• Gerard Vroomen launches 2r monthly magazine for iPad - and it's free1 year 22 weeks agoAnd it was all looking so

    And it was all looking so good until he mentioned paul kimmage Angry

  • UCI Track Worlds screened live on BBC Two starting this afternoon (full guide to coverage)1 year 22 weeks agoI imagine UCI will have it

    I imagine UCI will have it available to watch on YouTube afterwards (as with CX Worlds which is all up there), just not while live coverage going on.

    British Cycling has a link to the UCI video feed on its website... but if you click on it from the UK, it's geoblocked.

    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/gbcyclingteam/article/min20130102-gb-cy...

  • How fit do I have to be to do a sportive?1 year 22 weeks agoI would not really bother

    I would not really bother with gels. For a 100k sportive a plate of pasta and a little sauce about three hours before hand will give your system a boost and maybe one sandwich along the way in tin foil not cling film (assuming your riding whilst eating) and cut it into squares. As for drinks, Orange squash diluted to taste, pinch of salt and add some honey(body builders use it to spike their energy before an event). It is just as effective as all those energy gels and much easier on the stomach. Just make sure you try whatever combo you like in advance and not on the day of the event. Sick

  • "Dry Shower" products1 year 22 weeks agoI am still waiting for a

    I am still waiting for a product called "DryBath" to come to the market, it seems like the ideal product for cyclists.

    http://headboy.org/drybath/

  • "Dry Shower" products1 year 22 weeks agoThat manager sounds like a

    That manager sounds like a proper douche, although they are useful so maybe not, I guess you would be better off away from a w#@*er like that. Wet wipes and deodorant job done and good luck with the job search.

  • UCI publishes private correspondence between Pat McQuaid and WADA president John Fahey1 year 22 weeks agoThe UCI as a governing body

    The UCI as a governing body have no credibility whatsoever. Of course the UCI should pay for the TRC commission as they are the governing body, then to suggest they are unwilling probably means that with the sponsors running for the hills, they have a cash flow problem. To then suspend the internal investigation is simply a chess move by McQuaid to prolong his sorry ass tenure. Fahey is so right. UCI are full of it. Liar

  • UCI Track Worlds screened live on BBC Two starting this afternoon (full guide to coverage)1 year 22 weeks agoLive on BBC but not on UCI's

    Live on BBC but not on UCI's youtube channel? Will the BBC be putting it on iplayer then?

  • Email deluge at City Hall as London Assembly Members urged to vote for additional £41m for cycling1 year 22 weeks ago"dear cyclist" - nice touch.

    "dear cyclist" - nice touch.

  • Riding Stage 15 of the TdF. Givors - Mount Ventoux1 year 22 weeks agoIn Jersey pocket: Food, ID,

    In Jersey pocket: Food, ID, phone, waterproof, money (nothing that can puncture your kidneys if you fall off)
    In saddle pack: 1 or 2 tubes (depending on size of pack), multi-tool, CO2 canister and chuck, puncture kit, tyre levers, Ladyshave

    I also have a pump on the frame most of the time but you might get away without one if you're riding with people you know well enough and/or have support at hand.

    Pedals and shoes will be fine.

    Seriously consider a bike fit if you have any issues with knee, neck or back pain. You'll have to get used to a more aero position than you are used to but if problems persist, consider it - particularly for cleat placement and foot alignment. Varus wedges are cheap and can help with this.

  • Stats reveal London's deadly cycling zone… if you're a woman1 year 22 weeks agoThe councils concerned –

    The councils concerned – looks like City of Westminster, City of London, Islington and Camden – and Transport for London, are all bound by the Public Sector Equality Duty.

    Part of the Equality Act 2010, they are obliged to have due regard to the need to, amongst other things, “Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not”. A “protected characteristic” is legalese for things like gender, ethnicity and disability.

    Since significantly more women cyclists are being killed than men, then something is clearly going wrong – and should be addressed as a matter of urgency.

  • New tyre time, please help...1 year 22 weeks agocidermart wrote:_Karlos_

    cidermart wrote:
    _Karlos_ wrote:
    Thanks chaps. I've just seen that the Michelin Pro 4s are 40% at Wiggle at the minute (£23.99).

    CRC are throwing in some inner tubes as part of a deal around same price 40% off but their valve stem options are limited.

  • New tyre time, please help...1 year 22 weeks agoWow, I have GP 4000s that I

    Wow, I have GP 4000s that I bought last summer and they are still going strong. I didn't realize they were such a popular choice so I have to mention them too. They do balance smoothness, speed, cost and puncture resistance very well.

  • New tyre time, please help...1 year 22 weeks ago_Karlos_ wrote:Thanks chaps.

    _Karlos_ wrote:
    Thanks chaps. I've just seen that the Michelin Pro 4s are 40% at Wiggle at the minute (£23.99). And the GP 4000s are £38...Hmmm...being a northerner I may take the tight wad's option Thinking

    I just looked on Wiggle and the GP 4000s are £27.92 (35% discount). Great tyres and all I use.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-grand-prix-4000s-road-tyre/

  • Pat McQuaid defends UCI's record on doping and says he aims to see the fight through1 year 22 weeks agoWhat a crock of shit! He

    What a crock of shit! He should have said that whilst I recognise that doping is not particular to the sport of Cycling, as head of the UCI, I have been ineffective in managing it!! Only up until the USADA report, the UCI would still have left their heads in the sand. They have no credibility whatsoever under the old guard. McQuaid and Verbruggen are dug in like ticks. The only legacy he will leave behind is that he was caught with his pants down. Thinking

  • New tyre time, please help...1 year 22 weeks ago+1 on what Seoige says about

    +1 on what Seoige says about the Ultremo DD's, Done nearly 4000k on mine with no p*******s so far (searches frantically about for something made of wood to knock on!)They roll great and grip brilliantly in the wet and even though they cut up slightly it doesn't affect performance

    I also get the threads off the sidewall, nice to know its not just me!

