- Taking your bike inside shops?
Iainc how is that even remotely similar ! I sometimes use my legs to get to the shop and I can take those in!
Because the shop is a business who are sustained by selling things. How people get to their front door is nothing to do with them. If they are accommodating they may assist with somewhere to park a car, or a bike rack, or a crèche, or even somewhere to tie up your dog.Posted 2 months agocodybrennanMember
I once rode my hardtail in through the revolving doors at Braehead Shopping Centre, to the vast amusement of my pals. I timed the pedalling perfectly, half trackstanding as the doors turned, and then went in, rode a wee 30 second loop, and out again. All of this at 21:55, just before they closed.
So yes, it can be done.Posted 2 months agoendomickMember
Once saw a guy prop his bike up inside a Heron foods store, I was in the queue as it slowly started slipping then slam, hit the deck, knocking over a display cage, caused a woman to land on her arse and damaged the window, the guy was African, barely spoke english, it was like a hidden camera show, total disaster.Posted 2 months agoreluctantjumperSubscriber
I’ve taken mine into the car dealership when picking up the car after a service. As long as you don’t rest it on a new car they are fine.
Back when my car was new and had a free service pack I used to drive to the garage with the towbar rack on, go for a ride in the local woods while they serviced it and return all muddy then drive back home. Except one time my car needed to stay in overnight as they’d broken a clip for the handbrake cable. They gave me a courteousy car and a seat cover but were a bit stumped about what to do with my muddy bike. That was until the young girl on the reception suggested putting it in the bike rack on top of the Yeti in the main showroom. So I went home with an Octavia Vrs for a few days and my bike was a bit of a talking point for the staff. Returned 3 days later and the guy on the service desk said they’d sold 2 Yeti’s to outdoorsy people in that time purely because it had a muddy bike on the roof!Posted 2 months agoandrewhMember
I usually leave mine the foyer of big shops, B&Q, Tescos that sort of thing, the space between the first doors and the second doors, just a bit less obvious than one left outside. Small shops would be way too crowded to manouver. Went to a meeting in someone else’s office a couple of weeks ago, asked if they had a yard round the back I could leave it ‘Oh just bring it in, it’ll be fine’Posted 2 months agoMarkBrewerMember
My local bike shop (sadly closed now 😥) was always ok with me bringing a dirty mountain bike in and leaning it against the window or counter. In my experience bike shops are usually ok providing you ask first, I’d never take the bike in a normal shop though.
Our local Sainsbury’s express has a security fellow, I’ve seen him stop people taking bikes in but promise to watch them.
I was leaving my local Tesco Express a few weeks ago when a guy tried to take a road bike in. The security guard did the same thing but the bloke with the bike insisted he was taking it in and started saying things like don’t you know how much this is worth etc etc. He made himself look like a massive bellend 🙄Posted 2 months agocrazy-legsSubscriber
My local Sainsbury’s Express is fine with it – there’s actually a convenient space right by the enormous hulk of the cash machine so every once in a while you’ll see someone just tuck their bike in there for a few minutes.
Most of the shops in the town though are small family run places that simply don’t have the space to accommodate a bike. One of the cafes is OK with it and a couple of the pubs. One pub is routinely used by a group finishing a night ride and the back room of the pub ends up with about £50,000 of MTB in it!Posted 2 months agohardtailonlySubscriber
Generally no. Exceptions are the local Edinburgh bike store. And the local café my wife runs!
In my job, I sometimes have to do home visits, usually on my bike. Generally will lock the bike to a gate/post etc in the front garden, but sometimes there’s nowhere secure to lock it to. Some people invite me to bring it into the house!Posted 2 months agoalexnharveyMember
I walk my bike into a medium size Tesco when I want a bag of coffee on the way to work in the morning from time to time. 0745, no one says a thing, coffee in the pannier and off I go again. My lock is on the rack at work you see. Some day there may be a bugger who takes issue but as long as I don’t hit one of the staff stocking shelves or the three other customers what’s the problem?Posted 2 months ago
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