- Tour Tech 2014: On le (team) buses1 year 6 weeks agoWhen will we have 'buses on
When will we have 'buses on the fantasy cycling, after all this is the most important
- Tour de France Stage 111 year 6 weeks agoI did have Kwia in my squad
I did have Kwia in my squad but he's out as I wanted both Gerrans and GVA in. I might regret it, but there it is. I don't know how much his & Martin's doomed escape took out of him, or what his powers of recovery are; I'd guess he'd be happy to roll in with the main GC group (and I doubt he'd be allowed to get away in a break, he's not that far down in GC still).
Famous last words, maybe...
- campagnolo wheels with shimano components1 year 6 weeks agoanother option is to use one
another option is to use one of these - http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/387/ambr317/ambrosio-10-speed-casse...
its a Campag fitment cassette with Shimano spacing, I use the opposite version on a couple of my bikes running Shimano freehub wheels with Campag groupsets
- Tour Tech 2014: On le (team) buses1 year 6 weeks agoWhy were NetApp Endura parked
Why were NetApp Endura parked up outside Evans? Is there not enough space in that little bus for a track pump?
- Naked cyclist causes traffic queues in Derbyshire1 year 6 weeks agoMarginal gains...
- Bristol councillor says £35m set aside for cycling would be better spent on rail1 year 6 weeks agoAnother anti-cyclist who
Another anti-cyclist who always starts their justifications with "Personally, I am very enthusiastic about cycling....".
From the 2011 Census 55% of part-time workers commute less than 5km, and 38% of full-time workers commute less than 5km.
The most effective method for commuting a distance of around 5km is by bicycle.
Spending £35 million on cycling infrastructure is the most cost effective way of tackling the commuter and congestion problem.
It is a no-brainer.
I would also support train & bus investment, but £35m is chicken feed for significant rail projects. The planning application will cost that, and any build probably 10 to 20 times that.
Ref: ONS census data, 2011, Commuting
- Fantasy Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoI don't think my points are
I don't think my points are working Dave
either that or I have been picking the wrong riders...
- Bristol councillor says £35m set aside for cycling would be better spent on rail1 year 6 weeks agoMatt eaton wrote:To give aMatt eaton wrote:
To give a personal perspective, I live about 30 miles from Bristol and would certainly consider Bristol as a place to work. For me, 30 miles is too far for a cycle commute
To give an impersonal perspective, for nearly half the UK population, the commute to work is 3 miles, not 30.
- Genesis Bikes launch 2015 range: More Equilbrium Disc & Croix de Fer models + Campagnolo specs too1 year 6 weeks ago"they said they were inspired
"they said they were inspired by many customers buying frames and building them up themselves with Campagnolo groupsets"
Just another reason to love Genesis and another reason i will carry on buying their bikes.
- Video: New cycling bridge takes Copenhagen's legions of bike riders across city's harbour1 year 6 weeks agoSigh!
- Canadian bike brand Argon 18 announce they have signed a deal with a Tour de France team1 year 6 weeks agoTeam Bora...
There's my bet.
There's my bet.
- Genesis Bikes launch 2015 range: More Equilbrium Disc & Croix de Fer models + Campagnolo specs too1 year 6 weeks agoSurely the Equilibrium Disc
Surely the Equilibrium Disc fork has room for tyres larger than 25 mm?
- Aerozine XS7 Superlight stem1 year 6 weeks agoShamblesuk wrote:40 quid forShamblesuk wrote:
40 quid for 104g stem is an absolute steel.
...or an absolute Titanium!
- Tour Tech 2014: On le (team) buses1 year 6 weeks agoThe highlight of my season.
The highlight of my season.
Can't wait til next year. Please do the sticker album, you know you want to.
- Bristol councillor says £35m set aside for cycling would be better spent on rail1 year 6 weeks agoWhist I don't agree with
Whist I don't agree with Councillor Claire Hiscott I can see her point of view and the logic in her reasoning.
Many people travel into Bristol every day to work and travel in the city is very car-centric. It's a pretty typical state-of-affairs but many of us now live substantial distances from our places of work and travel by bike is not a realistic option. Better rail routes and services however would provide a viable aternative to the car.
To give a personal perspective, I live about 30 miles from Bristol and would certainly consider Bristol as a place to work. For me, 30 miles is too far for a cycle commute and as enticing as a metric centry every day might be the travel time would just be too great. I would be able to get a train to Bristol and then ride to my place of work so the presence of a good rail service is actually the key to being able to leave the car at home; the roads might be hostile for cyclists but they aready work.