  • Riding Stage 15 of the TdF. Givors - Mount Ventoux1 year 22 weeks agoandyp wrote:Do I need to

    andyp wrote:
    Do I need to shave my legs
    yes.

    I shaved my legs once, it was 'interesting.' The smoothness felt great and it was good in my shorts; BUT when I was sitting in the office or watching TV at home wearing trousers, every time I moved my legs I felt the material swishing against my legs. The hyper-sensitivity was distracting most of the time and just kept reminding me that I have shaved legs.

    When it grew out a bit the feeling stopped. So now I just use the clippers and have No.1 trim a couple of times in the summer; it very nearly the same but not distracting and saves me having to shave every week as the ladies must have to do.

    Try it, you might like it if you have the patience to get used to the feeling; if not just trim if all you want to do is not look like a hairy monster in the peleton.

  • Cycleguard Insurance Claim - The TERRIBLE service saga continues....1 year 22 weeks agoYeah, that sounds typical for

    Yeah, that sounds typical for bike insurance I've afraid. It can take upto 6 months to get a payout/replacement.

    I would keep on at them, it should speed it up.

    In the mean time, have you got pictures of the pot hole? Put in a claim against your local council aswell.

  • New tyre time, please help...1 year 22 weeks agoSchwalbe Ultremo DD's, 2

    Schwalbe Ultremo DD's, 2 punctures in one year. Roll well and extremely reliable. Got 5K out of them but they do shred threads from the sidewall like a frayed shirt. I just cut them off. It does not appear to affect the performance of the tyre. I am on the new evo corsa now with 320 tpi casing, very smooth and buttery. I have to check the tyre sometimes to see if I have a puncture. Using them with this new Panaracer kevlar belt liner which is not the hard plastic type but more like thin wall insulation(25g each) I hear the Vittorias are not as puncture resistant as they would have you believe so just to be safe. Wink MTW

  • Cycleguard Insurance Claim - The TERRIBLE service saga continues....1 year 22 weeks agoUnfortunately it sounds like

    Unfortunately it sounds like a typical insurance company scenario with the backwards and forwards rubbish all the time not realising the person who is affected is left in limbo waiting. Sorry to hear about your accident, or are they calling it an incident these days? Confused , I hope you were ok and this mess gets sorted soon. Sticking the foot of the ombudsman up their backside might help to close this quicker so good luck.

  • Riding Stage 15 of the TdF. Givors - Mount Ventoux1 year 22 weeks agoandyp wrote:Do I need to

    andyp wrote:
    Do I need to shave my legs
    yes.

    I will crack on with this later then..... Wink

  • Riding Stage 15 of the TdF. Givors - Mount Ventoux1 year 22 weeks agoarrieredupeleton wrote:I

    arrieredupeleton wrote:
    I agree that you've got plenty of time but aim to be comfortable doing 2/3rds of the eventual distance i.e. 100 miles by about a month before hand. In the final week, it's best to taper down and do less mileage.

    For what it's worth, spend more on contact points such as shoes, gloves and shorts. Temperatures can change quickly on the Ventoux so I would recommend a short sleeve jersey (full length zip), gillet and arm warmers and packable waterproof.

    Finally, if your ride is 'supported' you can get away without carrying much. Some people prefer keeping everything in the 3 back pockets. Others a small saddle bag. Don't let others tell you what you should wear or carry on the bike though. Use whatever you can get on with. Good luck with the training - the speed is addictive when you are used to an MTB!

    Thanks for the reply, the ride is supported to an extent so I can leave some spares on the van. What items do people normally take in their saddle bag? Tube, energy source, phone, multi tool.

    Regarding shoes and pedals. I was going to buy the PD5700 Shimano and then the R087 shoes. I'm size 13 49/50 so no LBS have my size in to try. Will have to order online and trial and error. Thoughts on these?

  • New tyre time, please help...1 year 22 weeks agoThanks chaps. I've just seen

    Thanks chaps. I've just seen that the Michelin Pro 4s are 40% at Wiggle at the minute (£23.99). And the GP 4000s are £38...Hmmm...being a northerner I may take the tight wad's option Thinking

  • New tyre time, please help...1 year 22 weeks agoHas to be GP4000s by

    Has to be GP4000s by continental Cool

  • Craft Siberian Bootie1 year 22 weeks agoFor me any overshoes that are

    For me any overshoes that are even a moderate hassle to get on will never cut the mustard. Getting dressed in all your winter gear takes long enough as it is without additional struggles. My own personal experiences of these overshoes are exactly that they are a hassle - my previous £12.99 planet x neoprene overshoes were on in seconds... that's my benchmark.

    At the very least I would recommend a size up for anyone considering these.

  • Tyler Hamilton tells Puerto trial how blood transfusion made his urine turn black1 year 22 weeks agoThat can also happen if you

    That can also happen if you drink too many Slush Puppies too.