ASDA the jewel Edinburgh do they just not like cyclist?
That’s funny. I’d be very tempted to lock my bike up strewn across the decking, right in the middle of their little art installation there.
I mean it’s obviously a facility for parking bikes in. There’s a huge picture of a bike on the side of it! The words ‘arse’ and ‘elbow’ come to mind.
Definitely point it out to the store manager. Because in all seriousness, aside from not being very convenient, it’s a blatant disregard to cyclists. And it doesn’t set a very good example, does it.Posted 5 years ago
It’s descrimination against cyclists, there’s only one course of action, we all go in and either start a protest by cycling round the car park slowly or we cycle in the doors grab what ever we want then make for the exits every rider for themselves.
If you’re smart you’ll take a water gun in a quick draw holster filled with vodka and mouth rinse, get them in the eyes and it works every time.
But that’s two courses of action I here the smart arses amongst you say, shurrup!Posted 5 years agoSTATOMember
They should have a customer service desk or representative inside, talk to them, they will take complaints and the store managers are then required to show company management they are effectively dealing with all the stores complaints, at least i think thats how it works.Posted 5 years agoMussEdSubscriber
Well I was in Scotmid Co-op in Portobello today and a lass was wheeling her bike through the store…must’ve forgotten her lock I suppose cos although the rack is small there it’s never obscured by garden furniture. Maybe try that tactic and when ASDA challenge you you can protest you were raising awareness of this inhumane descrimination!Posted 5 years ago
Or do they simply not realize that we exist and need somewhere to park our bikes.
My local asda has 2 places to park your bike however they are regularly blocked with trolleys and other crap, however they’ve decided to take it too a whole new level and have put down decking in front of the cycle racks and are now advertising chairs and other crap for sale.
When I noticed the first bike racks were blocked I checked the second set, only to find them blocked as well, should I complain about this and if I do who is it best to compain too
Whilst I was there cyclists were turning up and simply looking around baffled, they have to have noticed that cyclist use these racks constantly.
So Asda the jewel Edinburgh you get my asshats of the week award! the bike in the third photo is one of mine 😀Posted 5 years ago
Drac – Moderator
People of Scotland. Be thankful this wasn’t Kaesae’s local sorting office or you’d been wiped out as he went thermonuclear.
Drac don’t you have better things to do, like turning a once popular and in touch MTB website / community into an out of touch example of what it means to be naff ❓
The more you change the rules to try and get us to pay to use this forum /website the less of us support you! I may not be a mighty STW goderator with super human powers of cack all, but I am smart enough to understand that!Posted 5 years ago
This isn’t a temporary measure, it’s a display, I’m going to contact their head office explain to them that I will be taping the conversation and aks about thier policy toward environmentally friendly transport.
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Hey, I just move the chairs and chain my bike up anyway, but a lot of cyclists are coming along then wandering about looking for somewhere else to put thier bikes, seen 5 riders donig that shit already.
Spoke to thier head office and put in a complaint and now I’ve also spoke to the store and am waiting on a call about it from those responsible later on.
See what happens, anyone else want to call and complain?Posted 5 years agostockerMember
Complain to the planning department at the council. This will be against the planning permissions they have obtained for the store for reasons including store/sales floor sizes and the use of the car parking area. The council should serve an enforcement notice if they don’t remove these.Posted 5 years ago
Hello Stocker, I have told asda that I want them removed I have also pointed out that they are against the councils and asda’s own policies towards cyclists.
I have made it clear that my next move is to complain to the council about this and get cycling groups involved and that I consider this to be descrimination against a minority group 😉
Thanks for the info though I will make sure and bring it up if I need to take it too the council, lets give them until monday to respond to the request, then if they don’t I will pester them some more 😆
Anyone who wants to complain about this outrageous behaviour 😕 can contact the store in questions on 0131 669 9151Posted 5 years ago
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