• White Van Man Has A Bad Day1 year 14 weeks agoSmile for the camera Last

    Smile for the camera Rolling On The Floor
    Last year I got a load of abuse from a man dressed as a cowboy, complete with a set of horns strapped to the roof of his car. Oh boy do I wish I had that on film Crying
    But, as you say, a happy ending Cool

  • £2 million from Local Sustainable Transport Fund for nine projects across England1 year 14 weeks agoThey are having a laugh

    They are having a laugh aren't they ?

    The A1 Western bypass corridor includes some of the worst places in Newcastle to live. I've worked there before and in some places its just wall to wall scum who would be more likely to pinch your bike than ride one to school etc.

    Dont get me wrong there are some really nice people along that route but its the usual local govt plan to pump money into deprived areas in the hope that the leopard changes its spots.

    The money could be better spent in my honest opinion.

  • Northern Ireland’s first television cycle safety advert to run until after the Giro1 year 14 weeks agoHector Ch wrote:"Designed to

    Hector Ch wrote:
    "Designed to run up to and during the Giro d’Italian"

    Giro d'Italian ?


    That will be Norn Iron speak Big Grin

  • Northern Ireland’s first television cycle safety advert to run until after the Giro1 year 14 weeks agoThus road safety advert needs

    Thus road safety advert needs to be run in the UK aswell.

    My friend recently astounded me with the comments that cyclist should not be allowed on the road, her rational was that they don't pay road tax. When pressed about the point, the real reason turned out that cyclist impede her speed going to work!

    This came from a woman I thought had alot of common sense, just shows what an uphill struggle to convince normal(ish) drivers to give cyclists space. Given her ignorant position, it will one day end in a collision for some poor cyclist. I shall persist in trying to educate her that all road users should be tolerant of each other.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoenrique wrote:It is so nice

    enrique wrote:
    It is so nice to have the race deadline so close to the race start. Thank you! Smile

    I'm waiting until the first breakaway before I pick my team.

    Standard.
    Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
    Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
    Jakob Fuglsang (AST)
    Tom Jelte Slagter (GRS)
    Lieuwe Westra (AST)
    Ben Swift (SKY)
    Marco Minnaard (WGG)
    Stefan Denifl (IAM)
    Nelson Oliveira (LAM)

    Purist
    Ben Swift (SKY)
    Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
    Stefan Denifl (IAM)
    Zdenek Stybar (OPQ)
    Bryan Coquard (EUC)
    Nelson Oliveira (LAM)
    Wesley Kreder (WGG)
    Sonny Colbrelli (BAR)
    Alejandro Valverde (MOV)

  • Northern Ireland’s first television cycle safety advert to run until after the Giro1 year 14 weeks agoThis is actually pretty good.

    This is actually pretty good. Much better than the 'Be Nice' effort rolled out in Scotland. The DOE could have gone the way they normally do with road safety films which to be honest are pretty brutal. This I hope will encourage a better mutual respect between all.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks ago2 in the break for my purists

    2 in the break for my purists Smile

  • £2 million from Local Sustainable Transport Fund for nine projects across England1 year 14 weeks agoHmm. DfT using the term "push

    Hmm. DfT using the term "push bikes" hardly helps confidence in them understanding cycling at all.

  • Northern Ireland’s first television cycle safety advert to run until after the Giro1 year 14 weeks ago"Designed to run up to and

    "Designed to run up to and during the Giro d’Italian"

    Giro d'Italian ?

  • Police safety warning to cyclists tackling Yorkshire Tour de France routes, new app highlights hazards (+ video)1 year 14 weeks agoThose who bring the most

    Those who bring the most danger to others have the greater responsibility. I'd rather be hit by a cyclist riding at 30mph than by a car at 30mph. The forces are totally different.

    Although the average driver may not 'have it in for cyclists' a driving 'mistake' is more likely to kill than a cycling mistake, and the person killed is more likely to be someone who didn't make the mistake.

    There is no 'right' to drive, there is a right to cycle.

  • Geraint Thomas talks Paris-Roubaix bike setup with Team Sky mechanic + video1 year 14 weeks agoI've been getting blow outs

    I've been getting blow outs with my new Kinesis CX wheels and 35mm Continental tyres. I finally worked out the wheels had been fitted with rim tape that was too wide. Never had that problem before and thought I share it.
    But nice little video and a cracking ride by G last week. I hope he bags a big win in the next couple of years (and avoids crashing!)

  • Northern Ireland’s first television cycle safety advert to run until after the Giro1 year 14 weeks agoHo hum. More of the same

    Ho hum. More of the same woolly, watered down safety messages designed to be balanced to motorists and cyclists.

    How about a genuine hard hitting campaign such as with drink driving showing the injuries and damage that a recklessly driven motor vehicle causes?

    But whatever you do, don't offend motorists - the magic voters that politicians pander to. I'm yet to hear a politician speak out about the complacent, selfish, reckless driving that causes death on our roads. In fact they can't make a single bloody comment about cycling and driving without seeking some kind of ridiculous moral equivalency - as if driving two tonnes of metal at speed inches from an unprotected person is the same as skipping a red light.

    I'm fed up with this shit. I ride well and I drive well. There are dickheads who do neither but only one group is killing people.

