• Tour of Beijing1 year 10 weeks agoapologies, thought i'd opened

    apologies, thought i'd opened it Smile

    open now

  • Week At The Pyrenees – Gears In The Rain.1 year 10 weeks agothat sweet chestnut photo -

    that sweet chestnut photo - autumn cycling, in a nutshell!

    (sorry, couldn't resist).

  • David Cameron: Sentence for Bristol tandem death driver may be reviewed1 year 10 weeks agoGreat. Now what about justice

    Great. Now what about justice for Audrey Fyfe and that youngster killed by the cancer doctor?

  • Failed Bike Heists: Three poorly planned bicycle thefts1 year 10 weeks agoI love the thought that most

    I love the thought that most thieves are not going to be as fit as us cyclists so if caught in the act of wheeling away on a recently lifted bike they are a) not going to get away easily b) give us a good workout in the process. A good reason to turn to triathlon?!

  • Il Lombardia1 year 10 weeks agosm wrote:Bah, swapped Martin

    sm wrote:
    Bah, swapped Martin for Costa late last night. Good to see Purito win though, another great season with so many near misses that would have turned it into a super season.

    And he's the new UCI numero uno!!

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 10 weeks agoJulie Danson wrote:He's going

    Julie Danson wrote:
    He's going to be unsufferable when he comes home now....
    Still a race to complete the badges though. Both of us waiting for one more.

    A bit of in-house rivalry.Like it....who's the Wiggo and whose the Froome-Dog?

  • BSA / Raleigh BB1 year 10 weeks agoJimbonic. Have you tried

    Jimbonic. Have you tried www.recyke-y-bike.org their "box under the counter" is huge, in fact it's a whole storeroom full and it's a good cause.

  • Failed Bike Heists: Three poorly planned bicycle thefts1 year 10 weeks agoTen bikes and frames, adding

    Ten bikes and frames, adding up to £100? That sounds like someone who likes to nick Halfords MTBs.

    If anyone wants to see a bike thief getting arrested, there's one in this week's "motorway cops" on the BBC:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01s18v6/Motorway_Cops_Series_5_Whi...

  • UCI overhauls race calendar and introduces promotion and relegation1 year 10 weeks agoOops I meant

    Oops I meant colin-peyresourde's idea instead!! Sorry.

  • UCI overhauls race calendar and introduces promotion and relegation1 year 10 weeks agoUmmm.... Personally I like

    Ummm.... Personally I like the idea of better TV schedules as a result of these new proposals. I hate not being able to watch some of the races and not all of them!!!!

    Also I love the idea of jarredscycling cycling clubs, however they don't have to be locally based. That would simply cause to much confusion in my mind. Keep them as they are but let them grow with a solid fan base !!

  • Is doping good for sport?1 year 10 weeks agoOnly works with

    Only works with deception.
    Yes, most mainstream sports make token efforts to catch drug cheats because they see the negative impact this has had on sports like athletics and cycling. In the minds of most of the public, no drug cheats caught = no cheating. If sports were to actually admit drug use takes place and legitimize drug taking, public interest might take a nose dive. How many people do you know who think cycling is meaningless because everyone takes drugs? Cycling is a laughing stock.
    The dark side of all this is health effects. Steroid and HGH use is rampant among teens in, for example, South Africa, because they see their rugby playing mates getting bigger, and want to match them. Here in NZ I know of teens who have done the same. Thanks largely to rugby, being big is cool. Who knows what price these kids will be paying in 30 or 40 years?

  • Tour of Beijing1 year 10 weeks agoBloody hell Dave, cutting

    Bloody hell Dave, cutting this one a bit fine! Wink

  • Just In: Mosaic RT-1 - Titanium elegance from Colorado1 year 10 weeks agoWow! Just checked out their

    Wow! Just checked out their website and there is disc-braked, belt drive, single-speed crosser that just looks the mutts nuts.
    And whoever does that welding; if it's not a machine, then he's (or she's) a machine. Applause

  • David Cameron: Sentence for Bristol tandem death driver may be reviewed1 year 10 weeks agoPositive news, though it is a

    Positive news, though it is a shame that it has taken this long.

  • new laser tail light1 year 10 weeks ago(No subject)

    Love Struck

  • Minister for cycling Norman Baker leaves DfT in reshuffle, Maria Eagle loses Labour shadow transport role1 year 10 weeks ago[[[ I hope Susan Kramer is a

    [[[ I hope Susan Kramer is a cyclist....she has the loudest voice I've ever heard.
    P.R.

