- Sky to end Sponsorship of British Cycling9 hours 33 min agoCould it be that BC are
Could it be that BC are placing too high a value on their product and Sky is unwilling to pay that price?
Could it be that Sky only want to have high end sponsorship of a single cycling entity and have decided that the commercial value in Team Sky is higher being a more active global product?
Only Sky know. One thing is for certain and that is that Sky will leave BC in a far healthier condition than when it first got involved. Finding a sponsor should not be too difficult, but lets hope it is the right type of sponsor that can work with BC to drive the sport forwards again.
- Garmin launches Edge 520 computer with Strava live segments9 hours 33 min agoEverytime I turn my Edge 510
Everytime I turn my Edge 510 on it spends a couple of minutes beeping, "Downloading Segment" then "Download Failed". Given how broken the Garmin Connect website is I just can't see this working.
- Back home - 6 day racing returns to London this October (+ videos)9 hours 34 min agoThe modern 2-man team for
The modern 2-man team for six-day racing came about in the US because of labor laws prohibiting a single rider going around a track non-stop for 6 days straight. There were bad crashes and public outcry as riders fell asleep while riding on the track.
It's a shame that the Madison is likely completely gone, in my lifetime, from its namesake, New York City's Madison Square Garden. Maybe London's foray back into 6-Days will see interest expand across the pond, but, alas, the sporting interests over here tend to be either boring or violent.
- Garmin launch new Varia radar system + remote controlled lighting9 hours 36 min agoNice tech, most interesting
Nice tech, most interesting for me is perhaps a joint light/garmin mount though!
- Balance bikes buyers' guide & six of the best9 hours 50 min agoBoth our kids have learnt to
Both our kids have learnt to ride on an Islabikes Rothan, and judging by the prices they go for on eBay we should get more than half of what we paid for it back when the time comes to sell it. I'd definitely recommend going for the quality option if you can. They're really well built bikes.
- Mark Cavendish hurts shoulder in tangle with too-close fan9 hours 50 min ago'If only common sense was
'If only common sense was that common' is the other expression Dan Thomas might have been after.
Last lap super snack that wins you a national jersey in a sprint against Cav??! I'll take two bars of that please...v
- Garmin launches Edge 520 computer with Strava live segments9 hours 52 min agoMcVittees wrote:I think thisMcVittees wrote:
I think this makes a handy training tool for those without power meters. Hill reps against your best efforts and such. Nice.
I agree it could be useful at times. But, like the first poster said, you will get complete muppets using this and carving up a group ride just because their ego needs feeding.
Garmin have obviously given up on their segment building attempts I take it? I also agree their Garmin Connect website is terrible. I've to switch back to their classic site recently just to get it to upload from my Edge 800. Garmin Express keeps failing.
- Garmin launch new Varia radar system + remote controlled lighting9 hours 53 min agoIndicators? Errr ... no. No
Indicators? Errr ... no. No car driver is going to see that flashing on one side and think 'oh that's an indicator on a bicycle'. You're still going to have to use your arm anyway, something which is still way bigger (and thus more obvious) and more indicative of your intentions. The gloves with the flashing lights were a better idea in this direction.
The radar stuff? Pretty neat tech, but not sure I'd pay for it. The 'faster flashing for fast approaching vehicles' could potentially be a life saver though.
EDIT: The light looks pretty weedy in daylight, maybe a night-time video would have been a better idea Garmin!
- Stop Killing Cyclists stage vigil at ‘murderous’ junction9 hours 53 min agoJudge dreadful wrote: GuessJudge dreadful wrote:
Guess what, cycling in a densely populated, busy, urban conurbation, is a risky business.
Really? It isn't in much of the Netherlands. It isn't in Copenhagen either.Judge dreadful wrote:
We need to make sure that we get a point across, but calling a 'movement' "stop killing cyclists", "stop the murderous slaughter of cyclists", "won't somebody think of the children cyclists, and stop squishing us with your murderous diesel death wagons" and the like, isn't going to help.
Really? It worked for "Stop de Kindermoord" which led to the Netherlands implementing infrastructure that made riding a bike safe for everyone. It seems to be working in London to an extent too.
- Garmin launch new Varia radar system + remote controlled lighting9 hours 59 min agoWere Garmin three months late
Were Garmin three months late in announcing this?
- Trek Émonda ALR 610 hours 11 min agoI have been studying this
I have been studying this situation for a while and I deduced that you could buy the frame on its own and build it up yourself and it would be cheaper and lighter. Or something.
- Sky to end eight-year partnership with British Cycling10 hours 18 min agoThat was a very good deal for
That was a very good deal for BC. Will be tough to replace
- Video: Jeremy Vine - having a camera is safer than wearing a helmet in London10 hours 22 min agoMatt eaton wrote:SurelyMatt eaton wrote:
Surely police forces hand cases to each other when appropriate?
To answer your question the quick answer is yes. The route it takes is complicated depending on forces but they do get forwarded on to the relevant force.
