• 'Constant stream' of bikes in the New Forest scares horses, says equestrian association1 year 14 weeks agoThere may be procedures in

    There may be procedures in place to agree authority to hold races, but what about sportives?

    This is what the horse lot are complaining about.

    And I do think the sheer volumes of these events means central coordination to give permission should be required. Eg look at the comments in the recent article on Box hill issues (sportives going in different directions, only some agreed with national trust etc)

    However, there are always going to be groups of cyclists on the road, it's a legitimate activity and should be encouraged. If you own a horse and you know it gets scared by bikes travelling past, then you are irresponsibly putting vulnerable road users lives in danger. The comments recently from certain horse riders reported on this site do smack of them valuing a horses life over and above a humans!

  • Tour of Poland1 year 14 weeks agoCheers Dave...

    Cheers Dave...

  • Brian Cookson lays out 7-point plan to fight doping & restore cycling's credibility1 year 14 weeks agoUCI has been suspiciously

    UCI has been suspiciously quiet during July hasn't it?

  • Pain in the neck!1 year 14 weeks agoSearch the internet and

    Search the internet and you'll find a lot of rough and ready methods of fitting a bike yourself (although, having another person will make the process much easier). My experience is that a proper bike-fit is well worth the money. I had a knee problem and the bike fit sorted it. I now look forward to riding pain-free and being able to walk and climb stairs the day after.

    I know that they can be expensive but it is really worth it.

  • Just in: Mavic Cosmic Carbon 40 clincher wheels1 year 14 weeks agocolinth wrote:DeanF316

    colinth wrote:
    DeanF316 wrote:
    Just bought Mavic Comic SLE'S which are 50mm and have the brilliant exalith braking surface, weigh 1620 grams and only cost me £900. I can't see why anyone would buy the Cosmic 40mm carbon clinchers as you are paying a massive premium to save a handful of grams with draw back of reduced braking performance.

    I've got the same wheels, fantastic so far. Suprised at how little difference the weight seems to make when climbing, I swapped from Dura Ace C24 which are circa 1400grams and I'm faster on the Cosmics over lumpy routes.

    Well, aerodynamics generally beats weight for overall speed, unless you're doing a mountain time trial. But light wheels *feel* fantastic - they make a much bigger difference to how the bike feels than they do to how fast you go overall.

    No doubt that these are expensive, but I'd be interested to know how they ride.

  • Brian Cookson lays out 7-point plan to fight doping & restore cycling's credibility1 year 14 weeks agoGod I hope Cookson gets the

    God I hope Cookson gets the job. Please God let him get the job. Sick to death of what the UCI's become, how it's run and who's running it.

  • Video: Froome says cycling is cleanest sport1 year 14 weeks agoUnfortunately though, there

    Unfortunately though, there is precious little evidence of this wider-sport focus actually happening, it's just us moaning on a narrow-focus website that isn't even seen by fans of other sports. I'm not currently optimistic. Mercuryone I hope you're right (last paragraph).

  • Video: Froome says cycling is cleanest sport1 year 14 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:"The

    Some Fella wrote:
    "The cleanest sport"?
    Erm - lets not get carried away now Chrissy lad

    According to Joey Barton the extent of the worlds richest sport's doping policy is an occasional urine test - something which was discredited 20 odd years ago.

    Of course. I'm not accusing footballers of cheating to get insanely rich and successful, that's not in human nature...

    ...repeat for Tennis/Athletics/any sport that can get you a lot of money.

    Cycling probably still has a problem but at least it's more or less in the open, almost all other sports have their head in the sand as it'd cost them £££ in sponsorship money if it were discovered their stars were cheating.

  • Team Sky - Truth or Lie?1 year 14 weeks agoNo, no he isn't the best

    No, no he isn't the best rider ever. He (and especially the team) had good days and bad days, but he was smart enough to peak for the start, so he had his good days while the others were still riding themselves into form. By the time they had that form, he'd sewn it up.

    Don't know why I'm even bothering responding, I don't think you're willing to listen to anything that you disagree with.

  • Where are the London bike commuters? Infographic reveals: Hackney, mostly1 year 14 weeks agoGo Herne Hill!

