The Highway Code sur Twitter : "Use of cycle lanes is not compulsory and will depend on your experience and skills. #cycling... The Highway Code sur Twitter : "Use of cycle lanes is not compulsory and will depend on your experience and skills. #cycling... Cyclopunk: Daily Cycling Facts 14.07.2013. The Tour de France ended on this day in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966 - the four earliest end dates in the history of the race. 1963 and 1964 were won by Jacques Anquetil and 1966 by Lucien Aimar, which caused much rejoicing in France as today is also Bastille Day.
Octave Lapize - winner of the 1910 Tour de France and the man who famously screamed "Vous êtes des assassins! Oui, des assassins! " at route officials when he reached the summit of Tourmalet when it was climbed for the first time in the race that year - died on this day in 1917, aged 29. Like so many (their names still known if they won a Tour and long-forgotten if they didn't) his cycling career came to an end in the First World War: his fighter plane was shot down over Flirey in Meurthe-et-Moselle, a village that was completely destroyed during the conflict and he died in hospital shortly afterwards. "Multiple Sclerosis is a nasty, rare, incurable disease, but there are lots of nasty rare incurable diseases out there. Red Bull Danny MacAskill's Imaginate. On The Road Cycling Tours - Tour de France, Pyrenees. Gbozward : Waiting for results - (I didn't... Photo by gbozward. Twickenham motorists fined for illegally using cycle lane as police launch crackdown.
Twickenham Railway Bridge (Source Google Street View) Police in south west London have been issuing fines to drivers using a cycle lane across a railway bridge to beat traffic queues, with seven fixed penalty fines issued in the space of an hour last Friday, and plans to resume the operation once the school holidays are over, reports the Richmond & Twickenham Times.
The bridge, which takes London Road across the railway line by Twickenham Station, has a mandatory cycle lane delineated by a solid white line, and Rule 140 of the Highway Code tells drivers: “You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line during its times of operation.” Police had previously been told by cyclists about motorists illegally using the cycle lane, although it appears that action was only taken after Clive Chalk, Borough Commander for Richmond Upon Thames, was nearly knocked off his bike there. London Cycling Campaign. The perils of wearing hi-vis: 10K race descends in to chaos as runners follow wrong cyclist. Hi-Viz cyclist © Simon MacMichael.jpg Chaos engulfed a 10k race in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Sunday when hundreds of runners went the wrong way after following an unwitting cyclist who they assumed was one of the race officials.
Heaton Harriers, organisers of the Town Moor Memorial 10k, which had to be restarted as a result of the confusion, said in a statement published on its website after Sunday’s event: Airless tyres promise to banish punctures forever + video. Showing image 1 of 2 In a perfect world rides would never be ruined by the menace that is a flat tyre.
With news of the Energy Return Wheel from a Colorado-based company it seems we could be one step closer to that becoming a reality. Imagine that, punctures banished forever. We're not dreaming. The company, Britek Tire and Rubber, has developed a a wheel system which stretches the tread over a series of tensioning rods.These rods can be adjusted to alter the firmness of the tyre, the equivalent of adjusting tyre pressure. All sounds a too good to be true, but as the photos show the system has been developed and is being tested.
And the benefits don't end there. Complete madness? (Source: www.gizmag.com) Branding the banal - brilliant bit of satire. The road.cc and theCOLLARBONE Olympic photo challenge. Showing image 1 of 9 Since Bradley Wiggins won the Tour, it's fair to say that all eyes will be on London and Surrey for the Olympic road race this weekend.
And we want to see the race through your eyes. Now, road.cc is teaming up with theCOLLARBONE to crowdsource a photo story of the Olympic road race - inviting the thousands of cyclists and photographers out there to contribute their photos. theCOLLARBONE is an iPad photo magazine of pro-peloton reportage, featuring photo collections shot in and around WorldTour races by some of the cycling world's best photographers. But for the Olympics, the idea is to open up the brief to everyone. If you're at the race (or even if you're not), we want to see your pictures of it. The final collection for theCOLLARBONE will be edited by Paul Sanders, cyclist, theCOLLARBONE photographer and former picture editor at the Times. Take your positions on Box Hill, the Mall, or even on your sofa at home, and get snapping.