- Bikes & gear worth £25,000 stolen from Bath's Odd Down circuit1 year 10 weeks agoCan I say "utter fucking
Can I say "utter fucking cunts" on here?
Going and robbing a facility for kids. That is low.
- Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 10 weeks agoElephants watching Dowsett...
Elephants watching Dowsett...
- Pharmaceutical consultant who killed cyclist while driving on wrong side of road cleared of careless driving1 year 10 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:SomeColin Peyresourde wrote:
Some people have converted a curve in the road into a bend, which transmute the situation into something that it wasn't. Again, not having the facts means that you cannot objectively take a strong view point on this.
The geometry is totally irrelevant.
She overtook at a point where she could not see oncoming vehicles which (even at cyclists' pace) she would have to pass on that far side of the road before completing her manoeuvre. She then made a conscious decision not to abort that manoeuvre once it was clear to her that she would need to pass them at speed on their side of the road.
Doesn't matter if it was a curve.
Doesn't matter if it was a bend. (What's the difference between a curve and a bend? - that's rhetorical, don't answer it.)
Doesn't matter if it was a straight bit of road with a truck obscuring her view.
Doesn't matter if it was fog.
Doesn't matter if she simply closed her eyes and tried to use The Force.
It was a patently unsafe manoeuvre. You don't need to argue the minutiae to be able to come to that conclusion: that simple statement above, which contains facts that appear not to be in dispute, is enough.
If you want to defend those actions - regardless of the geometry of the tarmac - as being safe, then do please have a go.
I should make one thing clear: given the current farcical state of the system (including the statute, the CPS and more), and even though I personally think she should have had her licence permanently revoked regardless of the minutiae of the case, I personally don't particularly care that Measures isn't serving a hefty sentence.
The horse has bolted. Perinova is dead. What I care about is that the law deems the above driving to be perfectly acceptable.
That is the problem. That is the thing that will cause more people to die.
- Grumpy old Git on a Bike1 year 10 weeks agoI nod only to the guy at the
I nod only to the guy at the front setting the pace, but if the group has split I will nod to the guy at the front of each group.
I always enjoy a nod and a quick chat but if i don't acknowledge you I am not being rude, I am concentrating on not becoming a stain on the tarmac, or avoiding RSI because I pass hundreds of cyclists coming the other way on my commute.
- Santini Cotswold Autumn Classic1 year 10 weeks agono details on the route
no details on the route unfortunately - I was quite tempted.
- US cyclocross rider Amy Dombroski killed by lorry while training in Belgium1 year 10 weeks agoSo sad, so unnecessary.
So sad, so unnecessary.
Like every road death reported on here, this cuts like a knife.
The gaping hole left by Amy Dombroski at VeloNews.
- Helmets!!!!!1 year 10 weeks agoBubble wrap and sticky tape
Bubble wrap and sticky tape
- Video: Mark Cavendish turns actor to help launch Sainsbury's Sport Relief Cycle 20141 year 10 weeks agoSport Relief site says
Sport Relief site says no
Route hasn't been announced yet ... could be nice if it heads north into the Epping Area.Quote:
The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Cycle will be a challenging 25 or 50 mile ride on open roads. Setting off from the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark, take on the challenge of the London Cycle and raise lots of cash for Sport Relief.Quote:
- Inside Canyon Bicycles1 year 10 weeks agomy new Ultimate CF SLX
my new Ultimate CF SLX arrived within 10 days from the day of ordering. Brilliant bike at an unbeatable price - the latest frame is such a step up from the previous CF SLX, much stiffer but still extremely comfortable on our typical British country lanes.
- WTD: 54cm ish frameset £300 max1 year 10 weeks agoHi pcaley,
I may be
I may be interested in the whole bike; I've messaged you. Thanks.
- Greater Anglia trains plans bike ban1 year 10 weeks agoTechnoTim2012 wrote:WhereTechnoTim2012 wrote:
Where Greater Anglia does so much good is in upgrading cycle storage facilities at stations. Every station you go to has at least some covered cycle storage and at Sudbury the old lean to has been replaced by new storage facilities increasing the capacity (but which is probably still not enough).
Indeed, using a fair bit of public money part (half?) from the council to part fund it, GA built a covered, secure facility at Witham with space for 60 bikes.
Unfortunately, they then they put fob-controlled entry on it, and issued a grand total of 75 fobs.
