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The week’s almost done, so here’s a video that will put a smile on your face with a public service announcement on behalf of all cyclists, courtesy of Ride Wide Media.

Ride Wide is blogger @veloevol and blogger and Bikeability instructor @Londonneur, and his son.

There really isn’t much else to say, except that apparently the suit is “ideal winter wear” according to Ride Wide. We think we’ll stick with Roubaix and softshells.

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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Rouboy [91 posts] 2 years ago
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Not sure the suit will take on.
But the vid makes a good point.

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kie7077 [877 posts] 2 years ago
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HE'S NOT WEARING A HELMET, LOOK, NO HELMET.

OMG NO HI-VIS, ARREST HIM.

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levermonkey [663 posts] 2 years ago
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I have a friend who as just started cycling. He weighs 28st. I sent him the link. His reply is sadly unprintable but his wife is now using it as a screen-saver.

Superb video that has made my day.

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notfastenough [3679 posts] 2 years ago
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Camera work by a road.cc user, it would appear.

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Jack Osbourne snr [436 posts] 2 years ago
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levermonkey wrote:

I have a friend who as just started cycling. He weighs 28st. I sent him the link. His reply is sadly unprintable but his wife is now using it as a screen-saver.

Superb video that has made my day.

TOTAL FOOKIN LOL.

That just made my Friday night.

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bambergbike [89 posts] 2 years ago
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Went on my first ride with a child trailer last week and found the effect similar. I didn't really need more space on the road than usual, but it was definitely easier than usual to claim it.

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K Stand Ken [59 posts] 2 years ago
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I can't see the point of the fat suit, drivers who pass too close may still catch the fabric of the suit's extended width and bring him down.
What is needed (apart from greater awareness and patience by drivers) is something that gives the IMPRESSION of wider width on the road rather than the actuality of width.
But then, I'm living in cloud-cuckoo land, aren't I?