- Boris Johnson says he "won't be bullied" into wearing a cycle helmet (+ video)1 year 13 weeks agoDangerously sensible words
Dangerously sensible words from Boris there; or at least, completely matching my thoughts. Yes, helmets are recommended because in some types of accident they may help. No, you don't mandate them because otherwise no-one will take up cycling.
But it won't make a shred of difference whether you're wearing a helmet or not if you've just been run over by a 40-tonne truck.
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- Yorkshire cyclist convicted of assault on van driver after court rejects self-defence claim1 year 13 weeks agoWait, the driver bit his
Wait, the driver bit his hand? Isn't this assault too?
- Boris Johnson says he "won't be bullied" into wearing a cycle helmet (+ video)1 year 13 weeks agoIn a sidenote to the safety
In a sidenote to the safety issue, the hygiene issue surely? Would you want to wear a helmet that has been worn by 100s or 1000s of other people in all weathers?
- Yorkshire cyclist convicted of assault on van driver after court rejects self-defence claim1 year 13 weeks agoIt seems it was agreed in
It seems it was agreed in court that Chris banged on the side of the van. If a vehicle is so close the cyclist can touch it that is too close. The driver did not have to stop, unless he thought he had hit the cyclist, which is possible, but a more likely scenario is the driver stopped to unleash a little road rage on the cyclist. Instead as often happens in these cases he finds he is facing a somewhat fit athlete, all pumped up with adrenaline because he just had a near death experience, and as a result driver gets a kicking. As already pointed out, had the van hit the cyclist and killed him his fine would probably be less than 840 quid.
- New Forest row: Sportive organiser warns riders to follow Highway Code... and locals will be watching1 year 13 weeks agoComment removed due to
Comment removed due to incompetence.
- New Forest row: Sportive organiser warns riders to follow Highway Code... and locals will be watching1 year 13 weeks agoFATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:phax71FATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:phax71 wrote:
Conservatives are in the main C••ts!!
There I've said it, self hating, outwardly hateful, narrowminded C••ts!!
Nice to see you take such a broadminded approach to politics
To be fair I thought he did quite well to leave it at that.
- Best Road Shorts1 year 13 weeks agoAnother vote for Assos. But
Another vote for Assos. But Guy hit the nail on the head completely. Horses for courses innit?
- Meeting Fabian Cancellara moments after he won Paris Roubaix1 year 13 weeks agoSeems a bit cruel for the
Seems a bit cruel for the organisers to make a guy who's royally farked walk up two flights of narrow stairs to speak to VIPs. Couldn't they have come to him?
- Just in: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 20131 year 13 weeks agoWorrying. I wonder if they've
Worrying. I wonder if they've managed to fix it. Where did you find about the pach? Was it Canyon themselves that told you?
- Just in: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 20131 year 13 weeks agoNo extra Carbon Patch on
No extra Carbon Patch on mine, mine was delayed as well, but definitely worth the wait.
- Meeting Fabian Cancellara moments after he won Paris Roubaix1 year 13 weeks agoHe makes the Classics amazing
He makes the Classics amazing to watch. You are on the edge of your chair in anticipation of when the move will happen. A truly great race this year.
- Birmingham Cycle Revolution plans published as city finalises DfT funding bid1 year 13 weeks agoBeing a Brummie I would
Being a Brummie I would welcome any investment, as at the moment there is very little to encourage cycling in and around the City. The neighboring Counties of Warwickshire and Staffordshire are very different in their attitude, where Tamworth for example has a lot of cycle routes available in comparison.
There is very little cycle awareness in Birmingham, as someone has already mentioned, where most people seem to be in a hurry on congested and tight roads. If a recent example is to go by, where a cycle lane has been lined out on a local road on the up-hill section only and where cars are parking in it, then I don't hold out much hope. Until they adopt an attitude of planning routes into new schemes instead of putting all the emphasis on motor vehicles, nothing will change (and yes I do drive). And yes there is the canal route; narrow, full of debris, overgrown and mostly unlit. I am a keen cyclists but I would not even entertain the idea of cycling in and around the city roads. I stick to rural and country routes and head into the neighboring Counties
- Video: MTN-Qhubeka film looks back at WorldTour debut and Ciolek's win in San Remo1 year 13 weeks agoSuperb video the team deserve
Superb video the team deserve all the success.
