• Badges for World TTT stage joint winners1 year 10 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:nah it's

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    nah it's full house you don't get for TTTs, i checked. this is just a glitch

    So any idea when this will be fixed Dave?

  • Notts Police fill cities with 'Capture Bicyles' warning thieves that they could end up with more than they bargained for1 year 10 weeks agoNice initiative but it'd be

    Nice initiative but it'd be more fun if you could fit some kind of rocket-powered spike inside the seatpost and activate it after the bike had been nicked. Hanging's too good for them, etc.... Laughing

  • Saboteurs target New Forest sportive for second time this year1 year 10 weeks agoone road rendered impassable
    one road rendered impassable amid claims that a farmer deposited a layer of mud an inch and a half thick on it

    Farmers (and other vehicle operatives such as construction companies) are legally obliged to clear up after themselves and are potentially liable for a range of offences. While there is a range of powers available to the police and highways department the primary powers fall under the Highways Act 1980:

    Section 148 of the Highways Act 1980 makes it an offence to deposit mud etc. on the highway that would interrupt other users of the highway.

    Section 149 of the Highways Act 1980 gives the highways authority the power to clean the road and recover its expenses from the person causing the obstruction.

    Section 161 Highways Act 1980 “If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, deposits anything whatsoever on a highway in consequence of which a user of the highway is injured or endangered, that person is guilty of an offence”. Contravention of sections 148 and 162 can lead to a Level 3 fine of £1000 in the magistrate’s court. Furthermore if mud on the road leads to personal injury, damage to property, or any loss or inconvenience then the person responsible may be liable for damages. A conviction in the criminal court may be relied on in a claim for damages.

    http://www.wrighthassall.co.uk/articles/2012/12/18/whos-liable-mud-road/

  • Greater Anglia trains plans bike ban1 year 10 weeks agoIf we were serious about

    If we were serious about promoting cycling as a travel option in the UK we would have legislation stating that all of the train companies must make provision for cycles on all services at all times. Having the ability to make rules like this and leave them to the operating companies to deliver is a benefit of privitisation that we fail to take advantage of.

    As someone who has commuted by bike/train in the past I have had my share of difficulties (different operating company I should add). In one job this was sufficient to make me switch to the car, although I still used my bike for the last part of the journey to save parking dollars.

  • Saboteurs target New Forest sportive for second time this year1 year 10 weeks agoIf a farmer has allowed mud

    If a farmer has allowed mud to remain on a public highway that is a criminal offence.

    Highways Act 1980 Section 137 “If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway he is guilty of an offence”.

    Highways Act 1980 Section 148 “If without lawful authority or excuse a person deposits anything whatsoever on a highway to the interruption of any user of the highway he is guilty of an offence”.

    Highways Act 1980 Section 161 “If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, deposits anything whatsoever on a highway in consequence of which a user of the highway is injured or endangered, that person is guilty of an offence”.

  • Eroica comes to Peak District in 20141 year 10 weeks ago£55 for 3 days camping for an

    £55 for 3 days camping for an entire family in the Peak District in summer*? That's a bargain right there.

    * assuming 'summer' means sunshine, warmth.

  • Saboteurs target New Forest sportive for second time this year1 year 10 weeks ago65 animals dies in the Forest

    65 animals dies in the Forest last year - all it by cars!

  • Saboteurs target New Forest sportive for second time this year1 year 10 weeks agoThe Wiggle event was on this

    The Wiggle event was on this same weekend last year with no Drift clash, and the Verderers changed their date to this weekend for this year - a blatant attempt to make the event look bad!

  • Abolish VAT on bike lights, says petition1 year 10 weeks agoI've signed it but it will

    I've signed it but it will end up the same as helmets. A reduction of VAT gives manufacturers/supplies the opportunity the increase RRP margins when launching latest products the following year and onwards. The advantage of a decrease in price will only be effective for a short period of time, on RRP prices already set.

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 10 weeks agoSomewhere north of Dunblane,

    Somewhere north of Dunblane, not lost more exploring great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon.

