Cyclists and bikes are a nuisance, apparently.
Only small folders on trains for olympics
If I was commuting into London I'd be tempted to buy a second hand singlespeed something and leave it locked at one of the stations on the platform (well, Waterloo does this at least). Having taken bikes onto trains in London before, not keen to repeat it in any way, shape or form.
I brought a folder while my mate did the above at paddington.
He got really really bad C**p bikes 2 still got nicked over a year or so. On the other hand still much cheaper than buying than buying a folder.
Its Dawes who have a tie up with Team GB.
really - madness... poor old Team GB
Perhaps BMW is the partner for the games as a whole and not just Team GB..
Yep BMW will provide bicycles:
"At Games-time, BMW bicycles will be available for use by athletes in the Athletes Village and by London 2012 staff. BMW motorcycles will also be used in certain Olympic and Paralympic events. "
this thread has raised 2 issues for me
1) integrated transport my ass i thought the olympics was all aabout encouraging sport like errrr cycling
2)**** sponsorship at the olympics really winds me up as a taxpayer weve paid for 90% of the games but have no say on them- i cant even tell them where the best place to put a S.A.M. is!
oops - double post
Plus you will need a Visa debit card to get any money from an ATM at the olympics as all others are being replaced or turned off:
I will be taking my Birdy on the train during the Olympics - I might have to cycle home some evenings when the usual service disruptions occur with signal failures, a probably increase in suicides, etc.
There are already capacity problems which stem from the lack of stock, which hasn't been increased in line with the increasing passenger numbers and revenue.
I used to comfortably catch the 7:40 train with my Dahon Zero-G 26inch wheeled folder as the vestibule areas were clear back then - now the same train is stuffed full with standing passengers and I now have to catch the 6:40 or 6:50 for the same ease of getting on - and that is with the Birdy I downsized to and at Woking which has 14 trains an hour to London in peak times.
^ the joys of Woking to Waterloo.. I share your pain.
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