- Dad produces instructional video showing how he helps 7-year-old son cycle to school on busy London roads1 year 9 weeks agoParenting. Doing it right.
Parenting. Doing it right.
- New book says Sir Bradley Wiggins withheld Chris Froome's share of 2012 Tour de France prize money1 year 9 weeks agojmaccelari wrote:Fair isjmaccelari wrote:
Fair is fair. Froome did _____ work for Wiggins and was obviously stronger in the mountains.
You missed out the 'all' I think
- Canyon Inflite AL 8.0 cyclo-cross bike1 year 9 weeks agoFor the brakes, Shimano
For the brakes, Shimano CX77's weren't recalled, they were the replacement model, it was the CX75's that were subject to the recall.
- Sky customer wins Wiggo's Tour de France bike - but has to sell it1 year 9 weeks agoDi2? Sell, sell, sell!
Di2? Sell, sell, sell!
- Dad produces instructional video showing how he helps 7-year-old son cycle to school on busy London roads1 year 9 weeks agoHi Izaak30, you could get
Hi Izaak30, you could get cycle training for yourself and your son, just contact your local council and ask about Bikeability. Looks like what he is doing is based on Bikeability. It's a great confidence booster.
- Freight Transport Association: Banning HGVs during peak hours is not the answer to cyclist deaths1 year 9 weeks agoBut if lorries already stick
But if lorries already stick to certain, manageable, routes - why do I sometimes see HGVs on narrow side roads? What are they doing there - are they lost? A few months ago there was a huge HGV parked up a side street near me, half on the pavement and too close to the junction. Blocking both the pavement and the side-road (and facing the wrong way as well).
Surely there are measures that can be taken to restrict where these things can go, short of an outright ban?
For example, last summer there was an incident where (I heard afterwards) a cyclist lost a leg after being crushed by a left-turning lorry on the approach to Tower Bridge. I heard comments that what happens there is that lorries drive towards the bridge then only realise at the last moment that they are too heavy for it - leading to them having to turn off at an awkward junction. Why does this sort of thing happen? Should they not know well beforehand where to cross the river?
In general should not the drivers of such large vehicles know in advance precisely what route they need to take?
Also, I can only say again its those smallish builders trucks that seem to be most prone to overtake and cut in front of me at ludicrous speed (rattling and clanking away as they do so), rather than the full-sized supermarket delivery vehicles.
- Pegoretti & Moots For Sale1 year 9 weeks agoThank goodness that Pegoretti
Thank goodness that Pegoretti is a touch too-big! Would have resulted in a 'difficult conversation' if it had arrived!
- Laser bike light scoops £10,000 UK student business prize (+ video)1 year 9 weeks agoI struggle to understand who
I struggle to understand who this is aimed at? Doesn't prevent the most common form of accident, the left-hook or side-swipe. The only way you could catch the driver's attention would need to be a eye-level, but can probably see a few technical and legal issues with that one.
- Sky customer wins Wiggo's Tour de France bike - but has to sell it1 year 9 weeks agoWhatever he gets, it'll
Whatever he gets, it'll probably only off-set his Sky bill for a couple of months
- New book says Sir Bradley Wiggins withheld Chris Froome's share of 2012 Tour de France prize money1 year 9 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote:preJimmy Ray Will wrote:
Not to be a dick, but this made me lol!
- Sky customer wins Wiggo's Tour de France bike - but has to sell it1 year 9 weeks agoWho'd want an ex team sky
Who'd want an ex team sky bike anyway!
- Time Trial Series for women in the South East gathers members1 year 9 weeks agoThis is very encouraging news
This is very encouraging news for female cyclists! Finally we see the tables turning a bit. Next, Women's Tour de France!!
- Sky customer wins Wiggo's Tour de France bike - but has to sell it1 year 9 weeks ago*rolls eyes*
- Sky customer wins Wiggo's Tour de France bike - but has to sell it1 year 9 weeks agoGood luck to the fella.
