A A A A
Cycle Training In the media
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th January 2011   #101
rhb
 
rhb's Avatar
^ seems like they'll eventually have arrows pointing across with a pic of mum holding kids hand... then more arrows going around the bike with cars beneath those, and then biiiig wiiiide arrows with lorry and bus pictures.
  quote   reply
Old 4th January 2011   #102
Corlis Benefideo
 
Corlis Benefideo's Avatar
Yeah, what we need is more paint.
  quote   reply
Old 11th January 2011   #103
skydancerdonor
 
skydancer's Avatar
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...s-2179752.html

"The excuses of not seeing cyclists seem to be too readily accepted by the police and the CPS so there isn't a prosecution when there should be. Judges should be handing down stiffer sentences and prosecutors should be more ambitious in the choice of charges and the decision to prosecute,"
  quote   reply
Old 11th January 2011   #104
rhb
 
rhb's Avatar
Anyone catch the painful interview on 5 live breakfast yesterday? Nicky Campbell and Sheila somebody straight in with Red Light jumping...

Must remember to re tune after weekend sporting events...
  quote   reply
Old 22nd January 2011   #105
wiganwill
Should have done a better risk assessment

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty.../22/blind-date
  quote   reply
Old 22nd January 2011   #106
Fausto
really nervous, love of karaoke, good table manners but not this girl's cup of tea...sounds like a cycling instructor. I wonder how many bottles of merlot he went through when he got home.


Also, he looks waaaaaayyyyyy older than 22.
  quote   reply
Old 22nd January 2011   #107
wiganwill
I love that they photographed him looking over his shoulder.
"Go on, do something you would do at work. No, not a road survey, something else"
  quote   reply
Old 22nd January 2011   #108
Multi Groovesdonor
 
Multi Grooves's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by skydancer View Post
Where the picture is in the middle of a normal lane (rather than a narrow bike lane) it helps legitimise that riding position and lets drivers know to expect cyclists in the middle of the lane. It helps minimise conflict
HA! Try riding on Old Ford Road over the bridge on (next to Victoria Park). Pictures of bikes or not the some of the drivers that way are lunatics. Over taking on bends before the apex of the (slight) hill?!
  quote   reply
Old 22nd January 2011   #109
chainwhip
 
chainwhip's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Multi Grooves View Post
HA! Try riding on Old Ford Road over the bridge on (next to Victoria Park). Pictures of bikes or not the some of the drivers that way are lunatics. Over taking on bends before the apex of the (slight) hill?!
Needs pictures of cars painted in the oncoming lane so drivers could expect them.
  quote   reply
Old 22nd January 2011   #110
Multi Groovesdonor
 
Multi Grooves's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiganwill View Post
I love that they photographed him looking over his shoulder.
"Go on, do something you would do at work. No, not a road survey, something else"
Got a heads up about this. :-)
  quote   reply
Old 22nd January 2011   #111
wiganwill
Quote:
Originally Posted by Multi Grooves View Post
Got a heads up about this. :-)
Do you know him? The sainted Emilia had her turn a few months ago.
  quote   reply
Old 7th February 2011   #113
edscobledonor
 
edscoble's Avatar
Isn't that old? did the Daily Mail managed to do a repost?
  quote   reply
Old 7th February 2011   #114
rhb
 
rhb's Avatar
I thoguht the same. It's a follow on... basically 'cos the centrally produced one was scrapped due to criticisim, each force has written it's own - with various oddities in which the Hate and it's readers are picking apart. I'm in the middle, think it's a bit daft, but also understand it is necessary for them to cover their asses.
  quote   reply
Old 7th February 2011   #115
wiganwill
‘Most people learn the basics of riding a bike by the time they are seven and you tend not to forget.’
Tory MP in rentaquote shock.
  quote   reply
Old 7th February 2011   #116
Multi Groovesdonor
 
Multi Grooves's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiganwill View Post
Do you know him? The sainted Emilia had her turn a few months ago.
With Dean?!?
  quote   reply
Old 7th March 2011   #117
skydancerdonor
 
skydancer's Avatar
http://www.fiftymagazine.com/article/cycle-yourself-fit

Quote:
Cycle straight at me!’ he calls. Gulping slightly, I gun the pedals on my sit up and beg Dutch monster and, thanks to a brisk following wind, soon accelerate to a giddy 6 or possibly even 7 mph, and head for his kneecaps.

Only when my front wheel is a hairsbreadth away does he call ‘stop!’. Shutting my eyes and clenching my brakes with all the power my fingers can muster, I do.


It’s a near miss, I discover with relief, when I’m brave enough to look again.
Having proved conclusively that I will never make a gangland contract killer, I’m now a nervous wreck. Rob, on the other hand, is totally unfazed.
ahh the emergency stop drill
  quote   reply
Old 7th March 2011   #118
rhb
 
rhb's Avatar
^ nice, I used to *really* enjoy that bit when it was the turn of the kid that you just knew had no intention of stopping...

not exactly cycle training, but did a bit on BBC Radio MCR today promoting the big pedal: www.thebigpedal.org.uk
  quote   reply
Old 8th April 2011   #119
rhb
 
rhb's Avatar
Discussion on Womens cycling on R4 just now, they finished briefly discussing the issue of female cycling fatalities and difference between male / female riding in traffic.

Edit... now a piece on the "Manopause". Testosterone Gel anyone?
  quote   reply
Old 15th April 2011   #120
rhb
 
rhb's Avatar
http://www.lfgss.com/thread63446.html will no doubt lead to spin off discussions on cycle training.

