• "A new low" - TfL refuses to order removal of 'Cyclists stay back' stickers1 year 7 weeks agoI know alot of people think

    I know alot of people think I'm vermin when I ride my bike. But bugger the lot of them I'm going to ride anyway.

  • "A new low" - TfL refuses to order removal of 'Cyclists stay back' stickers1 year 7 weeks agoLike others have suggested,

    Like others have suggested, what about an extra sticker to put underneath the offensive (poss) illegal sign.

    My favourite would be; Moron Driving.

    I would gladly stick that on vans displaying the original signage

  • Criterium du Dauphine1 year 7 weeks agoHa! No idea on this one.

    Ha! No idea on this one. Gotta be Froome, you'd think.

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 7 weeks agoFINAL SCORES! Well done

    FINAL SCORES!

    Well done Gmancervelo... Applause Applause Applause Party

    1 Gmancervelo 547
    2 nata1ia 523
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    Reasonably happy with 7th Smile

  • Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoI'd be mad not to want to win

    I'd be mad not to want to win these - maybe I'll have to buy a matching bike if I do...

  • Minor injuries and cyclist deaths are down in Greater Manchester - but there's a significant rise in serious injuries to riders1 year 7 weeks agoJesus wept! The MEN article

    Jesus wept!
    The MEN article covers the inquest which finds that a speeding driver who killed a women gets let off without punishment and that the woeful and potentially illegal infrastructure could have contributed and yet the police seem to blame the victim for using the crossing?
    And then OZcycler tips up and saying you cant just blame the motorist? I think we can clearly blame the motorist in this particular case!
    Its bad enough the authorities and police treating cyclists with contempt but to have a cyclist also lose sight of what the actual problem is is even worse.

    And i put it to you GazWalker that many people use the pavement and jump red lights because they would rather take that risk than negotiate potentially dangerous infrastructure and yet you only seek to punish them and not tackle the cause of the problem. Forcing cyclists into breaking the law is more a sign that the current infrastructure has failed and less about the individuals involved.
    But then again its easier to fine cyclists than build infrastructure so lets just carry on with that eh?

  • Does Bradley Wiggins’ Dauphiné omission mean no Tour de France place?1 year 7 weeks agowhy can you not tell us how

    why can you not tell us how you know? do you work for mi5?

  • Driver fined £625 & given five points for attacking cyclist with car1 year 7 weeks agoFor once, what a shame the

    For once, what a shame the Police didn't have a car parked up at the foot of Sawyer Hill.

  • "A new low" - TfL refuses to order removal of 'Cyclists stay back' stickers1 year 7 weeks agoAs well as the sticker on the

    As well as the sticker on the back it should be mandatory to have a sticker in front of the driver stating 'Don't drive like a Bell End'
    Saw a van with a Cyclists Keep Back sticker on the A303 on my drive to work the other day, tailgating every single vehicle it came up behind, when will the powers that be get it through their thick skulls to start clamping down hard on these idiots and take them off the road, for good.
    We are not talking about the odd driver who makes a mistake, these are divots who think it is OK to endanger other peoples lives.

  • Criterium du Dauphine1 year 7 weeks agoOk GKAM, the 150 limit has

    Ok GKAM, the 150 limit has forced me to consider a mega Enrique Gambit for the Dauphine.
    Basically I have sacrificed all the likely stage winners, Froome, Contador and Kwia and picked a squad of riders under 25.0 value, and most under 20, who might pick up the minor places. Could be a disaster but I cant see many under 10.0 value riders who will score and I would need at least five....eeek

  • Criterium du Dauphine1 year 7 weeks agoOk GKAM, the 150 limit has

    Ok GKAM, the 150 limit has forced me to consider a mega Enrique Gambit for the Dauphine.
    Basically I have sacrificed all the likely stage winners, Froome, Contador and Kwia and picked a squad of riders under 25.0 value, and most under 20, who might pick up the minor places. Could be a disaster but I cant see many under 10.0 value riders who will score and I would need at least five....eeek

  • Minor injuries and cyclist deaths are down in Greater Manchester - but there's a significant rise in serious injuries to riders1 year 7 weeks agoPaul J wrote:Interesting

    Paul J wrote:
    Interesting comments above. I've just noticed that the cop in the photo holding the "sharing the road? Dicing with death." thing would seem to be PCSO Gareth "why are you cycling" Walker.

