New magazine - Cyclist

Accy cyclist

Legendary Member
Saw this new mag in the shops today, 'dedicated to road cycling' but looked like an interesting and quality read, expensive at £5 though.
http://cyclistmag.co.uk/
They should've included "build your own bike bit by bit", over three years.;)
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
That's interesting about Auto Express. Why would a Motoring magazine waste it's time discussing cycling? Perhaps the new magazine will run a similar experiment with cars.

I'll reserve judgement, but I'll need some convincing. Auto Express is a chip wrapper so the publisher doesn't have goo form, and there's no shortage of quality road bike publications out there already.

A magazine at the serious cyclist who uses their bike for transport, to run their lives, would be nice.
 

Beebo

Firm and Fruity
Location
Hexleybeef
I have copied the table of "crimes" that the article is based on, as you will see the facts just dont stack up. Since when was reflective clothing, helmet, headphones etc a rule of the road?

Cyclists %* Fault Cars %**

287 29.4 No reflective clothing NA NA
104 10.7 No indicating 49 1.6
90 9.2 No helmet NA NA
84 8.6 Pulling out without looking 25 0.8
58 5.9 Jumping lights 12 0.4
44 4.5 Wearing headphones 42 1.3
33 3.4 Almost causing collision 17 0.5
16 1.6 Mounting pavement 0 0.0
0 0.0 Waiting in cycle box 83 2.6
0 0.0 Crossing a stop line 83 2.6
2 0.2 Using phone 38 1.2
1 0.1 Eating 9 0.3
0 0.0 Blocking crossing 22 0.7

719 74.2 Total 380 12.1

* Based on sample of 976 bicycles during a two-hour, morning rush hour
** Based on sample of 3,140 vehicles passing during the same period
 

Kiwiavenger

im a little tea pot
I have copied the table of "crimes" that the article is based on, as you will see the facts just dont stack up. Since when was reflective clothing, helmet, headphones etc a rule of the road?

Cyclists %* Fault Cars %**

287 29.4 No reflective clothing NA NA
104 10.7 No indicating 49 1.6
90 9.2 No helmet NA NA
84 8.6 Pulling out without looking 25 0.8
58 5.9 Jumping lights 12 0.4
44 4.5 Wearing headphones 42 1.3
33 3.4 Almost causing collision 17 0.5
16 1.6 Mounting pavement 0 0.0
0 0.0 Waiting in cycle box 83 2.6
0 0.0 Crossing a stop line 83 2.6
2 0.2 Using phone 38 1.2
1 0.1 Eating 9 0.3
0 0.0 Blocking crossing 22 0.7

719 74.2 Total 380 12.1

* Based on sample of 976 bicycles during a two-hour, morning rush hour
** Based on sample of 3,140 vehicles passing during the same period
FTFY
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
edited further;

I have copied the table of "crimes" that the article is based on, as you will see the facts just dont stack up. Since when was reflective clothing, helmet, headphones etc a rule of the road?​
Cyclists %* Fault Cars %**
287 29.4 No reflective clothing NA NA
104 10.7 No indicating 49 1.6
90 9.2 No helmet NA NA
84 8.6 Pulling out without looking 25 0.8​
58 5.9 Jumping lights 12 0.4​
44 4.5 Wearing headphones 42 1.3
33 3.4 Almost causing collision 17 0.5
16 1.6 Mounting pavement 0 0.0
0 0.0 Waiting in cycle box 83 2.6​
0 0.0 Crossing a stop line 83 2.6​
2 0.2 Using phone 38 1.2 - only an offence in a car ***
1 0.1 Eating 9 0.3
0 0.0 Blocking crossing 22 0.7​
Corrected totals:​
142 14.5 Total 225 8.3​
* Based on sample of 976 bicycles during a two-hour, morning rush hour​
** Based on sample of 3,140 vehicles passing during the same period​
*** note my experience of trying to hold a phone conversation on the bike, whilst going downhill at 30mph, ended up with the phone dropped on the road and me in a ditch. Illegal it was not however :eek:
 

ASC1951

Guru
Location
Yorkshire
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2 0.2 Using phone 38 1.2 - only an offence in a car ***
....
*** note my experience of trying to hold a phone conversation on the bike, whilst going downhill at 30mph, ended up with the phone dropped on the road and me in a ditch. Illegal it was not however :eek:
Oh yes it was - as you should know. ;)

Certainly an offence under s29 RTA 1988 (careless and inconsiderate cycling); and at that speed, possibly an offence under s28 (dangerous cycling) depending on precise circumstances. The danger under s28 is a danger 'to any person' i.e. including yourself.
 
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