that road (there were three routes; 20+ 30ish and 60miles), and then saw them just after this turning as they sped past on the other side, but there was no mention at the start, so I'm guessing the organisers MIGHT not have known. The event gets police support with road closures at the start and St John's Ambulance. It's been running for years on that weekend in May. There's electronic timing, a wee arena back at Pontefract Race Course and warning signs along some stretches of the route.

    There's no excuse for getting rude and shirty with the marshal, they are great and in bright tabbards. It is possible the road closed sign was not prominently displayed, or as someone above said, mistaken for Cyclothon signage, but a couple of people waving arms and saying stop should have done the trick (though there are places where you simply do not stop if strangers leap out and get all wavey - they punch you!).
    I have met stripey-man and he seems a nice bloke, of retired age - he might not have heard? It was alarming the lack of forward vision some riders displayed though! Darwinian!
    So, apologies to the marshals on behalf of the other riders and to the racers too, a few of whom I know in passing.

  • Single Speed riders - how many of you are out there?!1 year 5 weeks agoself-built single speed for

    self-built single speed for my winter commutes. too many hills for fixed and I value my knees! I do ride fixed in town sometimes mind.

  • Cyclist doing something legal in Scunthorpe makes the local paper1 year 5 weeks agoOnce again the cyclist

    Once again the cyclist bashing even though most of the law breakers are motorists, RLJ'ing, creeping at junctions, lack of hand brake use, under taking, speeding, texting,the list is endless.
    A cyclist on the other hand lawfully holds up traffic, is it really holding up traffic if they are following the highway code? Surely by now even the stalwart motor fascist should realise that the mass of cars on the highways is too much.

    As a cyclist I obey the rules but still I got smashed off my bike by a Jeep driver even though a lane was empty for overtaking. He drove off. This should be an immediate lifetime ban. I would add that anyone in official office who spouts ridiculous comments should be booted out of office. They are truly too stupid to trust they could make a sensible decision on anything.

  • HGV collision victim Bart Chan accuses Boris Johnson of "empty words" on London cycling safety1 year 5 weeks agoI commute regularly down CS7,

    I commute regularly down CS7, over Southwark bridge and across Upper Thames Street where this accident happened.

    This road regularly has a disproportionately high number of heavy Tipper lorries on it during rush hour.

    Remember, this is CS7, a supposed "cycle super highway". People are encouraged to cycle on it, yet its full of the most dangerous type of vehicle.

    The road haulage lobby consistently acts to block any significant measures which make lorries safer for other road users, its a disgrace.

    Overwhelming, the message from the RHA seems to be "we've got blind spots - stay away!", whilst campaigning against measures to remove the blind spots.

    Get well soon Bart.

    I'll be at the protest on Wednesday.

  • Motorcyclist / cyclist collision near Buckingham Palace1 year 5 weeks agoAs a biker & cyclist - the

    As a biker & cyclist - the t##t on the Ducati should be banned from our roads and have to resit to get his licence back.


    For the Police - entering/filtering a cycle lane, possibly even intent to cause harm, never mind the driving offence.

    has the cyclist been found/identified? They need to make a case first afaik.

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  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 5 weeks agoStatement from BC, RR was

    Statement from BC, RR was registered, Sportive wasn't, regulation needed.


  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 5 weeks agoThat Kelme rider is a total

    That Kelme rider is a total idiot Rolling Eyes

    Its Audax rides for me.

  • Numb toes1 year 5 weeks agoThanks for all the feedback.

    Thanks for all the feedback. I only have the shoes particularly tight on the top strap nearest my ankle, but I'll try loosening it off for my next few rides. It's definitely not the cold weather making them numb, as I've been wearing overshoes through the colder months.

  • Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 5 weeks agoI started riding 50mm carbon

    I started riding 50mm carbon clinchers on my road bike (though i bought them for windy days on the TT bike in Lanzarote). I can't say i've noticed the winds too much in the UK, but then on the TT bike I usually ride a disc and an 808 so may be i'm just a bit more used to it?

    I love them. They look great, sound great, are lighter than my previous Mavic KSYRIUM Elites.

    Buy what makes you happy!

  • Motorcyclist / cyclist collision near Buckingham Palace1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Yeah....It was

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Yeah....It was uploaded by me, as I said further up the thread Wink

    Whoops, I SMIDSY'd you! Or is that SMIDSY[ou]T[ube]? Big Grin

    I reposted the link after seeing it on the Ducati forum, this is all getting a bit recursive Confused

  • Motorcyclist / cyclist collision near Buckingham Palace1 year 5 weeks agoThe motorcyclists

    The motorcyclists regestration was spotted on another one of his videos and someone has reported this video to the Met through the Roadsafe website.