• Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 29 weeks agoQuote: Of course it's

    Quote:

    Of course it's relevant.

    Example A: Someone gets up from their chair in the lounge to go to the downstairs toilet and, whilst getting up, knocks over a candle onto the floor without noticing. By the time they return, the lounge and stairs are ablaze but they escape safely. Four people are trapped in the rooms upstairs and die.

    Example B: Someone gets up from their chair in the lounge, leaves by the front door, lights a candle and drops it through the window onto the lounge floor before walking off. Four people are trapped in the rooms upstairs and die.

    If intent is irrelevant, you must sentence those people equally.

    Agreed, intent is relevant. The intentional arsonist is predisposed to doing it again.

    In the case of the unintentional you have to ask 'Was the accident something they could have reasonably avoided if they changed some aspect of behavior'

    In this case is there something fundamentally wrong with their ability at driving?

  • Just In: Kona Dr Good1 year 29 weeks agodreamlx10 wrote:dodgy

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    dodgy wrote:
    It's 'humour', lighten up.

    Really ? No indication by the way that it's written that it's supposed to be humorous !

    Stop digging, the rest of us probably at least got that it was a whimsical comment.

  • Just In: Kona Dr Good1 year 29 weeks ago.

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  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 29 weeks agoBez, I'm not talking about a

    Bez, I'm not talking about a hypothetical situation, I'm talking about whether she should be in jail or not for her actions, and on that issue, intent is irrelevant

  • Lords rejects bill to give PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists amid civil liberties concerns1 year 29 weeks agoI have never applied to be a

    I have never applied to be a Police Officer so can't be classed as "failed to make the grade". Being a Police Officer is a rewarding job and I enjoy working alongside officers. But I don't wannabe a Police Officer.

    Most people who criticise PCSOs don't understand what the role is. We have been around for 10 years now and to be honest the level of service to the public could not be delivered by Police Officers and would fail without PCSOs.

    You're entitled to your opinion but you maybe need to be less general in your comments.

  • Just In: Kona Dr Good1 year 29 weeks agoActually, I find booze (and

    Actually, I find booze (and bike parts) some of the hardest things to transport by bike. I'd love a bike that allowed me to move a case of beer around easily but was still a bit sporty. As it is, If I want to get something of that size then I have to go on 4 wheels...

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 29 weeks agoQuote: He said she was an

    Quote:

    He said she was an “exemplary citizen” who had raised £18,000 for charity and had volunteered at a local hospice.

    Why should raising money for charity enable a person to get let off committing crime - accidental or purposeful?

    Isn't that how Saville got away with it for so long?

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 29 weeks ago"No intent is irrelevant." Of

    "No intent is irrelevant."

    Of course it's relevant.

    Example A: Someone gets up from their chair in the lounge to go to the downstairs toilet and, whilst getting up, knocks over a candle onto the floor without noticing. By the time they return, the lounge and stairs are ablaze but they escape safely. Four people are trapped in the rooms upstairs and die.

    Example B: Someone gets up from their chair in the lounge, leaves by the front door, lights a candle and drops it through the window onto the lounge floor before walking off. Four people are trapped in the rooms upstairs and die.

    If intent is irrelevant, you must sentence those people equally.

  • Exposure Lights Sirius Mk2 front light1 year 29 weeks agoandyp wrote:Good for the

    andyp wrote:
    Good for the Netherlands. Not particularly relevant to me, as a UK rider.
    I'd rather see the banning of flashing lights than some nebulous rules regarding what certain people feel to be bicycle-specific.

    With respect Andy, unfortunately the lighting laws in other EU countries have become very relevant to you. This is so because although their are British standards for road legal bicycle lights they are rarely complied with. This is because of the, in my view, scandelous position, that any light in the UK that is supplied making fitting to a bicycle possible can be called a "cycle light" and if it doesn't dazzle other people can be used as a secondary light. Due to the brightness of many and their miscellaneous beam patterns, they could be held to do exactly this. This has the effect that in an accident you could be held at fault and any insurance you might think you have could be null. Whereas if you carry only lights conforming to British or other EU national standards, this cannot be claimed.

    Additionally of course it nullifies any claims that motorists may make that bicycles do not comply with construction and use regulations. This in my view, will help to "normalise" cycling and heal rifts between those who see roads as for motorists (not forgetting that around 80% of us on here are motorists). This will encourage people to more easily take to bicycles, thus benefitting us all.
    I think that those in the British cycle industry who wish to promote cycling, and therefore sales, in the long term would be wise to promote only road legal parts for road bikes and to say that this is so.

  • Obree bike sells for £10,0001 year 29 weeks agoThe original Old Faithful is

    The original Old Faithful is NOT displayed at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The replica bikes, one for each position built (I believe by Obree himself) for the Flying Scotsman film are on display. There are a couple of difference to the original bike - standard forks and bottom bracket.

    I'm 90% certain Obree destroyed Old Faithful - sure I read this in his book.

  • New member with a broken arm1 year 29 weeks agolisa76uk wrote:SideBurn

    lisa76uk wrote:
    SideBurn wrote:
    Have you heard of the vegan ultra-runner Scott Jurek? He has written an auto-biography (Eat and Run) with lots of vegan thoughts and recipes that I think would be of interest to any sportsperson but in particular vegans!