  • Mark Cavendish and Peta Todd wed1 year 10 weeks agoHow long before we see the

    How long before we see the Cav on "strictly"?

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoI liked it for you.

    I liked it for you. pressure's off Wink

  • New Forest pony maintenance cancelled due to cycle sportive1 year 10 weeks agoSportives have grown very

    Sportives have grown very fast and are in desperate need of regulation. It's crazy that anyone can organise one which sends any number of riders along a route on open roads and make a profit on it. This has groups of riders all over the route which can make it very inconvenient for other road users.

    Think about the large amount of regulation there is for actual road races where the riders are all experienced and the only disruption is a group travelling all together at a fast speed along a long circuit of fairly quiet roads. Compare this to sportives which have different sized groups of riders all over a very long route, many of whom seem to think they're in a race but may have very little experience. Yet there doesn't seem to be much regulation about what is allowed and sportives have been organised that have caused road races to be cancelled.

    Losing a large number sportives would not be such a huge loss, the ones like ride London have there place in promoting cycling but most just seem to be a publicity and profit making event seeking to corporatize cycing when anyone could ride the route of there own or with friends and clubmates anyway.

    Although going by past reports the new forest residents are clearly anti-cycling. In this case they have a point, but can you make clear which was organised first the drift of sportive over a year ago? The best thing to do would be have riders come down to ride the new forest for free under their own steam rather than part of a corporate event.

  • New Forest pony maintenance cancelled due to cycle sportive1 year 10 weeks agostuie78 wrote:Overtaking is

    stuie78 wrote:
    Overtaking is fine, but on one of the more main roads I often saw groups running 3 or 4 abreast, and they were giving the poor motorists who were unnecessarily delayed dogs own abuse when they honked to remind them of the law of the road.

    what law of the road would this be....

    I'll give you a hint , you won't find one, because there isn't.

    The relevant bit of the highway code for you.

    Quote:

    66

    You should
    keep both hands on the handlebars except when signalling or changing gear
    keep both feet on the pedals
    never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends
    not ride close behind another vehicle
    not carry anything which will affect your balance or may get tangled up with your wheels or chain
    be considerate of other road users, particularly blind and partially sighted pedestrians. Let them know you are there when necessary, for example, by ringing your bell if you have one. It is recommended that a bell be fitted.

    Note the abscence of a MUST anywhere in that item.

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 10 weeks agoDobbsy wrote:Giant TCR

    Dobbsy wrote:
    Giant TCR Advanced SL 0

    Dura-Ace Di2, Rotor 3d+ Cranks, QXL rings, Madfiber Wheels and some DIY reflective decals!

    HOLY MUMMA!! PHWOAR! Drooling

  • Sister of 21-year-old cyclist killed in London calls for cyclists to have training they are allowed onto the roads1 year 10 weeks ago"Legislation already exists

    "Legislation already exists about motorists and road use".

    Correct but as case after case has has proven, the legislation is not there to protect the most vulnerable. Justice is rarely done or seen to be done which is a huge failing. As a result there is close to zero deterrence (a vital component of a criminal justice system) to sloppy, impatient and intolerant driving which has been statistically established as the majority cause of cycling KSI's.

    Until this above all else has changed, sadly KSI's will keep rising.

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 10 weeks agoLeaving home I immediately

    Leaving home I immediately hit this climb, peaking at 16% in places, hard work on legs that have not had a warm up.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoArrrghhh, feeling far too

    Arrrghhh, feeling far too much pressure now with the 'Like' button! Generally really like the new set up, it's nice and fresh although the home page does all seem to blend into one... Maybe a different background?

  • Video: Condor's updated and lighter Super Acciaio1 year 10 weeks agoGenesis, Starley or Condor -

    Genesis, Starley or Condor - too difficult to decide!

