• Red light jumping cyclist convicted of careless cycling causing brain damage to pedestrian2 years 7 weeks agoThe guy was a dick and

    The guy was a dick and deserved more, but given you can kill a cyclist and get a £200 fine, the daily mail rantings are wildly out of touch with our warped criminal justice system!

  • Tour De France Highlights ITV42 years 7 weeks agoSeriously, I've been watching

    Seriously, I've been watching the highlights on freeview every day and have had no problems. Perhaps it's just your area? Have you tried it on different freeview boxes/TVs, have you tried viewing in a different area? Perhaps it's just your local transmitter isn't great or you're in a valley?

    If you're the only one having problems then it's more than likely it's a local or personal issue and not a problem with the coverage.

  • Police seek white van man who shot cyclist2 years 7 weeks agoThe red car means it is the

    The red car means it is the diplomatic protection squad. Very armed. And probably very bored - driving into the ASL box is probably the most action they get most days.

  • Bryton Rider 20E GPS Cycle Computer2 years 7 weeks agoI love my Rider 35, and

    I love my Rider 35, and wouldn't consider this. I managed to get my 35 for £100 and the functionality seems much much better than the 20.

  • Halfords 'Tour de Francis' vid knits TdF ads together2 years 7 weeks ago…we should find out if he's

    …we should find out if he's an actor though, would account for the blubbing maybe - trying to show of his full range in case the casting director from Holby City is watching Smile

  • Halfords 'Tour de Francis' vid knits TdF ads together2 years 7 weeks agoyeah I enjoyed it… but then I

    yeah I enjoyed it… but then I don't shave my legs so I'm not a proper cyclist anyway Wink

    Plus of course I haven't caught any of the Tour highlights on TV, I can imagine that endless repetition of bits of it would drive you nuts. You'd think given how long the Tour is they could have done one segment for each stage, without shooting any more footage.

  • Tour of Poland2 years 7 weeks agostage 6 looks genuinely

    stage 6 looks genuinely awful, there's not a metre of flat road in it judging by the profile. just those two categorised hills five times each plus another one that's not categorised, five times. fifteen climbs of 200-400m a pop.

  • Tour of Poland2 years 7 weeks agoI think it's probably an

    I think it's probably an unwelcome distraction and takes away from the TdF which should be the main focus of the fantasy comp.

    I didn't really enjoy the ToC because I was still competing in the Giro but I guess if the TdF is a write off for you then the ToP could be fun. Personally my ToP team will be thrown together at the last minute and will be considerably less well planned than my TdF team.

  • First ride: All new Trek Madone 20132 years 7 weeks agoWould rather sacrifice a we

    Would rather sacrifice a we saving in aerodynamics; and have the brake put in the usual place. I wouldn't buy a Trek Bike anyway, but, the positioning of the brake at BB would certainly put me off any Bike.

  • Red light jumping cyclist convicted of careless cycling causing brain damage to pedestrian2 years 7 weeks agoNick T wrote:While the whole

    Nick T wrote:
    While the whole incident is unfortunate for everyone involved, there's also the fact that this guy stepped out into the Holborn Viaduct and not at a crossing. Had the light been green and his injuries were the same, the whole argument would be completely different. Had a car been travelling at 30mph and killed him that's a drivers life affected, I don't know how I'd cope with that kind of trauma. I do t like red light jumpers and I also don't like people stepping into the road without proper care. With a bit more attention from both parties this could have all been avoided.

    Eh? It seems Mr Hyer stepped out in front of a red light - which gave him a perfectly reasonable expectation that no traffic would be coming, because for it to do so would be illegal.

    The RLJer, on the other hand, was the one ignoring the law and his illegal action resulted in him hitting someone. Difficult to see how anyone but Mr RLJer is responsible here - he didn't need to 'pay a bit more attention', he needed to obey the rules of the road to avoid hurting someone (which is, after all, what they are there for).

  • Halfords 'Tour de Francis' vid knits TdF ads together2 years 7 weeks agowow, what an inclusive bunch

    wow, what an inclusive bunch we are, eh? heaven forfend that anyone should turn up to one of 'our' rides on one of 'those' bikes, all bright eyed and enthusiastic for the sport...

    Thinking

  • Tour of Poland2 years 7 weeks agoThanks There's going to be a

    Thanks

    There's going to be a lot of shelling out the back I guess on those days.

  • Bryton Rider 20E GPS Cycle Computer2 years 7 weeks agothanks for the review Dave,

    thanks for the review Dave, I've been giving this one some consideration to use instead of my phone for logging - and since my cateye strada launched itself off the bars into the unknown recently.

    Do you have to go through Bryton Bridge / website to get the gpx files (or whatever format) off the unit or can other packages access them directly from the PC?

