• 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.

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

    indyjukebox wrote:
    Sara_H wrote:

    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.

    My son got knocked down last week by another child riding on the pavement. The boy who ran into my son did have his parents in tow.

    So what you see as considerate use of the pavement, I see as a danger to my child. Why should I have to accept that just so that you and your child can ride on a pavement?

    Then your son has also been let down by the infrastructure. There shouldn't be any need for this conflict, there should be safe provision for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Sadly, planning has focused far too long on the convenience of drivers to the detriment of everyone else's safety.

    Fortunately, collisions like the one your son had involving a pedestrian and a cyclist are rare, he was very unlucky.

    Why should you have to accept my son and I riding on the pavement? Because we don't pose any danger, we don't incovenience anyone, we ride safely and considerately, to force a child into busy roads with fast moving traffic would be stupid beyond belief.

    If you don't like it, campaign for safer infrastructure that everyone from age 6 to age 96 can use safely.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoDear god! Some comments are

    Dear god! Some comments are so sad, all those perfect perfect drivers and riders who never make errors on the road never jump red lights, forget to indicate and most certain never kill people and get a smack on the wrist. No I don't jump red lights unless there traffic activated, because I might be there all day! So hold on.. I do jump red lights don't i? But I never ride on the pavement! Well unless it's a flooded road or there is broken glass on the road.. Oops I do ride on the road don't i?

    I simply do not accept that there are any perfect cyclists or drivers, we ALL make mistakes or take the safe option sometimes. Even careful cyclist acted unwisely taking his hand from his bars to point and shout at other road users, or is it ok if you are perfect?

    I suspect that most drivers who get aggressive think they are perfect drivers and everyone else is awful! unfortunately it's spreading to the cycling community, what's that biblical saying, let he without sin cast the first stone.
    I'm not saying bad riding is right but please don't be conned in to thinking we are any worse than drivers we defiantly are not.

    As for kids on pavement I will continue to let my 7 year old ride with supervision on the pavement as I have yet to see evidence of people being thrown six feet in to the air resulting in a brain injury or death from a cyclist riding on the pavement unless u want to be silly and talk about 30mph professional cycling accidents.

    IMO it's all back to front, give pedestrians right of way then bikes then cars then HGVs not the other way round machines appear to have greater priority than people. With great power comes responsibility so if you have a ten tone vehicle I think your responsibility to behave properly is greater than a ten kg bike, I know which will do the most damage.

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 7 weeks agogarmin have twigged that

    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.

  • Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 7 weeks agoYour welcome, on a side note

    Your welcome, on a side note those barriers at ride london and the london surrey "classic" etc were more to do with keeping people watching away, as you know the deer gravitate away from us humans at normal times mostly.

  • Video: "Amazing" - Danny MacAskill's verdict on BMX skills of NZ twins aged FOUR1 year 7 weeks agoI had my youngest daughter

    I had my youngest daughter riding confidently at 4..... But nothing like this!

    Well done boys, reminds me of when I was 6 on my Raleigh Tomahawk !

  • Advice on new groupset1 year 7 weeks agoI've found the new 11speed

    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) The ultegra seemed more reasonably priced than campag equivalents, and I'd found the shimano shifting more positive. The 11 sp levers fit my hand better, and the shifting is very light. As others have said, try a few.

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 7 weeks agoThey could run into trouble

    They could run into trouble on this. The thing about Strava and its segments is that it's usable by anyone with a smartphone. They don't need a multi-pound Garmin device. While, for long rides, there isn't a substitute for a dedicated piece of kit, for commuters or casual cyclists a smartphone is fine. Hell, my son has used my phone to log a 100+ mile ride before he got his Garmin.

    Garmin's advantages over a phone based solution were: robust, waterproof, good battery life, compatibility with ANT+ stuff. I'm not sure that trying to compete with Strava is a fantastic idea.

  • Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 7 weeks agoSo there is a risk of deer

    So there is a risk of deer interruption. Thanks, that's all I wanted to know.

  • Advice on new groupset1 year 7 weeks agoI don't know what your budget

    I don't know what your budget is, but for my money, Campag Athena is the best value Gruppo there is.

    I ride old Record myself.

    campag will last longer than the others and is rebuildable if you crash it, but the parts ain't cheap.

    Obviously the solid carbon centaur and record is a bit fragile if you drop it.

  • Best Cycling kit?1 year 7 weeks agoMy wife and I have both

    My wife and I have both become castelli fans. The Gabba has been fantastic, worn throughout winter with a merino baselayer, sorpasso bibs (the pad is excellent, the same as the body paint shorts that I wore for London to Paris 21 hours in the saddle over 2days)

    Not cheap though, although end of season bargains can be found

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

    indyjukebox wrote:
    Housecathst wrote:
    indyjukebox wrote:
    And yes it works both ways.

    Are those the same rules that motorist religiously follow ?

