• Aftershokz Bluez 2 Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones12 hours 27 min agoHmmm i think i really need to

    Hmmm i think i really need to try these,I have cycled with earphones a couple of times but i really don't like to.

  • Tour De France stage 1812 hours 29 min agoNice one stumps - similar I

    Nice one stumps - similar I think, 1,2,3,4,6,10 + Nieve. Probably gonna write-off tomorrow, keep a GC team for the TT and save transfers for the Champs-Elysees...

  • Tour De France stage 1812 hours 30 min ago1,2,3,4,12

    1,2,3,4,12

  • Hampshire cyclist recovers stolen bike after spotting it on eBay12 hours 31 min agobikebot wrote:29erKeith

    bikebot wrote:
    29erKeith wrote:
    police should be able to go round after a while or get bailiffs to pop round and take his flat screen TV, XBox etc to the value + costs and put it in his local cash converters. he'd think twice next time.

    The courts do have authority to use bailiffs, the problem is just priorities and workload.

    Actually, the court approves the action. You'll have to make the application, which also costs money, btw. I've had to do this previously. It's a major PITA.

    On another note: They used to hang horse thieves and cattle rustlers...

  • Tour De France stage 1812 hours 33 min agonot bad, 1,2,3,4,6,8,10 + 5

    not bad, 1,2,3,4,6,8,10 + 5 for grivko + gc, mountains etc

  • Three cyclists hospitalised in hit-and-run on Kent A2 — police appeal12 hours 36 min agodp24 wrote:AyBee

    dp24 wrote:
    AyBee wrote:

    Attempted murder?!?! In future, before you spout complete rubbish, please educate yourself about the words you're using!

    Whilst we don't know the circumstances of this incident, it's perfectly possible to commit attempted murder using a vehicle, so why the outrage?


    I guess because 'attempted murder' indicates intent, which is unknown. Possibly?

  • Sneak peek: Lapierre 201512 hours 38 min agoThe Pulsium is undeniably

    The Pulsium is undeniably pretty. But I'm wary of the longevity of these elastomer inserts that seem to be cropping up. Isospeed etc.

  • Michael Albasini insists he’s not racist, apologises to Europcar’s Kévin Réza12 hours 43 min agoStinkers, if you're replying

    Stinkers, if you're replying to me I think you've completely missed the point of what I was saying.

  • Southwark can’t impose speed limits on cyclists, says CTC12 hours 44 min agoLeodis wrote: oo the usual

    Leodis wrote:

    oo the usual Sultrans nonsense. So we are now targeting and segregating some cyclists? I tell you what, I was on the outer ring road in Leeds yesterday going up a slight incline, I had to risk my life over taking a cyclist travelling at... 5mph on a duel road!! Maybe we should have a min speed limit and the pootlers can use the Sustran cycle routes?

    You sound like a motorist, you had to risk your life to overtake? You couldn't have just slowed down and waited until it was safe?

  • Three cyclists hospitalised in hit-and-run on Kent A2 — police appeal12 hours 54 min agoAyBee wrote: Attempted

    AyBee wrote:

    Attempted murder?!?! In future, before you spout complete rubbish, please educate yourself about the words you're using!

    Whilst we don't know the circumstances of this incident, it's perfectly possible to commit attempted murder using a vehicle, so why the outrage?

  • Michael Barry: Shadows on the Road, pub by Faber and Faber12 hours 59 min agoLooking forward to reading

    Looking forward to reading this.

    I found Charlie Wegelius' book a tad negative, a good read but didn't leave me feeling like I had to get out and ride. Unlike David Millar's books with enthused me about cycling.

  • Three cyclists hospitalised in hit-and-run on Kent A2 — police appeal13 hours 3 min agomrmo wrote:hit and run or

    mrmo wrote:
    hit and run or attempted murder? How much effort would the police put into the later? and how much would they put into the former?

    Attempted murder?!?! In future, before you spout complete rubbish, please educate yourself about the words you're using!

  • Michael Albasini insists he’s not racist, apologises to Europcar’s Kévin Réza13 hours 10 min agoWow ... that's a big

    Wow ... that's a big statement. You've taken an extraordinarily complex socio-economic situation and really come to the only possible explanation. Your logic would also conclude that crown green bowls must be age-ist because so few young people play or that netball must be sexist because so few men play or indeed that Homer Simpson's Bear Tax was successful because there were no bears in Springfield. You must also conclude that athletics sprint events are racist too. How about swimming?

    Perhaps you could entertain the thought that there may well be a wider explanation.

    I should point out, before you accuse me of being racist, that I am married to a non-white person and I will not tell you about me and you can see whether you jump to conclusions on either my colour or gender.

    Lack of early age opportunities through lack of funds or facilities (caused by wider socio-economic problems - not a cycling specific issue); lack of role models; greater attraction to other sports; view of cycling as a drug-fuelled sport; in some cultures the aspirational desire to show wealth and success with cycling being viewed as the transport of the poor; media coverage only rising (in the UK) in the last few years on the back of British success; cycling simply being viewed as uncool. These are just a tiny few of the issues that could have an impact on the result you have highlighted albeit with your specious logic.

    I certainly hope that Chris Froome's highlighting of his background in Kenya, greater media coverage etc would have the effect of encouraging talented young riders of all colours and communities and to encourage non-talented riders too.

    Perhaps cycling IS institutionally racist but the lack of non-whites at the top level is not necessarily proof, despite your inflammatory comments.

    In the same way that a third party reporting an exchange between two riders out on the road and out of breath that alleges racism is not proof of an individual being a 'repellent scumbag'. If he is a racist I hope he gets strung up by his nethers but his response as reported does not confirm that he said the alleged words and doesn't confirm that he thinks that such a statement if said is not racist. You have made a gigantic leap to that conclusion.