  • Dragon Ride: entries open 9am Thursday1 year 10 weeks agoMy local cycling club do an

    My local cycling club do an annual 160km Audax for £7.50 (£5 if you're a club or CTC/BC member).
    For that you get:

  • Free parking - at the club or on nearby streets
    Fee free online entry (via Paypal)

  • No timing chip to worry about, just use your watch and rely on honesty
  • Route signage (via a map/directions that you're free to download and print off)
  • Support from fellow riders
  • First class feed stations (cafés en-route)
  • Cup of tea and a cake at the end and a hearty "well done!"
  • Optional Warm-up/Cool-down session (you can cycle to and from the event if you want)

    To be fair, there is no pasta party OR event village, so the extra £80 is clearly well spent

  • Kickstarter: The best bike projects looking for crowd-funding now1 year 10 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:Not

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Not sure about the last one. It may work well, but it seems to me that any sensor has to be on all the time and therefore a drain on the battery. And, depending on how it works, it seems to be creating a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. But that doesn't mean to say that there isn't merit to designing something like this. It looks reasonably priced and very bright.

    Hi Colin,
    I'm Philip, the designer of See.Sense.
    You're absolutely right, the main sensor (and microcontroller) are always running, but their power drain is very small and doesn't impact runtime. We've used the latest sensors which have tiny power requirements - 10,000 times less than the LED. Flashing the LED at full power for a tenth of a second expends the same amount of energy as powering the sensor suite for 16 minutes. It's a bit like watch technology - you can measure for a very long time using a very small battery.
    We worked with hundreds of cyclists to decide how the light should function. And our cyclist focus group helped refine this into what you see today.

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 10 weeks agoEarly commute

    Early commute

  • UCI overhauls race calendar and introduces promotion and relegation1 year 10 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:i'm not

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    i'm not an expert on all this, but surely the very-widely-accepted structure of divisional sport has a smaller league at the top? what's with 16 in division one and 8 in division 2?

    I see your point, but you don't get the entire Premier League turning up at Old Trafford to play in the same match on the same day, together with a handful of teams from the Championship - which is in effect what cycling currently has with Paris-Roubaix, say.

    From the scant information we have (a page in a PDF magazine and a couple of bullet-pointed Powerpoint slides - how's that transparency coming along, Brian?), I imagine that - assuming the 50 race days for 2nd Division teams means race days in top-tier races - then it's a simple question of numbers.

    If there were twenty 2nd Division teams, I imagine it would be impossible to give them 50 race days each at the top-tier races while keeping within the maximum permitted number of teams. So it's purely a numbers thing, I think.

    Then again, I could be totally wrong... let's see the new regulations, please...

  • Is doping good for sport?1 year 10 weeks agoThis from the article doesn't

    This from the article doesn't make sense, there would have been rivalry without everyone being on drugs!

    “Few countries wanted to host the event, there was little sponsorship money and, beset by boycotts, the movement nearly collapsed. However, what made the Olympics interesting through the 1960s, 70s and 80s - breathed life into the whole affair - was the Cold War rivalry between the Soviet Union, East Germany and the US and their respective allies.

  • UCI overhauls race calendar and introduces promotion and relegation1 year 10 weeks agoi'm not an expert on all

    i'm not an expert on all this, but surely the very-widely-accepted structure of divisional sport has a smaller league at the top? what's with 16 in division one and 8 in division 2?

  • Wheel upgrade1 year 10 weeks agoFulcrum 3 for a good do it

    Fulcrum 3 for a good do it all wheel, they've held up fine for roubaix and the full Flanders for me.

    I have ar30s on the bling bike which have been incredible value for money, though I've seen some negative comments for the bearings in the wet. For bang for buck I'd take these over the fulcrums but if I only had one wheel set I'd stick with the fulcrums.

    Also tire weights can be hire, a good set of gp4000s would improve things in all depts.

  • Rapha Pro Team bib shorts1 year 10 weeks agoHere is my take on these

    Here is my take on these shorts after six months, and I am a qualified Rapha snob. I have the RCS version. They have MUCH more compression than many shorts I have owned, including their classics. They are very comfortable with a great pad, which is much thicker than my Assos and Castelli top level shorts. They only niggle is the medial lower thigh seam that can be felt in the first 20-30 minutes of riding. After that, they melt away. I do think coldblack works when the sun is shining bright. If you want super soft and comfy, I'd go with Castelli's top offerings, but the styling is awful and the pad is not as cushy. I will say that the Rapha pad takes a long time to dry compared to other shorts. Overall, these are my favorite shorts.

  • Dissertation Survey1 year 10 weeks agoDone....hope you get lots of

    Done....hope you get lots of support so you can collate sufficient data for your research.
    I hope you are going to share some of your findings at some point in the future?

    Good look!