• Sir Bradley Wiggins in trouble over crude joke at charity dinner1 year 12 weeks agoNot exactly the crime of the

    Not exactly the crime of the century but he has always been a plonker.
    Just because he is a top class sportsman doesn't mean he he can't be a classless twat.

  • 1,000 attend 'die-in' protest at Transport for London HQ1 year 12 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Leodis

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Leodis wrote:
    @Gkam84
    Because the London movement is just about themselves, the rest of the country gets pittance and London gets £900 Million, Leeds was lucky, we got... £20m

    I wasn't going to say that, but you are bang on.

    Its all about making London better, cycling a little safer, but to hell with the rest of you....


    I agree with you up to a point... But a) there are loads more cyclists here per head; b) the opportunity for (further) modal shift is greater because the congestion and cost of public transport should make cycling an easier sell; c) all the politicians are here, so if you convince them in London you've convinced the whole country; and stuff.

  • Cyclist rides into telegraph pole, blames council1 year 12 weeks agoFor the past year all the old

    For the past year all the old concrete lamposts in this area have been replaced with metal ones.
    They have just put one about 2 feet into the middle of a shared use cycle path, right on a very tight corner. The old concrete one was recessed into a wall. The posts are painted dark green & hard to see in the dark, you now couldn't have 2 bikes pass each on that stretch, so if a rider was to come round the bend with either another cyclist or a pedestrian oncoming, It is an accident waiting to happen.
    Really don't think council planner actually use their brains sometimes

  • 1,000 attend 'die-in' protest at Transport for London HQ1 year 12 weeks agoLeodis wrote:@Gkam84 Because

    Leodis wrote:
    @Gkam84
    Because the London movement is just about themselves, the rest of the country gets pittance and London gets £900 Million, Leeds was lucky, we got... £20m

    I wasn't going to say that, but you are bang on.

    Its all about making London better, cycling a little safer, but to hell with the rest of you....

  • Transport minister rejects call to make HGV cycle safety features compulsory1 year 12 weeks agoYORN ! more bollocks from our

    YORN !

    more bollocks from our MPs positioning themselfs ready for the election l M H O

  • Cyclist rides into telegraph pole, blames council1 year 12 weeks agoI hope the telegraph pole

    I hope the telegraph pole wasn't damaged by this chump's enormous thick head...

  • Cyclist rides into telegraph pole, blames council1 year 12 weeks agoYou should see the absolute

    You should see the absolute Incompetent balls up Barrow District Council have made of the cycle path around the docks ... bloody disgrace ! Absolutely no common sense thinking at all.

    steel posts painted black in the middle of the path, badly placed gates, and barriers painted battleship grey with no reflective signs . . . and that's by no means all,

    I think they do it on the cheap so they look good with x number of miles of cycle routes, don't seem to matter if they are safe, useable or full of parked cars! Angry

  • Transport minister rejects call to make HGV cycle safety features compulsory1 year 12 weeks agoQuote:The minister

    Quote:
    The minister highlighted the four-week THINK! campaign aimed at cyclists and motorists launched in the latter part of October and covering London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Cambridge.

    In Leeds I have seen nothing of this.

  • Transport minister rejects call to make HGV cycle safety features compulsory1 year 12 weeks agoJesus H. Christ you know when

    Jesus H. Christ you know when you are in trouble and are a vulnerable minority when George Galloway steps in.

  • 1,000 attend 'die-in' protest at Transport for London HQ1 year 12 weeks agoWhat a Terribly English

    What a Terribly English protest. Why do I feel that had it been held in a 'warmer-blooded' country, it would have lasted a lot longer, been a lot louder, rowdier, and would have properly stuffed the traffic for the entire evening? As it stands, just how inconvenienced were London's private car and truck users? Probably no more so than a run-of-the-mill RTI.

  • 1,000 attend 'die-in' protest at Transport for London HQ1 year 12 weeks ago@Gkam84 Because the London

    @Gkam84
    Because the London movement is just about themselves, the rest of the country gets pittance and London gets £900 Million, Leeds was lucky, we got... £20m

  • 1,000 attend 'die-in' protest at Transport for London HQ1 year 12 weeks agoI can't be bothered reading

    I can't be bothered reading the rest after the fourth paragraph.

    Why just ask for London.....It should be the WHOLE of the UK that gets £33 per head....

    I am not going to comment further, because it'll just explode what already has been a difficult debate

  • Brailsford threatened to fine Wiggins if he didn't support Froome in Tour de France1 year 12 weeks agoCan't understand why wiggins

    Can't understand why wiggins still has fans/supporters

  • Government 'will not legislate' for Mayor of London's cyclist headphone ban1 year 12 weeks agoI've just come in from cold,

    I've just come in from cold, wet cycle. When I was half-way home I stuck a fleece cap with a peak and earflaps on under my helmet to keep my ears warm and my glasses dry. It reduced road noise significantly, probably more so than headphones, so Boris should definitely consider a ban on hats. A ban on hats, scarves, cowls, turned-up collars, earrings and long haircuts would also make a ban on headphones much easier to enforce.

