• Castelli Rosso Corsa Secondapelle Glove17 hours 2 min agoSee that seam running across

    See that seam running across the middle of the palm? On a really long ride, say 300km plus, that will eventually be a real point of irritation. The only gloves I've ever had that didn't feature it are a pair of Craft ones that I now treasure and only use for special rides, since they seem to be impossible to replace!

  • For sale, Alex Dowsett and Nairo Quintana's old Canyon Movistar race bikes17 hours 2 min agoClinchers? Either this was

    Clinchers? Either this was Quintana's training bike for home or they have slapped on a spare pair of Eurus clincher wheels they had lying around in Koblenz. On this basis Dowsett's bike better value, even leaving aside the fact that you'd have to be teeny to fit Quintana's bike.

  • Win! A Mango Point R Tiagra road bike worth £549!17 hours 3 min agoAmazing prize, count me in

    Amazing prize, count me in please... this would definitely get me to work a whole lot quicker!

  • Win! A Mango Point R Tiagra road bike worth £549!17 hours 4 min agoyes, please

    yes, please

  • Win! A Mango Point R Tiagra road bike worth £549!17 hours 8 min agoMango's are supposed to be

    Mango's are supposed to be eaten in the bath. This one should be the one doing the eating; of a road, with me on it, not it in me.

  • Win! A Mango Point R Tiagra road bike worth £549!17 hours 13 min agoJust looks a lovely bike. Not

    Just looks a lovely bike. Not certain what the buzz words are that win you these sort of great prizes. Hope springs eternal.

  • Ride London 100: Strava Secret Challenges17 hours 15 min agoI found the climbs really bad

    I found the climbs really bad - but mainly as I was suffering like a dog with cramps!! I had to spin up Box in 1st which I've never had to do. Note to self - don't go hard form the gun next time!

    Good day out overall though and the weather so much better than last year! The paramedics looked to busy every time I saw them which was a bit worrying and it was very sad to hear about the person passing away during the ride.

  • Win! A Mango Point R Tiagra road bike worth £549!17 hours 17 min agoIs that a black & white photo

    Is that a black & white photo or a colour photo of a black & white bike

  • Oakley lenses: Which ones do you use?17 hours 22 min agotom_w wrote:madindehead

    tom_w wrote:
    madindehead wrote:
    Are the Prizm road lenses ok when in the Alps?

    They definitely aren't the darkest lenses out there, but I haven't found myself squinting with them in the UK yet, so I reckon they'd be fine. I imagine they were developed in California where the light levels must be pretty high.

    Ok cool. Thanks. Do you find yourself missing the polarisation on them? Or do you find that it's not an issue here in the UK?

    My main two options are between the Prizm Road and the OO Red Iridium Polarised which is why I ask (and I'm currently used to glasses with quite low light transmission 11% vs the Prizm Road which is 18% if I'm correct)

  • Win! A Mango Point R Tiagra road bike worth £549!17 hours 24 min agoYes please!

    Yes please!

  • Underwhelming Surrey cycle safety campaign has more tips for cyclists than drivers, including wear a helmet17 hours 25 min agopdw wrote:kie7077 wrote:I

    pdw wrote:
    kie7077 wrote:
    I cycle carefully, if I hit a pedestrian it will be because they suddenly ran in front of my bike, even that's unlikely because I slow down ready to stop when near pedestrians on shared use paths.

    In the highly unlikely event that I scratch a car, I can afford to pay for that, it's certainly not worth paying insurance for - like felixcat said.

    Glad that you can be so confident that you will never make a mistake.

    Have you considered the possibility that rather than scratching a car, you make a mistake that causes a driver to write off their car trying to avoid you? Or you hit a pedestrian who falls and injures themselves in such a way that they can't work for months?

    The chances of it happening are tiny, but the cost is potentially very high. This is what insurance is good for.

    Fortunately, the insurance industry recognises that these are tiny risks, which is why cycling is not excluded from the standard 3rd party liability cover included in every home contents policy I've ever seen, and even cycle-specific cover is very cheap.

    If a driver writes off their car, their insurance can pay for it.

    Like I said about the pedestrian, their fault, their liability, not mine, I have cameras front and rear.

    If I get free insurance with CTC or British Cycling etc then fine but I'm not going to pay specifically for cycling insurance.

    Have you ever heard of cycling insurance paying out due to situations you mention? I haven't.

    Here's a quote:
    " Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) will deal with the claim in lieu of an insurer. However, the MIB only deals with claims involving motor vehicles. They will not deal with claims against pedestrians or cyclists."

  • Win! A Mango Point R Tiagra road bike worth £549!17 hours 28 min agoN+1.... Yes I do need it!

    N+1.... Yes I do need it! Smile

  • Oakley lenses: Which ones do you use?17 hours 29 min agoI got some polarised oakleys

    I got some polarised oakleys for a snowy spring ride in the alps a couple of years ago and they were a waste of money to be honest. My standard lensed pair were far more comfortable on the eye in those conditions.

  • road.cc Metric Century Challenge 201517 hours 29 min ago24 Jan | 1 point | 106.1 km |

    24 Jan | 1 point | 106.1 km | 01 points | 0106.1 km
    08 Feb | 1 point | 102.4 km | 02 points | 0208.5 km
    21 Feb | 1 point | 103.8 km | 03 points | 0312.3 km
    15 Mar | 1 point | 134.6 km | 04 points | 0446.9 km
    06 Apr | 1 point | 113.6 km | 05 points | 0560.5 km
    03 May | 1 point | 104.7 km | 06 points | 0665.2 km
    30 May | 2 point | 219.8 km | 08 points | 0885.0 km
    14 June | 1 point | 137.5 km | 09 points | 1022.5 km
    25 July | 1 point | 105.4 km | 10 points | 1127.9 km
    02 Aug | 1 point | 160.9km | 11 points | 1288.8 km

  • Pavement cyclist who hit toddler in incident captured on CCTV handed fine for dangerous cycling17 hours 31 min ago700c wrote: I don't see how

    700c wrote:

    I don't see how we can have any credibility having a go at the daily mail or similar and their pathetic anti cyclist BS, when some of us are just as bad the other way!

