• Davina McCall's Edinburgh to London cyclothon almost derailed when she's affected by 'hypothermia'1 year 6 weeks agoyep there are some pretty

    yep there are some pretty mean spirits on here. I find Davina McCall annoying as a TV presenter. She seems to do the stuff where you need to "emote". But hey that's her living. Some people lile it and I can change the channel without grtting off the sofa.

    But she likes cycling. So that's good. Fellow cyclist then.
    She's a celebrity that likes cycling.

    Now what would I do if I were a celebrity. I'd go cycling. I'd do challenges like this one. I could do them on my own an use my celebrity income to pay for accommodation and maybe sub my cycling mates to come along for the giggle. Or I could use the fact that I am a celebrity who likes cycling to do challenges like this this and raise some money for charity. That would kill two birds with one stone.

    And if it helps the sport of cycling then so much the better. There may well be some middle aged women out there that think. Blimey 130 miles. Perhaps my 5 miles to work is doable then. Then well done Davina.

    Davina McCall is 46 years old. I am 6 years older and have been cycling properly since I was 13.

    130 miles on a winter's day is bloody good going in my book.
    chapeau Davina chapeau!

  • Tour of Qatar Stage 21 year 6 weeks agonow 2 crashes and.....its all

    now 2 crashes and.....its all back together!

  • Davina McCall's Edinburgh to London cyclothon almost derailed when she's affected by 'hypothermia'1 year 6 weeks agogiff77 wrote:Would love to

    giff77 wrote:
    Would love to see some of the hard men on this thread and the Facebook one accomplish what Davina's doing right now. I must remember when you post your achievements and centuries to totally slag you as you've done to her.

    I would love to do what she has done.

    You know, ten weeks assisted training without the distraction of having a job and having to get up and go to work and what not, cars, vans and people supporting me throughout, being protected from traffic, supplies of food and water, sponsors throwing shedloads of top of the range new kit at me etc. I'd really, really love to do it and I'd enjoy it too.

    But I guess that wouldn't make the same level heart wrenching, epic struggle TV that this sort of thing requires would it?

    It's funny that these "challenges" always get planned to the Nth degree by teams and teams of people yet every year the people involved in doing them have some unseen adversity that just stunningly blindsides the hundreds of people involved and our intrepid heroes look like they wont make it.

    They definitely won't make it.

    Surely they can't make it.

    No, wait, what's this? Oh the celebrity has somehow dug deep and overcome the *insert this years tribulation* and is now, implausibly making it to the finish line.

    Spare me the bleeding heart stories please, it's not being a hard man, it's not falling hook line and sinker for the same played out contrived bollocks that has been done to death before.

  • Le Tour Mediterranéen1 year 6 weeks agoAnd Evans is probably looking

    And Evans is probably looking for a block of training on euro tarmac pre-giro?

  • Casco Speedster aero road helmet1 year 6 weeks ago"only became apparent after

    "only became apparent after taking the Speedster for a slide along some asphalt at 50 kph"

    It seems road.cc are requiring reviewers to go to previously unheard of lengths! Glad you're OK(ish) Liam!

  • When's too many bikes enough ?1 year 6 weeks agoAre we including partial

    Are we including partial bikes? Do bikes in the loft count? If the number of bikes in the shed mean that the lawnmower lives under a tarp...? Thinking

    If they do then I may fall foul of

    Proper number of bikes = n+1 provided (n+1) < D where D = Divorce Court

    Anybody know the recipe for toast? Big Grin

  • Davina McCall's Edinburgh to London cyclothon almost derailed when she's affected by 'hypothermia'1 year 6 weeks agoWould love to see some of the

    Would love to see some of the hard men on this thread and the Facebook one accomplish what Davina's doing right now. I must remember when you post your achievements and centuries to totally slag you as you've done to her.

  • British Cycling unveils 10-point manifesto urging government to #ChooseCycling1 year 6 weeks agolevermonkey wrote:How

    levermonkey wrote:
    How about?
    11, Where a cycle track crosses a side road then any cyclist on the cycle track must have protected right of way in the same way that a pedestrian does.

    Number 11 so much. When I am asked why I don't use the off-road (on-pavenment) cycle lane, this is the biggest reason why. A clsoe second is the over-abundance of street furniture (bus-stops, lamp posts, sign-posts etc.).

  • Just in: Bianchi Vertigo1 year 6 weeks agoI had trouble with my much

    I had trouble with my much loved and used Campagnolo ergo levers too: the ratchet finally went in the front shifter. Downland in Canterbury rebuilt it good as new. I couldn't have been happier. For Vicenza fans, in the meantime, we don't yet have to follow the upgrade path...

  • Tour of Qatar Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoTwitter reports echelons have

    Twitter reports echelons have split the peloton into EIGHT groups!

  • Casco Speedster aero road helmet1 year 6 weeks agoShould've used the orange

    Should've used the orange visor - I really wanted to say "red 5 standing by"

  • Davina McCall's Edinburgh to London cyclothon almost derailed when she's affected by 'hypothermia'1 year 6 weeks agoAfter looking at the pictures

    After looking at the pictures of her been dragged out of Windermere you have to wonder why she was so unprepared this for.. Ooo Yes only 10 weeks training... Daft really but she has some guts.

  • Cambridge residents support giving more road space to cyclists, pedestrians and buses1 year 6 weeks agoEric Pickles is in more dire

    Eric Pickles is in more dire need to get on a bicycle than anyone else in Parliament.

