• Bristol plans Dutch-style network of bike routes across city1 year 34 weeks agoFair play to Bristol for

    Fair play to Bristol for giving it a go. After all it has everything the excuse makers use to argue against cycling (plenty of hills and wet weather) !

  • Bristol plans Dutch-style network of bike routes across city1 year 34 weeks agoFair play to Bristol for

    Fair play to Bristol for giving it a go. After all it has everything the excuse makers use to argue against cycling (plenty of hills and wet weather) !

  • MP who called cyclists "law-breaking Lycra Louts" fined for driving through red light1 year 34 weeks agojacknorell wrote:I would love

    jacknorell wrote:
    I would love to see more red light cameras in this country (are there any?).

    I think so, as I'm sure I've seen signs for "Red Light Cameras" which is a great double entendre.

  • All Party Commission to address UK kids’ “physical inactivity epidemic”1 year 34 weeks agoCars are, unfortunately, the

    Cars are, unfortunately, the problem but no one wants to tackle the elephant in the room. As a car driver & owner I'm part of this, but I increasingly see what the obsession with cars is doing to living standards. There is no way to allow my 8 yr old to ride to school as even the quieter routes are clogged with cars and 2 main roads are to be crossed where cyclists and pedestrians take their chances. Most terraced streets are chocca with parked cars. All the space to play in the streets has gone, even if the street itself is quiet. Cars are dictating what we can or cannot do (or allow our kids to freely do) due to the risks (speeding really pisses me off) & selfish space taking up they impose.

  • Bikes outsell cars across Europe1 year 34 weeks agoI'm confused as to where the

    I'm confused as to where the UK bike numbers come from, as the UK bik trade itself doesn't know how many bikes it's selling. The data simply isn't available. I assume the numbers are actually imports, which is very different to bikes sold and of course bikes ridden.

  • Free Ant+ indoor trainer software1 year 34 weeks agoJust checked & the small demo

    Just checked & the small demo videos seem fine, you need to actually select the demo .vlrr file in the left pane, software will need to know where you downloaded the file to. It just needs the video file as the data is already installed as soon as you select a folder that holds a recognized video file. Right now clicking the file acts as a temporary ride menu screen. This part is going to be turned into a proper menu that will display the type of ride & a proper name in the next week or so.

    If you click the file & still see nothing but can see the rides route profile, try clicking the Ride button.

    If you get it working & want to do some of the rides copy the exe to a safe location like a USB3 external drive or seperate partition/Hard drive. This is so you can easily move the rides to another PC if you want. The rides will be registered to the drive the exe is located on.

  • MP who called cyclists "law-breaking Lycra Louts" fined for driving through red light1 year 34 weeks agoGuyz2010 wrote:I agree with

    Guyz2010 wrote:
    I agree with her comments regarding lawless cyclist but ha ha got yah hypocrit. Pay the fine then go to the NON-TAX paying STARBUCKS to eat some HUMBLE PIE.

    Always one perhaps...

  • Lazer Helium helmet1 year 34 weeks agoI love this helmet. It has

    I love this helmet. It has saved me from serious concussion after a crash where i flipped over my bar after clipping a bus stop kerb at about 25 mph. I cracked it in three places right through with only the external shell holding it together. Got a replacement from the distributor in Aus (I'd bought it online from a shop 'Velosophy' in Sydney). Agree on it weight, but it has more bulk where its needed which in my case was around the back where my other helmet (Giro Ionos) is sadly lacking. On price, shop around.

  • Cyclist casualties up in Scotland as MSPs debate safety1 year 34 weeks agowith four towns roughly 10

    with four towns roughly 10 miles apart... a cycle path... for Mr & Mrs Muggins... would be utterly pointless

    You say the nearest town is 5 miles away at most? In the Netherlands 50% of journeys up to 5 miles in length are by bike. Not 50% of young fit guy journeys, 50% of all journeys. They have the same rain as we do. 5 miles only takes about 20 minutes. It's just a culture issue.

    http://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/the-dutch-cycle-longer-dist...

  • Bristol plans Dutch-style network of bike routes across city1 year 34 weeks agoGrubbythumb wrote:This is the

    Grubbythumb wrote:
    This is the same Bristol City Council who recently installed car parking spaces on a National Cycle Route, yes? Oh well, we're in safe hands then.