  • BTwin Ultralight Bike Gilet 7001 year 14 weeks agos_lim wrote:I like the fact

    s_lim wrote:
    I like the fact that there's a bit of a love affair between Decathlon and Road.CC at the minute; they're the only ones reviewing Btwin/Aptonia, and all products invariably com back with a decent rating, echoing the experiences of many budget-conscious cyclist.

    Cycling as a hobby is bloody expensive; Decathlon should be applauded for cutting prices and not quality.

    (My tuppenceworth; Aptonia gels are the best I've used, Btwin series 7/9 kit is as good as anything on the market).

    I feel sometimes that Decathlon is viewed as the Aldi/Lidl/Skoda of the cycling world (some people just wouldn't be seen dead with their products). I have always liked their stuff for its value for money - having discovered Decathlon in France while on holiday years ago. As a family of keen cyclists and walkers, just about every bit of kit we own comes from Decathlon.
    Many thanks to roadcc for this slight change of direction towards more budget products making cycling more inclusive rather than exclusive Big Grin

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoAt last a rider in a break!

    At last a rider in a break! First time in this years classics. Shame I didn't put Mohoric in my purist too

  • Northern Ireland’s first television cycle safety advert to run until after the Giro1 year 14 weeks ago"Don't forget - it's

    "Don't forget - it's dangerous to pass vehicles on the inside" so stop painting lanes telling everyone to do exactly that!

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoRetweeted by Movistar Team:

    Retweeted by Movistar Team: José Been ‏@TourDeJose
    Break Lutsenko (AST), Mohoric (CAN), Ligthart (LTB), Belletti (AND), Lang (IAM), Van Hecke (TSV), Vanlandschoot (WGG) & Boem (BAR) Gap 11:10

  • Inquest hears of 40mph head-on crash that killed Junior Heffernan during Severn Bridge Road Race1 year 14 weeks agoYou might get the odd walker,

    You might get the odd walker, but the risks should be low, and probability even lower of meeting walkers crossing.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoIt is so nice to have the

    It is so nice to have the race deadline so close to the race start. Thank you! Smile

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoLots of hedging

    Lots of hedging here:

    Standard:

    Ben Swift (SKY)
    Tom Jelte Slagter (GRS)
    Damiano Cunego (LAM)
    Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
    Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
    Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
    Matej Mohoric (CAD)
    Jelle Vanendert (LTB)
    Antonio Parrinello (AND)

    Purist:

    Tony Gallopin (LTB)
    Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
    Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
    Lars Petter Nordhaug (BLK)
    Bjorn Leukemans (WGG)
    Jelle Vanendert (LTB)
    Tom Dumoulin (GSH)
    Fabian Wegmann (GRS)
    Karsten Kroon (TSB)

  • Should I get a power meter?1 year 14 weeks agoI think if you use it well

    I think if you use it well then it will probably reap much greater rewards interns of performance than any bike upgrades.

  • Police safety warning to cyclists tackling Yorkshire Tour de France routes, new app highlights hazards (+ video)1 year 14 weeks agoBBB wrote:That's because most

    BBB wrote:
    That's because most of accidents involving cyclists are caused by drivers but typically leaflets and campaigns are aimed at cyclists (usually vicitms).
    I'm not sure there is really any evidence of this.

    BBB wrote:
    ...Majority of non-cycling individuals believe that riding two abreast or taking the lane as a part of defensive cycling is illegal or antisocial.
    But not dropping to one abreast when there is a huge tailback forming and it's perfectly safe to do so is antisocial.

    BBB wrote:
    Speeding, overtaking on blind bends/hills, texting, close dangerous overtakes ARE NOT "mistakes". They are examples of inconsiderate and dangerosus driving that kills and seriously injure people.
    You're right they are but so is riding on the pavement, jumping lights etc etc.

    I wasn't looking for an argument with my post just pointing out that the defensive attitude of some cyclists harms our cause more than promotes it.

  • Bike Insurance- Good, bad or evil?1 year 14 weeks agoHave a quick look at the

    Have a quick look at the Forum strings "Bike Theft Insurance" and "Bicycle Insurance", you may well find the answer you're looking for.

  • Northern Ireland’s first television cycle safety advert to run until after the Giro1 year 14 weeks agoThe Minister continued:

    The Minister continued: “Cyclists have a right to ride on the road, just as motorists have a right to drive"

    WRONG, cyclists have a right to the road. Motorists are on the road under licence. It would be nice if people would remind motorist of that. And how about reminding motors to obey speed limits, traffic signs, lights and the Highway Code.

  • Mind your language! Volunteers told to tone down terms of affection when Tour de France visits1 year 14 weeks agoNothing wrong with

    Nothing wrong with implementing high standards of professionalism, and thinking about regional and international interpretations of language use.

    Shop staff calling me "mate" does irritate the hell out of me. Obviously it doesn't irritate others. But why not apply some simple guidance to aim for the highest standards and creating the best impression and experience for visitors?!

  • Mind your language! Volunteers told to tone down terms of affection when Tour de France visits1 year 14 weeks agoNothing wrong with

    Nothing wrong with implementing high standards of professionalism, and thinking about regional and international interpretations of language use.

    Shop staff calling me "mate" does irritate the hell out of me. Obviously it doesn't irritate others. But why not apply some simple guidance to aim for the highest standards and creating the best impression and experience for visitors?!