    I've ordered the book you mentioned SideBurn. Thanks for pointing it out! Smile

    Cool; let me know what you think but do not take up running, it hurts too much!

  • People think cyclists are cooler, smarter and more charitable - survey1 year 29 weeks agoSo you saying that when a car

    So you saying that when a car clips my bottom with their wing mirror, secretly deep down they are drawn in by my impressive pert lycra clad butt cheeks and want to give me a thorough going over. Well Sir, I can tell you, I am not that easy. How very dare you.

    Kind regards
    Pippa Milddleton, new cycling spokesman for non ugly who look good in lycra.

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 29 weeks agoNo intent is irrelevant.

    No intent is irrelevant. This is death by careless/dangerous driving. She should be in jail. Reading about incidents like this makes me scared to ride a bike on the roads

  • road.cc’s 25 top cycling products of 2013-141 year 29 weeks ago+1 on the Gore GT AS jacket.

    +1 on the Gore GT AS jacket. Excellent piece of kit!

  • First race but dont understand how works?1 year 29 weeks agoyou will need a race licence

    you will need a race licence from BC - its not difficult or too expensive

  • First race but dont understand how works?1 year 29 weeks agoanother thing I don't know?

    another thing I don't know?

  • help with new wheels1 year 29 weeks agoalso please can someone

    also please can someone explain what 2-way wheels are ? is it that you can run them with or without tubes?

  • Charge Plug 3/4/5 as alternative to Croix de Fer1 year 29 weeks agoHi OttoS I had similar

    Hi OttoS

    I had similar criteria to you and also narrowed to a Croix de Fer or Charge Plug 4. I plumped for the Plug.

    As Mike comments, either way, these two bikes should suit for purposes you describe.

    I tried both and until I tried an older Charge Filter Apex (essentially the same as the Plug and not the Mixer as Mike suggests) I was erring towards the Croix as I too was thinking of the slightly higher spec tubing.

    However I found the Filter Apex to be sprightlier and more responsive. The wheels on the 2012 Filter Apex were very similar spec to the Croix and the tyres were 35mm Kendas so really a very similar setup (albeit with SRAM Apex). When my LBS had a Plug 3 in stock I tried that directly against the Croix and again it had the edge for me in spite of the lower spec Sora. My head said the Reynolds 725 but the ride on the Charge felt smoother and quicker to me. That, the 105 and the fact that Charge are a small fairly local company all swayed me.

    I’m sure I would be as happy with the Croix but having the opportunity to try both side by side the Charge just nudged it – for me.

    The Plug comes with 28c Kenda’s. I’ve fitted 32c with mudguards easily and I reckon I could squeeze 35’s with careful fitting of mudguards. The 105 works well and is slicker than the Sora on the Plug 3 or the Tiagra on the Croix I tried which both worked well but felt a bit clunky.

    The Promax brakes as opposed the Hayes? I can’t imagine there’s a huge difference. TRP Hy Rd brakes might be a future upgrade for either in any case.

    Whichever you decide upon, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 29 weeks agoCTC arguing for "a much

    CTC arguing for "a much longer driving ban and possibly a re-test"?

    Baws.

    You get found guilty of killing someone, you lose your licence and you don't get it back.

    Why demand anything less? It's only a driving licence, it's not like you're demanding they have their legs taken away.

    If someone's proven they can't drive without causing someone's death, they shouldn't be driving. If we could determine whether this was the case at the point of the driving test, we'd never give them a licence in the first place. So once we do find that it is the case, why do we just hand it back to then?

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 29 weeks agoI think the suspended

    I think the suspended sentence is fine - this clearly isn't a menace to society who intentionally or recklessly endangers people's lives.

    However, I agree with the comments above around permanent bans. If there are people driving who are prone to not seeing clearly visible cyclists, pedestrians or other road users, and there are no known explanations for that, then they should not be allowed to have a driving license. Someone would not pass a driving test if they displayed that trait in front of an examiner as they are not able to ensure they can safely operate a vehicle.

  • Just In: Kona Dr Good1 year 29 weeks agododgy wrote:It's 'humour',

    dodgy wrote:
    It's 'humour', lighten up.

    Really ? No indication by the way that it's written that it's supposed to be humorous !

  • First race but dont understand how works?1 year 29 weeks agoGet yourself to a local chain

    Get yourself to a local chain gang. It's the only thing that really simulates a race with a lot of accelerations when you're already riding at a high pace. Best thing is to joing a local club and ride with people who already race, you'll get used to riding in a bunch and being close to other riders and defending your space. To be honest, I'd recommend doing all this before you rock up and have a blast. Get familiar with what racing entails and be safe when you eventually start.

  • First race but dont understand how works?1 year 29 weeks agoSurely you'd need a club race

    Surely you'd need a club race licence for a bare minimum?

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 29 weeks agoCan't explain what happened?

    Can't explain what happened? Ban her from driving until she can.

  • First race but dont understand how works?1 year 29 weeks agoI thought there were endless

    I thought there were endless illusions of competition in "sportives", let alone actual races.