• Video: Near cat-astrophe at Six Days of Gent as cat leaps onto track1 day 7 hours agoI reckon the cat has a "tail"

    I reckon the cat has a "tail" to tell, if not must be a Manx cat..... Did Cav's mum let the cat out of the bag?

  • Specialized 2015: Allez range highlights1 day 8 hours ago£1500 for an alu frame? When

    £1500 for an alu frame? When you can get other frames like the Cannondale CAAD, Kinesis Aithein, etc etc for sub £1000.

    It can't be that good surely??...

  • Medical certificate for Sportives abroad1 day 8 hours agoUnfortunately a GP's medical

    Unfortunately a GP's medical cert wouldn't work in Italy. I know people who have gone with that. It is fine for UK events and some on the continent.

  • Radio Two's Jeremy Vine busted for speeding in Hyde Park - on his bike1 day 8 hours agoThis has currently got to be

    This has currently got to be one of the greatest wastes of Police time,resources and effort anywhere in this increasingly
    over sensitive and under funded nanny state.
    I wonder how prat -like the offices must feel doing such a demeaning job as busting and treating the cyclist like they are being told off by mummy or daddy.
    Which over-paid and under utilised individual thought this one up?

  • Cyclists fined over £1,000,000 in London police crackdown1 day 8 hours agoBikebikebike wrote:stumps

    Bikebikebike wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    And the proble with this is ?

    You break the law you suffer the consequences, just because we are on bikes we are not above the law.
    Also in relation to an earlier comment there were 1.3 million Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for motoring offences issued by the police in England & Wales in 2012 dont know individual forces.

    The problem is that there are limited porky resources, and this isn't going to actually do much that's positive. If the police had a massive blitz on littering in Central London then I suggest you might think that they could better serve the public by doing something else.

    Actually no. If there is a problem then whichever area / dept covers it gets tasked to try and sort it out, simple really. But then again a mentality that uses the word "porky" might struggle to grasp this concept. Thinking

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-20141 day 8 hours ago19 Jan 1 Point

    19 Jan 1 Point 63.39M/102.02KM
    22 Feb 1 Point 63.31M/101.89KM
    9 Mar 1 Point 66.43M/106.91KM
    13 Mar 1 Point 72.75M/117.08KM
    18 Apr 1 Point 100.75/162.14KM
    18 May 1 Point 80.17M/129.02KM
    1 Jun 1 Point 67.52M/108.66KM
    26 Jul 1 Point 62.71M/100.92KM
    2 Aug 1 Point 63.46M/102.13KM
    13 Sep 1 Point 63.42M/102.06KM
    18 Oct 1 Point 64.60M/103.96KM
    16 Nov 1 Point 67.76M/109.05KM
    Total Points 12 Total KM 1,345.84

  • Have we reached peak sportive? Etape Pennines axed due to lack of participant interest1 day 8 hours agoOrganisers IMG are rip off

    Organisers IMG are rip off merchants who are only interested in making money. I have done plenty of sportives but there is no way I would spend that amount of money on what is a relatively short event. I did Wiggle Hell of Hexham last year and it used many of the same roads and couldn't understand why they bother closing the roads.. Passed by about a dozen cars all day... Roads were deserted! Seems like sportive events are either over subscribed or get virtually no entries. The reputation of events seems to matter most for potential entrants.

  • Video: Flythrough of Manchester's planned Oxford Road segregated cycle lanes1 day 8 hours agoLooks good, actively

    Looks good, actively encourages RLJ and pavement cycling, making a strong argument for deregulation of cycling in urban spaces, with thoughtless layout problems and junctions with traffic lights.

  • VIDEO: Driver displays fake police ID to cyclist after being confronted over ‘punishment pass’1 day 8 hours agoI've had the same thing -

    I've had the same thing - someone pretending to be a police officer after some pretty shit driving. Police weren't interested.

  • Cyclists fined over £1,000,000 in London police crackdown1 day 8 hours agostumps wrote:And the proble

    stumps wrote:
    And the proble with this is ?

    You break the law you suffer the consequences, just because we are on bikes we are not above the law.
    Also in relation to an earlier comment there were 1.3 million Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for motoring offences issued by the police in England & Wales in 2012 dont know individual forces.