Consequently, the parking was less than a third full with everybody else forced to use the railings just like before our council tax money was spent on the facility.
They then issued another 40 fobs around May time (so now the parking is sometimes almost half full!).
I've been on the waiting list since somewhere around April. GA on their twitter feed won't answer questions about the waiting list or the issue of further fobs.
You need to look beyond the shiny covered storage to the facts of who paid and who is allowed to use it
- Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 10 weeks agoAutumn means... Hill Climbing
Autumn means... Hill Climbing season! Bring on the pain.
- Badges for World TTT stage joint winners1 year 10 weeks agobackflipbedlem wrote:... Sobackflipbedlem wrote:
... So sorry to keep going on about it dude, but if it doesn't work then whats the point of it all?
Guess you were right!
- Ex-world champion Philippe Gilbert takes on Belgian postie in one-off bike swap race (+ link to video)1 year 10 weeks agoOh no, How can a non World
Oh no, How can a non World Champion ride a bike with rainbow stripes on it, oh the horror.
I hope you choke jersey snobs.
- Ex-world champion Philippe Gilbert takes on Belgian postie in one-off bike swap race (+ link to video)1 year 10 weeks ago181cm 68Kg, no ordinary
181cm 68Kg, no ordinary postie then...
- Bespoked show announces move to London1 year 10 weeks agoDavid Arthur wrote:IDavid Arthur wrote:
I personally reckon the idea of it being held in the velodrome is huge news and really exciting, and I'll certainly be attending. It's more of a destination than most show venues. And a sign of how well this show has been received by the cycling public - a bigger audience for handmade bicycles? Yes certainly
Velodrome is a ok idea.
It may be more of a destination, but its in the most expensive place anywhere in the UK.
It is well received, but you cannot put it up there with a normal trade show. They guys cant pump out 100's of bikes a month. So how big can the audience get?
Why not just reschedule it for a bank holiday weekend and put it on Friday - Sunday?
- Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 10 weeks agoIn
- Inside Canyon Bicycles1 year 10 weeks agoQuality product at a bargain
Quality product at a bargain price. I waited just over 3 months for my ultimate slx to be delivered with no communication from Canyon to inform me they're going to fail to deliver on the second or third due date. Oh well only ruined the one summer. Someone throw that "digital whip" in the skip, my bike arrived with a potentially dangerous loose front brake block which I found immediately , and a loose headset which went unnoticed for a few miles, the bearings on my nice new bike are now knackered, nice one Canyon. Still with the money I've saved I can get a decent bike shop to sort it out. You are cheap though Canyon, I'll give you that.
- Helmet Light Buying Advice1 year 10 weeks agoOr if you are set on no
Or if you are set on no cable, how does £7 sound
I'll tell what it's like when mine turns up
- Helmet Light Buying Advice1 year 10 weeks agoThe cable on this is long
The cable on this is long enough to helmet mount the light and wear the battery in a jersey pocket.
Check out this guys beam comparisons
Then buy two cos their only 30 odd quid a go
- Turbo help1 year 10 weeks agoTrainerRoad is superb,
TrainerRoad is superb, difference for me between the turbo gathering dust and being used 3 times a week for up to 2.5 hours at a time. Buy a DVD box set and only let yourself watch it while on the turbo for extra motivation.
- Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 10 weeks agoHere's my first autumn ride,
Here's my first autumn ride, ever. I'm the good looking one on the left
- Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 10 weeks agoView back down Blaze Hill,
View back down Blaze Hill, Cheshire. I promise I got up it in one go (second attempt.) Doesn't look so steep this way.
- Bespoked show announces move to London1 year 10 weeks agoYes, it's all too London
Yes, it's all too London centric. However, I live in London so am rather happy about it, frankly!
- Pharmaceutical consultant who killed cyclist while driving on wrong side of road cleared of careless driving1 year 10 weeks agoYou can't appeal a not-guilty
You can't appeal a not-guilty verdict, it's impossible and a basic part of the legal system, you can appeal a sentence to have it considered whether it is unduly lenient, but the verdict of the jury is final. That is the matter settled I'm afraid.
It is worth considering that without actually being at the case, we have much less information to go on that the jurors, without knowing the real gritty details of the case then we can't really consider the nature of the verdict. Snapshots from articles can be very misleading at times.
A bloody tragedy though and if the articles are accurate, I'm shocked that a jury would find the driver not guilty of causing death by careless driving.