    Fair play to Bristol, after we ran a story on that a few weeks ago, they admitted they'd stuffed up and were going to restore the lane ASAP.

  • MP who called cyclists "law-breaking Lycra Louts" fined for driving through red light1 year 34 weeks agoI would love to see more red

    I would love to see more red light cameras in this country (are there any?).

  • Free Ant+ indoor trainer software1 year 34 weeks agoDownloaded and running within

    Downloaded and running within minutes. Was worried I was in 32-bit Windows for a moment.
    Excellent work! Chapeau.

    However, the two demo videos, I downloaded and licensed - I get a black screen. They don't play.

  • Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell's Colnago bikes for sale on eBay1 year 34 weeks agoAnyway, it's an auction and

    Anyway, it's an auction and with a few days to go yet, I would think these bikes will achieve a lot more money.

  • Raleigh RX Comp1 year 34 weeks agoDeanF316 wrote:I looked at

    DeanF316 wrote:
    I looked at this bike on the Raleigh stand at the cycle as I intend to buy a crosser. Very disappointed with overal look of the quality, just looked cheap and nasty. I could not believe the price was £1200 for overall spec and look. Since the show Boardman have launched their 2014 range. The CX team has same apex group set, fsa chainset, BB5 discs a super cool looking chrome finish aluminium frame and carbon forks and the price is £899.00. I know were my money is going to be spend.

    Sorry Raleigh your pricing is way off the mark.

    I thought Boardman had recalled all the chrome finish bikes due to an issue with the paint cracking?

  • Just in: SRAM Red 22 Disc groupset + Zipp 303 Disc wheels1 year 34 weeks agoCan I have them when you're

    Can I have them when you're done "testing"?

  • MP who called cyclists "law-breaking Lycra Louts" fined for driving through red light1 year 34 weeks agoTBH I see more cars running

    TBH I see more cars running red lights than cyclists.

    How about getting some cameras up to charge stupid tax at every junction?

  • Canadian study suggests road cyclists should wear body armour as well as helmets1 year 34 weeks agojova54 wrote:crazy-legs

    jova54 wrote:
    crazy-legs wrote:
    jova54 wrote:
    In other news.....your picture is back to front Big Grin

    No it isn't! US flag (when worn on sleeves as in that pic) is always worn with the stars & stripes upper forward corner. Stems from the days when flags were carried into battle, streaming out behind the flagpole, that's the direction the flag would take when seen from the right.

    /fascinating fact of the day

    I stand corrected

    The flag might not be the wrong way around, but it is WRONG for a caption about Calgary, Alberta (where I grew up). NOT in the USA.

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 34 weeks agomckechan wrote:So let's look

    mckechan wrote:
    So let's look at the premise that sometimes being able to exceed the speed limit helps to avoid an accident.

    Let's say it happens x times in every 10,000 miles driving.

    Now, let's say that y is the number of times that being able to exceed the speed limit contributes to an accident in 10,000 miles driving.

    I would guess that y > x and I would think by some margin, so I think the overall affect would be safer roads.

    Does anyone really think x > y?

    Nerd

    Correct, but that's not the point, is it? It's about being able to take the decision on your speed, in appropriate circumstances, to avoid an accident, which would be taken away from you, as a driver.

    This is completely independent of the decision to drive at an inappropriate speed for the conditions. Speeding or otherwise.

    Or to put it another way, the ability to drive at 71 mph safely on an empty motorway does not mean I am more likely to have an accident, as long as my driving remains otherwise appropriate and safe, but if I happen to make a habit of driving at max 70 mph on congested motorways, in the rain, then I would be more likely to have an accident.

    Poor human decision making and driving at inappropriate speed causes accidents.

  • All Party Commission to address UK kids’ “physical inactivity epidemic”1 year 34 weeks agoNone of my kids are fat and I

    None of my kids are fat and I own two cars - go figure. We also own 12 bikes between us. The biggest problem getting kids cycling is the safety issue and not without reason. We have the biggest youth membership at our club ever, but we have to train off-road. We need safer roads so that kids can cycle to school, to the park, to the shops, to their friends like we used to. How we get there I really don't know but education must be key. The attitude of drivers is changing, I have seen it happening as more cyclists are on the roads and it doesn't matter whether they are commuters, racers, mamils or whatever. If new drivers rode bikes as kids then part of this education is complete.

