• Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoWhat is this video for? Yes,

    What is this video for? Yes, some riders are inconsiderate road users, just as a proportion of any type of road users are - but I see in this video a number of applications of the Boeteng guidance.

    I'm a very experienced rider, but since I started riding with my child I use the pavements (considerately) more and more as the roads around us are to busy, too unsafe and too complex for a child to manage. There is also one junction on my work commute that is generally far safer for me to go through on red, which is exactly what I do if there aren't any pedestrians crossing.

    The vast majority of the time you see a rider on the pavement, going through reds, you're looking at a rider let down by the infrastructure available to them, infrastructure designed for fast moving motor traffic to the detriment of vulnerable road users.

  • Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 7 weeks agoWhat do you expect them to

    What do you expect them to do? herd wild animals in their own home?

    They do nothing as far as i'm aware, deer will do what they do, you've just got to be wary of that, i can testify from first hand experience.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoindyjukebox wrote:One rule

    indyjukebox wrote:
    One rule for motorists, another for cyclists. Cycling without hands is ok, but if that was a motorist, then he would have been crucified on here. Yet, we (cyclists) demand respect and better treatment. Oh, the irony!

    Some of the above posts tell me why motorists hate cyclists. Its no surprise if that just gets worse with the sort of posts/attitudes above.

    My interpretation is simple, if you share the road with cars, follow the rules. Not that difficult is it? And yes it works both ways.

    Are those the same rules that motorist religiously follow ?

    Point is you get rule breakers on bikes and you get them in cars, we're just the same as motorist it's just our form of transport is different. Oh, but despite what the daily mail tells you cyclists do not account for thousands of deaths and serious injuries on the roads that the motorists, and as such they should be held to a higher standard.

  • Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 7 weeks agoQuick question - what do they

    Quick question - what do they do about the deer ? If a herd crosses the road I'd imagine it's pretty hazardous !

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoOne rule for motorists,

    One rule for motorists, another for cyclists. Cycling without hands is ok, but if that was a motorist, then he would have been crucified on here. Yet, we (cyclists) demand respect and better treatment. Oh, the irony!

    Some of the above posts tell me why motorists hate cyclists. Its no surprise if that just gets worse with the sort of posts/attitudes above.

    My interpretation is simple, if you share the road with cars, follow the rules. Not that difficult is it? And yes it works both ways.

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 7 weeks agoMrGear wrote: Why Garmin

    MrGear wrote:

    Why Garmin don't release a dedicated Android device (just de-phone and re-package an anonymous Korean handset) as the next Edge unit I don't know.

    The answer is pretty obvious - Garmin want you locked into their platform and their ecosystem. If they go the Android route that allows third party software, Garmin gives rivals like Strava a space on their hardware. That 2 inches of screen on your handlebars is the prime real-estate here, you don't just give that up.

    It's clear now that Garmin see Strava as a competitor, which is why they've also announced segments for Garmin Connect. No way are they gonna allow you to put Strava/other third party on there too, not without a major change of business strategy. The platform lock-in will be used to promote sales of other Garmin devices, like their new fitness tracking bracelets etc.

  • Is this the world’s lightest cargo bike?1 year 7 weeks agoHere you go - Cargo Bike

    Here you go - Cargo Bike world champs….Held every year around the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKsjQC4Od6w

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoDon Simon: I said nothing

    Don Simon: I said nothing about me jumping red lights or breaking the law. I pointed out why respect does not have to be earned. Point well missed.

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 7 weeks agoThis is what I hoped the 810

    This is what I hoped the 810 was gonna be when they announced it as the replacement for the 800. That price is insane - you can buy an iPhone without contract for that kind of cash.

    I am still hoping Strava step into the hardware game, this hardware is great but I want Strava on the bars, not Garmin Connect.

    Charging more than the already very expensive Edge 800 is mental, especially when you can get the 510 for $160 in the US right now.

  • On-bike cameras in the pro peloton? Brian Cookson hints at innovations in cycling1 year 7 weeks agoapidya wrote: Would there be

    apidya wrote:

    Would there be issues with picture quality? F1 cars are (for the most part) flat on the track, in bike racing, there can be quite a lot of lateral movement when out of the saddle. Is camera technology sufficiently advanced to mitigate this?

