• Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 7 weeks agoQuote:sh*t! After booking the

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    sh*t! After booking the 6th of July, I've discovered I'll be spectating up in Yorkshire that weekend D Oh FML

    I got all the way through to the payment stage before realising the same. Shame - looks like a fun event.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoQuote: red light jumping

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    red light jumping offences...most of the time the junction is quiet, the cyclist can simply jump off the bike and push across the road, which is completely legal and would have caused no issues. only issue is they are pedalling, so what's the big deal.

    It's cycling across a road where the light is red FFS!, you cannot seriously tell me pushing a bike across is the same as cycling so what's the big deal? ITS AGAINST THE LAW

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    one way street...quite a wide road to fit cars and road. i would guess they chose to go up one way road because the natural cycling route is a detour which doesn't necessarily get them to where they need to go. maybe these roads should have cycle lanes installed that allow bi-direction travel for bikes. like a lot of busy town centres.

    So in your way of thinking if I am driving and the road detours away from where I need to be I can just nip up the nearest one way street the wrong way as it wouldn't otherwise get me where I need to be, I mean is that the best reason you can come up with? It is simple if you ride a bike drive a car or whatever we have highway laws which apply to everyone not just drivers etc so stop trying to advocate breaking the law with weak poor thought out justifications
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    pavement cycling...government has set guide lines on this, long as you are not endangering anyone then it shouldn't be seen as a problem. the video captured during rush hour it would appear and I would suspect some of the offenders aren't comfortable with filters through traffic. the royal mail man may well be going to every door on that side of the road. I shan't think I would like to push a bike loaded with parcels and letters all the way down the road and he was going ever so slow so no harm there.

    So in your own statement the guidelines say if it isn't likely to endanger others it's ok but in rush hour doesn't that become more likely to endanger others? if you don't feel safe riding in traffic fair enough go on the path and push your bike until you can ride without endangering others.
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    Oh also weaving in and out of traffic is called "Filtering" and this is one of the advantages of having a bike as we can squeeze between traffic and get ahead of slow or stationary motor vehicles...it is entirely legal! so if you are sitting there in a car going no where and crying about the fact then ditch the car and get on a bike.

    Let me ask one question where in a lane should a bicycle be? I am pretty sure it isn't wherever the cyclist feels like cos he is filtering
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    mobile phone usage...quiet cycle path, no one around, no issues.-

    Just plain stupid do you think we should text whilst riding as well? But only if it's quiet?
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    cycling without hands...ok, not having 100% control, give you that. but seriously, do you want to see these sort of behaviour being put on the same agenda as dangerous drive causing death??? really.

    No but you are incharge of a vehicle and in essence are operating it carelessly; what if for the sake of the example you were riding without hands and lost control and veered into traffic and were killed would that be the fault of the other party? Of course not you had no control. But then I guess they should have been more aware and accepted more responsibility.
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    I think the video maker needs to get his priority right and maybe declare his Daily Mail

    royalty.

    Stereotyping don't you just love it? In the same way I love getting tarred with the brush that I jump red lights.

    I hate the broadsheets and do not read any paper but I think that there is a group of individuals on here who feed their descriminations and do more harm than good to cyclists across the span. If you want to run red lights,ride up one way streets on the footpath weaving in and out of traffic; whilst phoning or tweeting or whatever whilst not having your hands on the handlebars good for you. At some point it will go wrong, epically wrong. But then I guess you can always blame the infrastructure.

  • British Cycling says its drive to get more women riding is overturning cycling's gender imbalance1 year 7 weeks agoWhile cycling is perceived to

    While cycling is perceived to be risky and competitive rather than a normal thing that everyone does it'll be male dominated simply because women are more risk averse than men because they carry the young of our species.

  • Riding the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive1 year 7 weeks agoI absolutely loved doing the

    I absolutely loved doing the ride - the best day in the saddle I've ever had even if the first 100km were rather dull.

    I tried to sprint over the line but it was full of morons taking selfies and self preservation took priority over looking cool, leading to a casual finish. Just as well as one of our club tried the arms outstretched earlier and nearly came off on the timing band.

    I'd recommend it to anyone, as an event/sportive you will struggle to match it.

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 7 weeks agoedster99 wrote:Flying Scot

    edster99 wrote:
    Flying Scot wrote:
    garmin have twigged that there really is no upper price for cycling gear.

    Frankly my wee 200 does everything I need, these big ones don't tempt me at all. Last thing I need is a smart phone on my bars.

    100% agree.

