- Chris Boardman OBE signs road.cc user's petition to protect Surrey's organised rides1 year 8 weeks agohow about a link to the other
how about a link to the other petition?
- Video: Driver, 74, confronts cyclists with baseball bat after allegedly injuring rider1 year 8 weeks agoQuote:He needs counsellingQuote:
He needs counselling for sure. He needs Jesus.
Appropriate criminal legal sanction and civil litigation, certainly, but there's such a thing as going too far.
- Video: Driver, 74, confronts cyclists with baseball bat after allegedly injuring rider1 year 8 weeks ago"It's not even in
"It's not even in Britain"
I'm no technology expert but I understand that it is possible to read road.cc worldwide.
- Chris Boardman OBE signs road.cc user's petition to protect Surrey's organised rides1 year 8 weeks agoKudos Chris - the man is a
Kudos Chris - the man is a class act who speaks a lot of sense.
- Horse riders ask New Forest Show to stop renting car parking to sportives1 year 8 weeks agoSportives are great for the
Sportives are great for the cyclists and great for making money, however, they're getting too big and are not the best way of promoting cycling with everyone else. A restriction on numbers is needed and better publicity so horse riders and cyclists can look out for each other and preferably avoid each other.
- Video: Driver, 74, confronts cyclists with baseball bat after allegedly injuring rider1 year 8 weeks agoThe guy's a first class p***k
The guy's a first class p***k for sure, but if I'm honest I do wonder why this is being reported on road.cc?
It feels quite sensationalist - it's a rare incident and it's not even in Britain. I worry that continued publication of this type of thing may add to the two tribes mentality.
- Chain slipping on new bike.1 year 8 weeks agoThat's what I thought but TBH
That's what I thought but TBH after having splashed on on new bike and various nic nacs for the winter season I really don't want to splash out on a new cassette especially when the one that's on the bike is essentially new, I'll have to see how accommodating the shop will be.
- Space for Cycling campaign launches standalone website1 year 8 weeks agozanf, just a suggestion here
zanf, just a suggestion here but if you would like to win people over, I'd suggest taking a little less of a truculent and patronising tone to your comments. If you ask me a question and I have the courtesy to reply, no matter how patronising your tone might be, perhaps you could find the courtesy to reply without a sneering tone or as you put it rather well above, "you're adding fuck all value to anything else".
- VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 8 weeks agomattlittle wrote:Did anyonemattlittle wrote:
Did anyone see Cycling Weekly a couple of weeks ago? Apparently Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the UK for cycling. Not sure I agree.....
Having cycled daily in Edinburgh for 2 years I have never seen a single reason why that would be the case.
Awful cycling routes, uneven & potholed road surfaces, cobbles worse than pavé, buses and traffic everywhere, tram lines and tram-works, over-aggressive taxis... it's a complete nightmare. Only saving grace is that the borders are within striking distance and the Trossachs aren't too far off either.
- HOY bikes competition - the shortlist1 year 8 weeks agoWow, chuffed to make the
Wow, chuffed to make the short list. Although I doubt I'll win, face paint and the city centre doesn't really scream autumn...
- Horse riders ask New Forest Show to stop renting car parking to sportives1 year 8 weeks agoThe points made by gazza_d
The points made by gazza_d and MDC 06 are correct,.in that nobody opposes other events quite as these horsey people are opposing the new forest ride / people in Surrey are complaining about road closures / Box Hill over crowding.
However... The point about a 3000 strong cycling event, is that not only does it cause traffic for the the 1000 cars driving to the show ground, but the event itself involves slow moving traffic for the 6 hours or whatever that it takes the peletons to complete the circuit.
So not really a valid comparison!
I also think that because I'm not local to these areas, and am fortunate to ride where cyclists are tolerated, without this perception of groups competing for limited space on the roads, it's not fair for me to simply brand locals as NIMBY's in order to rubbish their argument.
- VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 8 weeks agoNo helmet and cutting over a
No helmet and cutting over a wet metal rail. Sorry but this just makes us(cyclists) all look like bunch of half wits. He should of took more care. Plus it looks a bit staged.