    I'm a cameraman and cinematographer and I am constantly amazed at the quality coming out of smaller consumer devices such as GoPro's. We sometimes use these cameras for additional shots alongside cameras costing 50 times more. You even occasionally see them popping up on Hollywood feature films. The colour science, encoding and sensor quality have come on leaps and bounds - together with a wide lens (minimises shake) and all important lens stabilisation there is no reason that this style of camera cannot be an excellent acquisition tool for broadcast.

    I'm imagining that someone like GoPro would jump at the chance to develop a specific rig for the UCI - it's excellent marketing and they are rumoured to be pushing towards a more professional market. There are also a number of other manufacturers who could potentially offer an excellent product for this.

    tommyjz wrote:

    live pictures would probably have to rely on near-field communication and the rider being close enough to a receiver, eg on a camera bike...

    Absolutely - the equipment for a long range transmitter would be huge not to mention the power considerations.

    Tommy's hit the nail on the head here. My main concerns would be radio transmission and subsequently battery life - even the smallest current camera transmitters would triple the size of the camera. If they are going to broadcast a radio feed I can't see a GoPro sized battery lasting more than 30 minutes. If they can get around these issues then this could be a great development in the coverage of the sport.

    I imagine an F1 camera is powered from the car but I can't see dynamos in the peleton anytime soon though...

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agodon simon wrote:crazy-legs

    don simon wrote:
    crazy-legs wrote:
    Quote:
    Respect must be earned

    Sorry but that is utter bollocks. Read here as to why:
    http://beyondthekerb.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/the-most-basic-respect/#more-263

    Thanks fot that crazy-legs, it has done nothing to change my opinion. It has helped me understand why people think they can do as they want and generally treat people badly.
    Interestingly, the least respectful bunch I come across on the local cycle paths are other cyclist.
    Now I know where this idea is being fuelled.
    You keep jumping red lights, blossom, and I'll not, OK?

    If you cant give somebody you've never meet before a degree of respect just because their a fellow human being you sound like a very dangerous individual, I hope you don't drive a car.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoI see dozens and dozens of

    I see dozens and dozens of cyclists every day breaking the law by going through red lights, cycling on pavements to save time, coming out of side roads without giving way, weaving in and out of traffic etc, as if somehow the law does not apply to them just because they can get away with it.

    They are often a danger to other cyclists and not just to pedestrians. It's no wonder we don't get taken seriously enough when we complain about motorists.

  • British Cycling says its drive to get more women riding is overturning cycling's gender imbalance1 year 7 weeks agolook at all the lovely

    look at all the lovely helmets and jeans waiting to get oily or caught.

    I weep for sensible imagery in UK cycling promotion. No wonder 98% of people don't even want to start to ride.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoMmmm....person on bike shouts

    Mmmm....person on bike shouts at other people on bikes.

    Not likely to achieve much positive change.

  • Eastway CX 2.0 cyclo-cross bike1 year 7 weeks agoCX bikes like this are

    CX bikes like this are perfect for the commuter!! I've been using a Defy 3 since 2010 to commute on and it has been great. I decided I wanted something more rugged (to take advantage of some of the offroad routes to and from work) but still quick. I bought a Giant TCX SLR 2 and it's bloody ace!! Discs are sooo much better for those emergency dog walker incidents on cycle paths and in the wet? Well there's no more twitchy bum lack of brake power for meeeee. I can also just chip offthe road and hit a bridleway if I feel like it. I wish I had got one sooner!!!

  • British Cycling says its drive to get more women riding is overturning cycling's gender imbalance1 year 7 weeks agoGood. I'm sick of staring as

    Good. I'm sick of staring as chiselled man jaws everywhere. Male cyclists all seem to have the same jaw-line. Enough man jaws.

    More seriously, it's nice seeing the sport/activity opening up to represent humanity a better, rather than just a small marginalised following. The Olympics was glorious because there were so many different people from so many different places with so many different stories behind them, but they were all focused on the same, simple goal. Sport has a wonderful way of bringing people together, and it's nice to see a greater variety of people sharing in that.

