- Yorkshire bid to become European capital of cycling with ambitious 10-year plan1 year 21 weeks agoHow about improving the road
How about improving the road surfaces?
- Best Road Shoes for about £1001 year 21 weeks agoLakes are nice
Lakes are nice
- Road Nats: Mark Cavendish wins in Glasgow1 year 21 weeks agoCav’s not a fan of wearing a
Cav’s not a fan of wearing a team jersey is he?
- Judge: driver's lapse of concentration that killed veteran cyclist 'could have happened to anyone'1 year 21 weeks agomrmo wrote:So, how and who domrmo wrote:
So, how and who do you complain to about unduly lacx sentences?
The Attorney General, and within two weeks of sentencing.
Anyone can complain about an unduly lenient sentence and they will review it. This is what has happened recently with a couple of cases.
I find it surprising that organisations such as BC & CTC do not have a system in place for people to register their discontent in such cases that are automatically forwarded to the AG. If there were more instances of outrage at lenient sentencing in cases such as this happening, and in a focused manner, then the judiciary would be compelled to review sentencing guidelines.
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It would appear that I am wrong on a couple of counts:
* It can only be made against cases heard in Crown Courts
* The time to appeal lenient sentencing is 28 days
* It can only be made against cases of:Quote:
child sex crimes and child cruelty
some serious fraud
some serious drug crimes
crimes committed because of the victim’s race or religion
- Bike repair1 year 21 weeks agoIf you are a bit of a spanner
If you are a bit of a spanner monkey you can do it yourself, with the tools, here’s a link for you all about them.
Failing that there will be videos on youtube showing you how to do it or your LBS mechanic will sort it for a fee. The freewheels themselves are relatively inexpensive.
- Spanish police smash doping trafficking rings - 84 arrests made1 year 21 weeks agoThe Vuelta might be a bit
The Vuelta might be a bit slower this year...
- Polish inventor rolls out IzzyBike chainless folder +video1 year 21 weeks agoWeight looks very high and
Weight looks very high and forwards. Wonder how much braking force you can apply before you go over the handlebars?
- what are the benefits of shaving your legs....seriously1 year 21 weeks agoEpilators hurt bad but you
Epilators hurt bad but you get used to it and the benefits are that you don't get stubble but soft hairs growing back and you don't have to epilate as often as you'd need to shave.
These "Rules" are amusing http://www.sub5century.org/news/the-40-immutable-rules-of-cycling/ and I particularly like this one:
Rule #17: Legs are to be carefully shaved at all times. If, for some inexplicable reason, your legs are to be left hairy, make sure you can dish out plenty of hurt to your shaved brethren.
- Pinarello Sibilo TT bike launched1 year 21 weeks agomaboyctu wrote:I'm sure thatmaboyctu wrote:
I'm sure that British Cycling helped develop the Bolide with Pinarello especially the air brake system, so it's likely you'll only ever see Team Sky using that particular model. I think this is the same bike for everyone else just without the bits they developed with BC.
yep, different bars, different brakes, and different forks.
- Help please - bar and stem compatibility1 year 21 weeks agoI'd be surprised if most bars
I'd be surprised if most bars and stems are with +- 0.2mm anyway so it won't be a problem. FWIW I'm using Deda RHM01 bars in a Ritchey stem and FSA bars in a Deda stem with no problems. It's really nice kit and good value for money, the Zero2 stem is a bargain, looks about 3 times the price.
- SealLine Urban Backpack Small1 year 21 weeks agoI love my Gourdon, but
I love my Gourdon, but wouldn't say it's 100% waterproof - the fabric isn't quite heavy duty enough and it can get damp inside.
Picked up a (very) large version of the Sealline for £35 and very happy with it. Used for cycling and sailing (including a capsize) and it's not let any water in at all.
- Video: Park your bike like a pro 2... Peter Sagan takes the quickest route to the roof rack1 year 21 weeks agoThe getting on the roof via
The getting on the roof via the bonnet thing is real, but the locking the bike in is fake. How, in 5 seconds (watch it) from disappearing from view does he get the bike in the channel, off the bike, pull up the locking device, lock it and then be jumping down? He drops the bike he rode up onto the roof off the other side out of view is the answer.
- Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 21 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Pinotray silvester wrote:
subject to change when riders list is finalised.
Pauriol's out so change team to:
again subject to change when riders list finalised.
- Polish inventor rolls out IzzyBike chainless folder +video1 year 21 weeks agoThat looks horribly unstable
That looks horribly unstable and I dont want to ride one thank you - but some clowns will buy it.