Good luck to the fella.
I personally hope he gets more than 8 grand.
Anyone who criticises him for selling it needs to have a word with themselves - he sounds like a decent bloke doing the best for his family.
And its worth remembering ultimately Rupert Murdoch paid for this bike so no moral dilemma there eh?
- Dad produces instructional video showing how he helps 7-year-old son cycle to school on busy London roads1 year 9 weeks agoGreat Video!!
- Opinions on Raleigh1 year 9 weeks agoNice to see a few with a soft
Nice to see a few with a soft spot for the brand. Same here.
- Bike repair stand1 year 9 weeks agoI have the revolution one
I have the revolution one from Edinburgh cycles. I picked it up cheap in the sales, a couple of years ago. No complaints so far.
- Dad produces instructional video showing how he helps 7-year-old son cycle to school on busy London roads1 year 9 weeks agoWell done to Ethan and his
Well done to Ethan and his dad, lovely to see someone his age riding so sensibly. I occasionally ride with my son to school but don't enjoy the experience. The distance is approximately the same but I feel the journey is hairier. Sadly, in my view, this is mainly down to other parents on the school run. Most seem to be obsessed to getting to and from school as quick as possible and forgetting about others kids walking & crossing the roads.
We tend to ride in the better weather and I adopt a similar position to his dad. However I insist that my boy wears a multicolored fluo vest to help with visibility. Hopefully this makes him/us more visible and then safer.
The other reason we do t ride as often as I would like is the lack of provision of facilities to store his bike safely at school. There are several kids who use bikes from time to time and all seem to use the same small bit of railing to lock the bikes to. When are schools going to wake upto the fact that more and more of us wish to use bikes?
- Targets for 20141 year 9 weeks agoMight be a good idea to save
Might be a good idea to save these and havea retrospective at the end of the year?
For my part
I'd love a stage win...preferably in a grand tour
- Monster interest sees Etape Loch Ness sell out in hours1 year 9 weeks agoHmm, my KOM on the western
Hmm, my KOM on the western side of the loch might be in jeopardy... I suspect the only reason I've got it in the first place is cos it's only been ridden by a couple of hundred people!
- Dad produces instructional video showing how he helps 7-year-old son cycle to school on busy London roads1 year 9 weeks agoSimple, effective,respectful
Simple, effective,respectful to other road users and showing other drivers that we're not all egotistical morons in Sky Team (other major cycling teams can equally be inserted-just my personal experience!) Lycra outfits! More of this and less of the sensational Head cams of confrontations and bust ups. You are a real credit and your young son is showing that he is learning life long skills of common sense and respect! Hail future cycling!
- Dad produces instructional video showing how he helps 7-year-old son cycle to school on busy London roads1 year 9 weeks agoWell done to Ethan and Dad.
Well done to Ethan and Dad. I'm a car free mum and have been cycling like this with my son since he was 8. He's now coming up to 11 years old and unfortunately I believe that our roads are not safe enough for him to ride independantly.
Cycling is our main form of transport, but I find riding with him very stressfull, having to try to control the traffic around us and constantly shouting out instructions to my son is wearing.
Like the film shown here, we often find ourselves illegally riding on pavements to avoid busy roads or junctions.
Segregated/dutch style infrastructure would make our journeys so much more relaxing.
As things stand, I don't really think theres a safe legal option for parents who choose to ride with their children.
- Dad produces instructional video showing how he helps 7-year-old son cycle to school on busy London roads1 year 9 weeks agoThat is a beautiful thing.
That is a beautiful thing.
- Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 groupset1 year 9 weeks agoI bought the mech DA 9000
I bought the mech DA 9000 yesterday and finally said goodbye to cables after 5 years of DA 7800. I never liked DA 7900, which increasingly looks like a stop gap group set anyway.
- First Ride: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Series 11-speed1 year 9 weeks agoFinally got DA 9000 and waved
Finally got DA 9000 and waved goodbye to cables and my old DA 7800 groupset