Cycling


#522

My wife commutes to work on & off and so far touch wood, no punctures. She’s got Schwalbe marathon plus tyres on her bike - seem to be very tough.


#523

Marathon Plus probably the gold standard for bomb proof commuting. I was impressed with how nice the Vittoria’s were to ride, given their puncture resistance, but you won’t go wrong with the Marathon’s if lack of punctures is your main concern


#524

A good compromise between weight and puncture resistance are Schwalbe Durano Double Defence. I’m on my second set, having worn through the first pair in 2 years of commuting (no punctures).


#525

Sorry to hear that Alan, good to hear no serious damage.

Ride safe all!


#526

Cheers Dan - just had a run of bad luck so fingers crossed that’s it done :+1:


#527

Robin Williams cycle collection


#528

After 18 years off the bike I’ve committed to cycling the London to Brighton on June 17th (what a way to spend my birthday). Bought a turbo trainer for indoor training in this crap weather.

My great nephew, Maxwell, needs a heart transplant. His mother, Sophie, had a transplant 10 years ago and sadly lost her young daughter to a similar heart defect a few years ago. So I’m cycling with family and friends to raise money towards Maxwell’s treatment for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

You can read about it here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phillip-morgan6


#529

Thanks Jim - much appreciated.


#530

Thanks Wayne - very kind.


#531

#532

Brings all of the recent Olympic achievements by the British cycling team into question too.


#533

Certainly does. You just can’t believe anything you see in sport now.


#534

His Olympic cycling team mates knew. You could see them distancing themselves in post race interviews.


#535

Also the Sky team. But does this mean that Froome’s achievements will also come under scrutiny?


#536

Undoubtedly.


#537

From last week


#538

Wouldn’t be surprised if Sky pull the plug. Whilst every team is under scrutiny these days, I wouldn’t have thought anyone would have confidence in Team Sky for a long time to come, so not great advertising for them.


#539

Perhaps they should rename it “Pie in the Sky” team. :smirk:


#540

Team Lie


#541

Maybe Team Murdoch would be more appropriate then? It would explain how the written records were unavailable obviously as only telephone records were of interest.