• Two backwards cycling world records broken by Aussie1 year 9 weeks agoTake one of the most

    Take one of the most efficient machines in the world. Show how you can de-efficientise it. I hope he had his brakes rubbing throughout. Anything else would be soft.

  • Updated: Court hears crowd-funded fixed-penalty appeal1 year 9 weeks agoI suspect this may be an

    I suspect this may be an 'absolute offence' - if the law is broken it doesn't matter if there was no intention or good reason for doing so - it is broken. It may be that the magistrates have no option but to find this poor chap guilty. Without knowing the facts it's difficult to comment accurately although he may be spared if once committed he had no option perhaps. Given the budget cuts you would have thought the officers concerned may have had better things to do - particularly as force numbers are being cut and front line policing is being grossly affected (don't let the govt pull the wool over your eyes!). Old Man

  • Brian Dorling inquest: Coroner to record narrative verdict on Bow roundabout fatality1 year 9 weeks agoQuote:the road markings at

    Quote:
    the road markings at the point where Mr Dorling was killed had no legal effect

    Is this really true? I assumed that the blue SuperHighway lanes in London had "mandatory cycle lane" status (except where they are shared with busses). Motor vehicles must not drive or park in Mandatory Cycle Lanes (MCLs), or they are committing an offence. Not that we can persuade the police in Cambridge to enforce them.

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 9 weeks agoBrief stop in Richmond Park

    Brief stop in Richmond Park as the summer slips away..

  • Video: The making of a Condor Leggero carbon frame1 year 9 weeks agorobert_obrien wrote:More

    robert_obrien wrote:
    More crazy moon language! Were Condor and Rapha recently named as joint winners of the Nobel Prize for Bollockology?

    Wow- are you a simpleton. Every single world they have used exists in the dictionary.

    Fair play for them going on here to answer the questions.

    If you want nonsense (made up words) looks at brands like Pinerello and Castelli.

  • New map based on TfL data shows cycle traffic flows in central London1 year 9 weeks agoPlaying devil's advocate

    Playing devil's advocate ...
    The obvious flaw in the data is that it counts vehicles not passengers. So bicycles massively outnumber buses across the capital during peak hours, but I'd be surprised if cyclists outnumbered bus passengers. Is there a similar (but smaller) pattern with cars?

  • Genesis Equilibrium1 year 9 weeks agoI've had an Equilibrium 20

    I've had an Equilibrium 20 for 6 mths and it's a great bike. The frame is copper and I've put a black Brooks Flyer (with copper rivets) on it and it looks fantastic. Although I'd been cycling for years, the last time I'd been on a road bike was in my teens and fancied a steel retro look. I tested a Trek Domane as well but the Genesis won easily. I couldn't believe how the LBS staff were such steel frame 'junkies'. Great for mile bashing over rough British roads.

  • Strava android now has Sufferfest videos section!1 year 9 weeks agoThat's interesting. I've got

    That's interesting. I've got 2 sufferfest vids, but I'd upgrade to Strava premium to get more.

  • Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic starts filming Friday1 year 9 weeks agogood or bad, come on, CYCLING

    good or bad, come on, CYCLING on the BIG screen...WOW!
    as they say: "any publicity is good publicity"
    ignore the bad and enjoy the cycling Smile

  • Riding On The A4?1 year 9 weeks agoI once rode from Reading to

    I once rode from Reading to Bristol and back on the A4 and it was a great ride. This was some time ago so my opinion is a bit out of date but the bit from Reading onwards was fine. Definitely do it though (if the forum says it is still reasonably safe) you will feel bad if you give in to the lure of the car. Any chance you can report back what happens?

  • Updated: Court hears crowd-funded fixed-penalty appeal1 year 9 weeks agomikeprytherch wrote:now I

    mikeprytherch wrote:
    now I don't know the law, is it illegal for a car to use this ?

    It seems to suggest "yes" in the article ("...if an ASL is illegally occupied by a vehicle.")

  • Jonathan Tiernan-Locke reportedly given more time to answer blood value concerns1 year 9 weeks agoMy wife read this and made

    My wife read this and made the comment, "after Armstrong, will anyone believe the cyclist in these cases?". Having just finished The Secret Race (excellent book) I'm inclined to agree with her.

  • Strava android now has Sufferfest videos section!1 year 9 weeks agoUpdates app and yup its

    Updates app and yup its there. Going to try out tonight. Thanks!

  • "Don't be a dummy" - police escort London-bound cyclist off the M11 year 9 weeks agoI have to cycle a bit on the

    I have to cycle a bit on the A4 in West Berks to get to more preferred routes. I'd say the M1 is much safer - wider shoulders, less roadside debris, better tarmac and no dangerous pinch points at junctions.

    The traffic planners - in their wisdom - have decided one way to make things safer for cars is to install islands and bollards to "protect" some turning lanes. This results is a greatly narrowed roadway at the junctions, but the through traffic continues at +60mph, leaving cyclists squeezed to the very edge and contending with "nosing out" cross traffic.