    The problem is that there are limited porky resources, and this isn't going to actually do much that's positive. If the police had a massive blitz on littering in Central London then I suggest you might think that they could better serve the public by doing something else.

  • Royal Parks says Jeremy Vine didn’t break speed limit – because it doesn’t apply to cyclists1 day 8 hours agoSo they went to the trouble

    So they went to the trouble of amending the regulations but they didn't think of changing the speed limit in the Central London Parks?

  • Have we reached peak sportive? Etape Pennines axed due to lack of participant interest1 day 8 hours agoTo many event management

    To many event management companies especially the likes of IMG have jumped on the sportive bandwagon to make cash for themselves while pretending to raise money for charity

    There are still plenty about organized by clubs and raising directly for charity such as Fred whitton (lakes road club)etape dales (Dave Rayner fund) just think carefully which you book

  • Smart Hat cycle helmet inventor to take idea to NSW government1 day 8 hours agoI assume this is a school

    I assume this is a school kids project, if so, well done.

    If not, it needs a neck support like in F1 and a rear facing camera.

    And a wind turbine.

  • Cyclists fined over £1,000,000 in London police crackdown1 day 8 hours agoWell done for fining bad

    Well done for fining bad cyclists; The scourge of pavement terror is in the heart of most pedestrians..
    Whether it be cars parking on pavements forcing walkers to move onto the road or jumping out of the way of inconsiderate cyclists, cycling at speed on the footways.
    Whilst I know the vast number of cyclists (including me) use the highway correctly and do not cause mayhem on the pavement.
    When walking I have often had to sidestep (almost jump) very quickly to avoid these unscrupulous, spandex-clad, helmet-wearing pavement pigs who seem to believe that it is their divine right to use the space reserved for pedestrians.. for their own freeway.. Yes they can be dressed in all the safety equipment that this society suggests ( and very commendable too) but it is NOT safe for the people who walk...

    Yes, local and central government should make the roads safer for us cyclists but why on earth do some transfer our frustrations on to the footway making it as unsafe for pedestrians as the roads are for cyclists?

    Let us also see cars towed off the pavement and heavy fines imposed.

    After all when we get off our bicycles are we not all pedestrians?

  • Royal Parks says Jeremy Vine didn’t break speed limit – because it doesn’t apply to cyclists1 day 8 hours agoActually, I'm afraid, there

    Actually, I'm afraid, there is a speed limit for bicycles in the Royal Parks.

    The principal regulations were laid in 1997. Amendments have been laid from time to time since, and in 2010 there were amendments which set new speed limits for veicles in each park, and a new definition of "vehicle" as a mechanically propelled vehicle designed primarily for road use.

    Some people have read this on legislation.gov.uk and looked no further, but the site doesn't show legislation as amended, only as it was in its original form, so you have to read on to later amendments.

    In fact, there was a furher amendment regulation in 2010, very shortly after the 2010 regs referred to by other commenters, which explicitly revoked specific bits of the regs only laid a few months earlier. They did not revoke the 2010 amendments on speed limits, but they did revoke the definitions including that of "vehicle"

    That means you have to go back to the 1997 regulations, which don't contain their own definition of vehicle. That means you have to look under the rules of statutory construction first to a general legal definition, and failing that to a dictionary definition. I understand that the general legal definition however does not restrict to mechanically propelled and does include bicycles (and presumably horse drawn carriages) .

  • VIDEO: Driver displays fake police ID to cyclist after being confronted over ‘punishment pass’1 day 8 hours agoCanAmSteve wrote:I think I am

    CanAmSteve wrote:
    I think I am a safe driver but twice over the years have had motorcyclists give me grief for pulling out in front of them. In one case, I was in a Land Rover with its less-than-perfect visibility, pulling out of a T-junction with a blind approach. I literally crept out, but a guy (doing a good 60 mph in a 30 zone) claimed I had cut him off.

    Second time, in London traffic, I indicated a lane change, head checked and as I moved over, got hooted at by - again - a motorcyclist who had been behind me in my lane (so should have seen my indicator) but with his aggressive acceleration "took" the lane.