- Chain slipping on new bike.1 year 8 weeks agoSwitch to a campag
Switch to a campag cassette,the miche is very prone to skipping
- Fernando Alonso to launch team at 2014 Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoSounDaz_7 wrote:Why launch aSounDaz_7 wrote:
Why launch a team mid-way through a season?
He wants the team to start racing in the 2015 season. So this will be all the hype and build up.
- Top shelf: Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2 chainset first look1 year 8 weeks agoThe chainrings and spider are
The chainrings and spider are a single piece, but interchangeable so, no, you won't need a new chainset.
- VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 8 weeks agoI'm living in Berlin
I'm living in Berlin currently where there are also many cyclists and quite a few tram tracks. They are a fairly common cause of accidents I am told. The only incident I have personally witnessed however involved me (and for the record, yes it hurt quite a lot).
The thing with tram tracks is that you can cross them safely. As everyone says all you have to do is get the angle right, make sure you don't brake at the wrong time and so on. Of course when you are attempting this it isn't under ideal conditions. Speaking in general, rather than specifically for the case in the video, there can be a lot of confounding factors. Tramlines going in different directions means you can't pick a line and stick to it but must change. If its wet or icy the ground itself can be slippery. For busy intersections there will be a lot of cyclists going in different directions, also trying to avoid the tram lines, and passing you on different sides which you have to allow for. Cars can also be coming through and may choose to overtake as you try and turn. Of course you can get all this right, and speaking personally I always have (at least right enough) apart from just that once. The point is that if you do it every day almost everyone will get it wrong once and how that turns out is largely dependent on luck. Was a car trying to overtake you just then?
As is almost always the case, it would just be much better to have a road design that didn't rely on people getting it right every time.
- Horse riders ask New Forest Show to stop renting car parking to sportives1 year 8 weeks agoThis kind of anti-cycling
This kind of anti-cycling backlash really disappoints.
Do the horse rider groups campaign against
Car boot sales
Firework displays (with Bonfire night almost on us)
I could go on, but there are an awful lot of other events besides cycling going on in the New Forest and you never see the natives rail against them.
Ignore them and carry on as normal. As long as the Police and other authorities are happy then the nimbies can bog off
- VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 8 weeks agoI stacked it big time turning
I stacked it big time turning across tram tracks in San Francisco - ever since then I try to stay away from them, especially in the wet, and only cross as close to a right angle as possible.
I learnt my lesson but you have to seriously question a road design that puts a cycle path between tram tracks.
- VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 8 weeks agoAnother reason not to use
Another reason not to use stupidly narrow tyres for commuting.
- VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 8 weeks agoDid someone just change the
Did someone just change the page title from
VIDEO: Edinburgh tram tracks danger
VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks
bit bombastic isn't it?
- Fernando Alonso to launch team at 2014 Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoWants to bring F1 technology
Wants to bring F1 technology to cycling?
Will have to work hard at overcoming UCI attitudes to technological change first.
- Top shelf: Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2 chainset first look1 year 8 weeks agoSo, a new chainset needed
So, a new chainset needed when the chainring needs replacing? I suppose you get to re-use the non-drive crankarm?
- VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 8 weeks agoI had a close call with the
I had a close call with the new Manchester Metro Link near Bagley Tesco. The track crosses a 90 degree right turn and you have to pass over it and back again in some 50 yards. Its very difficult to cross the track at 90 degrees as that puts you straight in front of passing cars. I jump the track but managed to get my rear wheel on the second pass slightly into the track. It flipped the whole bike and I've no idea how I stayed on. I go a different route altogether now although with a buckled rear wheel!
- VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 8 weeks agoA combination of bad road
A combination of bad road layout and rider error - wet rubber on metal at an oblique angle is an accident waiting to happen. I'm not so sure about the rubber infill - there's a level crossing near here that is on a downhill bend - it is positively lethal in the wet
- Charge 2014 range first look1 year 8 weeks agoPlug 3, inspired by PA Mase?
Plug 3, inspired by PA Mase?