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  • British Cycling ‘Strongly Recommends’ No One Rides Their Bike During The Queen’s Funeral
  • mert
    Free Member

    Might just be as there won’t be any police or ambulances available as they’ll all be busy dealing with the mourning gammons who are very “tired” after toasting the queen and your new kings health…

    Much the same as advice not to do stupid MTBing things during lockdown, as the hospitals were quite busy.

    stevextc
    Free Member

    I’m sure the Daily Mail types would have been delighted to be held up on their journey to watch the funeral by a bunch of those cyclists who don’t pay road tax or gave number plates.

    Perhaps BC should have considered the optics of huge groups now going out deliberately in protest.

    convert
    Full Member

    Yeah… I’m going to give BC a wee bit of leeway here, maybe they were just thinking of potential negative press if e.g. there were large, visible groups of cyclists out on the roads on the Monday, would be an easy win for the tabloids.

    Sad state of affairs but you could almost argue that BC are right to think about ‘reputation management’ of the sport…

    I’m pretty sure you are right that this indeed was their intention too. However I’m not going to give them any leeway as I fundamentally don’t think it’s their place to attempt to tell its taboo to swing your leg over your bike atall during the funeral. Indeed it could have/will backfire more now as there will be some biking authority advice to have been ignored for the tabloids to wrap their story around.

    Think this is very much a rule 1 situation – if you are going to go biking (or out on your sup, or sitting around in the pub as a group) it’s probably not the moment to be ott shouty/noisy and generally looking carefree. In the way that when I find myself somewhere where there is a prayer being ‘performed’ I don’t bow my head and pretend to be all godly, but I don’t have a noisy chat to the person next to me either. I just quietly have my own thoughts and do my own thing and wait for them all to stop. They could have tried to hang some words around that….

    mrlebowski
    Free Member

    Can you imagine the furore if The Ramblers Ass had made such a statement? It’s utter tosh & should be thrown in the bin & forgotten about only to be bought out as an example of exactly WTF not to do.

    Klunk
    Free Member

    seems ol’ Johnny was right “They made you a moron” (@ bc not anyone on here god forbid 😉 )

    sirromj
    Free Member

    I suggest stop getting your Lycra in a twist it’ll restrict bloodflow even more😉

    stevextc
    Free Member

    convert

    Think this is very much a rule 1 situation – if you are going to go biking (or out on your sup, or sitting around in the pub as a group) it’s probably not the moment to be ott shouty/noisy and generally looking carefree.

    As far as I’m concerned Rule #1 for funerals is in sight or hearing of the cortege/cemetery.

    This is in part the whole issue with monarchies… I’m meant to “show my respect” for someone for whom I would through accident of birth be some sub-human with less right to enjoy my life than one of her dogs. In this case their funeral “fun exclusion” is somehow national … and me not wearing my Sex Pistols T-shirt riding should be more than enough… meanwhile the masses are meant to the their forelock and be grateful that she’s given them the day off?

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    if e.g. there were large, visible groups of cyclists out on the roads on the Monday, would be an easy win for the tabloids.

    if you’re deciding what to do based on possible tabloid reactions, you’ve already lost. Do BC actually have any relevance re. non-competitive cycling, anyway?

    geomickb
    Free Member

    I was going to take my daughter on a bike ride to the park, is this allowed? or do we have to stay at home mourning? 🙂

    binners
    Full Member

    Well I don’t know how you expect your daughter to grow up as a well-rounded upstanding member of society unless she fully embraces the mawkish national obsession with the monarchy and doffs her cap and tugs her forelock accordingly

    In fact I’m phoning social services

    jam-bo
    Full Member

    or do we have to stay at home mourning? 🙂

    just go in the afternoon..

    J-R
    Full Member

    gammons

    Not wanting to derail the thread, but I don’t think using a racist, sexist, ageist slur is OK.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Snowflake.

    allfankledup
    Full Member

    When Di’s funeral was on I took the wife’s V8 TVR for a bit of a trundle. Roads were lovely and quiet…

    robertajobb
    Full Member

    I remember I got a load of tiling done in the kitchen. And it was quick and easy to nip to the local B+Q for some additional grout as the roads were quiet and the isles free of wailing sheeple.

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Following on from the BC U-turn, Center Parc’s have now reversed their original statement about closing their venues completely on Monday and the ever reliable Poke has collated the best responses.

    Center Parcs (briefly) said it would shut for the Queen’s funeral – 23 funniest responses

    jimmy748
    Full Member

    Center Parcs are now staying you can stay, but can’t leave your lodge, quite aside of the legal implications of forcing people to stay inside, not sure how they are going to enforce that if nones working?

    dissonance
    Full Member

    not sure how they are going to enforce that if nones working?

    No human working

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    she fully embraces the mawkish national obsession with the monarchy and doffs her cap and tugs her forelock accordingly

    It is possible to be interested in an event that hasn’t happened in 70 years and not go full “cap doffing, forelock tugging” Daily Mail reader in the process.

    Edit- I hope!

    J-R
    Full Member

    Centre Parcs are still making a PR (and customer care) Pigs Ear of it.

    Apparently: „Guests already on holiday will now be able to stay, but people due to arrive on Monday will not be able to start their holidays until the following day.“

    So if you’ve committed to travel arrangements you’ll have to find a hotel for Monday – or bring a tent.

    duckman
    Full Member

    Hopefully the roads will be nice and quiet for my drive up to the hills on Monday. Then my cycle into the foot of them. I was always( with the exception of her bailing sweaty Andy out) fairly unbothered by the royals. Weird how much of a republican you can become in a week.

    manninagh
    Full Member

    Recently I received an e mail from British Cycling to say my membership is due to be renewed, I will not now renew my membership. Incidentally I was marshaling for the TLI championship at the weekend

    leafythebear
    Full Member

    I think this whole episode just shows that British Cycling are largely only concerned with road racing as it is clear there is absolutely no thought given to all those who will have to cycle to work on Monday or will simply be using their bikes for transportation.

    DT78
    Free Member

    yep a pretty stupid thing to do by BC

    I keep meaning to downgrade my sub as I don’t race any more, but they auto renew, another bug bear of mine. May actually just phone up and cancel now

    and I was at centre parcs during the beast from the east. roads were shut there was deep snow everywhere. I had 2 children under 4 and 2 grandparents over 70 and centre parcs were insisting everyone needed to leave when they were due to, and that you would have to drag your cases through the snow to the car park as their roads weren’t usable. no thought about their guests and the impact of turfing people out during a massive freezing snowstorm with no actual way to get home because the roads were shut. caused a night of serious stress for us and other guests I might imagine. in the morning they reversed the decision and let guests stay. you couldn’t actually leave anyway…. I won’t use them again either. they absolutely do not put customer first.

    MSP
    Full Member

    I’m sure the Daily Mail types would have been delighted to be held up on their journey to watch the funeral by a bunch of those cyclists who don’t pay road tax or gave number plates.

    People driving cars on the day of the queens funeral, that is so disrespectful.

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