    A sport should be defined by its nature and design; not just by whatever clique builds up around it. Especially one which is so practical, universal and accessible when the sporting element is removed.

    Yay people! Yay bikes!

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoSurely this all boils down to

    Surely this all boils down to whether cyclist and/or people who ride bikes want to be seen as an equal user of the road systems or as an entity that shouldn't be on the roads unless absolutely necessary (in the same vein as pedestrians).

    Personally, when I ride my bike on the road I'm a road user and therefore follow the laws and rules of the road. Personally, I don't like shared use paths where pedestrians are put in harms way, as their safety becomes my responsibility, with them being the more vulnerable user.

    I particularly liked seeing Darwin's Law in full effect at the end though!

  • New Forest Sportive.1 year 7 weeks agoPeople should not be able to

    People should not be able to control who uses the roads in this way but, changing the subject slightly:
    Sportives are loosely organised attracting loads of people who don't know how to ride in groups and who don't respect other road users. A Sportive is not a race but at the end you are given a time and a time based certificate: proper races, both time trials and road races have to jump though health and safety as well as policing hoops and requirements which Sportives don't seem to have to.
    But that's another subject.....

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoI feel awful because I

    I feel awful because I laughed at the final clip of the guy going over the bars...that must've really hurt. Do hope he's okay.

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 7 weeks agoneildmoss wrote:I may have

    neildmoss wrote:
    I may have missed something, but why can't segment timing be deployed to 500 and 800 series units with a software update?

    Technologically, I see no barriers that would prevent this. It requires no extra hardware.


    Because they want you to shell out £400+ on one of these!

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoCan't believe I watched that

    Can't believe I watched that all the way through.

    Yes the RLJ's are annoying but the only people they endangered were themselves.
    The pavement cyclists were all travelling slowly and represented no danger to pedestrians.
    The wrong way cyclists should have walked their bikes of found a way to cycle legally.
    Mr Jacket should have read Dr Hutch's item on removing a jacket in Cycling Weekly a couple of months ago. Only real harm was to his ego.
    'Look no hands' - look so what!
    Mobile phone users. Quiet route, no harm.

    In fact the only truly 'dangerous' manoeuvre that endangered anyone else was committed by the left-hooking car driver!

    Carefulcyclist needs to stop being so anal retentive and get himself a life.

  • Best Cycling kit?1 year 7 weeks agoFor a cheaper take on Rapha,

    For a cheaper take on Rapha, try Torm. Have a great, well made jersey, at a third of the price!

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 7 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I noticed I

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I noticed I forgot to link the 30 second battery

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26934932

    "The nano-dots are described by StoreDot as "stable, robust spheres" that are 2.1 nanometers in diameter and made up of peptide molecules."

    I knew it...

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoMeh. Having watched the

    Meh. Having watched the video I don't really see what the point is supposed to be. I regularly see pavement cyclists and red-light-jumpers like some of those, and I usually scowl and think something along the lines of 'coward!' (in the first case) or 'tsk tsk' (in the second) and then forget it.

    Some people don't behave that well. We know that. And? Is there a point in here anywhere?

    In the absence of an explicit one, I can only find one of my own.

    A lot of the pavement jockeys would probably not be there if there was better infrastructure. Those going the wrong way down one way roads wouldn't do it if the one-way layouts weren't designed for the needs and problems of motor traffic, making cycle trips unnecessarily indirect. And so on.

    I think I'd take that as the point - that as things are, (a) its designed to select for young, risk-taking males in the first place, and (b) its designed to incentivise rule-breaking by making cycling fully lawfully both dangerous and inconvenient.

    Pavement cyclists, for example, have made the (selfish) choice to reduce their risk at the expense of pedestrians. Sadly that's human nature, just as motorists will always try and reduce their risk at the expense of those outside the vehicle. If you want to stop that happening you need better law enforcement but most of all a correctly designed physical environment.

  • Is this the world’s lightest cargo bike?1 year 7 weeks agoI want to see cargo-bike

    I want to see cargo-bike racing...