• Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agogood, i'm very glad about

    good, i'm very glad about this ...

  • Surrey councillor calls for regulation of sportive events around Box Hill1 year 10 weeks agoa.jumper wrote:Jimbonic

    a.jumper wrote:
    Jimbonic wrote:
    The point being made, I think, is that it can be very difficult to pass a line of, say, 10 riders on a narrow, twisty road. A situation that makes riders and drivers nervous. It must be very frustrating for drivers. And some are less patient than others!

    No, it's not difficult - it's impossible. But that's OK. There is no god-given right to drive vehicles on narrow, twisty road at the maximum speed that engine or law permits. If you don't like going at the speed of the slowest road users, then stick to the wider straighter main roads.

    Give it a couple of weeks and those townies-in-the-countryside will be complaining about all the long farm vehicles blocking the small roads while they're getting the harvest in.

    If you're a victim, sorry constituent, of idiot Councillor David Preedy, then please suggest he tells his other constituents to share the roads and drive patiently until they reach the major routes and not try "driving through" cyclists!

    I agree with your point. But, what I am saying is that, to make life a little less stressful, we can understand that it is difficult and use that knowledge to deal with the situation. I'd prefer to make it easier for someone to pass me safely than wait for them to pass me dangerously. It's not accepting that they have more right to the road, just that they have a heavier, more powerful vehicle...

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoBut the attacks on Mosques

    But the attacks on Mosques are not a race hate crime they are a religiously bigoted crime. One more time, Islam is not a race it is a religion.

  • Driver blames cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus while driving wrong way up one-way street1 year 10 weeks agosame old same old .... the

    same old same old .... the mighty car wins again Sad
    wonder what they're going to do when fuel costs so much
    they can't potter about like complete imbeciles in their
    little tin boxes ????
    Oh yeh - that'll be somebody else's fault as well ....

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoHe doesn't have a point.

    He doesn't have a point. Race hate crime is higher profile than attacks on cyclists, period. That has nothing to do with muslims, other than to say that they probably have more experience of one than the other, REGARDLESS of who's at fault for what.

  • Get Britain Cycling report secures Parliamentary debate in September1 year 10 weeks agoStep one, sort out road

    Step one, sort out road safety by mandating appropriate sentancing for motorist who cause death and injury. For starters a fixed driving ban (3 years minimum) for careless / dangerous driving that leads to serious injuries; and life time ban for those who have killed due to careless/dangerous driving.

    Also remove the notion that accidents are inevitable, accidents are by definition preventable.

    Make the above mandated guidance in the courts, so the era of getting away with it comes to an abrupt end. A driving licence should never be considered a right, drivers should be under no doubt if they behave badly and endanger others (not just cyclists) their driving licence can and will be taken away.

    And the old chestnut of "l need my driving licence for my job!" Should never count as mitigation when found guilty of bad driving. Angry

    Come you politicians grow some balls and actually do something positive for a change instead of endless, pointless, and ultimately worthless debait!.

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoUnflappableEd wrote: Maybe

    UnflappableEd wrote:
    Surprise Maybe you should change your name to racist rich?

    Edit: Damn, someone beat me to it, still who says shit like that anymore??

    If he is changing his name he should change it to "Religiously Bigoted Rich" as Islam is a religion not a race. He does have a point, look how the police responded to attacks on Mosques recently compared to their attitude to the many more attacks that happen daily to people who ride their bikes.

  • Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agoSCA were an 'insurance'

    SCA were an 'insurance' company in the loosest sense of that word. It arguably had far more in common with a gambling 'bet' with appropriate odds offered by SCA in return (the company is run by an ex-professional card player). As other's have said, it was only US Postal that paid, no one else paid premiums into it as such.

    The SCA deal was very explicit in requiring that Lance won without doping, I can't really see how Lance can wiggle out of this one.

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoLow Speed Wobble wrote:How

    Low Speed Wobble wrote:
    How did race become part of this? What a bigoted society we have become.

    Islam is a religion not a race.

  • Driver blames cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus while driving wrong way up one-way street1 year 10 weeks ago"Police say no arrests have

    "Police say no arrests have been made."

  • Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agoJeevesBath wrote: I'm sorry

    JeevesBath wrote:

    I'm sorry but I can't find any sympathy for an insurance company. They took a risk by underwriting the win bonus, and are trying to wriggle out of it. A situation that I'm sure many ordinary people have been on the receiving end of....

    No, Armstrong defrauded the insurance company. The only wriggling being done is by Armstong himself.

  • Tour de France explained in animated video1 year 10 weeks agoEnjoyed that. Thank you.

    Enjoyed that. Thank you.

