The Giro’s starting in Budapest next year
The Giro will start on Saturday May 9 with a 9.5km individual time trial on the streets of Budapest. The final climb is about 1.5km at around 4%.
The second stage is 193km and suited to sprinters. It’ll start from the capital and head to Györ. Bit of a double-digit gradient kick 22km from the end, but nothing too serious.
Stage three (197km) will start in Székesfehérvár and finish in Nagykanizsa. It’s another one for sprinters.
Alejandro Valverde's still not retiring
It's hard to imagine he ever will.
(and beyond) ‼️@alejanvalverde has signed an additional two-year contract with the Movistar Team as a rider. After that, he will remain a member of the Abarca Sports organisation at least through the end of 2024.
— Movistar Team (@Movistar_Team) June 27, 2019
Near Miss of the Day 283: Fast, close pass and used a bus lane
Apparently it's #NationalSunglassesDay...
...and Liam is very happy about it. If you want to upgrade yours to mark the occasion while the sun's out, see our bumper guide to the best sunglasses.
Scottish broadcaster asks why cyclists aren’t using A9 cycle path
Turns out she genuinely wanted to know - she guessed it wasn’t in good nick.
Alice Barnes beats sister Hannah to win national TT champs
Barnes triumphed over the 17 mile course to ensure the National TT title stays in the Barnes family for another year. The men's elite TT is up next with the first rider off at 3:30pm.
Land Rover dealer tweets that their car is "the best for cyclists" - backfires
BEST CARS FOR CYCLISTS IN 2019: LAND ROVER DISCOVERY! The Land Rover Discovery is one of the best cars for cyclists because it brings both space and ruggedness in abundance. Read more: https://t.co/ikH2ETHge1 #LandRover #Discovery #SUV #cycling #cyclists #BigCars #CarForCyclists pic.twitter.com/8yQ2wbRjRK
— Land Rover Thornhill (@LRThornhill) June 26, 2019
A small Land Rover dealer in Thornhill, Canada have received a mixed global response by claiming that the Land Rover Discovery is the ultimate four-wheeled companion for your bike, thanks to its ample storage space and 'ruggedness'. The replies suggest many cyclists think otherwise...
Personally, I find it's often the Land Rover Discovery drivers who run me off the road because they're not aware of their obnoxious width - or simply don't care.
— Felix Lowe (@saddleblaze) June 27, 2019
Yeah I've had a good few very nearly wipe me out whilst out cycling. Too big, too high & blunt at the front & many drivers seem unable to handle them safely. Not best car for this cyclist. Think again. pic.twitter.com/wjkzjNGjUe
— Arthur Findley (@ArthurFindley) June 26, 2019
Nah. I used something a good bit smaller just last Saturday to go to a cycling event. Parking was in a field too, which is probably about as far off road as the average school run Land Rover will go these days. This myth that you NEED a big car needs to stop being perpetuated. pic.twitter.com/qiw76sAZRo
— Citycycling (@urbancyclist) June 27, 2019
I don't think I'd be able to get the pedals turning to be honest. Looks way to heavy. Have you tried an actual bicycle?
These would be an excellent choice for those looking to intimidate people on bikes and generally belch out foul air into the lungs of the masses
— Faye K Nous (@FayeKNous) June 26, 2019
IAM RoadSmart advocates regular driving tests
The IAM RoadSmart report referenced in the ‘intent prediction’ software story below also recommends that driver training should be a life-long continuous process.
Tony Greenidge, IAM RoadSmart business development director, said: “Perhaps we should require people to retake their test after a certain number of years? There is a growing belief that we should.
“I cannot think of another single task as difficult, complex, important or as dangerous as driving on business, where quite literally, you can perform well for just an hour of your life – during the driving test – and that’s all that’s required for the next 60 years or more. Given the rapid changes in technology, legislation and congestion this just does not seem logical.”
“Intent prediction” driver assistance technology to be trialled in London buses
Deep learning technology predicts cyclists’ movements and sounds alert to driver.
DealClincher: 40% off Rapha sale
Wait, you're not signed up to the Rapha newsletter? But you're missing out on daily pics of moody-looking cyclists.
To be fair, the one that landed in our inbox today was all about a 40% off sale.
It's got quite a bit of summer kit in there, so it's well worth a little look.
TT Nationals - Watch here
No context cycling photo of the week...
Cycling, out of context. Lachlan Morton goes shopping. pic.twitter.com/xPXPuhXDvu
— Jeremy Whittle (@jeremycwhittle) June 27, 2019
...is GBDURO leader Lachlan Morton stopping at a shop to fill up on Lucozade. He's currently over 400km in the lead on the brutal mixed-terrain LEJOG route of nearly 2,000km in length, and with 500km to go we estimate he'll finish some time on Saturday. Head over to the Racing Collective live tracker for updates.
Virgin Active bans folding bikes
Super disapointed that @VirginActiveUK Moorgate have announced they have a ban on #Brompton bikes at their gyms after 4 years of attending that gym and being told i can leave it there by all staff. Sort out your policy @VirginActiveUK ! - I won't be a member for much longer.
— Jim (@MrJimColeman) June 26, 2019
Over half of car drivers exceed speed limit on 30mph roads
While 87 per cent exceed the limit on 20mph roads.
10% of cars exceeded the speed limit on national speed limit single carriageways
52% of cars exceeded the speed limit on 30mph roads
a greater proportion of cars exceeded the speed limit on weekdays than weekendshttps://t.co/OcFfKXr3a8
— APPCG (@allpartycycling) June 26, 2019