    I do cycle who says I dont, I ask why are you cycling through red lights, why are you cycling on the footpath, and also why are you cycling with no lights . And I sometimes say to drivers why are you driving to close to cyclists. And why are you in an ASL as this is for cyclists

  • Driver fined £625 & given five points for attacking cyclist with car1 year 7 weeks agoDeliberatley hit someone with

    Deliberatley hit someone with a hammer - attempted murder.
    Deliberatley hit someone with a car - just careless!
    Absurd! Angry

  • Criterium du Dauphine1 year 7 weeks agoThat is a tough pick.

    That is a tough pick.

  • Does Bradley Wiggins’ Dauphiné omission mean no Tour de France place?1 year 7 weeks agoIt would have been extremely

    It would have been extremely embarrassing for Sky to make Wiggins drop back to allow Froome to win in the Critérium du Dauphiné.

  • Cyclist shot by driver while taking part in 600km Canadian endurance event1 year 7 weeks agobobcdc wrote:Just to not

    bobcdc wrote:
    Just to not filter what I think .. is there any 'weight weenie' guns on the market? Has it come to this!!

    That's no joke! Go on US tri site Slowtwitch... there are reams of posts about 'packing' during rides!

  • Cotic Escapade road bike1 year 7 weeks agoWhat the f*** does on the

    What the f*** does on the spectrum mean?

  • Hello from Canada Cyclists- need your opinion1 year 7 weeks agoHI Rupert, Do you mean you

    HI Rupert,
    Do you mean you want your logo on the VESTI?

  • Minor injuries and cyclist deaths are down in Greater Manchester - but there's a significant rise in serious injuries to riders1 year 7 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:Jaye

    Some Fella wrote:
    Jaye Bloomfield tragically died on the slip road of the Mancunian Way (at a point where, albeit being extremely hazardous, it is not only possible to cycle but perfectly legal) last year so Gaz Walker should perhaps think before signing up to troll Peter Abel, get his facts straight and perhaps focus more on protecting cyclists and not victimising them.

    On a related side issue - except for Oxford Road it is impossible to enter the city from the south of the city without interacting in some way with the Mancunian Way, with none of the options being particularly favourable or designed to keep cyclist safe. That is the true crime in this city.

    I don't usually comment on web forums as I see how blinkered people can be when it comes to passion about things and there is a saying

    "It's that one thing that you're passionate about, that you end up developing tunnel vision for and everything else tends to fall by the wayside"

    I am a regular activity cycler. I am fed up of cyclists slagging off other peoples viewpoints when it comes to space and driver awareness. Watching the Complainers last week seeing that imbecile called DROID he was very lucky not to be hurt himself by antagonising drivers

    I understand how hard it is cycling up Upper Brook Street at 1700 as i do it regularly and have had near misses and been the victim of a injury accident.

    People slag off the Police and other agencies but sometimes the enemy is within our own ranks thats causes the most issues if people have a different opinions then they are classed as a troll, trolls to me live under bridges.

    Ive just read the Manchester Evening News and googled Jaye Bloomfield as above the original reply was in relation to a lady who lost there life last year. Please read this as this was in todays.

    A cyclist who was fatally injured on a Mancunian Way slip road may not have died if speed limit signs had not been ‘incorrectly placed’, an inquest heard.

    Jaye Bloomfield, 44, of Whalley Range, was using a pedestrian crossing to cross the busy road on August 3 last year when she was struck by a black Seat Leon.

    Cyclist Jaye died from severe head and chest injuries shortly after the collision.

    Manchester coroner’s court heard the vehicle was travelling over the 30mp speed limit when the collision happened.