  • Driver blames cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus while driving wrong way up one-way street1 year 10 weeks agoUn-*******-believable! So, a

    Un-*******-believable!

    So, a car driver can drive like a complete and utter t**t and then blame anyone else! What can the cyclist have done, other than take control of his car some how and drive it into themself and the pedestrians?

    People need to start taking responsibility for their incompetence and attitude.

    Yours angrily,

  • Driver blames cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus while driving wrong way up one-way street1 year 10 weeks ago"$#1t drivers say...."

    "$#1t drivers say...." Surprise

  • Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agoDon't disagree that the guy

    Don't disagree that the guy should not profit from his fraud but on the flip side why aren't all the others who admitted to doping also being chased for their earnings from the sport. I dare say finishing runner up in the TDF is also worth a few bob both in both prize money and attaching endorsements.

  • Can you come up with a Tour de France headline?1 year 10 weeks ago"Boom collides with Ferrari

    "Boom collides with Ferrari and lands on Bonnet"

    (Could sound like a dodgy insurance claim if you translate Boom into English, as it's dutch for tree... it came out of nowhere it did... Wink)

  • Tour de France - Stage 111 year 10 weeks agoI assume he's looking to get

    I assume he's looking to get himself out there in breaks to show what he can do to potential employers seeing as Vaconsoleil looks like it'll be broken up at the end of the year. I'd say he's doing well, a great TT and a mountain stage win (assuming he gets one, which I think he'll go for on one of the big stages) basically says to other teams "look at me, I'm an all rounder, I can ride GC".

    Given his previous (3rd at the 2012 Giro) I reckon he'll be snapped up in no time by someone like Belkin looking for better GC options (Gesink doesn't cut it for me).

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoIt's quite pathetic, but the

    It's quite pathetic, but the police will be able to do next to nothing. A couple of years back, I got slapped on the a**e by someone leaning out of the window of a passing car. Obviously, it caused much hilarity to anyone I told! But, actually, it was quite frightening.

    I had the reg number, a description of the assailant and driver, yet nothing happened. The police went round to see the driver and she just refused to identify the assailant. Maybe I could (or should) have continued for the police to press the case further. But, I value my sanity...

    I hope these guys have more luck. It really is frightening.

  • Tour de France Stage 10: Marcel Kittel doubles up as he outsprints André Greipel in Saint-Malo1 year 10 weeks agoVeelers deliberately blocked

    Veelers deliberately blocked Cavendish to protect Kittel. Had Cav not knocked him off, we would be talking about that instead.

  • Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agowho cares anymore,really

    who cares anymore,really lance who.lance was product of the times in cycling in those years ,lets face everyone doped all the great riders did going back years and years,lets get on with the here and now... Cool

  • Tour de France - Stage 111 year 10 weeks agoDe Gendt is a conundrum. I

    De Gendt is a conundrum. I thought he was damaged goods after losing all that time in Corsica. Since then he's been in two breaks and is killing the TT.

  • Tour de France explained in animated video1 year 10 weeks agoI love stuff like this - I've

    I love stuff like this - I've sent it to my friends so they'll maybe understand my strange July obsession Smile

  • Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    JeevesBath wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    timothy wrote:
    it's time to leave him alone. He has got what he deserves, total humiliation world wide.

    Are you serious? Do you think he should be allowed to keep the money? This is other people's insurance premiums we're talking about.

    He was being paid to win, which he did. The US Postal Service and all his other sponsors certainly got their money's worth out of him for those 7 years - so no-one lost financially during that time.


    Three points:
    He didn't win, he's been disqualified. Secondly, these people are not sponsors, they are an insurance company with whom Armstrong made a fraudulent arrangement. And third, any sponsor who's brand was successful because of association with Armstrong, will now find that brand tainted because of the same association.

    He won at the time, and many people profited from it - not just Armstrong himself. The sponsors who entered into contracts with him would be aware that at that time cycling was known for doping, therefore accepting the reputational risk involved if it turned out the performances weren't clean.
    I'm sorry but I can't find any sympathy for an insurance company. They took a risk by underwriting the win bonus, and are trying to wriggle out of it. A situation that I'm sure many ordinary people have been on the receiving end of....

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoracyrich wrote:If only the

    racyrich wrote:
    If only the victims had been Muslims the police would be working on this full bore.

    Of course, this being Leicester, there's an over 50% likelihood it's actually the assailants who are Indian. That'd be interesting.

    Proof that internet access should only be provided to people who pass an IQ test.

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks ago"He said: “After it happened

    "He said: “After it happened I was speaking to someone who told me they heard the same thing happened near the Shell garage in Broughton Astley."

    The Shell garage would have CCTV...