They're discussing cycling on r4 right now, with that lady MP - the one with the agenda about cyclists killing pedestrians - arguing for not just more cycling, but more safer cycling
  quote   reply
Old 5th May 2011   #121
j.m.f
Bens on it
http://waronthemotorist.wordpress.co...e-on-bicycles/
  quote   reply
Old 5th May 2011   #122
chainwhip
 
chainwhip's Avatar
Have you considered cycle training him?
  quote   reply
Old 9th May 2011   #123
edscobledonor
 
edscoble's Avatar
Just done an interview for BBC's See Hear on Cycle Training and deafness in general.

went very well, a bit worried about them asking me why I don't have a helmet and I said my risk assessment, riding around town/commute to work isn't risky enough to required a helmet.

I did says that when I go MTBing, I use a helmet because I have a higher risk of falling off.
  quote   reply
Old 9th May 2011   #124
skydancerdonor
 
skydancer's Avatar
Nice one Ed!
Tell us when to listen or iplay it.
  quote   reply
Old 9th May 2011   #125
j.m.f
good on you Ed.
  quote   reply
Old 9th May 2011   #126
Jess|e
Nice, I'd like to listen to this too seeing as the old hearing is packing in & it's getting harder to hear the kids at the back of the snake!
  quote   reply
Old 9th May 2011   #127
edscobledonor
 
edscoble's Avatar
They'll give me a date and time when the programme is on, I think it's 1pm on a Weds, not sure.
  quote   reply
Old 31st May 2011   #128
edscobledonor
 
edscoble's Avatar
Quote:
See Hear is on the set of BBC1's award-winning drama series - 'Doctors' as David Bower joins the cast for a deaf storyline exploring the relationship between a deaf father and his son. We find out more about the benefits of Cued Speech in helping deaf children quickly acquire an understanding of spoken language. And we check how safe the roads are for deaf or hard of hearing cyclists.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011pr5y
  quote   reply
Old 31st May 2011   #129
skydancerdonor
 
skydancer's Avatar
Cheers Ed. Looking forward to it. I'm sure you'll be making the case that seeing, not hearing, is the much more important and accurate sense for minimising risk on the road
  quote   reply
Old 31st May 2011   #130
edscobledonor
 
edscoble's Avatar
I just did, I said there's no difference whatsoever when it come in riding your bike, and deaf people are likely to be aware of their surround more than hearing.

I also note that there's no difference in teaching deaf and hearing people, just the communication between trainee and trainer.
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #131
skydancerdonor
 
skydancer's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by edscoble View Post
Great stuff Ed. Your message about there being no difference between hearing and deaf riders came across brilliantly as did your top tips for everyone. Shame about the ghost bikes rounding off the programme after you had given such a positive vibe.
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #132
Jess|e
Well said Ed! Great advice. I'm amazed at the amount of people who don't do a 'life saver' look over their shoulder when turning. Idiots. That presenter needs cycle training.
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #133
edscobledonor
 
edscoble's Avatar
Glad to hear it went accordingly, was a bit worried that they might included stuff that I messed up on.
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #134
edscobledonor
 
edscoble's Avatar
Do anyone have any idea how I can save an iPlayer video into a normal movie format so the missus can watch it in Denmark?
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #135
RPM
Good stuff Ed.

I used to enjoy watching See Hear, it still looks like a decent prog.
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #136
edscobledonor
 
edscoble's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by MotherGirl View Post
That presenter needs cycle training.
Funnily enough, I went to school with her.
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #137
chainwhip
 
chainwhip's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by edscoble View Post
Do anyone have any idea how I can save an iPlayer video into a normal movie format so the missus can watch it in Denmark?
I just got it showing after a long fight with Firefox extension Foxyproxy.

I'm using proxy server:87.237.62.174 port:3128
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #138
wiganwill
Nice one Ed. I especially liked the stuff about racks.
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #139
RPM
Ed "100 miles a week" Scoble.

Home to work 50 times? you must forget your sandwiches a lot
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #140
edscobledonor
 
edscoble's Avatar
Can't exactly said my commute is 4 miles a week can I?

note to self: must move further away, really missed having a long commute.
  quote   reply
Old 1st June 2011   #141
wiganwill
You know you don't have to go straight from A to B.
Ed you should try and capitalise on that programme to drum up work for yourself. Don't be backwards at coming forwards.
  quote   reply
Old 2nd June 2011   #143
RPM
Quote:
Originally Posted by edscoble View Post
Can't exactly said my commute is 4 miles a week can I?

note to self: must move further away, really missed having a long commute.
I suppose you could go round the M25 and extend it.
  quote   reply
Old 3rd June 2011   #144
chainwhip
 
chainwhip's Avatar


http://cyclingsavvy.org/2011/05/i-am-no-road-warrior/

Keeping it inspirational.
  quote   reply
Old 23rd February 2012   #145
skydancerdonor
 
skydancer's Avatar
'Take space and don't be intimidated'
The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public...cle3328306.ece
  quote   reply
Old 23rd February 2012   #146
j.m.f
I always liked that lesson you did with Matt Seaton
have forwarded to hundreds of people by now.
another day another lesson
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...feb/08/fitness
  quote   reply
Old 22nd April 2012   #148
j.m.f
Shannonball?
  quote   reply
Old 7th May 2012   #150
Londonneur
 
Londonneur's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by skydancer View Post
No mention of helmets ot hi viz... really good advise for a change ;-)
  quote   reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Useful Cycle Training Books rhb Cycle Training 82 15th January 2014 18:58
Cycle Training dancing james General 349 16th June 2012 15:46
Cycle Training outside London wiganwill Cycle Training 20 24th November 2010 22:42
Cops need cycle training too mobidog General 27 15th November 2009 18:49
Cycle training (for noddies) dogsballs General 73 19th October 2009 23:00

All times are GMT. The time now is 23:39.
Creative Commons License, BY-SA v2.0
no new posts