    Me too. Also don't wish to take or make phone calls/texts/emails when on a bike ride. Unless I stop for cake and check the phone. Usually have no signal anyway on a decent bike ride in Northumberland!
    I like my 200 and it does everything I need. I use garmin connect to plan some routes and upload them no problem. Quite easy to follow on the breadcrumb trail

  • 2012 Felt z851 year 7 weeks agoTony69 wrote:Have no idea why

    Tony69 wrote:
    Have no idea why photo is upside down haha sorry

    is it because the bike has been designed with so much down force, it can go upside down like a formula 1 car Laughing

  • País Vasco Purist Competition1 year 7 weeks agoForgot to post my team

    Forgot to post my team (purists):

    Valverde
    Contador
    Spilak
    Péraud
    Swift
    Fraile
    Kennaugh
    Wellens
    Koldo

    It hasn't been brilliant so far, but I'm still in contention for a good result heading into the three decisive stages in 34th position, constantly climbing up the table. Cool

    Having missed the deadline wasn't such a bad thing in hindsight as Polanc only sprinted to 13th today and now Wellens has his chances for a breakaway. Laughing
    So does Fraile who already scored a couple intermediate sprint points today.

    From my GC guys, Kennaugh wasn't so well going into this race. Worried I thought he could surprise but it's ok.
    It's not the first time for Spilak to have a bad opening stage, but he hasn't lost much time and should be much stronger in the coming stages. Party

    It's kind of frustrating not to have either Landa or Villella though. They were a part of my team until the evening before the race. At Wits End

    However I'm still close to the top and it's everything to play for. I'm confident I can score a top 10. Smile

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

    indyjukebox wrote:
    KnightBiker wrote:
    what point is there in waiting for a red light when there's no traffic? what point is there against riding on the footpath to steal a light while not posing any dangers or hindrance.

    Shall we let lorry drivers do the same? Cut red lights and ride on footpaths? Next will you start advocating letting people carry knives?

    I do hope you don't mean anything you have typed. if you did, my god...

    but to the original quote. I think more to the point is if you want to deter cyclists from jumping red, what is the point of the video that has been put up? it is not educational nor is it helpful. it simply reinforces many people's opinion that red-light jumping can be done and it is safe at times. if you want to show reasons of not red-light jumping...show something that shocks and that will put people off. not great for viewing but shock tactics will work for a percentage of people, the rest well it will have to be intervention.

    my take of the video taker is that he is definitely a moaner of life and has too much self-righteousness and has a massive passive-aggressive personality.

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 7 weeks agoHeres my baby fitted with

    Heres my baby fitted with fulcrum racing 5's shod with conti's gp4000s and it has a san marco saddle

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agohave to go with some of the

    have to go with some of the comments posted...the video is pointless, other than the hilarity of the last guy face planting into the tarmac.

    red light jumping offences...most of the time the junction is quiet, the cyclist can simply jump off the bike and push across the road, which is completely legal and would have caused no issues. only issue is they are pedalling, so what's the big deal.

    one way street...quite a wide road to fit cars and road. i would guess they chose to go up one way road because the natural cycling route is a detour which doesn't necessarily get them to where they need to go. maybe these roads should have cycle lanes installed that allow bi-direction travel for bikes. like a lot of busy town centres.

    pavement cycling...government has set guide lines on this, long as you are not endangering anyone then it shouldn't be seen as a problem. the video captured during rush hour it would appear and I would suspect some of the offenders aren't comfortable with filters through traffic. the royal mail man may well be going to every door on that side of the road. I shan't think I would like to push a bike loaded with parcels and letters all the way down the road and he was going ever so slow so no harm there.

    Oh also weaving in and out of traffic is called "Filtering" and this is one of the advantages of having a bike as we can squeeze between traffic and get ahead of slow or stationary motor vehicles...it is entirely legal! so if you are sitting there in a car going no where and crying about the fact then ditch the car and get on a bike.

    mobile phone usage...quiet cycle path, no one around, no issues.

    cycling without hands...ok, not having 100% control, give you that. but seriously, do you want to see these sort of behaviour being put on the same agenda as dangerous drive causing death??? really.

    I think the video maker needs to get his priority right and maybe declare his Daily Mail royalty.

  • On-bike cameras in the pro peloton? Brian Cookson hints at innovations in cycling1 year 7 weeks agoTrue, but teams often publish

    True, but teams often publish the data for, say, a particular rider. That would be a start.

  • Video: "Amazing" - Danny MacAskill's verdict on BMX skills of NZ twins aged FOUR1 year 7 weeks agoThey are doing things I would

    They are doing things I would never even think of trying at any age. Apart from the foam pit. I was really hoping they were going to attempt back flips D Oh

  • Riding the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive1 year 7 weeks agoSounds awesome but like the

    Sounds awesome but like the 135km is definitely the one to go for Smile

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 7 weeks agoFlying Scot wrote:garmin have

    Flying Scot wrote:
    garmin have twigged that there really is no upper price for cycling gear.

    Frankly my wee 200 does everything I need, these big ones don't tempt me at all. Last thing I need is a smart phone on my bars.

    100% agree.