However for a another force to deal with an incident a statement from the IP needs to be taken so if you email the Met and your from outside the Met force area it wont go anywhere as they wont come upto say Lancashire to get the statement.
- Stop Killing Cyclists stage vigil at ‘murderous’ junction10 hours 23 min agoJudge dreadful wrote:IJudge dreadful wrote:
I sympathise with the idea behind these protests, but ... calling a 'movement' "stop killing cyclists", "stop the murderous slaughter of cyclists", "won't somebody think of the children cyclists, and stop squishing us with your murderous diesel death wagons" and the like, isn't going to help.
On the other hand, calling the movement "Hey, just let us ride our bikes, m'kay?" probably won't work either...
As has been said by commenters over and over again, there were this number of accidents that were causing the deaths of motorists at a particular junction, then it would have been closed and re-engineered in the blink of an eye and protests like this wouldn't be necessary.
The problem is that too many white van driving, Daily Fail reading so-and-sos (yes, that is a generalisation) will see protests like this and all they can think is "Bl**dy cyclists holding me up again...".
- Trek Émonda ALR 610 hours 26 min agoI worked out that if you
I worked out that if you bought the Frameset and built this up using Ultegra and your own sourced components, it would be easy to come in under 7.5kg for about £1600. That would also have the advantage of a better wheelset and tyres, along with your preferred choice of saddle, seatpost, bars, etc.
- Video: Australian woman attempts to become first person to cycle across the Antarctic continent10 hours 34 min agoI thought that some woman off
I thought that some woman off of Blue Peter did it already?Quote:
In 2012, Skelton raised more money for Sport Relief by becoming the first person to reach the South Pole using a bicycle. The bike was custom built for her trip, with 8-inch-wide tyres. She also used skis and a kite to help her pull a sled containing 82 kg of supplies.
She covered 329 miles by kite ski, 103 by bike and 69 by cross-country ski. She is also the first person to claim a world record for the fastest 100 km by kite ski, in seven hours 28 minutes, which was set during the trip (subject to verification). A degree of controversy surrounds the speed for distance claim but Guinness World Records defended the award saying "We are aware of explorers who have achieved longer distances, but Helen Skelton’s application was the first that Guinness World Records had received specifically for the 100-kilometre distance". Blue Peter also made five six-episode specials for this event.
- Trek launches radically redesigned Madone + video10 hours 35 min agoadam900710 wrote:Not familiaradam900710 wrote:
Not familiar with OCLV 600 & 700 carbon,
but the number makes me to remember the Toray T600 & T700...
Are they the same?
Not at all, the fibres used are Hexcel, not Toray.
- Stop Killing Cyclists stage vigil at ‘murderous’ junction10 hours 38 min agoIt was protests like this
It was protests like this over forty years ago in the Netherlands that saw them go from heading down the same path the UK went down to the path they took instead, where the bike is king.
- Trek Émonda ALR 610 hours 38 min agorefer cycling weekly for SL
refer cycling weekly for SL frameset weight. SL 5 review 13.2.15
- Advice on a 2k sportive bike10 hours 40 min agoPS- plenty of places stock
PS- plenty of places stock Cannondales, worth shopping around and seeing who would do you a good wheel upgrade
- Trek Émonda ALR 610 hours 41 min agoIt is the same frame weight
It is the same frame weight as the carbon emonda SL6 for £600 less. The frame on its own is £700. So you could build a bike with full ultegra and fulcrum 3 from merlin cycles for around the same price. I'd do that.
- Stop Killing Cyclists stage vigil at ‘murderous’ junction10 hours 42 min agoI sympathise with the idea
I sympathise with the idea behind these protests, but I think cyclists need to be careful, not to jump on some 'social media' driven bandwagon, and risk being seen as a bunch of whiny left wing bed wetters. Guess what, cycling in a densely populated, busy, urban conurbation, is a risky business. We need to make sure that we get a point across, but calling a 'movement' "stop killing cyclists", "stop the murderous slaughter of cyclists", "won't somebody think of the children cyclists, and stop squishing us with your murderous diesel death wagons" and the like, isn't going to help.
- Advice on a 2k sportive bike10 hours 44 min agoI agree- get the one your
I agree- get the one your heart says to get!
They are both good bikes- one will allow you to look down as you ride and say "look at all the kit I got for my cash". The other will let you say "look at that top notch frame".
Only you know which way you look at things!
- Carbon and Shimano 105 for ~£150010 hours 46 min agoI tried a few and I ended up
I tried a few and I ended up buying the Specialized Tarmac. It felt lighter than the rest and I liked the color and frame shape.
So far I am happy with it.
Thank you all for your advice.
- Ortlieb Single Back-Roller Urban Pannier10 hours 49 min agoNo problem for testing. I
No problem for testing. I will send you over some samples.
What's quite cool as well is that all our vioo clip lights clip in neatly as well.