- Pinarello Dogma stolen from sportive bike park by thief in cycling clothing1 year 7 weeks agoTwo bikes were stolen at last
Two bikes were stolen at last year's Tour Ride at Stoke-on-Trent by two guys in cycling kit- some nice CCTV of the guys riding out of the car park was captured. They were left outside the toilets by the riders, so I suppose it was their own faults.
This seems to be becoming a more prevalent problem, and the only way I see is a secure park with a sticker on the bike and the helmet. I can't see it being a pain for anyone except the organiser who has not arrange for the 'lock-up' facilities.
As for the cyclists, if they don't like it, they don't have to use it.
I have ridden the Cape Argus in Cape Town where over 20 000 bicycles get put into a secure park without any loss. And crime there is a major issue!
- Drunk, ‘aggressive and petulant’ speeding van driver jailed for two years for hit and run that left cyclist without an arm1 year 7 weeks agosky only in private
sky only in private prisons...........errmmm I can assure you that sky is present in all prisons.....worked in the jails for 34 yrs.....and they (prisoners/convicts) get the lot food, bed, sky, gym, education, etc etc, .....no matter what is said prison don't work....just a holiday camp/break, matey boy will be bragging about his exploits and rubbing his hands in such a paltry sentence.....wonder what the result would have been if the judge would have lost his arm !!!!.........
- Metric Century Challenge 2013-20141 year 7 weeks ago1 Jan 1 Point 169 km
5 Jan 1
1 Jan 1 Point 169 km
5 Jan 1 Point 107.87 km
19 Jan 1 Point 148.24 km
2 Feb 1 Point 174.80 km
9 Feb 1 Point 105.62 km
16 Feb 1 Point 145.38 km
22 Feb 1 Point 158.02
Total Points 7
Total KM 1008.93 km
- Man gets payout after ambulance that picked him up from bike crash injures him even more1 year 7 weeks agoI've seen to much of this to
I've seen to much of this to be honest, he has no one to blame for his own earlier injury and then this happens and no doubt someone whispers in his ear - COMPENSATION and he suddenly gets whiplash etc.
Its got bot all to do with wearing a helmet or not. Its long overdue for the govt to say you get a maximum of £100 for whiplash, it would soon stop all the bogus claims.
- Woman who doored cyclist fined £1331 year 7 weeks agoLeodis wrote:What a joke,Leodis wrote:
What a joke, smack someone in the face and you get £500 fine, attempted murder and you get £133 fine.
Eh? Are you seriously saying this is attempted murder?
- Lezyne Classic pedal spanner1 year 7 weeks agoI've got the chain whip
I've got the chain whip version (no bottle opener though!) lovely tool.
- Pinarello Dogma stolen from sportive bike park by thief in cycling clothing1 year 7 weeks agoAt last year's RideLondon,
At last year's RideLondon, all riders had to have number on their top and their helmet and stickers on front and side of their bikes. These were checked going in and out of the bike park. A similar, slightly less strict system is in place at Kilo To Go's Cheshire Cat.
As the organiser above says, such systems are a bit of a pain, but unfortunately we're probably all going to have to put up with it, as these sorts of thefts are happening all the time now.
- Pinarello Dogma stolen from sportive bike park by thief in cycling clothing1 year 7 weeks agoFor events like this with the
For events like this with the 'saddle rail' type racking, why couldn't the organiser just put a keyed lock at each bike location, zip-tied to the rail to hold it in place, but still actually looping over the rail. You bring your bike along, pass the lock through the frame, take the key. Make it the sort of lock that when open, the key can't be removed. Then, the thief would have to boltcut/hacksaw the lock. Even the best MAMIL outfit don't come with a boltcutter pocket
(oh, sportive/Triathlon industry: you're welcome)
- Sir Dave Brailsford to give England footballers pre-World Cup pep talk1 year 7 weeks agoSteve Peters has been working
Steve Peters has been working with Liverpool FC for quite some time now and I'm sure our recent league performances owe a lot to his influence. Steven Gerrard often sings his praises. I reckon he's the man England need on their staff, not Brailsford.
- Woman who doored cyclist fined £1331 year 7 weeks agoQuote:
[...] a motorist fromQuote:
[...] a motorist from Surrey who was acquitted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey.
[...] visibility from the Audi car he had bought a month earlier had been reduced to 17 per cent of what it should have been after he applied tinting film to the windows.
What?! "Sorry, my client had reduced visibility due to something he himself did to his car, I'm sure you'll agree it's not his fault"?
What ... the ... actual .. fuck ... how ridiculous can their excuses get?!
- London hospital charity launches £650k Safe Cycling Appeal1 year 7 weeks agoThe subject of helmets has
The subject of helmets has nothing to do with this...
this is people being squished on London's streets by large vehicles because of terrible infrastructure. Helmets will not save you here when you've gone under the wheels of a juggernaut or bus, only serious intervention by very highly skilled medical staff. What matters here is preventing people being squished in the first place through the use of proper Dutch type infrastructure that separates cyclists and pedestrians from vehicular traffic and gives them priority so that they're not tempted to keep in the road to keep travel time down, not whether they should or shouldn't be wearing a helmet.