  • Government 'will not legislate' for Mayor of London's cyclist headphone ban1 year 12 weeks agoOh, and can someone tell me

    Oh, and can someone tell me how the sound of a lorry that is about to run me down from behind differs from one which is going to pass me?

  • Government 'will not legislate' for Mayor of London's cyclist headphone ban1 year 12 weeks agoShould definitely ban

    Should definitely ban sat-navs in cars. There are cases where people have died because the driver was distracted by the sat-nav, and wasn't watching the road.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins in trouble over crude joke at charity dinner1 year 12 weeks agoSo can I just

    So can I just check...

    Bradley is still OK although he made a crap/rude "joke" and didn't pay Chris Froome?

    Lance is still bad?

    Froome we're still a bit unsure about?

    Cav? Where we at with him?

    Gosh it's so difficult keeping up with all this...

  • Video: BMX champ Matti Hemmings urban singlespeed flatlanding1 year 12 weeks agoBalancing on the train

    Balancing on the train track...!

  • Roadhawk Ride 720p High Performance Bullet Camera1 year 12 weeks agoI've been using one of these

    I've been using one of these for the last nine months or so. Overall I'm really pleased with it, and the auto overwrite is great meaning i only have to do anything with the SD card when there's a video i want to do something with.

    Low light performance isn't great - you can't make a lot out from the recordings unless you're on a road with really good street lighting. If you search on YouTube there are quite are few review / demo videos you can check out.

    I find the battery life OK. I tested it by charging it and wiping the card then leaving it recording until the battery ran out. At the end of it I had 18 five minute segments, so about as claimed. I find the battery warning light comes on quite a while before the battery actually runs out. I might test it again to see how the battery is holding up, but I've not noticed much loss of battery life. I usually charge a couple of times a week but my commute is fairly short.

    Overall I'm really happy with the purchase and unless your riding takes in a lot of unlit roads if recommend it.

  • Roadhawk Ride 720p High Performance Bullet Camera1 year 12 weeks agoI've been using one of these

    I've been using one of these for the last nine months or so. Overall I'm really pleased with it, and the auto overwrite is great meaning i only have to do anything with the SD card when there's a video i want to do something with.

    Low light performance isn't great - you can't make a lot out from the recordings unless you're on a road with really good street lighting. If you search on YouTube there are quite are few review / demo videos you can check out.

    I find the battery life OK. I tested it by charging it and wiping the card then leaving it recording until the battery ran out. At the end of it I had 18 five minute segments, so about as claimed. I find the battery warning light comes on quite a while before the battery actually runs out. I might test it again to see how the battery is holding up, but I've not noticed much loss of battery life. I usually charge a couple of times a week but my commute is fairly short.

    Overall I'm really happy with the purchase and unless your riding takes in a lot of unlit roads if recommend it.

  • What has happened to Bike Route Toaster1 year 12 weeks agoRideWithGPS is a great site

    RideWithGPS is a great site which our club uses a lot with Toaster as the backup and route loader for older Garmins.

  • Raleigh Strada 61 year 12 weeks agoGiven a Simplon Grid F1 is a

    Given a Simplon Grid F1 is a 1700€ bike, and the Raleigh is £650, not surprising the Raleigh weighs more and isn't as good, as they really aren't comparable bikes given the price difference. Something like a Planet X Kaffenback would be a far better bike to compare the Raleigh to.

  • Muc-Off C3 Ceramic Lube Wet1 year 12 weeks agoAnd for £10.20 off the

    And for £10.20 off the interweb, I have ordered a bottle containing 120ml. Big Grin

  • 1,000 attend 'die-in' protest at Transport for London HQ1 year 12 weeks agoWhat a malicious and

    What a malicious and misleading interpretation by Andrew Gilligan regarding the demand that a “ban on any vehicles whose drivers cannot see adjacent road users” means a ban on lorries.

    It does not.

    It's a demand that lorries (in this example) are fitted with blindspot eliminating technology and mirrors. Such as the newest style mirrors and cameras where this isn't fully covering blindspots.

    Cheap and proven technology, which is probably less than £1,000 per lorry.

    He just lost a massive amount of respect with that rhetorical red herring.

  • Roadhawk Ride 720p High Performance Bullet Camera1 year 12 weeks agoThat battery life is poor

    That battery life is poor isn't it? Means it'll go on charge every single evening/night so will lose capacity pretty quickly.