- More councils set to switch off speed cameras3 years 15 weeks agoWhich other Laws is the
Which other Laws is the government going to let us pick and choose whether to obey or not??
The speed limits are there for a reason and should be rigorously enforced. This really does show the lightweight nature of our politicians, just because a few of them where stupid enough to be caught braking the Law and were embarrassed by it, they have decided to slash spending on enforcement as they know that repeal of the Laws would be politically unacceptable. What price are they putting on the lives of others?
- Drivers to face workplace car parking charges?3 years 15 weeks agoWhere I work this has been
Where I work this has been the practice always. Still, some people drive their Audis, Mercs, etc, etc to work, but when your salary is on 6 or 7 figures, what's a few hundred pounds a month?
Personally, I don't agree with this practice. I don't agree with having to pay for parking space in your own work place. It's a bit harsh.
Of course, we - cyclists - don't pay anything, and I don't know where the money for the shower and parking facilities came from!
And I hate the "war on motorists" phrase. There was never a war on anybody, just some common sense for the better good.
- Collar And Cuffs3 years 15 weeks agowonder if da7900 white hoods
wonder if da7900 white hoods will fit my u6700
although pink grommets on my green inbred would be good !
- Carradice Bike Bureau pannier3 years 15 weeks agoWant! For what it's worth
Want! For what it's worth I've got a number of Carradice bags with that kind of reflective. They haven't peeled off yet after a good few years of (ab)use
- Some Ar£$%ole stole my bike.3 years 15 weeks agoComplain again to the police
Complain again to the police that they are not taking it seriously, if there was CCTV available they should be looking into it. Explain the cost of the bike as well, often they just dismiss cases as the bikes are worth not a lot.
Hard luck tho, make sure you get a good D/U-lock next time, usually harder to defeat than a cable/chain.
- Drivers to face workplace car parking charges?3 years 15 weeks agoDavid French wrote:SoDavid French wrote:
So basically since I am no way going to go on dirty smelly public transport
ah well in that case we should shower you with money to pay these proposterous fees, because your obviously better than the rest of us and one must park ones audi as close to the office as possible so all the 'office totty' can see.
- Drivers to face workplace car parking charges?3 years 15 weeks agohhmmm may help me at home
hhmmm may help me at home (local business staff park
where ever they like blocking the residents access etc),
but work ... I live in Bristol and work in Swindon - not
a cycle commute at my age !!!
- Robbie McEwen left out of Aussie team for Geelong World Champs3 years 15 weeks agoCycling Australia announced
Cycling Australia announced the men's teams for the Worlds this morning:
Baden COOKE (Benalla, VIC 10.12.1978 / Saxo Bank)
Allan DAVIS (Astana)
Cadel EVANS (Team BMC)
Simon GERRANS (Team Sky)
Matthew GOSS (HTC-Columbia)
Mathew HAYMAN (Team Sky)
Stuart O'GRADY (Saxo Bank)
Michael ROGERS (HTC-Columbia)
Wesley SULZBERGER (Francaise des Jeux)
Richie PORTE (Saxo Bank)
Michael ROGERS (HTC-Columbia)
And PS, roadiesean - Fly V Australia is one of the teams that has applied for a ProTour licence for next year... not sure they'll get one this time round given there are 14 teams going for 8 places, but the ambition certainly seems to be there.
- Thin bike - space saving skinny bike for city spaces + video3 years 15 weeks agoyeah, apparently that
yeah, apparently that occurred to him too afterwards, but it was too late + the range of colours on the Schindelhauers I saw on their stand at Eurobike ran from white to ball burnished alu to, er that's it. So maybe he didn't have much choice. I'd have gone the ball burnished route myself though
- Thin bike - space saving skinny bike for city spaces + video3 years 15 weeks agoLooks like a ghost bike...
Looks like a ghost bike...
- Are You a MAMIL? Middle Aged Men In Lycra… they're everywhere apparently3 years 15 weeks agoI proud to be a MAMIL. I
I proud to be a MAMIL. I tried ordinary shorts and running ones too but for comfort give me Lycra
- Collar And Cuffs3 years 15 weeks agoThey are amazing!
They are amazing!
- Sustrans submits planning application for new route along Wye Valley3 years 15 weeks agoRide out of Chepstow on A466,
Ride out of Chepstow on A466, blast down the descent to Tintern, bimble back along the railway. Repeat.