- Best Road Shorts1 year 13 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:Castelli FreeRaleigh wrote:
Castelli Free Aero race
Now close the argument
I have a pair of these and the chamois is great. You do get value the more you pay (despite what some may say). Although I did get some wear on my shorts from the RAB. I think Castelli offer value at a more affordable price, but I've never worn Assos.
I hate my original Gore bib shorts after wearing Castelli.
- Where to start with road bikes?1 year 13 weeks agobadkneestom wrote:Don't get abadkneestom wrote:
Don't get a cyclocross bike!
I'd agree with "don't get a *pure* cyclocross bike" but some of the more general use ones (genesis CDF) are perfect commuters: rugged, fast, rack/guard eyes, good brakes etc
I use a condor cross bike with slick 25's and it keeps up fine on a club run during the 10 months of winter and is a great commuter.
- Meeting Fabian Cancellara moments after he won Paris Roubaix1 year 13 weeks agoGuessing PK wasn't there: "so
Guessing PK wasn't there: "so Luigi..."
- New Fizik Antares Versus saddle spotted at Paris-Roubaix1 year 13 weeks agoThis could be just the job.
This could be just the job. I tried the Arione Versus last year, the groove worked really well at alleviating pressure on the perineum, but the full length groove ran directly under my sit bones so was very uncomfortable. I hope they release this for a demo
- Best Road Shorts1 year 13 weeks agoRapha Classic bibs I own and
Rapha Classic bibs I own and are great to wear and last forever - also got a De Marchi pair which are also ace and pricey - De Marchi come up small (as with most Italian kit) so get a size bigger. As several others have mentioned, try some on because I found Gore did not fit right, despite being well-made. Pearl Izumi I own, too - good bet - similar sizing to De Marchi.
- FS: Bont A-two road shoes in white, size 441 year 13 weeks agoYou should totally buy my
You should totally buy my Giro Factors.... http://road.cc/content/forum/80730-giro-factor-shoes-size-44-black
- Atomic 22 Tribe security system1 year 13 weeks ago"More secure than a "D"
"More secure than a "D" lock"?
Yeah? how does it stop someone just riding off on the bike?
- Just in: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 20131 year 13 weeks agoToo bad they don't sell these
Too bad they don't sell these in the U.S. I would buy one for sure.
- Enrico Gasparotto and Thomas Löfkvist both hit by vehicles in training crashes1 year 13 weeks agoAnd Jo Rowsell.
And Jo Rowsell.
- FS: Bont A-two road shoes in white, size 441 year 13 weeks agoDo you still have these for
Do you still have these for sale?
- Just in: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 20131 year 13 weeks agoHi, I am from Italy, waiting
Hi, I am from Italy, waiting anxiousely to receive a new slx after 4 weeks delay by Canyon. The delay seems to be caused by a extra check on BB in manufacturing.
Did you notice any "carbon patch" around the BB area of your brand new bike?
- New Forest row: Sportive organiser warns riders to follow Highway Code... and locals will be watching1 year 13 weeks agoWe ask cyclists, wherever
We ask cyclists, wherever possible, to ride single file around the course, and have produced signs we will put up around the route to remind riders.
“Any cyclist seen to be breaking the Highway Code will, as part of our terms and conditions, be banned from future events.
Are UKcyclingEvents suggesting that cyclists should not ride 2 abreast? Even though that is permitted within the highwaycode?
If so, shame on them.
If it's because of the impact of 2000 riders on the forest roads then they should reduce participant numbers - it's entirely in their control.
Of course, this might just be a bit of PR to pander to the NIMBY's in the Forest - as riding 2 abreast isn't against the highway code - therefore riders doing so will not be excluded from future events.