- Dutch-style bike hire scheme now at more than 40 railway stations in England (+ video)1 year 7 weeks agoGREGJONES wrote:I've seenGREGJONES wrote:
I've seen these and it looks good, with well designed bikes.
You've got to remember that a lot are in places like Halifax (hilly) or Cheshire (being seen on a bike =poverty).
What they need to do is start it up in Manchester and Liverpool, then those people might make good use of the bikes from other stations for days out or simply meeting a mate.
Also an app is essential for this sort of thing
Can't see it happening in Manchester. Stagecoach own Manchester and don't like anything stopping them making money, hence no bikes on the Metrolink, tramtracks dissecting cyclepaths and walkways and shunting war memorials for them, the destruction of roads and surfaces by thundering buses and the councils willingness to spend cycling money hand over fist on turning Oxford Road in to an unsafe to cycle on bus station with no access for cars.
Also, the train station has a fancy pants "Brompton Dock", no-use to normal people but then hey? Who cares about normal people?
- Koppenbergcross first European cyclocross race to give equal prize money to Elite men and women1 year 7 weeks agoFantastic news. Another step
Fantastic news. Another step in the right direction.
- London hospital charity launches £650k Safe Cycling Appeal1 year 7 weeks agoThe transfer of large amounts
The transfer of large amounts of kinetic energy from a moving object to the human body is what causes injuries. See http://theemtspot.com/2010/10/24/understanding-kinetic-energy-and-trauma/ for an insight into the maths
The money would be better spent preventing the energy transfer from taking place in the first instance. Anything else is a sticking plaster over a stab wound.
- Man gets payout after ambulance that picked him up from bike crash injures him even more1 year 7 weeks agoFor everyone going on about
For everyone going on about him not wearing a lid to mtb I would ask you one question. If he wasn't a cyclist and just fell on the road and hit his head, then you think him suing is ok? Personally, i don't think it matters in the slightest why he was in the ambo, the fact is that he was, and was injured whilst inside it. He sued (and my personal feelings on that aside) and it was found to be due to the actions of the other driver that he was injured, and was therefore awarded some compensation. I don't see what the comments about what he was doing beforehand have to do with the square root of f-all in this case.
- Pinarello Dogma stolen from sportive bike park by thief in cycling clothing1 year 7 weeks agoA for effort with the
A for effort with the disguise though!
No cleats is like holding up the wrong fingers in Inglorious Basterds..
"He had his arm warmers on inside out so we arrested him immediately."
- Sneak peek: Castelli 20141 year 7 weeks ago"That flap where the pockets
"That flap where the pockets would otherwise be is for pinning your race number to."
Not technically true, it's meant so you can pin your number beneath it and so your number doesnt catch the wind.
- Pinarello Dogma stolen from sportive bike park by thief in cycling clothing1 year 7 weeks agoJust goes to show you cannot
Just goes to show you cannot trust anyone. Lock it or lose it. Best to sign in whilst the bikes still in the car then go get it.
As for the culprit I bet theres no sustantial evidence to prosecute him, despite the cycle gear, the witness and the admission by the thief.....cut his hand off I say.
- Koppenbergcross first European cyclocross race to give equal prize money to Elite men and women1 year 7 weeks agoAgree with the
Agree with the above.
meanwhile Rooney gets 300,000 a week for playing a couple of times a week and a few training sessions - plus all the endorsements on top. its what happens if the fans are happy to pay a small fortune to watch the game.
- Amsterdam brings forward bike-friendly measures as cycling continues to grow1 year 7 weeks agoToo many bishycle
Too many bishycle peeepulsh...
- Feeling low? Get some air from one of Bristol’s five new municipal bike pumps1 year 7 weeks agoor carry a pump that can do
or carry a pump that can do co2 as well as manual ... lezyne
springs to mind ..
- Seven days in cycling: Your weekly catch up service of the week's big news stories on road.cc1 year 7 weeks agoAccording to the Daily Post,
According to the Daily Post, the laughing van driver's occupation is a 'cockler'. 3 letters too long if you ask me.
- Dutch-style bike hire scheme now at more than 40 railway stations in England (+ video)1 year 7 weeks agooadatapa wrote:When willoadatapa wrote:
When will Cambridge get a Bike & Go hire scheme?
I think it depends on the operating company most of the stations with Bike & Go are operated by Northern Rail and Mersey Rail which according to their website
"Who is Northern Rail?....... a subsidiary of NS Dutch Railways. In addition to the Northern franchise, they also hold the 25-year concession to run Merseyrail services"
So it looks like in this case, we are getting a little bit of Dutch thinking...
- Koppenbergcross first European cyclocross race to give equal prize money to Elite men and women1 year 7 weeks agoAbout time too, I
About time too, I agree.
Amazing how small both those prizes are though. I mean, you could win an elite-level professional race and not earn enough money to buy the equipment you used, let alone enough for dinner on top!
- Amsterdam brings forward bike-friendly measures as cycling continues to grow1 year 7 weeks agoIf the dutch are unhappy that
If the dutch are unhappy that there are loads of bikes parked all over the place and Amsterdam is too full of bikes, then they are quite welcome to come to the UK. Would be a bike-free utopia to them.