    Go Herne Hill! Applause

  • Video: Froome says cycling is cleanest sport1 year 14 weeks agoGood for him. The BBC were

    Good for him. The BBC were asking Chris Hoy this morning about Froome and whether he was clean. If I was Froome or Hoy I would be asking why journalists are still pointing a narrow beam torch on cycling - rather than switching on the room light and asking rugby, football, tennis, swimming and athletics whether they have their camps in order?

    Of course after what happened to Walsh and Kimmage no football hack is going to ask a premiership manager whether they think star players peeing in a cup twice a year is due diligence.

    It's a ticking time bomb just like MP expenses and banking regulations. I'll give it another 2 years before they find the next Fuentes and the Great British Press start coming up with thorough investigative journalism across sport.

  • Where are the London bike commuters? Infographic reveals: Hackney, mostly1 year 14 weeks agogreat to see my part of town

    great to see my part of town is in 2nd place, not that its a competition.

  • Video: Froome says cycling is cleanest sport1 year 14 weeks agoIn other news.... Can we stop

    In other news....

    Can we stop asking him about doping now please?
    Yawn

  • Video: Froome says cycling is cleanest sport1 year 14 weeks ago"The cleanest sport"? Erm -

    "The cleanest sport"?
    Erm - lets not get carried away now Chrissy lad

  • Brian Cookson lays out 7-point plan to fight doping & restore cycling's credibility1 year 14 weeks agoIt's Cookson's anti doping

    It's Cookson's anti doping plan. He has cycle development and women's cycle development plans too.

    Looking forward to Prudomme allowing a women's TDF to run simultaneously with the men's. All the carping about women's cycling not being commercial reminds me of 2009 when critics were asking why we'd would want something called an 'iPad' when we all had laptops and phones?

    If Magni, who looked like Joe Bugner on a bike, could secure sponsorship from Nivea face cream in the 1930's I would suggest that a women's TDF might rustle up a few new sponsors. Thinking

  • WTD: Ribble R872 Frame or Complete Bike1 year 14 weeks agoBump

    Bump

  • Pain in the neck!1 year 14 weeks agothink it's quite a common

    think it's quite a common problem due to the upper back, neck and head not following a natural curve - your back and neck curves but then we tend to lift our heads (to see the road!) and it creates an awkward angle, causing pain over time. Some stretching & strengthening exercises work really well. Could be the prob.

  • Tour of Poland1 year 14 weeks agoyes

    yes Nerd

  • kona zing1 year 14 weeks agoThanks good to hear that,

    Thanks good to hear that, what size bike did you get?

  • Tour of Poland1 year 14 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:tonight

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    tonight Nerd

    Will San Sebastian be open tonight too Dave?

  • 23 or 25mm Clinchers to race and train? Which clinchers to choose?1 year 14 weeks ago700c wrote:I must be a bit

    700c wrote:
    I must be a bit mad running my tubs at 140psi! Higher for TTs, but it works for me..

    I have read that tubs roll well with higher pressures but I'd not want to race on Shropshire roads at that. A friend of mine is a bit lighter than me. She uses Conti tubs on her Navigators and doesn't normally go over 100 psi.

  • New bike1 year 14 weeks agoYou could also consult

    You could also consult road.cc's list of the best £500-£900 bikes:

    http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/71216-best-£500-£900-road-bikes

  • Video: French mountain biker jumps over Chris Froome at the Tour de France1 year 14 weeks agoTerrific video, what is that

    Terrific video, what is that sound track?

  • Tour of Poland1 year 14 weeks agoWas having a look at this and

    Was having a look at this and it starts in Italy! Two stages of a seven stage race! Bonkers.

    Looks like a fun little thing though after the big daddy. Some big names too.

  • kona zing1 year 14 weeks agoI've got the 2010 Zing. It

    I've got the 2010 Zing. It was £625 down from £900 ish which is pretty much why I bought it. Don't really have anything to compare it to but I'm perfectly happy with it. Probably done 9 or 10k and no complaints. It was a bit of a hurried purchase but I'm definately happy with it. All I've replaced is tyres and bar tape!