  • Velocite RT50 tubeless carbon wheelset1 year 10 weeks agoHave been using this wheelset

    Have been using this wheelset since june 2013 with tubeless. With 1500 km of varied road and weather conditions, I can agree with the author that they aren't influenced much by crosswind (althoug reaching 12 meters per second and above, any wheelset will be affected).

    The wheelset was delivered true and has stayed that way.

    I was trying tubeless for the first time with this wheelset, and will never change (I think...). I haven't had one flat yet! Thus, I haven't had any experience changing tyres... But when that time comes, I turn to the experts at the workshop.

    You'll have a decent 5 stars from me! Smile

  • Sister of 21-year-old cyclist killed in London calls for cyclists to have training they are allowed onto the roads1 year 10 weeks agoindyjukebox wrote: What makes

    indyjukebox wrote:

    What makes us think we have the right to cycle on the road without any licence or test? When you share the road with 5 ton+ trucks, some of the riding I see in London is shocking. I feel like pulling over some of those cyclists and giving them a slap for being so silly and endangering their lives. More than 50% of the cyclists on my route do not stop for a red light. Do we think that is ignorance or plain stupidity? 99% of motorists do stop for red lights. Which group do we think is the ignorant/arrogant lot when it comes to basic road regulations (ie stopping at red lights)? We all yap on about the ASL, but what about red lights? Pedestrian crossings? Every day I see cyclists not stopping for pedestrians, whilst cars and buses do stop!

    We have the right to pass and repass on he public highway.
    Motor vehicles require a licence and more regulation as they are far more dangerous.

    The only study into London cyclists jumping red lights by TfL found that it was only 16% jumped red lights:
    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/traffic-note-8-cycling-red-lights...

    In a two hour survey by Auto Express they found 5.9% of cyclists jumped red light but 25% of cars either jumps the lights or waited in the ASL (legally the same as jumping the lights):
    http://road.cc/content/news/63600-auto-express-claims-three-four-cyclist...

  • New Forest pony maintenance cancelled due to cycle sportive1 year 10 weeks agoThey've actually had to go

    They've actually had to go and create controversy with this story.

    UKCE listed their 5th-6th October event back in October 2012. A year ago. That means that to open ticket sales, they'll have already had permission from the Police and the New Forest Show Society to hold the event on that date, they'll have booked the showground.

    Now I don't know when the drift was planned but surely, someone, somewhere along the way brought this up? But the Verderers had to go and make a huge song and dance about how they've been "forced" to change their date - I'm sure that their world has fallen apart by having to shift one weekend either way...it reads like making a story for the sake of it.

    Quote:
    There were also too many people not following the rules of the sportive - single file traffic.

    To be honest, on some of the roads that the ride goes over, you can't fit a car plus a single file bike on it anyway so where that's the case, I don't see a problem with riding 4 abreast - it's no different to a car being there. But yes, you're entirely right, other times cyclists do themselves no favours whatsoever. I rode in the New Forest a while ago (outside of any Sportive) and I have to say looking at some of the Strava segments, some of the speeds on there could be described as "irresponsible"...

  • Bike hire in Mallorca1 year 10 weeks agoI found a small local bike

    I found a small local bike hire shop called Pepe in Palma Nova who hires out by the day for 20-30 euros.

  • Prescription cycling specs1 year 10 weeks agoQuite timely that someone

    Quite timely that someone should resurrect this thread, as I've just bought my second pair of Bolle prescription specs. They work really well, I now have a tinted pair and a clear pair, in the Bounty frame. They still appear to be the only manufacturer able to produce such a wraparound lens in such a high prescription. Not cheap, but cheaper than my everyday specs, and infintely better suited to flying down the road at 30mph.

    http://www.bolle-europe.co.uk/products/search#57;

    (I can't wear contacts anymore - too much partying in them years ago results in even the new models feeling painful, otherwise it would have been the easy solution)

  • WTD: 8 speed rear mech. 105?1 year 10 weeks agodoubt you'd have a problem,

    doubt you'd have a problem, there's plenty of clearance in a mech cage and the chain pitch is the same