  • Red light jumping cyclist convicted of careless cycling causing brain damage to pedestrian2 years 7 weeks agoI didn't mention road 'tax'

    I didn't mention road 'tax' for cyclists, that does not come into the equation as I do realise cycles do not emit any emissions therefore would never be subject to 'tax' but I do think it is appalling and damn right dangerous that idiots are allowed to jump on a cheap un road worthy bike and nearly cause an accident everytime they use it as they are allowed to be ignorant to the rules of the road.

    Perhaps the test would not be a test as such, in regards that you need to pass, just that you say you have read the highway code and understand the rules of the road when on a cycle, focusing on safety for the cyclist. I really believe a lot, not all, of people on bikes who run red lights, jump back and forth from pavement to road, do not understand that cyclists are meant to stop at red lights, are not meant to ride on the pavement, that a lifesaver,can surprise surprise save your life, that you have to give way to traffic on your right at a roundabout, reason being they simply don't have to be aware of these rules if they choose not to do so!!!

  • Red light jumping cyclist convicted of careless cycling causing brain damage to pedestrian2 years 7 weeks agoWhile the whole incident is

    While the whole incident is unfortunate for everyone involved, there's also the fact that this guy stepped out into the Holborn Viaduct and not at a crossing. Had the light been green and his injuries were the same, the whole argument would be completely different. Had a car been travelling at 30mph and killed him that's a drivers life affected, I don't know how I'd cope with that kind of trauma. I do t like red light jumpers and I also don't like people stepping into the road without proper care. With a bit more attention from both parties this could have all been avoided.

  • Tour de France 2012: Stage 6 Preview - Épernay to Metz 207.5 km2 years 7 weeks agoStage 6, a day for Cavendish,

    Stage 6, a day for Cavendish, providing Sky get their act together and do a good lead out for the world champion.

  • Red light jumping cyclist convicted of careless cycling causing brain damage to pedestrian2 years 7 weeks agoI'm not convinced that a

    I'm not convinced that a cycling test or licence is the right way to go about things, it goes against the right to use the public highway on foot or by self propelled mechanisms like bicycles. As soon as we start licensing cyclists it gives more weight to these nonsense "road tax" claims from those who do use the roads under licence in their motor vehicles and think cyclist should contribute, for some reason, to Vehicle Excise Duty.

  • Tour of Poland2 years 7 weeks agonorthstar wrote:I'm still

    northstar wrote:
    I'm still deciding upon a team but have a rough team in my head. Am I right in thinking they are a climbing the same cat 1 mountain 4 times on stage 1?

    yup. and the same two cat 1 hills *five* times on stage 6 Plain Face

  • Red light jumping cyclist convicted of careless cycling causing brain damage to pedestrian2 years 7 weeks agoSurely provenance,

    Surely provenance, occupation, age or indeed any other material condition of the cyclist is not a factor in the application of law.

    He ran the light, he hurt someone badly, of course he should be charged, there's no wiggle room on it. All vehicles and their drivers have accountability and responsibility, this guy is discovering that. He caused the victim *brain damage* not a graze.

    It's not us guys, it's those guys over there. Yeah right. It comes down to ME at a moment of decision, knowing the law and making the choice.

  • Tour De France Highlights ITV42 years 7 weeks agoJust in case anyone is in

    Just in case anyone is in doubt, it's an issue with FREEVIEW, not other platforms such as Freesat or Sky! If you're watching on Sky you won't experience it.

  • Tour of Poland2 years 7 weeks agoI'm still deciding upon a

    I'm still deciding upon a team but have a rough team in my head. Am I right in thinking they are a climbing the same cat 1 mountain 4 times on stage 1?

  • Halfords 'Tour de Francis' vid knits TdF ads together2 years 7 weeks agoTeee-wat. Just awful.

    Teee-wat.

    Just awful.
    Surprise

  • Red light jumping cyclist convicted of careless cycling causing brain damage to pedestrian2 years 7 weeks agoAnd again we're back to the

    And again we're back to the point of grouping disparate people together. 'Cyclists' don't have control over one another in any more meaningful sense than 'drivers' have control over one another. If an idiot decides to jump a red light, I can't stop him (much as I might like to try) - whether he's on a bike, motorbike or in a car. But I get lumped in with him just because I look vaguely similar on the road.

    I actually wouldn't have an issue with the same penalties being applied to dangerous cycling as to dangerous driving - provided, of course, that the sentencing reflected the impact of the offence and also provided that the law was enforced consistently across all road users.

  • Police seek white van man who shot cyclist2 years 7 weeks agoRe box - if you are in it

    Re box - if you are in it when the lights change you are ok, it's only *entering* it on a red light is illegal - a situation the police are completely aware of, of course Wink

  • For Sale: Litespeed TT, Condor SS, LOOK 5852 years 7 weeks agoHi, I'm interested in the

    Hi, I'm interested in the Look. It appears that there's a "Origin" version (regular geometry) and a "Optimum" version that has a shorter top tube, longer head tube. Which one is your's? I'd be interested if it's the Origin. Also, where are you based?