    Giving evidence, senior investigating officer PC Ian Beaumont said: “The Mancunian Way is classed as a motorway, and when a motorway ends there should be appropriate signage of the speed limit.

    “There should be a sign indicating the speed limit but this was incorrectly placed by the contractors.

    “Improvements are being made to the signage so it is at the start of the slip road. A 30mph sign will be brought in next to the end of the motorway.”

    Witnesses say they saw Jaye using the crossing by straddling her bike and pushing with her feet in the moments leading up to the crash.

    PC Beaumont added: “The pedestrian crossing is placed essentially in the middle of the motorway. It’s not meant for cyclists, but for the movement of pedestrians.”

    Michael Campbell, who the police say was driving the Seat anywhere between 41 and 49mph in the 30mph zone, was arrested but released without charge following the incident.

    Mr Campbell said: “The traffic lights were green so I accelerated towards the Mancunian Way. I heard something hit the car and thought it had come from above.

    “I stopped immediately in the middle of the road and looked to the left and saw someone in the road.

    “I ran to the person. I was so confused. Two cars stopped and they called the police and ambulance.”

    Coroner Fiona Borrill returned a narrative verdict, saying: “I shall be writing a letter to Manchester City Council to find out when the signs will be in place.”

    In a statement, Jaye’s civil partner Gemma Godden, a teacher, appealed for drivers to respect the speed limit.

    She urged: “If the driver who hit Jaye had been driving at 30mph or below as he should have been, he would almost certainly have seen her and been able to stop.”

    Its tragic what happened but you can't blame just the motorist you need to read fully . I also think the OP says that some of the Mancunion way you can cycle ill go and have a look this week but looking at google maps the A57 has a M prefix which means no cycling if I'm wrong I will bow to peoples better knowledge.

  • Driver fined £625 & given five points for attacking cyclist with car1 year 7 weeks agoThat is only 2points more and

    That is only 2points more and the same fine I got for pleading guilty to speeding 76 in a 50 on an empty dual carriage way.

    This deserves letters to the home secratary to appeal the sentence, and an investigation as to why this was notcharged as dangerous driving.

  • Driver fined £625 & given five points for attacking cyclist with car1 year 7 weeks agoOld news.

    Old news.

  • Does Bradley Wiggins’ Dauphiné omission mean no Tour de France place?1 year 7 weeks agoIf Froome does a Schleck and

    If Froome does a Schleck and breaks his collarbone on the cobbled stage, which is entirely possible for a rider who weighs less than certain species of stick insect, they will need a decent plan B. Wiggins is undoubtedly the closest they have given recent form and Porte's lack of match fitness. It would be folly not to take him along, irrespective of his previous with Froome. I think they are just keeping them separated as much as possible beforehand to minimise friction and maximise the chance of winning both the Dauphine and Tour de Suisse in the run-up to the Tour.

  • "A new low" - TfL refuses to order removal of 'Cyclists stay back' stickers1 year 7 weeks ago"Stay back" reads very close

    "Stay back" reads very close to "know your place" and is only one step away from "get off the road".

    By the same "logic" that underlies these signs cyclists could wear one declaring "Motorists, stop clogging up the road" but the might-is-right principle behind these things means doing so would just provoke more aggressive behaviour.

    The ONLY justified use of such signs, and even then its borderline, is to specifically give warning for large vehicles where the driver genuinely can't see you. Even then it should probably include an apology (for the crap vehicle design).

    "Sorry, cyclists, I can't see you on my left" or somesuch.

  • Hello from Canada Cyclists- need your opinion1 year 7 weeks agoHi Vikki Looks really great -

    Hi Vikki
    Looks really great - could do with some of that for our Cycling Club ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB.
    http://ontherivet.ning.com

    how do we get the designs to you.

  • Video: Italian trials star Vittorio Brumotti gets diggy with it on road bike in Martyn Ashton homage1 year 7 weeks agoNot a standard Boris bikes

    Not a standard Boris bikes with hydraulics brakes