- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 8 weeks agoSo sad. But how many
So sad. But how many motorists do you know who actually prepare themselves for low winter sun by having sunglasses either on or in the car? Very few I imagine.
- Vuelta champion Chris Horner joins Lampre-Merida1 year 8 weeks agoNothing suspect about any of
Nothing suspect about any of this, nothing at all. Ever.
- Vuelta champion Chris Horner joins Lampre-Merida1 year 8 weeks agoA replacement for Cunego,
A replacement for Cunego, once CONI ban him for two years? It's all a bit.....unsavoury.
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 8 weeks agoIt's difficult to understand
It's difficult to understand why we have the separate charges of dangerous and careless driving. Every time one of these cases come up, the conclusion seems to be that there is no such thing as careless driving.
Was he breaking any specific traffic law at the time, such as speeding. No.
Did he take care to adapt his driving to the road conditions at the time. No.
There is something wrong with either the definition or the legal guidance to this law.
- Beginner's advice on pedals & shoes?1 year 8 weeks agoI have Shimano M424's which
I have Shimano M424's which I've been using since I went clipless a couple of years ago. The only downside is that they look a little out of place on a road bike and I have had a roadie comment that I've fitted the wrong pedals
The pedals have a fairly big platform and can be used with street shoes, although not for long rides as the metal cleat mechanism is slightly proud of the platform.
I'm interested in the comments about 'float'. Bad knees forced me to give up running, but I've had no knee pain with these pedals (my summer rides are 3/4 hours) - do they 'float' or have I been lucky so far?
- Beginner's advice on pedals & shoes?1 year 8 weeks agoI would recommend SPD's for
I would recommend SPD's for starters, in part as they are fairly affordable, can take a beating, but more importantly easier to get out of in a hurry that 'road' pedals
PS, the only time I have taken a fall was when I put my SPD-Sl cleated foot down on a wet while line at a stop sign
- Gemini Lights Duo 4 cell battery front light1 year 8 weeks agoHaving hooned down Combe Lane
Having hooned down Combe Lane at night in the wet, I'd always recommend a bar and a helmet light if possible. Bar only is good if you are on a fairly smooth, non undulating road surface at a regular pace.
However, if it undulates, the height of the light on the bat will lead to blind spots on the road in front of you, and you need a long throw of light at speed.
Having a light at head height overcomes this and lets you throw the light where you need it and not just where you're pointing.
The only downside to this set up though is that you'll need to put the battery somewhere if it's not integrated.
It could sit in a pocket or in a small hydration bag without throwing your centre of gravity off course.
Anyway, that's my own experiences shared. Feel free to comment
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 8 weeks ago“Then I heard a bang. The
“Then I heard a bang. The wing mirror came in. There was a flash of red and in my mind I envisaged it was a bus sign. It was the first thing that came into my head, it was a red post.”
All signs are far enough back from the edge that you'd have to be on the pavement or verge to hit one.
- 2.5mm - Will I notice a difference?1 year 8 weeks agopirnie wrote:Second was onpirnie wrote:
Second was on steep sections (>15%) I felt like I had less leverage (to be expected) and had to work harder at a lower cadence. So the opposite going the other way I guess.
I went from 175 to 172.5, and I am "sure" that hills are now harder . . . could all be in the mind though . . .
- Hydrophobic Spray1 year 8 weeks agoMartyn_K wrote:Do as theMartyn_K wrote:
Do as the pro's do and rub dollop of vaseline in to your thighs, knees and shins.
Can't see that helping my morning routine - note the OP was asking about cycling to work, not all-day pro riding.
Personally on rainy days i supplement my bib tights with a cheap pair of "waterproof" overtrousers - the dirt-cheap basic ones scrunch up nicely to fit in the bottom of a pannier until you need them. Doesn't look very pro but keeps >90% of the rain off, so you stay warm.
- Beginner's advice on pedals & shoes?1 year 8 weeks agoIngloriousLou wrote:parkseyIngloriousLou wrote:parksey wrote:
Will definitely make sure I get comfortable with them before going out on the roads proper.
You'll still fall off a few times, everyone does
And try not to do it stopping at traffic lights.
In front of a pub with a beer garden
On a very hot day
When the beer garden is full with drunk lairy people who laugh at cyclists falling over.
I'd imagine that would be highly embarrassing.
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 8 weeks agoAn independent review of an
An independent review of an independent regulator. Is there anyone in this sorry episode that's actually accountable?
Considering that their ruling actively undermined a safety campaign, an apology would have been nice as well.
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 8 weeks agoDisgraceful! RIP!
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 8 weeks agoAmazing. Just amazing.
Amazing. Just amazing.
- Tour de San Luis Stage 71 year 8 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Too manyTERatcliffe26 wrote:
Too many 3 point riders for me in GP Marseilles to make it work while....
How about this one?
- Video: In the wind tunnel with Boardman1 year 8 weeks agoI thought that Laurent Fignon
I thought that Laurent Fignon was "The Professor"?
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 8 weeks agonotfastenough - the BBC have
notfastenough - the BBC have reported it which is how I knew to come here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25960322
Incidentally, I usually have oats for breakfast...
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 8 weeks agoExcellent - a climbdown -
Excellent - a climbdown - hope they were wearing a helmet before they got off...
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 8 weeks agoSo can we know have car
So can we know have car adverts banned which do show illegal and dangerous behaviour that flouts the highway code!
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 8 weeks agoWe need this to make it into
We need this to make it into the mainstream media, so that if/when the ASA concedes it's mistakes, the message gets out there regarding how much space to leave when passing.
Good to know that the tidal wave of complaints yesterday is having an effect.
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 8 weeks agoThe general tone of the Nice
The general tone of the Nice Way Code campaign was rubbish, but bits of this advert are actually quite good. It's certainly reached more people now because of the ban than it would have if the ASA had just passed it originally.
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 8 weeks agoHow bizarre is it that only a
How bizarre is it that only a couple of months ago I was panning these stupid ads - now here we are defending (at least 30 seconds) of one
Unfortunately what has happened is that the only sensible 30 seconds in the whole thing is the reason some numpty at the ASA decided to ban it
- Beginner's advice on pedals & shoes?1 year 8 weeks agoI use SPDs for everything, I
I use SPDs for everything, I like being able to walk around.
- Hydrophobic Spray1 year 8 weeks agoDo as the pro's do and rub
Do as the pro's do and rub dollop of vaseline in to your thighs, knees and shins.
It makes it harder for the water to penetrate the skin, thus keeping you a touch warmer.
The only drawback i have found is that the road grime does stick to your legs a bit more.
- ASA bans safety advert showing helmetless cyclist for being socially irresponsible +Video1 year 8 weeks agohttp://www.asa.org.uk/News-re