• "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoTinkov might have a point,

    Tinkov might have a point, Rogers, Roche, Majka etc al Wiggins looks a good team to me. Contador may go for the Giro next year, Wiggins has one more road year in him before RIO, which will prob see him refocus on track. Maybe he still got the Vuelta this year if he's up for that along with the Worlds.

  • "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoIs your name Dave?

    Is your name Dave?

  • Actor Ben Foster on playing Lance Armstrong: “those guys suffer”1 year 8 weeks agoI wonder if the sponsors of

    I wonder if the sponsors of the time which are on his kit and bike will object to this film as they now all want their money back or is it a case of some free advertising? There's not only the stench of doping but money, dirty money.

  • "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoAirzound wrote:Sky have

    Airzound wrote:
    Sky have dumped on Wiggins just like they did Cav...

    No they haven't, they've selected the best team to win the Tour. It's not a popularity contest or a parade of the riders you happen to like.

    You choose the best team to win based on the parcours, the team commitments throughout the year, the racing history of each rider and the chances they have to contribute and commit to the goal of getting the team leader to the finish in yellow.

  • "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks ago"To an outsider, unfamiliar

    "To an outsider, unfamiliar with how teams work, it probably seems bizarre that a rider would have to persuade his team to try to allow him to win the biggest race in the sport."

    ~Chris Froome

  • "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoGotta love that tweet from

    Gotta love that tweet from Oleg Tinkov. But this shame tho as the public love Sir Wiggins and to not race on home soil is a blunder for the sport. This is Wiggins choice I'm sure of it, as he will not be the team leader. I hope he doesn't cry so much when he is racing for that Australian team.

  • Halfords buys Boardman Bikes1 year 8 weeks agoInitialised

    Initialised wrote:
    mad_scot_rider wrote:
    I've said it before, I'll take them far more seriously as a bike store once they have cycle parking facilities as standard outside their stores

    It's a bike shop, why would they have a problem with you bringing your bike in the shop?

    It always annoys me that the bike stuff is upstairs, make the motorists take the stairs instead!

    There's a cycle surgery near me - it hadn't ocurred to me that the climbing section is on the ground floor, and the bikes upstairs!

  • "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoCan not Believe that Sir Brad

    Can not Believe that Sir Brad is not going to the Tour. Absolutely ridiculous. I think the power has gone to Brailsfords head. Still plenty of other teams out there for Sir Brad.

  • Video: Irish bus company investigates driver who told cyclist "I'll run you over"1 year 8 weeks agoIf you have big heavy

    If you have big heavy cumbersome vehicles running with small light highly manoeuvrable ones in narrow crappy shared traffic systems with not enough space for both this is inevitably going to happen. It is just a respek territory thing. Step into my bit or hold me up I is going to get angry. They both need to chillax.

    Btw the bus driver does look like kid politician Gove.

  • Wiggo on the BBC morning news1 year 8 weeks agoPauldmorgan wrote:Jimmy Ray

    Pauldmorgan wrote:
    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
    For all that Sky can try and dress this up, this is nothing more than a spoilt child spitting his dummy.

    Re-watch the clip Jimmy - there's no dummy spitting going on here - that's one of the most measured and tactful interviews I've ever seen given the circumstances.

    Just imagine if The Badger had been dropped in 1986 in favour of LeMond and how his interview on breakfast TV would've been!

    I think you've misunderstood Jimmy - who I'm inclined to agree with - he's suggesting that Chris Froome is the spoilt child spitting his dummy, by rejecting Brad for the TdF team.

    When Chris' book was quoted a week or two ago, I figured it was just down to the publishing timeline dictated by the publisher, but it does have the convenient air of 'shielding' CF from criticism in this latest twist.

  • Wiggo on the BBC morning news1 year 8 weeks agoLooks like Brad is needing a

    Looks like Brad is needing a PR push to get a place in the team.
    I feel for him and think over the long run it will reflect poorly on Froome & co if Wiggins is discarded in this fashion.

  • "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoHe looks absolutely gutted.

    He looks absolutely gutted. Who wouldn't be when you've been dumped on and Sky have dumped on Wiggins just like they did Cav, but Cav got out. Wiggins should shave seen the writing on the wall and got out last year irrespective of contract.

  • "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoGood on him for taking it on

    Good on him for taking it on the chin, no throwing his toys or whatever. I can't help thinking though that all this achieves is that one of the world's best won't be at the biggest race.

    I hope this has been a purely rational decision made by DB and not a call made by CF as a result of all the digs at each other.

  • Wiggo on the BBC morning news1 year 8 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote:For all

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
    For all that Sky can try and dress this up, this is nothing more than a spoilt child spitting his dummy.