And if you really want to get rid of your dirty oily old chain drive there is always the belt which is much less fuss all round and you dont need to reinvent anything
- South Ayrshire's 'Alps' - Scotland's first road cycling park opens website1 year 21 weeks agoGreat idea - hope it works
Great idea - hope it works and doesn't just die with a reduction in funding at some point. These things are fine to get off the ground but continual improvement and development will keep people coming back.
There has to be more than a website though to make this work. It is still really only a concept. Surprised they haven't gone in with some manufacturers to boost the effort. along the line of something like Giant 365 in Rutland. How about some accomodation and transport partners? Help to line up services to support cyclists and local businesses (plus get them to do some marketing too). No transport information and the link for accomodation sends you to Visit Scotland, which doesn't mention it.
- South Ayrshire's 'Alps' - Scotland's first road cycling park opens website1 year 21 weeks agoInteresting idea but I
Interesting idea but I definitely agree with robbiec.
Actually, realistic speed limits on rural roads would be a cheap and effective way to encourage cycling everywhere.
- Road Nats: Mark Cavendish wins in Glasgow1 year 21 weeks agodjb123 wrote: I don't thinkdjb123 wrote:
I don't think that the British champion should wear the dutch flag.
dutch flag will be reserved for Johny Hoogerland, the new dutch national road champ of the Vacansoleil team. Cav is with the Belgian OPQS team.
- Road Nats: Mark Cavendish wins in Glasgow1 year 21 weeks agobohrhead wrote:I'm surprisedbohrhead wrote:
I'm surprised the defending champ doesn't wear the champ's jersey for the race.
It is because once the race has started he is no longer the national champ
- Road Nats: Lizzie Armitstead regains title, with Laura Trott 2nd & Dani King 3rd1 year 21 weeks agoGreat picture and great
Great picture and great winning smile. Good to see her winning and the other girls featuring so prominently and in doing so driving the standard of womens road racing in the UK
- National Championships game1 year 21 weeks agoW00t!
Why do I get the
Why do I get the feeling I've peaked too soon?
- Lorry that killed Paula Jurek had faulty indicator inquest told - CPS dropped case against driver1 year 21 weeks agoKestevan wrote:I can see theKestevan wrote:
I can see the justification for dropping this case, as said above, we'll never know the truth, but there's enough doubt about exactly who was at fault - we've all seen enough dangerous drivers, and idiots on bikes putting themselves at risk.
The problem with perception however is that the CPS default attitude (and sentencing) so often leans towards leniency/benefit of the doubt to the driver that cyclists now automatically assume any decision is flawed.
Until we get a re-balancing in the prosecution/sentencing of drivers to protect the more vulnerable this will continue to be the case.
There is one way that we might get a proper level of confidence in the decisions taken by CPS and Coroners, and that is to get impartial and professional reports on dangerous road incidents to the same standards as those produced for air, rail and maritime incidents. These reports would take no stance on liability or guilt of any party involved, but simply identify "causal factors" which lead to the incident, along with the prevailing conditions which would have affected the outcome of actions taken.
At the end of such report there is usually a list of specific actions which need to be taken and recommendations to eliminate conditions which can increase the potential for similar events.
In this instance the route from Camden down to St Pancras was a key way to bring in the vehicles for construction work at the Francis Crick and King's Cross Central sites.
At one stage around 150 truck trips per day were running to clear the spoil excavated from the Francis Crick site plus other deliveries and traffic for Kings Cross Central. St Pancras Way and York Way would be 2 main routes for thos concentration of HGV traffic, being especially focussed on the substantial construction activity. To mitigate the enhanced risk options might have included moving the bulk materials by rail (1 train = 50-75 trucks off the road) of on the canal (1 barge = 4 trucks) This would also reduce carbon footprint and road damage at the same time. If the loads cannot go by rail, the the key road route needs to be identified and planned for safe operation.
- Yorkshire bid to become European capital of cycling with ambitious 10-year plan1 year 21 weeks agoI'm not quite sure what you
I'm not quite sure what you are on about there. That photo looks like all the minor transpennine routes, and they are great for cycling!!??
- National Championships game1 year 21 weeks agoThought so, he was the
Thought so, he was the obvious pick given the long downhill to the finish.
- 2012 Tarmac Expert SL3...a little advice please1 year 21 weeks agoHi notfastenough,
Might well give that a go if swapping out the bearings doesn't do the trick but given that greasing the BB bearings sorted the issue for 150k or so I'm pretty sure that's where the issue is.
I kinda feel that on £3k bike that has done a shade over 2,000kms it's the shop's problem and they need to sort it. Just hoping that they share my sentiments...
- Best Road Shoes for about £1001 year 21 weeks agoThank you all for your always
Thank you all for your always appreciated commens.
Foot wear seems to be a nightmare for getting the right fit. I too have been going to the LBS, but they have limited stocks and are not much help. Kucky we don't have to buy boots that often
Thanks again for your replies