    On a serious note.
    Whenever it is proposed than motor vehicles be banned from a street of area the Doomsayers all wail that local businesses will close and that the town centre will become a ghost town.
    What happens in reality is that town centres thrive because more people come into them, people take longer walking round them instead of diving in and out, and people are more inclined to eat out. Pick any study you want, they all say the same thing.

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 6 weeks agoI shaved a few quid off here

    I shaved a few quid off here and there. There were a couple of paint options not as expensive as the rest, same goes for the bars if i remember right.

  • tour of qatar 20141 year 6 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Scores coming.

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Scores coming. Oss is NOT riding, if you ignored the email and didn't change him, I don't think you'll score anything as the team won't be vaild Wink

    I think you should score - just not for Oss. Quote from game rules...

    Quote:

    If you pick riders who subsequently retire from (or don't start) the race then they'll be greyed out. You can replace them using your transfers if you want. It doesn't matter if some of your riders are greyed out for the purposes of scoring: they won't score any points, but you'll still score for your other riders.

  • Davina McCall's Edinburgh to London cyclothon almost derailed when she's affected by 'hypothermia'1 year 6 weeks agoAll i can say is good luck,

    All i can say is good luck, 130miles in any weather is a good ride, in the current weather it is pretty f'ing badass in my opinion.
    As to the 'self promotion' argument that people have put forwards, of course it is. How else do you think she is going to raise money for the charity if she isn't in the media, on tv, on websites like this? Psychic fundraising? Seriously, she is doing something good, to help a charity, something that I suspect a lot of people on here, me included, would struggle with. I'm no novice, have a bunch of centurys etc under my belt, but i think that she is doing something amazing and deserves to be given credit for it. Chapeau

  • British Cycling unveils 10-point manifesto urging government to #ChooseCycling1 year 6 weeks agoHow about? 10a, Where it is

    How about?
    10a, Where it is impossible of impractical to physically separate motorised transport and vulnerable road users in an urban environment then steps must be taken to reduce or remove the threat posed by motorised transport.
    i.e. Reduction of speed limit to 20mph or banning of motorised transport.

    11, Where a cycle track crosses a side road then any cyclist on the cycle track must have protected right of way in the same way that a pedestrian does.

  • Tour of Qatar Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoBrought in Elmiger for

    Brought in Elmiger for Haussler a day early

  • Le Tour Mediterranéen1 year 6 weeks agoDr the parcours this year is

    Dr the parcours this year is generally much hillier than last year overall id say

  • Punctured inner tubes, proper repair?1 year 6 weeks agoLezyne Smart Puncture Repair

    Lezyne Smart Puncture Repair kit. Six robust rubber patches that adhere to the tube very quickly and don't crinkle up like some less substantial on offer. I would recommend them and they (so far at least) have fixed the puncture as effectively as a traditional glue puncture kit.

  • Ride London Ballot Results1 year 6 weeks agoQuick poll undertaken at the

    Quick poll undertaken at the weekend, 5 male entries and 3 female entries, all around the same age group (25-35) and time (5 hours ish).....

    All three women got a ballot place, all 5 male entries didn't.

    Does not sound like a random and unbiased ballot to me.....

  • Davina McCall's Edinburgh to London cyclothon almost derailed when she's affected by 'hypothermia'1 year 6 weeks agoHow quick some people are to

    How quick some people are to judge others' motives. With no knowledge of their personal situation or life history.

    Whether you believe Davina to have a talent for presenting popular programmes or find her irritating, surely the fact she's ding this in itself is worthy of praise, let alone the fact that she is raising a lot of money for the charity and giving it loads of publicity. She's hardly in need of much more promotion herself is she, she's been a top tv presenter for a long time. And having a team there to look after her and a team to promote what she is doing is EXACTLY what the charity want - they invite celebrities because it helps them get publicity FFS.

    The criticism she is getting from some of you as to her own motives reflects more on yourselves than on her.

  • Boris's 'Cycling Revolution' promise dropped from London Plan - it's a 'step change' now1 year 6 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:When

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    When will this country learn?

    There is nothing wrong with the infrastructure, there is no such thing as a dangerous road or junction. It's the great and gormless in metal boxes that are dangerous. This money would be better spent on teaching people about the needs of other road users and about patience.

    Really want to make this country safer to ride in, change the law to state;
    1. Cyclist have right of way.
    2. If you are invovled in an accident with a cyclist you are at fault unless you can prove otherwise.

    Anything else is political posturing.

    Back I go to lal la land.

    That simply isn't true. People that don't cycle in London don't want to ride in the heavy traffic. Large vehicles are scary (dangerous or not), and can and do kill cyclists. Current infrastructure is built for motor vehicles not cyclists, and this is continuing to happen (see the Bedford turbo roundabout) despite there being better alternatives.

    Better driver training and strict liability might help (and should be introduced), but they do nothing to increase the subjective safety of cycling that is required for the 'ages 8-80' revolution.

  • UK's first Dutch-style roundabout gets underway in Bedford1 year 6 weeks agoI don't think a 'Tiger

    I don't think a 'Tiger Crossing' (ie a Zebra that confers the same rights on bikes as it does pedestrians) is allowed under current legislation.

    Current "best practice" (sic) is to install a parallel crossing like this one in
    Chaucer Road in Cantebury.

  • Boris's 'Cycling Revolution' promise dropped from London Plan - it's a 'step change' now1 year 6 weeks agoA TARGET, becomes an AIM,

    A TARGET, becomes an AIM, becomes an ASPIRATION!

    Isn't it always the same when politicians are involved! The sound track in my head is now playing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody "Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter... to me!"