    In addition, the A34 nearby, with TINY verges (compared to a real motorway) has a cycle lane along part of it! I've never seen anyone use it and I doubt anyone would try it twice. The A34 is dual carriageway, M-class 70 mph (meaning cars at almost 80) and is full of HGVs. So where is the logic? Unsafe on the wide verges of the M1, but OK on a verge 1/3rd as wide? (It does exit before a very messy junction with the M4).

    Cyclists could use most UK motorways relatively safely by simply exiting at each junction (they are ten miles apart, in many cases) and then following the roundabout back to the far side. There is still the risk of being struck from behind, but I can't see this is any different from other roads with much less space, where cars must move out of the travel lane for each cyclist. How much deader is a cyclist struck at 70mph than one hit at 50mph?

  • Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic starts filming Friday1 year 9 weeks agoWould it not been better to

    Would it not been better to film it in the off season when West Brom don't need him Wave Wave Wave Wave

    *closes door on the way out*

  • Shimano Road Disc camp: day 21 year 9 weeks agoMy wife's new bike has disks,

    My wife's new bike has disks, mostly becausee it's full-custom and I could. But, a secondary benefit specific to the disks has come up.

    Her hands are small, and even with the levers adjusted all the way in, with a standard caliper, she doesn't feel like she can get enough braking power from the hoods. So, she always has to do heavier braking in the drops. The extra power of the disks (Alfine Di2 drop-bar levers on TRP Spyre calipers/XTR 160mm rotors) allows her to brake confidently from the hoods.

    It's not a race bike, and I'm not planning on doing disks with any of my race bikes, but I'm a lot more open to considering it for her based on the unforseen benefits that came with the disks.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 9 weeks agoSuper Domestique

    Super Domestique wrote:
    Because of the inability to see last post column I mentioned before I've stuck with the m.road.cc version on my phone. However, now, on the news stories, I get all the set up wording every time I open one.

    For e.g.: main pic node, carousel number, blah blah blah.

    Anyone else?

    Any update on either of these?

  • Video: The making of a Condor Leggero carbon frame1 year 9 weeks agoMore crazy moon language!

    More crazy moon language! Were Condor and Rapha recently named as joint winners of the Nobel Prize for Bollockology?

  • Strava android now has Sufferfest videos section!1 year 9 weeks agoA function worth upgrading to

    A function worth upgrading to premium Party

  • Strava android now has Sufferfest videos section!1 year 9 weeks agoWow that's excellent

    Wow that's excellent Smile

  • Suggestions/requests for the 2014 season1 year 9 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote:The fact

    livestrongnick wrote:
    The fact that we've already played the above mentioned races means that they should be easier to run next year knowing the in's and out's of the jerseys etc!!

    I'm easy and will play what ever races you can chuck in. Maybe a couple more to finish of october? ie; chronos de nations?

    I like the Spring classics but suck at them, maybe just stick to the Major ones!
    On the otherside the Autumn classics where a nice addition which i was great at! Big Grin

    I'm with you.

  • Brian Dorling inquest: Coroner to record narrative verdict on Bow roundabout fatality1 year 9 weeks agoThe tragic thing about this

    The tragic thing about this is that London put in Olympic Lanes very quickly and they were actually very good.
    What's needed in London now is the same thing for bikes. Not a 1m wide strip of blue paint. A whole dedicated lane policed by cameras and with the same penalties for infringement as bus lanes.

    The volume of bike traffic in London now demands more space and a dedicated cycle-planning department. No junction should be re-worked, no roadworks permitted, no re-design authorised unless it can be proved that pedestrians and cyclists are given absolute total priority over the motor vehicle. It's do-able. It won't be overnight but it will be a gradual creep - one junction here, one bit of road there put in to the highest qualities - not just a box-ticking exercise to say "oh yes, here's our concession to bikes".

    I agree with the comments about cycle lanes giving drivers the excuse to say "get in the ***ing bike lane!" and that's why bad infrastructure is worse than no infrastructure at all. But Boris and TfL need to act NOW.

  • Strava android now has Sufferfest videos section!1 year 9 weeks agoIn the drop down menu in the

    In the drop down menu in the top left corner (the one with Record a Ride, Activity Feed, My Profile etc). My version of Strava is 3.7.0.

  • Updated: Court hears crowd-funded fixed-penalty appeal1 year 9 weeks agomikeprytherch wrote:Bottom

    mikeprytherch wrote:
    Bottom line is he broke the law so should get done, its harsh but nobody should be above the law.

    mikeprytherch wrote:
    now I don't know the law, is it illegal for a car to use this ?

    It's good to have your expert analysis on the situation...

  • Updated with video: Brompton Junction store opens in London's Covent Garden1 year 9 weeks agoAdded a folding bike to my

    Added a folding bike to my fleet 18mths ago as I was spending more time with my bike on the train and didn't want the risk of not being able to get on if the bike section was full. I was pretty keen on the Brompton but the LBS (folding bikes being their specialist area) steered me towards a Mezzo D9. A better ride (9 spd) and cheaper when you find out that things like mudguards, rack etc on a Brompton are all at additional cost. The Mezzo won the contest when the LBS said the waiting list for a Brompton was 3 mths and described the supply of bikes as atrocious. The Mezzo is going strong and I can 'pimp it up' with standard parts rather than having to use Brompton specific spares. My 'rose tinted' view of the Brompton was somewhat modified.