    I'm not sure that his sponsors, team managers etc would have been chuffed if he had replied "no, I didn't say anything racist. I actually called him a fxxxing wxxxer" but perhaps you would have been more satisfied.

  • Suggest me a cycle gps nav please13 hours 11 min agoI bought the 800 model very

    I bought the 800 model very recently. I installed the free OSM onto a sd card for navigation. I got the 800 primarily as a training aid so I could monitor my cadence. Prior to getting a garmin I used my Galaxy Note 3 with sportstracklive app. I still use the app up upload my data from the garmin Smile

  • Suggest me a cycle gps nav please13 hours 11 min agoI bought the 800 model very

    I bought the 800 model very recently. I installed the free OSM onto a sd card for navigation. I got the 800 primarily as a training aid so I could monitor my cadence. Prior to getting a garmin I used my Galaxy Note 3 with sportstracklive app. I still use the app up upload my data from the garmin Smile

  • Suggest me a cycle gps nav please13 hours 12 min agoI bought the 800 model very

    I bought the 800 model very recently. I installed the free OSM onto a sd card for navigation. I got the 800 primarily as a training aid so I could monitor my cadence. Prior to getting a garmin I used my Galaxy Note 3 with sportstracklive app. I still use the app up upload my data from the garmin Smile

  • Suggest me a cycle gps nav please13 hours 12 min agoI bought the 800 model very

    I bought the 800 model very recently. I installed the free OSM onto a sd card for navigation. I got the 800 primarily as a training aid so I could monitor my cadence. Prior to getting a garmin I used my Galaxy Note 3 with sportstracklive app. I still use the app up upload my data from the garmin Smile

  • Southwark can’t impose speed limits on cyclists, says CTC13 hours 21 min agoLeodis wrote:horizontal

    Leodis wrote:
    horizontal dropout wrote:
    Come on guys this is a non-issue. Southwark are to be absolutely applauded for introducing 20mph limits. The cyclists speed limit (if enforceable at all) would only apply to a very small proportion of the actual and potential cyclists in the borough. It's much more important to get as many people out of cars and onto bikes (or on buses or walking) than it is to provide for the few fast cyclists.

    There are plenty of times and places where travelling at 20mph on a bike is not safe, and it's certainly initimidating for new or slower cyclists to be hassled by someone wanting to go faster than them.

    oo the usual Sultrans nonsense. So we are now targeting and segregating some cyclists? I tell you what, I was on the outer ring road in Leeds yesterday going up a slight incline, I had to risk my life over taking a cyclist travelling at... 5mph on a duel road!! Maybe we should have a min speed limit and the pootlers can use the Sustran cycle routes?

    No Maybe you should have done what any responsible road user would do and hang back until it is safe to over take .. You didnt have to risk you life.

  • Tour De France stage 1813 hours 24 min agoKept my team 8 GC swapped out

    Kept my team 8 GC swapped out Jrod and Zubeldia for Nibs and Ten Dam but kept Tommy v Big Grin

  • Tour De France stage 1813 hours 25 min agoGot Voeckler and De Marchi

    Got Voeckler and De Marchi but looks likes it's going to be a GC day. Got Nibali, Peraud, Pinot and Bardet as well as Majka. Need something from Purito but it's not going to happen.

  • Southwark can’t impose speed limits on cyclists, says CTC13 hours 26 min agoesayers wrote:Does this mean

    esayers wrote:
    Does this mean if you have an e-bike you could be done for speeding as this does have a motor? Just curious...

    e-bikes top out at 15.5 mph by law, to go faster you have to put your own effort in...

  • QR lever not properly closed - do you tell them?13 hours 30 min agoThis sad truth is that quiet

    This sad truth is that quiet few new riders don't always grasp how the cam works so they grip the knurled nut one side then turn the QR lever round and round like a butterfly nut. As it gets tighter it causes the QR lever to stick out as it can't be closed shut.

  • Three cyclists hospitalised in hit-and-run on Kent A2 — police appeal13 hours 35 min agocryocon wrote:I am no way

    cryocon wrote:
    I am no way condoning the drivers actions, but you do have to question why the cyclists were on this road in the first place. I am very familiar with this road and at that location it temporarily turns into a 3 lane dual carriage way, with a slip road coming on then off. Also at 10.10pm it would be pretty much dark. I don't like that stretch of road driving a car when it' s light, so on a bike when it's dark is just crazy.

    There are a bunch of good reasons they might be on that road. Perhaps it was the most direct route to their desination or maybe they weren't familiar with the roads in the are and were simply following road signs. As it was dark they may have opted for major roads as they can feel safer (closer to help if its needed compared to a rural lane in the middle of the night) and depending on the lights they were using it may have been preferable to share the road with cars (and their lights) rather than getting off the beaten track.

  • Hampshire cyclist recovers stolen bike after spotting it on eBay13 hours 40 min agoHad my Boardman CX Team

    Had my Boardman CX Team nicked from the "Secure Bike Locker" at Solent Uni at the End of June, no sign of it so far!
    Sad

  • Southwark can’t impose speed limits on cyclists, says CTC13 hours 40 min agohorizontal dropout

    horizontal dropout wrote:
    Southwark are to be absolutely applauded for introducing 20mph limits.

    Yes they are, but that doesn't mean this is a non-issue - it's another example of a council making out that 'bad cycling' is as much of an issue as bad driving.

    If their only interest was improving safety, they'd have enough to concentrate on with tackling car/van/lorry drivers, without this strange need to bring cyclists into the mix.