• GCSE PE road cycling1 year 13 weeks agoHere's what I've found: Video

    Here's what I've found:

    Video evidence should clearly show all the assessment requirements of
    the selected physical activity, which will probably require a combination
    of:
    • wide-angled shots, to give an overall perspective
    • closer range shots, to show aspects such as stance, posture and
    position
    • close-up shots to show specific requirements and techniques, for
    example grips in racquet activities.
    In order that all the assessment requirements are shown it may be
    useful for the video to be accompanied by a commentary, or storyboard,
    and also that, where possible, the assessment requirements be shown ‘in
    order’.

    Section 2.2: Analysis of performance requires all students to undertake
    an analysis of performance, which is made up of five separate
    components:
    • 2.2.1: Rules, regulations and terminology
    • 2.2.2: Observe and analyse performance
    • 2.2.3: Evaluate performance
    • 2.2.4: Plan strategies, tactics and practices
    • 2.2.5: Plan a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP).

    Students must be able to:
    • show their knowledge and understanding of the rules, regulations and
    terminology of a selected physical activity
    • observe and analyse performance in physical activity
    • evaluate performance in physical activity and recognise strengths and
    areas for improvement
    • plan strategies, tactics and practices to improve skills and performance
    • plan a Personal Exercise Programme to improve their fitness and
    performance.

    But you probably knew that already.

    To get into the top band of marks, (level 4) these are some assessment objectives:

    Students demonstrate a clear understanding of the rules and/or regulations of competition and the
    ability to apply them. They show a clear understanding of the technical terms appropriate for the
    activity at this level.
    Where students present work in a written format grammar, spelling and punctuation will be
    accurate. Appropriate technical language will be correctly used.

    Students will observe and analyse performance and make and use a variety of recognised
    techniques. They link detailed analysis of all aspects into comprehensive feedback.
    Where students present work in a written format grammar, spelling and punctuation will be
    accurate. Appropriate technical language will be correctly used.

    Students will evaluate, the strengths and limitations of performances, accurately against the perfect
    model. They provide a detailed evaluation that will link all aspects of the analysis into comprehensive
    and detailed feedback.

    Students demonstrate a very good knowledge of and ideas for practices to improve performance.
    They plan more complex strategies and explain advanced tactics to improve performance. They have
    very good and clear documentation for the analysis. They will evaluate the evidence and suggest
    ways to improve performance on the basis of this evidence.

    Students will produce clear and ample evidence of a well-designed Personal Exercise Programme
    which shows improvement in their personal fitness over a 6-week period, taking their performance
    to a higher level.

  • Greg LeMond is back with three carbon road bikes1 year 13 weeks agoValue for money becomes less

    Value for money becomes less of an issue when you get into that price range. You think, say, Crumpton customers worry about better specced bikes on the market for the price? If you want it, and you've got the money, you're going to get it regardless.

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 13 weeks agofarrell wrote: And which

    farrell wrote:

    And which woman would you like in charge of UCI? Anybody in particular or would you just like any woman, regardless of experience or ability as long as they are female?


    Tracey Gaudry? Experienced at Confederation level.
    As for Toscana, under UCI rules it is the job of the organisers to ensure riders are safe, and the job of the UCI to ensure that the rules are followed. Brian Cookson is President of the Road Commission of the UCI, and the only thing they have done about Toscana after years of complaint is grant 2HC status.

  • Complete Tour of Britain Diary from Node 4/Giordana pro Steve Lampier1 year 13 weeks agoGood effort ! Well done, its

    Good effort ! Well done, its the sorting of riding I only dream about...

  • Video: Koga BeachRacer1 year 13 weeks agoJust get a fatbike

    Just get a fatbike

  • Lights in fog are for cars only surely?1 year 13 weeks agoGet wot they deserve ( no

    Get wot they deserve ( no sense )

  • Labour to set cycling goals and restore road safety reduction targets if it wins next election1 year 13 weeks agoAye, talk's cheap (this side

    Aye, talk's cheap (this side of the election anyway)....

