- 20mph limit in residential streets could roll out across Scotland following successful Edinburgh trial1 year 17 weeks agoIslington is a 20 borough.
Islington is a 20 borough. No-one observes the speed limit. There is no enforcement. "Official" vehicles like buses, taxis, post office and council trucks don't stick to it. It's pointless. Such a shame.
- Going ultralight, help identifying a 5.2kg beauty1 year 17 weeks agoThe club has, but not me
The club has, but not me personally. I do fancy trying it, although the ride I just described is possibly my favorite route.
- Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 17 weeks agoHaving just re-read my post
Having just re-read my post on this subject ....... I wish I could type!
Compulsion is counter to one of the great pleasures of going for a ride, the sense of freedom. But it seems a bit daft to not take advantage of something that can reduce the consequences of a head impact if you're unlucky enough to suffer an accident.
- Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 17 weeks agoTrust me folks, the last
Trust me folks, the last place you want to be on a horse is on a road and roads are typically used only to link up bridleways/gallops/commons etc.
let's face it, there are plenty of folk who want the "delaying elements" off the highways (horse/bikes etc) so perhaps a little effort to understand other vulnerable road users is not out of order ?
- Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 17 weeks agoThere is a huge difference
There is a huge difference between a small group of friends out for a recreational bike ride, and a pack of 50 or more riders passing in close succession, all intent on achieving a personal best for the ride that day. Trying to cross the road when there is a stream of riders which which you cannot get eye contact (mirror shades should be banned by the same token that tinted windows on cars are illegal) and many also riding with the head-down position that saw one rider die recently through riding at full speed into the back of a parked vehicle.
The racing of motor vehicles on a public road is prohibited, and the similar activity of driving within a strictly timed regime for a motor rally requires a licence. Woe betide you if more than 11 of your friends decide to have a 'treasure hunt' with cars.
Formal cycle racing is likewise managed, but there is a substantial grey area, of 'organised rides' and a few groups have experienced the consequences of having no overall co-ordination. I recall one fundraising ride set up with expense and publicity which had just one rider registering because they managed to pick the date of a long established cycling event from the same city, and I do often wonder when pedal fatigue will eventually kick in
Poor organisation albeit not from every group involved will certainly see a keener interest to ensure that events are operated under clear rules which ensure that other road users can safely enjoy use of the road, through proper and effective management whilst the events take place, and that the event organisers carry appropriate cover for any incidents arising. Perhaps s.78 of HA 1835 and successor legislation can be suitably interpreted?
- 20mph limit in residential streets could roll out across Scotland following successful Edinburgh trial1 year 17 weeks agoOnly works when it's
Only works when it's regularly policed and those caught breaking the speed limit are fined and get points. Articles in the local paper informing everyone that people are getting caught helps put some fear into the speeders, and makes them slow down.
Speed bumps on the other hand anoy the hell out of cyclists and motorist, the constant breaking and accelerating between them does nothing for the environment or the safety of other road users.
I'm all for anything that improves things for all non motorised road users...... reclaim the streets! That's what I say!
- USA Pro - stage 61 year 17 weeks agoDo you think everyone else is
Do you think everyone else is watching Vuelta highlights on ITV4? They'll soon stop when Liggett gets back. Carlton's no @spokesmen but at least he's not the S&L show.
- USA Pro - stage 61 year 17 weeks agoIndeed, bugger
Indeed, bugger it
- USA Pro - stage 61 year 17 weeks agoSagan again. Looked like
Sagan again. Looked like Mezgec second.
- Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 17 weeks agoHorse do not like bikes.
Horse do not like bikes.
My experience is different. I've ridden off-road with horses which was a hoot. Especially when one of them bit my handlebar-end as he thought I was going too fast and he wanted to be first! They also liked the red "horse" to go through all the scary gaps first to prove it was safe!
Certainly not the smartest animals in the forest.
- Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 17 weeks agoYes helmets should be
Yes helmets should be compulsory it could save so many lifes, I wear mine all the time thank goodness I do as ive had some near misses.
- Cannot believe there are no replies!!1 year 17 weeks agofreespirit1 wrote:All I havefreespirit1 wrote:
All I have said is that ALL road users if they obeyed the simple instructions in existence, may find that we can all use the roads in harmony.
Well yes, on a normal day. But road closures are necessary for this event. You cannot have up to 20,000 cyclists mixing with normal road traffic, even on a Sunday morning. Then there is the professional Classic race. What would happen at the hundreds of traffic light junctions? There will be road closures for this event next year, to suggest otherwise implies you aren't really aware of what is happening during the event.
- Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 17 weeks agoCars are more dangerous than
Cars are more dangerous than cyclists. I accept that horses are easily spooked, I've often wonder why the owners of nervous horse subject them to the terrors of the roads, why not ride them in a field where its safe instead of blaming others e.g. cyclists
I think the cyclist is more at risk from a demented horse with a rider who connot control it. If it was an out of control dog, what would these locals being ranting on about then?
All this crap about being imprisoned by cyclists!?? Come on get a grip.
- Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 17 weeks agoFFS - how many times does a
FFS - how many times does a horse have to be destroyed after being spooked by a car and injuring itself? And how often do we hear about it? Are the same riders demanding that cars be banned in the village too.
Our local canoe club has a storage container near some riding trails. On returning from a recent trip we were told by one rider that their horse was spooked by kayaks on top of a car!!!! Let's ban canoes too
- Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 17 weeks agoReally good post here and it
Really good post here and it does explain why horse can and do react in the way they do!!
- USA Pro - stage 61 year 17 weeks agoI'm hoping that Rogers holds
I'm hoping that Rogers holds on out front
- Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 17 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Thanks fordrheaton wrote:
Thanks for sorting this out Ghedebrav, I'll put the spreadsheet together when I get back to work on Wednesday and do a scores update.
Happy to help
- Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 17 weeks agoWhen was the last time a
When was the last time a cyclist sh*t in the road. Horses should be ridden in fields and on bridle paths not roads they are an absolute pain.
- Vuelta - Stage 11 year 17 weeks agoScored 105, which I feel
Scored 105, which I feel reasonably happy with. In retrospect though, given that the next few stages are a bit of a crapshoot and today was much more predictable, I perhaps should've gone all out for the points today.
Oh well. Hoping I've made some lucky picks!
- Going ultralight, help identifying a 5.2kg beauty1 year 17 weeks agoHave you ever gone straight
Have you ever gone straight on from the top of the Goyt and over the North Staffs moors towards the Roaches and Longnor? There's a stunning view off the top of the hill. There's a great little cafe run out of a farmhouse kitchen in Hartington too.
- Chris Froome Looking at Stems1 year 17 weeks ago#Stemvy ?
- 20mph limit in residential streets could roll out across Scotland following successful Edinburgh trial1 year 17 weeks agoYou can be pretty sure that
You can be pretty sure that the main bus operator locally will support 20mph and with buses doing 20mph (and hopefully all council vehicles as well) there will be some pretty powerful moderating in place.
- Vuelta - Stage 11 year 17 weeks agoThat is some score for a
That is some score for a TTT...
- Cyclist has £2,000 bike stolen moments after being hit by car1 year 17 weeks agoFixie Girl wrote:What youFixie Girl wrote:
What you should think is 'Gosh, the news loves to cover shark attacks.'
In this case, I'm trusting that the reason road.cc loves to cover this is because they're looking forward to the day when SMIDSYs are as rare as shark attacks, and the first step is to get the world to realise there's a problem.
- Cyclist has £2,000 bike stolen moments after being hit by car1 year 17 weeks agoMaybe the theif was the woman
Maybe the theif was the woman on the horse?