  • Video: "Amazing" - Danny MacAskill's verdict on BMX skills of NZ twins aged FOUR1 year 7 weeks agoNot only stunning skills -

    Not only stunning skills - but those skate/bike parks look absolutely fabulous... oh Lordy, really want to pull on some Vans and get the board out of the loft now Smile

  • Video: "Amazing" - Danny MacAskill's verdict on BMX skills of NZ twins aged FOUR1 year 7 weeks agoPretty impressive - my

    Pretty impressive - my younger son was getting air on his little Raleigh at the BMX track aged four (having learned to ride aged three) but the jumps weren't as big as these.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agocyclingDMlondon

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    OldRidgeback wrote:
    The bit of the guy taking off his jacket is rather droll. Bet he won't do that again in a hurry. Red light running isn't wise on a bicycle in busy traffic either. But I have to say, hopping a kerb and using the pavement when there isn't anyone around harms no one. Several of those clips shows show cyclists avoiding having to wait by using the pavement and in several, there are no pedestrians. So exactly who was at risk there? As it happens I recognised the junction from when I last stayed in York too and it is a busy one at peak times. Hopping a kerb there when there are no pedestrians reduces congestion for motorists as well as cutting journey times and also reduces risk, as long as there are no pedestrians around.

    Yes, and doing 180 mph in your Porsche on an empty motorway should be allowed, too. After all, who is at risk?

    Any law student quickly learns that there are 'conduct offences', and 'result offences'. The former is complete as soon as the action is taken (with the appropriate mens rea if appropriate). Running red lights comes into that category. It doesn't matter who is at risk, or who isn't at risk. It is illegal, end of bloody story.

    As I asked a guy a while back, who had gone through a red light on his bicycle (I still caught up with him): 'mate, have you ever wondered why drivers hate us?'

    'No..? he replied.

    'Because of stupid c***s like you,' I answered.

    (not 100% true, as I've posted before, but not acting like prize twats on bicycles, would go some way to repairing the damage)

    There's just a slight difference between your 180mph Porsche and someone hopping a kerb at say 10mph on a bicycle. It's called kinetic energy. There's rather a lot more of it in a 1.5tonne car travelling at 180mph than a bicycle and rider weighing maybe 90kg travelling at 10mph. It's physics. The bicycle can stop in a short distance. The car can't; more physics.

    And as a previous post says, the latest guidance to the police is not to bother with pavement cycling when there is no visible risk.

    There are degrees.

  • Advice on new groupset1 year 7 weeks agoStratman wrote:I've found the

    Stratman wrote:
    I've found the new 11speed ultegra great. I have the 10sp on one bike, and had old campag 8sp on the other, but couldn't find a cassette when it wore out (the rest was still going strong, but it gave me a good excuse) .

    How did you sell that one?

    I've an 8 speed campag winter set up and there is no problem with cassette availability, in fact there are better options than current Shimano!

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 7 weeks agoMy planet X RT58. She look

    My planet X RT58. She look great and rides like a dream.

  • Is this the world’s lightest cargo bike?1 year 7 weeks agobigbluebike wrote:Here you go

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

    Ha! OK. Now show me it with mountains...

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoi hate headcam wankers. they

    i hate headcam wankers.

    they should be banned people strap one on and think they are the law and own the road.

    but the guy with the coat, priceless! i mean who wears a wifebeater under a wool lined coat?

  • Britain's first Tour de France stage winner, Brian Robinson, seeks home for memorabilia collection1 year 7 weeks agoPut them in a really nice

    Put them in a really nice cycling cafe with glass cabinets that are actually tables........

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoI'm a very experienced rider,

    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

    What a load of cack- jump a red light and it's illegal pure and simple any way you try to justify it, I would love someone to show me where it says you can go through a red light if you think it's generally safer.
    This attitude is part if the reason why drivers get wound up and start doing things them selves, where do we draw the line on justifying doing illegal things? Can I carry an automatic rifle cos I walk in places where I feel generally safer with one?I never have and never will jump a red light as I value my life too much. How can it be safer to put yourself at risk crossing a junction when it's red than with the traffic on green? I bet if you did jump a red light and get hit by a car you would say it's their fault,
    The majority of the time you see a rider going through a red light or riding on the path is because they don't want to held up by the inconvenience of traffic. God the naff reasoning does my head in. As for respect how about just common courtesy?

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoNow you've done it! Lead

    Now you've done it! Lead story on the Daily Mail app. All the rabid anti-cyclist "entitled" drivers are out in force. Sigh.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoI'm surprised that anyone

    I'm surprised that anyone tries to justify going through red lights, as 'why wait if there is no traffic'. You wait because the lights are red which means stop. If all road users took that attitude, then it would be chaos. If it's ok for cyclists to go through red lights, then it should be ok for other road users too.
    Irresponsible cyclists can cause collisions through other road users having to avoid them. It doesn't make it ok because you're on a bike instead of in a motor vehicle. Most motorists are no more of a problem than most cyclists. It's the ones who ride or drive as if they have the right to do so however they like who cause problems to all road users out there.