  • CTC report highlights uneven traffic policing as cutbacks turn penalty points into postcode lottery1 year 13 weeks agoI don't know if this will be

    I don't know if this will be controversial. My feeling is that there is a perception that bad driving = speeding, and that's it. Yes, that is a form of bad driving. But on Sunday our ride was most endangered by someone driving past us (8 of us) without pulling out - because another car was coming in the other direction. I would be 100% certain she was within the speed limit. It seems that a proportion of the driving population think that driving within the speed limit automatically = safe driving. I don't want to be hit by a car travelling over the speed limit. But its better a car checking the road situation, waiting for a clear space to overtake, giving plenty of room and then going past smartly (i.e. possibly over the speed limit) than some twat slowly but gradually driving into you. I get more exercised about the rubbish driving I see which is caused by total inattention or incomprehension of the road situation than I do about speed on its own. Speed makes accidents worse. But being a twat generally causes the accident.

  • PROtecht1 Ultimate corrosion prevention1 year 13 weeks agoan alternative to protecht2

    an alternative to protecht2 is a similar wax spray from scottoil (makers of the scott oiler - continuous chain lubricator).

  • PROtecht1 Ultimate corrosion prevention1 year 13 weeks ago+1 acf50 I've used acf 50 on

    +1 acf50
    I've used acf 50 on every large (> 600cc ) bike i've ever had. mainly because stock components are rubbish and can't handle a british salty winter. it works.

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 13 weeks agoskippy wrote:Lizzie is in the

    skippy wrote:
    Lizzie is in the right here ! Tweeted High & mighty Cookson last week after reading the Blog " Prowomen ", thus alerting him to the Toscana HC ( has cars ) F?cßup . Monday he comes out with a " wtf will checkup " tweet!

    WELL WE ARE STILL AWAITING THE REPORT ! WHY ? You are tweeting @cooksonforuci & you run a blog (briancookson.com) yet as Pres. of UCI Road you appear to have nO COOPERATION from the Organiser or UCI Personnel at this Event ! says a lot for what you can expect to achieve IF YOU get the nod on friday !

    This is Womens Racing at the HIGHEST LEVEL , not a bunch of school kids going around the block for a bit of fun ! As regards his disparagement of Nicole Cooke , anyone remember him ducking publicity WHEN SHE WAS ON THE PODIUM? Yes she was a MEDIA Story so those with her got their MUGS in the paper ! Not bad for their " reps "?

    Get real Cookson , you are kidding the PUBLIC when you can't even do YOUR CURRENT JOB WELL !

    OUT WITH Both of these charlatons ! Put a woman in Aigle with the MANDATE to clean house !

    Will we be worse off ?

    WE Couldn't lose by trying this as an interim measure !

    You really need to give your head a wobble.

    Why do you think that Cookson should be disclosing the contents of any report to some crank on twitter? Do you really think that you were the person that broke the news about Toscana to him? Perhaps he really could do with you as an assistant, he is after all struggling in his job, you know, with cycling being at it's lowest point in history and that....

    And which woman would you like in charge of UCI? Anybody in particular or would you just like any woman, regardless of experience or ability as long as they are female?

  • Ride like a pro with Jaguar Ride Out events for chance to join Team Sky training camp1 year 13 weeks agoI have applied for 2 of these

    I have applied for 2 of these dates (plymouth and Truro) so will see what happens to the email within 24hrs...

    Im only just in the age bracket but am guessing this is due to the next step being a driving day? Ive got the exact car they'd probably like me to come out of to drive on of theres tho, so I wonder if that will have any weight on a place!

  • Tiagra shifter problem1 year 13 weeks agoMight be worth looking on

    Might be worth looking on shimano website, they have lots of pdf files with exploded diagrams of stuff, might be useful

  • Complete Tour of Britain Diary from Node 4/Giordana pro Steve Lampier1 year 13 weeks agoGood read - proper chastening

    Good read - proper chastening to hear to hear that level of suffering sound so matter of fact, in a good way, and a cracking result for Steve. Well done that man !

  • Video: Supreme handling skills, fitness... and bravery. Sam Bennett shows all three in ToB1 year 13 weeks agogarysan wrote:therealsmallboy

    garysan wrote:
    therealsmallboy wrote:
    That's not good handling, that's locking the back wheel up in panic and nearly stacking it.