    I'm also a motorcyclist (through about 20 countries now) and in general, I think the driver behind has to be aware that the driver in front may have limited visibility. If you see a vehicle indicating a move and ignore it - or think "I'm in the right - I don't have to move" you're courting trouble.

    If your car, van, lorry or whatever has limited visibility then it's not fit to be on the road and the driver has a responsibility to sort it out or get it off the road. You can't use limited visibility as an excuse.

  • Cyclists fined over £1,000,000 in London police crackdown1 day 8 hours agoAnd the proble with this is

    And the proble with this is ?

    You break the law you suffer the consequences, just because we are on bikes we are not above the law.
    Also in relation to an earlier comment there were 1.3 million Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for motoring offences issued by the police in England & Wales in 2012 dont know individual forces.

  • VIDEO: Driver displays fake police ID to cyclist after being confronted over ‘punishment pass’1 day 8 hours agoThis fake PO is a wet noodle

    This fake PO is a wet noodle bit like that Ritchie Porte fellow.
    Real PO would start flaming you on how he'd have you for dinner only if it wasn't for the fact he was off duty.

    What you see here are two idiots just asking for it.

  • 9 in 10 Londoners would feel safer cycling on fully segregated lanes1 day 8 hours agoNot a shed

    Not a shed load:

    http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/662743.pdf
    US government looking to minimise costs by implementing CAS in their fleet recognises the lack of case studies in the field circa 2012!

    http://www.google.co.uk/about/careers/lifeatgoogle/self-driving-car-test...
    Google's driverless car can manage to avoid colliding with cyclists, that tech just needs minimisation and deployment.

    http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=806095
    Drivers don't like warnings, prefer for the car to simply take over controls.

    http://trid.trb.org/view/2014/C/1313158
    CAS could prevent 1.2million injuries, 14,353 serious injuries, and 7412 fatal crashes if deployed in the USA.

    http://trid.trb.org/view/2014/C/1326612
    Modelling cyclist collision avoidance systems.

    http://trid.trb.org/view/2014/C/1315476
    3D collision avoidance for maximising airport throughput.

    Drivers are the number one cause of road traffic accidents, take them out of the loop in an emergency situation by actively preventing the vehicle from getting close enough to other vehicles, static objects, cyclists, animals and pedestrians and and you pretty much eliminate the probability of an 'at fault collision'. Sure it might take 10-20 years to get to 90% of all vehicles but the sooner it starts the sooner road deaths become rare enough to be news worthy.

  • Smart Hat cycle helmet inventor to take idea to NSW government1 day 8 hours agoStill think it's crackers

    Still think it's crackers Rolling On The Floor

  • Number Plate Privacy - WTF?1 day 9 hours agoYou can get a name and

    You can get a name and address from a number plate via the dvla hence why a lot of my colleagues have had their plates blocked to stop the great unwashed finding out where they lived.

  • Rapha Long Sleeve Pro Team Jersey1 day 9 hours agoI've got this jersey - fits

    I've got this jersey - fits in line with other Rapha tops (merino / pro team short sleeve jersey, and pro team jacket) - I wear a small, am 5'8" and 61kg. Agree with all the points in the review and would recommend (usual caveats about price, cheaper alternatives are available)...although do bear in mind that it is a polyester or similar fabric, and after a decent ride it definitely lets you know odour-wise! Buy one of their classic series Merino tops for something that resists odour better.

  • Cyclists fined over £1,000,000 in London police crackdown1 day 9 hours agoYou don't get out of the

    You don't get out of the fines, only the points.

  • Royal Parks says Jeremy Vine didn’t break speed limit – because it doesn’t apply to cyclists1 day 9 hours agoWhy don't the idiot plods

    Why don't the idiot plods stand at the side of any rural road, preferably behind a hedge, pointing their radar gun at speeding cars exceeding the speed limit? If they stopped me in any of the mentioned parks I would love to tell them what they could do with their radar gun.

  • VIDEO: Driver displays fake police ID to cyclist after being confronted over ‘punishment pass’1 day 9 hours agoI believe the police are

    I believe the police are fed-up with cyclists and with their general low morale following cuts, despite the danger on the roads being from drivers. I sense a cannot be bothered attitude and doubt if the report was actioned in the way they say. My PC brother says it's a serious offence - well, we all know that!