- Road Safety Minister says GB's roads safer for cyclists than those in Netherlands (+ videos)1 year 32 weeks agoThey just have no idea about
They just have no idea about real life, cycling and statistics ... but they are politicians so do we expect any less?
- Road Safety Minister says GB's roads safer for cyclists than those in Netherlands (+ videos)1 year 32 weeks agoG-bitch wrote:You expect anyG-bitch wrote:
You expect any different from a Tory government?
Were Labour any better?
I don't think this a party political issue. The disdain for cyclists and ignorance of the conditions they experience crosses political persuasions. The exception is the Green Party.
- Road Safety Minister says GB's roads safer for cyclists than those in Netherlands (+ videos)1 year 32 weeks agoCar drivers then can kill
Car drivers then can kill with impunity in Holland as well?
- Granfondo Giordana 20121 year 32 weeks ago40 euros for the event sounds
40 euros for the event sounds a really good deal with food thrown in etc.
Wish I had even the time to spare to consider registering
- Road Safety Minister says GB's roads safer for cyclists than those in Netherlands (+ videos)1 year 32 weeks agoI live in the Netherlands and
I live in the Netherlands and study in the UK, and I was extremely surprised by this article. Cycling in Holland is far better thought out than in the UK - we have proper cycle lanes which are clearly marked and often set back from roads entirely. The cycle lanes are the first things to be gritted in icy weather, and are maintained to an extremely high standard. I have lived in the Netherlands for my whole life and have never had anything even close to an accident in the 15 years I have been cycling - bear in mind I go over 100 kilometres a week just getting around and shopping and things! In the five years I have been studying in the UK, I have already been sideswiped by two cars at junctions, been verbally abused by drivers and had several close calls with motor vehicles - and this is in a relatively quiet Southern town!
I am frankly disgusted by the manipulation of these statistics to cover up what is an extremely serious lack of provision for cyclists. If the government really wishes to encourage a cycling society, perhaps they should actually visit my home country to see how it is done!
- Tour de Romandie Scores1 year 32 weeks agoWow, how many zzzzs?
Wow, how many zzzzs?
- Tour de Romandie Scores1 year 32 weeks agoCongrats! Must admit that
Congrats! Must admit that Nizzzolo wasn't on my radar at all. Well done!
- Valve dust caps1 year 32 weeks ago5
- Valve dust caps1 year 32 weeks agoI use both collars and caps.
I use both collars and caps. Not a weight weenie not worked out a use for all the spare ones from replacing tubes though. Does this mean I've broken another rule
- Tern Verge X30h1 year 32 weeks agoI've got a Dahon Speed Pro TT
I've got a Dahon Speed Pro TT (predecessor to this bike), and it's great, so I'm sure the Verge X30h is even better. Shame that, as with the recent BikeRadar test of the equivalent Dahon Vector X27h, David insisted on trying to climb out of the saddle. Apart from putting a higher level of stress on the handlepost (the Tern one is stronger, but...), all it does is make the bike's frisky handling positively unstable. The frame won't help that, but it's more down to the small wheels (which react more quickly to all steering inputs, including inadvertent ones!). As David seems to have realised, the way to ride this kind of bike is to sit and spin, and to work with its quirks. I find the Speed Pro TT barely slower than my road bikes. It would be more than up the job of a long ride- I'm planning to do at least one century on it!
- Tern Verge X30h1 year 32 weeks agoThanks for these comments,
Thanks for these comments, chaps.
@Raleigh - I do cover this point in the review. As Mark, the man from Tern UK, has noted above, flat bars are available on other Verge models.
@Bosh - Yes, 'verge' is a French word, and we know what it means, as mentioned at the end of the review. But road.cc is no place for schoolboy sniggering.
- Road Safety Minister says GB's roads safer for cyclists than those in Netherlands (+ videos)1 year 32 weeks agoYou expect any different from
You expect any different from a Tory government?
- Bike Porn: Lightweight Obermayer Gold wheels1 year 32 weeks agoTFFT, I've got a 12kg window
TFFT, I've got a 12kg window of opportunity. All I need now is the remortage the house and sell the kids. my son is only 11 months old, but he'll come to accept its for the greater good.