    I've done that and I'm crap!

    At 40+ mph? On a bend? I think he held it brilliantly.

    garysan - you are clearly very new to cycling and don't know that the pros are merely doing adverts on behalf of all the actual good riders who are doing recovery days on the internet.

  • Video: Koga BeachRacer1 year 13 weeks agoLooks great fun. Beach racing

    Looks great fun. Beach racing looks more do-able in the UK than Gravel racing.

    Shame I live 70 miles from a beach !

  • Chilli Technology Mini Cam Pro HD 720p Sports Action Camera1 year 13 weeks agoYou mention the word 'GoPro'

    You mention the word 'GoPro' 11 times during this review - the same amount as the word 'chilli'!

    that speaks volumes about the state of the market....

  • The campaign to rid Surrey of 'lycra louts'1 year 13 weeks agoEvery other week the roads

    Every other week the roads near my house are blocked by Man United fans driving up from London. Every morning AND evening the roads near me are blocked by commuters cars. To cap it all my road was blocked by runners racing along the actual highway the other week!!! In all seriousness, we pay for the ruddy roads and we all should use them without fear of idiots behaving idiotically.

  • Ride like a pro with Jaguar Ride Out events for chance to join Team Sky training camp1 year 13 weeks agoSome pretty restrictive

    Some pretty restrictive T&Cs... For a start you have to currently drive a car, be over 28 and happen to be free all of this Sunday!

  • Labour to set cycling goals and restore road safety reduction targets if it wins next election1 year 13 weeks agoLabour pledge to

    Labour pledge to enthusiastically jump on any bandwagon that may gain votes, particularly from people who won't be at all surprised when all plans evaporate.

  • 21-year-old woman dies after being crushed by tipper truck in London1 year 13 weeks agoIf these are publically

    If these are publically funded projects, the politician have the right to bring to bear existing health and safety legislation on contracts - it worked for the construction industry to reduce workplace deaths and injuries, make road hauliers responsible and put contract measures and penalties - impact on profits and share prices gets business leaders to take notice, anything else is pi$$ing in the wind.

  • Ride like a pro with Jaguar Ride Out events for chance to join Team Sky training camp1 year 13 weeks agoSuperG wrote:Looks like

    SuperG wrote:
    Looks like Scotland and Wales don't exist!

    or Yorkshire.

  • Labour to set cycling goals and restore road safety reduction targets if it wins next election1 year 13 weeks agoAh, the cycling bandwagon has

    Ah, the cycling bandwagon has arrived, let's just wait while all the politicians climb aboard...

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 13 weeks agoLizzie is in the right here !

    Lizzie is in the right here ! Tweeted High & mighty Cookson last week after reading the Blog " Prowomen ", thus alerting him to the Toscana HC ( has cars ) F?cßup . Monday he comes out with a " wtf will checkup " tweet!

    WELL WE ARE STILL AWAITING THE REPORT ! WHY ? You are tweeting @cooksonforuci & you run a blog (briancookson.com) yet as Pres. of UCI Road you appear to have nO COOPERATION from the Organiser or UCI Personnel at this Event ! says a lot for what you can expect to achieve IF YOU get the nod on friday !

    This is Womens Racing at the HIGHEST LEVEL , not a bunch of school kids going around the block for a bit of fun ! As regards his disparagement of Nicole Cooke , anyone remember him ducking publicity WHEN SHE WAS ON THE PODIUM? Yes she was a MEDIA Story so those with her got their MUGS in the paper ! Not bad for their " reps "?

    Get real Cookson , you are kidding the PUBLIC when you can't even do YOUR CURRENT JOB WELL !

    OUT WITH Both of these charlatons ! Put a woman in Aigle with the MANDATE to clean house !

    Will we be worse off ?

    WE Couldn't lose by trying this as an interim measure !

  • Labour to set cycling goals and restore road safety reduction targets if it wins next election1 year 13 weeks agoI live in hope but how long

    I live in hope but how long does it take for those in charge to just get it done ? Endless consultations cost money and delay delivery.