  • Third of cyclists support mandatory hi-viz clothing claims survey1 year 34 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:I would argue,

    Neil753 wrote:
    I would argue, given the NHS is at breaking point, that deliberately exposing yourself to higher risk, when there are children dying of cancer through lack of available funding, makes you the selfish one, not me.

    I am sure that sounded reasonable in your head, but that is the vilest accusation yet on this thread. It is not 'selfish' to choose what you want wear, be it street clothes or a race jersey; people rightly object to the feeling of growing compulsion and are vocal about it. Your accusation of selfishness suggests the self righteous attitude that will lead to compulsion; I am not spending your tax money every time I go out on my bike, or even if I had an accident. I pay my taxes. Children will still be getting cancer no matter how much money you throw at that problem; this absolutist comment shows a total lack of empathy.

  • Free Ant+ indoor trainer software1 year 34 weeks agoCycle_Jim wrote:Oh was a

    Cycle_Jim wrote:
    Oh was a tempted to download but not Mac friendly Sad

    I would say from the photos that the UI looks a little daunting...

    I have it on my macbook but with bootcamp Wink Some of the screens like the one where you can pick your trainer are a bit complicated at first but all you do is put your hand over the daunting bits, pick your trainer & press save....get back to the training screen. We are busy polishing the UI, if you check out the included attachment in the 1st post you can see how the video player looks now. The menus & ergo-trainer part will look a lot more like this.

  • MP who called cyclists "law-breaking Lycra Louts" fined for driving through red light1 year 34 weeks agojason.timothy.jones

    jason.timothy.jones wrote:
    However what rely did amuse me was that this person, after using the anti cyclist, lycra lout platform, was this year caught running a red light, and according to the court report, the light was red for over 1 second before she went through. Now whats really annoying is that whilst the maximum penalty for this offence is £1000 and 6 points, she was fined £240, the report does not mention points.

    http://jasontimothyjones.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/labour-mp-who-called-cyclists-the-real-menace-on-our-roads-found-guilty-of-running-a-red/

    I imagine that the penalty depends on the plea, she pleaded guilty therefore the punishment won't be as severe as otherwise?

  • MP who called cyclists "law-breaking Lycra Louts" fined for driving through red light1 year 34 weeks agoHoey is to my great

    Hoey is to my great misfortune my MP. She is considered a joke by many of her own party members and the only reason she is still in parliament is because her seat is so safe.
    Shame she wasn't drunk in charge then we could of got shot of her.

  • Free Ant+ indoor trainer software1 year 34 weeks agoOh was a tempted to download

    Oh was a tempted to download but not Mac friendly Sad

    I would say from the photos that the UI looks a little daunting...

  • Third of cyclists support mandatory hi-viz clothing claims survey1 year 34 weeks agoa.jumper wrote: People

    a.jumper wrote:

    People dressing bizarrely when riding bikes may negatively impact on me and everyone else who wears ordinary clothes to ride bikes as an ordinary part of daily life. I think it's selfish - dodgy drivers could get used to the funny-looking riders and stop looking for people walking and cycling in ordinary clothes...

    I actually think you have a point. Let me elaborate.

    As a driver of articulated lorries, I do find that my eyes are drawn towards anyone wearing hi-viz, whether they be a cyclist, a construction worker, a fellow driver, or a member of the emergency services; so, regardless of whether there is any "proof" that hi-viz makes you more visible, it does appear that many organisations concerned about safety share my opinion.

    And so, by inferrence, if my eyes are drawn towards people (including cyclists) wearing hi-viz, then anyone not wearing hi-viz becomes just that little bit less likely to be seen.

    So yes, you are absolutely right. When there are cyclists wearing hi-viz, the rest of you are slightly less visible. And yes, as more cyclists decide to wear hi-viz, those that don't will become progressively marginalised from a safety perspective.

    But suggesting that wearing hi-vis is selfish is probably the most bizarre comment on this forum. You obviously accept that hi-vis makes riders substantially more visible, otherwise you wouldn't be complaining. And if you accept that concept, why would you possibly want to expose yourself to a higher risk of being killed or seriously injured?

    I would argue, given the NHS is at breaking point, that deliberately exposing yourself to higher risk, when there are children dying of cancer through lack of available funding, makes you the selfish one, not me.