- Nine in ten women over 30 scared to take part in outdoor exercise, says mental health charity Mind1 year 32 weeks agoall good points, coverage and
all good points, coverage and representation of women is very different compared to men, e.g. the recent adidas advert in which men play and women are cast to look pretty and not play any sport is shocking in 2012. I was also very pleased to see triuk's ads banned (http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/triuk-ad-banned-by-asa/012894), I have called them myself to complain, should have thought to call the ASA.
I think that initiatives like parkrun.com are fantastic, 60 odd people come to my wife's local parkrun and at least a third are women.
- Valve dust caps1 year 32 weeks agoI use the caps, but not the
I use the caps, but not the collars, a whole 2g each!
- Tour de Romandie Scores1 year 32 weeks agoWay to go !
I only picked
Way to go !
I only picked Nozzy cos I wanted to be different and thought Westra might not be totallly suited to Romandie, and may have peaked already with his recent heavy schedule. . . and Nozzy was a bit different.
- Road Safety Minister says GB's roads safer for cyclists than those in Netherlands (+ videos)1 year 32 weeks agonicely put Dan
nicely put Dan
- Road Safety Minister says GB's roads safer for cyclists than those in Netherlands (+ videos)1 year 32 weeks agoThe good thing is that
The good thing is that Penning and Baker were shown up to everyone, including the Transport select committee that they are completely clueless when it comes to cycling.
I would expect the Transport committee to take action to ensure that this changes. I suggest that we remind them of their duty to do so.
Why not send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to them expressing your views on the current lack of understanding for cycling.
- Nine in ten women over 30 scared to take part in outdoor exercise, says mental health charity Mind1 year 32 weeks agoAs Alan said above
As Alan said above
"Also, female sport is more or less ignored in this country (including on roadcc) so there aren't many role models. In Germany or Scandanavia I expect the results would be different. Nearly as many women are registered football players in Germany as men are here, (about 80%)."
In the UK I believe that female sport is certainly sidelined or, on the flip side, made so much of that it appears almost freakish. Why shouldn't women seek out sporting achievement, or just enjoy non-competitive outdoor activity? I think this general environment then continues down the generations. I do also agree with Alan that girls are just more sensitive feeling un-girly anyway, and that doesn't stop when you hit your thirties and beyond! You just stop caring quite so much what other people think, and enjoy the feeling of being out doing something energetic. But this is a HARD message to bring to teenage girls and therefore to future generations of female exercisers.
Mags don't help in my opinion. Most women's fitness magazines still insist on being first and foremost fashion catalogues visually. They are advertising driven, so this is not a surprise, but even with the most inspiring editorial in the world, the visual message that these mags project is still very much about looking perfectly groomed and made up while you exercise, which just isn't possible!!!
- Valve dust caps1 year 32 weeks agoI use 'em. Conti tubes come
I use 'em. Conti tubes come with a nice, yellow dust cap that makes me feel happy, and matches the yellow of the Flemish shield I have on the downtubes of all my bikes.
- Astana - one of the most under rated teams?1 year 32 weeks agoMaybe I am just not cynical
Maybe I am just not cynical enough but I really thought of the opportunity to just 'get out and ride' level of freedom, rather than protect/assist/work for a team leader could be the reason.
Jokes about equipment options aside - could there be something in sticking with the same bikes rather than swapping between different bikes and the subsequent (albeit often subtle) ride characteristics or handling differences. I am not sure - just thinking aloud (or is that thinking in type?)really.
Interesting point raised about Saxo Bank too. In fact I couldn't even tell you which Spesh bikes they have been using because they really have been that low key. Even on smaller races like the Tour of Turkey that is on at the moment, they still look like a team that is lost!
- Road Safety Minister says GB's roads safer for cyclists than those in Netherlands (+ videos)1 year 32 weeks agoBy his logic, we can also
By his logic, we can also teach the Swiss about skiing safety, the Australians about avoiding shark attacks, and the French about vineyard accidents. What a berk.
- PDW big silver road pump1 year 32 weeks agoCall that a pump? THIS is a
Call that a pump? THIS is a pump. (Topeak Road Master Blaster)
Seriously though, £32? The Specialized Airtool Road does it's job as well, is a similar size, and comes in for £12 ish.
- Road Safety Minister says GB's roads safer for cyclists than those in Netherlands (+ videos)1 year 32 weeks agoPrat.
- Giro D'Italia1 year 32 weeks agoSame, I have my team and
Same, I have my team and first 2 transfers planned