    Re-watch the clip Jimmy - there's no dummy spitting going on here - that's one of the most measured and tactful interviews I've ever seen given the circumstances.

    Just imagine if The Badger had been dropped in 1986 in favour of LeMond and how his interview on breakfast TV would've been!

  • Criterium du Dauphine1 year 8 weeks agoMost overpriced rider has to

    Most overpriced rider has to be Edet?

  • Do Driving Instructors Have to Take a Cycle Proficiency?1 year 8 weeks agoI had one instructor who was

    I had one instructor who was giving a lesson at the time screaming at me that I should be riding on the pavement rather than holding my line on a quiet stretch of road. Reported it to his company but heard nothing back.

    Worst of it is people are paying to learn that stuff.

  • How not to be a 'fish and chips' cyclist.1 year 8 weeks agoHa... my thoughts when I read

    Ha... my thoughts when I read 'how not to be a fish and chipper'... simply stop riding chipper races!

    The term chipper developed as a way to describe low level amateur races... you were essentially racing for no more than a chip supper. Somehow the term has developed to be applied to riders who focus on these low level events (my self included), and since to anything that could be described as not playing the part of a proper racer.

    Anyway, I digress.

    Club riding is an interesting one. I turned up to a club ride a couple of years ago after a long break from group riding and I was amazed at the dangerous riding that was prevalent. As someone as old school as the journalist in this article, I resorted to type and quickly started explaining how it needed to be done.

    I wasn't trying to be a prick, superior or anything, I was simply trying to ensure people acted in a way that was safe. Alas, I understand now that no one wants to be told what to do, and my comments weren't welcome on that ride... I left them to it... and read about their crashes on facebook.

    I guess if there is a point to this its this... there is a certain level of competence required for group riding... this needs to be learnt... someone has to teach you... who should, and how should that be done?

    I would use an analogy of it being like buying a small plane, and just rocking up to the local airport and taking off with a 'no, I don't give a damn about the control tower, I'm just going to fly my plane when and how I like'.

  • hit by car, some questions1 year 8 weeks agoMost importantly i hope your

    Most importantly i hope your ok Mrmo, bikes fix people a bit trickier!
    & beemer man stopped (i'm assuming) fair play to him.

    your right to report to police even if they do nothing that may come back to be useful to u in the long run.
    Call a solictor asafp (like working hours today) & get the ball rolling & as u say get onto CTC too.

    I got side swiped by a car on a roundabout 2 year back girl stopped in fairness to her. initally i was not going to do anything as apart from bumps & bruises & a small amount of bike damage jumping in with a claim felt a little immoral to me for the little damage done but tbh i just caught her out of the corner of my eye & knew she was just going to come straight through, it was night but i had a total of 7 lights & a his vis jacket all on the go.
    I locked up the rear wheel & put it sideways which meant rather that getting t-boned by her which i know for certain would have happened i hit her side on, i think 20 years of mtbin & pure survival instinct kicked in not some super bike handling skill on my part.
    A day or so after i contacted my solictor who dealt with the insurance & her insurance company actually phoned me directly a day later & asked me if i was ok & apologized, that one still surprises me! & it was resolved in less than 10 days total. of course cyclists don't choose to get knocked down simply to claim but if we don't make the driver think in some fashion or another whether it be financial in the end it is worth pursuing

    good luck & good health

  • "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoBradley is being very hard

    Bradley is being very hard done by. Is it too late for him to ride for another team this season I wonder ?

    I hope Froome gets his arse kicked in Le Tour.

  • "Gutted" - Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms he won't ride Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoThis is an unbelievable

    This is an unbelievable shame. He deserves more respect than this. Put me in the ABF camp (Anyone But Froome).

    I'd love to see Brad at Garmin next year.

  • Giro Factor raod shoes1 year 8 weeks agoThank you. I can only try the

    Thank you.
    I can only try the Dirt line ("Privateer") before ordering as the local dealer does not have the road line.
    From my check 45.5 was too tight and 46.5 was a bit wide and spare room of 1 cm on the toes. Size 46 was not available

    I have no idea if the Dirt shoes construction is wider than the road line.

    I wear Mavic 46 road and dirt.
    Nir

  • #pickwiggins1 year 8 weeks agoI did the Tour de Sussie

    I did the Tour de Sussie startlist yesterday. Wiggins is just down as a reserve Laughing

  • #pickwiggins1 year 8 weeks ago#froomedogall the way ps,

    #froomedogall the way Wink
    ps, why are we talking about budgie speak?

  • Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 8 weeks agoyes please!

    yes please!

  • How not to be a 'fish and chips' cyclist.1 year 8 weeks agoMy race bikes both have

    My race bikes both have numbers on the bars because that's the way we do it.