    Hence what I said, right above your question.

    My point was more about the justification going on above. Don't try to justify the idiots in the video, just accept that there are a whole bunch of cyclists who are absolute t*ats. Just as there are idiot motorists. But it doesn't make a lot of the things seen on the video correct, "because they are cyclists/ mobile pedestrians/ motorists speed all the time in a 30 zone etc".

    They justify it for the same reason that if you go on the maxpower forum and look at the videos of irresponsible driving you'll get people defending it there also. People are people regardless of there form of transport.

    Irresponsible cyclists very rarely course any degree of harm to other road user. I agree that cycling could make more of an effort to follow the rules but lets deal with the real problem first, which is motorists.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoAll behaviour I've seen

    All behaviour I've seen recently in Belgium, no-one seems to give a wotsit. In fact much is expected/anticipated.

  • Eastway CX 2.0 cyclo-cross bike1 year 7 weeks agoI recently succumbed to

    I recently succumbed to buying one (the Verenti Substance) after a rubbish attempt to CX my winter hack. Been great fun in the few rides I have done so far, mostly off-road. Not the lightest bike, but seems to be alright speed wise when I do venture on road. My road bike is probably not going to get much of a look in over the coming months. Poor thing.

  • Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 7 weeks agoWell having seen these TT's

    Well having seen these TT's in action in the past i can assure you they do not put up any fencing and most of the riders have their heads up to check now and again, i know i would...

  • On-bike cameras in the pro peloton? Brian Cookson hints at innovations in cycling1 year 7 weeks agoI like the camera idea, but I

    I like the camera idea, but I don't think everyone would take kindly to the Heart Rate/Power Output/etc. figures being made public. Aren't certain teams fidgety about having other teams look at their data? Having it broadcast on live TV might cross a line in some minds.

    Not to try and be pointlessly negative. I'm glad Cookson has said all this stuff. It's seems as if the UCI is actually being 'led' now, rather than dragged around stroppily in the mud.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoYes, a higher standard of

    Yes, a higher standard of riding. There are a large number of KSI RTC's on the road involving cars, but they are big ponderous and hard (as in metal). By riding like morons we only increase the risk to ourselves.

    By making sure that our riding is to the highest standards possible we minimize the risks (you can never eliminate them). We should be trying to set a good example, not show the car drivers that we are just as bad as they think!

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoSara_H wrote: I'm a very

    Sara_H wrote:

    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.

    My son got knocked down last week by another child riding on the pavement. The boy who ran into my son did have his parents in tow. Thankfully my boy was ok. Let me tell you that I wasn't too impressed. He has yet to be knocked over by a pedestrian. Interpret that however you want, but I would rather see people riding on the road than posing a danger to my 5 year old. So what you see as considerate use of the pavement, I see as a danger to my child. Why should I have to accept that just so that you and your child can ride on a pavement?

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoWhat really annoys me is that

    What really annoys me is that some cyclists can do no wrong in the eyes of other cyclists. Some people are far too willing to defend the reckless actions of bad and anti-social riders - they say things like, "Yes, it was bad, but car drivers need to learn too" etc.

    Yes, car drivers need to learn, but so do many cyclists. Many, many cyclists. Stop trying to pass the buck, it's time that we accepted that behaviour like this is not good for the image of cycling.

    People that act in the way shown in the video will give the anti-cycling lobby more fuel for their hate and rants, and yes, many more car drivers will lose what respect they have for us.

    I entered an event a number of years ago - and I was shocked to see just how many supposed serious cyclists flouted the rules of the road and the highway code. It wasn't even a timed event, but a charity one. Yet riders still took massive risks shooting red lights, not waiting for suitable gaps at traffic islands etc. I was so horrified at what I had seen that I have not entered that event again. I have seen it in so many others I've ridden (admittedly not to the same extent).

    It's time we took a good look at ourselves and realised that we are not as perfect as we would like to think we are - and car drivers aren't as bad as we think they are.

    Rich

  • Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 7 weeks agoWell for ride London they

    Well for ride London they fence them in as such so they can't cross the route. I'm very aware of the deer in the park thanks and would have thought that heads down time trialling with roaming animals might carry additional hazards as I recall it is near the time when they warn punters to steer clear of the young deer.
    My question was directed at those that have participated in previous time trials in the park.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoKnightBiker wrote:what point

    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?

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

    Housecathst wrote:
    indyjukebox wrote:
    And yes it works both ways.

    Are those the same rules that motorist religiously follow ?

    Hence what I said, right above your question.

    My point was more about the justification going on above. Don't try to justify the idiots in the video, just accept that there are a whole bunch of cyclists who are absolute t*ats. Just as there are idiot motorists. But it doesn't make a lot of the things seen on the video correct, "because they are cyclists/ mobile pedestrians/ motorists speed all the time in a 30 zone etc".