My big worry when I hear of earmarked cycling budgets is that we end up with more useless segreagted lanes that de-prioritise cycling and make the roads even more hostile for those of us who choose not to behave as glorified pedestrians. Let's hope that this money is well spent on meaningfull infrastructure.
- Helsinki hire bike & public transport vision to render car ownership pointless1 year 6 weeks agoNo one 'needs' a car in
No one 'needs' a car in London, either. Unless you're disabled, or else you regularly need to get to a place where there is no public transport (which doesn't start to be the case until you're well out into Dartford (and equivalent areas in other directions)), then having a car is just an obscene manifestation of indivualality (which is a synonym for selfishness).
- Bristol councillor says £35m set aside for cycling would be better spent on rail1 year 6 weeks ago“Personally, I am very
“Personally, I am very enthusiastic about cycling and welcome more being done to promote it and the creation of segregated routes across the city, to enable all those who choose to get around in this way to feel safer."
This is it. She cannot imagine that anyone who doesn't already cycle will do so. As if cyclists arise at random, unbidden, rather than being shaped by conditions.
Why won't it suit the majority of commuters Cllr Hiscott? It's fast, cheap and healthy. Make it safe too and you're on to a winner.
- Bristol councillor says £35m set aside for cycling would be better spent on rail1 year 6 weeks agoNot quite sure what else you
Not quite sure what else you can do with the current Bristol rail structure. My journeys are by train, bike or a combination and, despite the traffic getting worse, parking charges going up etc, I haven't seen an increase in the number of passengers; however, I would say I've seen more bikes being used. I'm always amazed at the increasing levels of misery drivers are prepared to endure when there are other transport options available. I was on 'new territory' yesterday in Bristol and had 2 near misses; so spend the money on cycling! I was in Bristol 'pikeyville' so shouldn't have been too surprised!
- Bradley Wiggins’ future at Sky still not decided despite reports he is staying1 year 6 weeks agoI would like the freedom to
I would like the freedom to focus on the rack too!!
- Rapha Pro Team Base Layer1 year 6 weeks agoI wish they did these without
I wish they did these without the text, it would seriously put me off unzipping my jersey. I'll stick with their merino ones until then.
- Bristol councillor says £35m set aside for cycling would be better spent on rail1 year 6 weeks agoA Tory fishing for petrol
A Tory fishing for petrol head votes in the most obvious way. What else is new?
Sounds like the mayor himself seems very much in favour of spending the monies on cycling regardless of what comes out of her face, so it's all good.
- Bristol councillor says £35m set aside for cycling would be better spent on rail1 year 6 weeks agoI'll tell you what, Give her
I'll tell you what, Give her the £35 million to spend on rail. So long as cycling can take a couple of BILLION from the white elephant that is HS2.....
- Bristol councillor says £35m set aside for cycling would be better spent on rail1 year 6 weeks agowhy do people like cars?
why do people like cars?
Is it because they isolate the user, is it because they travel from door to door, is it because they appear cheap at the point of use?
Now consider the train, you have a time table, you have to have a way of getting to the train station. At the point of use they aren't particularly cheap, and finally they are full of other people.
Then think about how to travel and how far your traveling. Clifton into the city centre, Is a train really a viable approach, or is the councillor out in South Gloucestershire where a bike ride is a bit far and wants a better train service, afterall a long way from Temple Meads to the city centre!
- campagnolo wheels with shimano components1 year 6 weeks agoonly thing to be aware of if
only thing to be aware of if you change the freehub, pick the right shimano version, campag have two axle diameters and two freehubs as a result.
Freehubs aren't cheap though!
- Bristol councillor says £35m set aside for cycling would be better spent on rail1 year 6 weeks agoThe guided buses are still
The guided buses are still very much alive and well, I'm afraid. So far the BRT2 project alone has cost £13 million and all they've done is dig up a bit of the river bank. http://stopbrt2.org.uk/
Bristol's tram network has been dead for decades, although you can still see signs of what used to be, like the old power station at Finzel's Reach, now being converted into trendy flats.
Jacknorell, the Portishead line is definitiely reopening, but they're still trying to fund the cost of £55 million. For one station. That makes £35 million on a comprehensive cycle network for most of the city look like pretty good value to me.