- More councils set to switch off speed cameras3 years 15 weeks agoA methodology developed 70
A methodology developed 70 years ago?
What was the number of cars on the road then?
What was their average, and their maximum, speeds?
What was the social and economic demographic of the drivers, and the purpose of driving?
This was also before motorways. Original un-regulated roads with no central crash barrier. It wasn't long before it was recognised that the average driver was unable to regulate themselves safely, and speed limits and safety furniture was introduced.(see News of the World Sept 1963 for interesting article on demoned drivers!)
I feel times have changed and perhaps we need to consider improving road safety rather than hindering it.
Posted by owner of 3 cars and 7 bikes, who drives and cycles for work. I also live in Oxfordshire and know speeds through villages with trffic cameras removed has increased?!.
- Are You a MAMIL? Middle Aged Men In Lycra… they're everywhere apparently3 years 15 weeks agoThe point about lycra is that
The point about lycra is that it is the most practical and comfortable material for cycling kit. Anyone who is old enough to remember woolen jerseys and shorts with actual chamois leather inserts will tell you that. Your MAMIL is a bloke who wants to ride a bike and has the common sense to wear the most suitable clothes.
- The racer and his bike…3 years 15 weeks agoBike handled like a dream in
Bike handled like a dream in Blackpool!
- Team Sky at risk of missing out on automatic invite to 2011 Tour de France3 years 15 weeks agoI think Tony's first comment
I think Tony's first comment was interesting about the passion missing. I've always thought Sky acted like they would just rock up and win everything without a fight so when they did have to fight, they didn't have the fire to do it.
I do like GT (the only Sky rider I like) and I hope that he is given the space to find out what kind of rider he is before the weight of everyone's expectations get placed on his shoulders. I think he'll be a great rider one day and hopefully he'll stay as excited and gracious as he was all during the Tour.
- Fears over Bikeability's future as Cycling England "faces axe"3 years 15 weeks agoIts not clear to me if its
Its not clear to me if its the "140 million in January 2008 to invest in cycling in England over the next three years" that is under threat (can they now rescind on this?) or the "board of mainly part-time experts tasked with directing DfT spending on cycling where it will be most effective". Neither seem to make sense if they still want to encorage more people to cycle. As someone has said, its probably just the opening skirmishes and facts are few and far between.
- Robbie McEwen left out of Aussie team for Geelong World Champs3 years 15 weeks agoRobbie had the perfect
Robbie had the perfect comeback in his response to Bannon: they don't have nine riders better than me ... And they don't.
- Are You a MAMIL? Middle Aged Men In Lycra… they're everywhere apparently3 years 15 weeks agoAm I a mamil?...........even
Am I a mamil?...........even my pyjamas are lycra....
- Drivers to face workplace car parking charges?3 years 15 weeks agoHold your horses folks, this
Hold your horses folks, this is typical sh!t-stirring journalism from the usual suspects, eg the type of paper who will print stories about the 'war on motorists' with a straight face. It's not going to happen tomorrow or at the drop of a hat.
The article mentions Devon County Council. That's because Devon CC's LTP (Local Transport Plan) includes the possibility of a workplace levy. Note the use of the work 'possibility'. To turn this from theoretical possibility into practice would require a whole load of work which hasn't been done, and nor is there any sign that it's about to be done. Not to mention that it would require significant political support from the councillors. And I suspect that is unlikely to be forthcoming.
So don't panic.
- 84-year old WWII veteran gets police ticket for pavement cycling… and they called for back up to issue it too3 years 15 weeks agoHe probably should have said
He probably should have said he was from Eastern Europe, they would have just let him go
- Drivers to face workplace car parking charges?3 years 15 weeks agoThis just makes me angry! I
This just makes me angry! I use my car to get to work every day and I used to work for the type of company that WOULD pass on the cost to those of us who drove! So basically since I am no way going to go on dirty smelly public transport and the journey was 12 miles with no shower or anything it would actually just be a tax on me!
- Are You a MAMIL? Middle Aged Men In Lycra… they're everywhere apparently3 years 15 weeks agoGreat comment Robbie, that's
Great comment Robbie, that's exactly what I would say. I've been riding since 1959...woops I guess I qualify being a MAMIL. Thanks for the article!
- Manchester says speed cameras might have to go3 years 15 weeks agoif the cameras are such a
if the cameras are such a great revenue generator – which always seems to be a significant pillar of the anti-camera argument – why are they turning them off when money's tight?