    Two wrongs don't make a right. The guy was a tw@t, broke the law, got convicted. End of.

    Statistically 6 people were killed by cars yesterday, 6 will die today, 6 will die tomorrow. hundreds more will be injured, so where are the news articles? Where is the media condemning the actions of motorists? When do you see articles about speeding, unless it is about speed cameras infringing on rights? Where are the articles on RLJing amongst car drivers? What of the 60 people last year killed by cars whilst on the pavement?

    What of the detail that even when drivers do get caught the punishment for killing is actually less than what this idiot got?

    Yes he was an idiot and he got punished, the elephant in the room that this only further reinforces is that if you want to kill and maim make sure you use a car.

  • Pavement cyclist who hit toddler in incident captured on CCTV handed fine for dangerous cycling17 hours 32 min agoPhilip Whiteman wrote:Poor

    Philip Whiteman wrote:
    Poor toddler.

    I am afraid that this sort of cyclist gives the rest of us a bad name and provides supportive evidence to the petrol head anti-cyclist brigade.

    It does nothing of the sort. What perpetuates cyclists having a bad name because of the actions of one is people saying that it gives cyclists a bad name.

  • Ride London 100: Strava Secret Challenges17 hours 32 min agoI was one of the people

    I was one of the people diverted from leith hill, I was cursing the organizers and blaming congestion until I heard about the poor guy that died. It did get really busy round the surrey stretch and box hill was just a gentle crawl which made it easy as it was impossible to do anything else.

    The start and finish in central London is the special bit, other than that the route is not spectacular but I really enjoyed it and great to have spectator support.

    Also I raised 3k for a cancer charity in memory of my mum and sister even though I had a ballot space and am quite proud of that.

  • road.cc socks back in stock!17 hours 38 min agoClassic video... Chapeau!

    Classic video... Chapeau! Applause

  • Win! A Mango Point R Tiagra road bike worth £549!17 hours 39 min agoThat Mango looks JUICY.

    That Mango looks JUICY. Please can I win this low hanging fruit?

  • Huez* Dri-Wink T17 hours 39 min agoAre they having a laugh!

    Are they having a laugh! Smile

  • Ride London17 hours 41 min agoHa... Fantastic taper! How

    Ha... Fantastic taper! How did you get on Simon?

    I had a great day... Started nice and early so missed any of the fallout from the incident on Leith Hill - Poor chap unfortunately went into cardiac arrest and passed away about 11am. The road was closed for an air ambulance to attend but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Thoughts go out to his friends and family.

    Overall, it was nice to be out early and miss any of the trouble. I heard many a bad word about the recklessness of riders later on in the pack and people causing unnecessary incidents from being silly.

    I left the start in a very quick train, but unfortunately dropped a bottle whilst exiting Richmond Park. I could have pressed on to catch them but, decided to cap my heart rate at a reasonable level to save myself for the last 40km. Seemed to be a good idea as I passed most of the group I was with on Newlands Corner and Box Hill.

    The rolling hills of Surrey provided a dose of great riding, I kept the cap on my heart rate and climbed nice and easily at a comfortable pace. Turns out that in the two Strava KOM challenges, I was around 500th of the circa 10,000 people that took part, happy with that!

    The last 40km, I went hard... All of the cyclist seemed to stick to the left of the the closed roads which were two lanes wide. This gave me the perfect opportunity to get my head down and power along the right hand side without having to worry about there being any obstructions. The crowds, the noise, the atmosphere was just incredible - right the way up to the line. I got into a peloton of about 130 people from Kingston travelling at an average of around 45km/h until the end of Whitehall. The crowds there deserve medals themselves for the support they were giving, inspirational.

    With King Charles on horseback and Admiral Nelson peering from atop his column, it was through Admiralty arch and with the finish line in sight, it was hammer time... The whole peloton started to sprint... There was a few elbows and nudges out of the way, but I was on the outside and whilst squeezed next to the barrier, managed to slip right around the outside of the peloton for a unforgettable sprint finish on The Mall.

    Official time of 4 hours 33 min and 48 seconds. My aim was a sub 5 hour, but I though that was quite optimistic... Instead, I ended up smashing it.

    Loved it, every minute of it.

  • San Sebastian17 hours 43 min agoJust did a search of my junk

    Just did a search of my junk mail and strangely i have an email for this race? Never had a game go to junk Crying so first time ever I've missed a race At Wits End

  • Win! A Mango Point R Tiagra road bike worth £549!17 hours 44 min agoYes please

    Yes please

  • Ride London 100: Strava Secret Challenges17 hours 45 min agoEnjoyed the ride. Very well

    Enjoyed the ride. Very well organised.
    I was on Leith Hill a bit before, and it was super busy. Someone had a touch of wheels and came off which blocked the road briefly, but even though it was shouted back there was a blockage people trying to keep their momentum up were trying to get past leading to more minor crashes. Not sure that road can take that weight of riders of different ability.

  • Oakley lenses: Which ones do you use?17 hours 46 min agomadindehead wrote:Are the

    madindehead wrote:
    Are the Prizm road lenses ok when in the Alps?

    They definitely aren't the darkest lenses out there, but I haven't found myself squinting with them in the UK yet, so I reckon they'd be fine. I imagine they were developed in California where the light levels must be pretty high.