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  • sugdenr
    Member

    That’s outrageous, next they will be stopping you from taking it into virtually empty restaurants, museums, swimming pools and pubs πŸ™„

    elaine anne
    Member

    wot did they want you to do leave it outside the building for it to get stolen πŸ™„ they’ve just no idea how much we love our bikes. :mrgreen: πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon binners
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    I’ve been known to receive objections from me bringing mine into peoples kitchens. The selfish inconsiderate gits

    Then someone pointed out this

    Outdoors….

    indoors…

    and I sort of understood.

    Anyway… are you sure they weren’t just refusing you entry because you’re a scouser? πŸ˜‰

    loddrik
    Member

    I understand objections if I were riding it round inside, but it was being pushed.

    JEngledow
    Member

    but it was being pushed.

    Next time just claim it’s your novelty Zimmer-frame, this will cause the jobs worth’s head to explode as they’ve been told not to let bikes in, but they’ve also been told to be nice to the disabled πŸ™„

    Premier Icon Pook
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    maybe if you’d promised to float about 2cm off the ground like all those people in Binners’ second picture they’d have been ok about it.

    rusty90
    Member

    I hope you told them you were a Tory MP and called them scum.

    What possible harm could come of a man pushing his bike through a sparsely populated shopping centre…

    It might be the catalyst to people waking up and realising TV, retail therapy and cars are all bum, leading to the collapse of the consumer led oil economy and unleashing an army of fit and healthy free thinkers.

    Next time think of the consequences… πŸ™„

    sugdenr
    Member

    I understand objections if I were riding[u]pushing[/u] it round inside, but it was being pushed[u]carried[/u].

    There. That’s where you went wrong. Still, you’ll know for next time.

    Pleasure!

    antigee
    Member

    Pook – Member
    maybe if you’d promised to float about 2cm off the ground like all those people in Binners’ second picture

    the architect had everyone on skateboards

    plyphon
    Member

    Take the front wheel off.

    “Oh no – you must be mistaken; this isn’t a bike – it’s *parts* of a bike!”

    loddrik
    Member

    A shopping centre, the post office and a supermarket. I was not riding, all places were empty, so much for ‘bike friendly’ Britain. What possible harm could come of a man pushing his bike through a sparsely populated shopping centre…

    TuckerUK
    Member

    You should have said you’d just bought it from the Halfords in the shopping centre.

    belugabob
    Member

    Imagine how I felt when my wife and I discovered that you’re not allowed to take bikes onto Brighton pier (no – not even just pushing them, which we were already doing)

    Needless to say, Fish & Chips were purchased elsewhere.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
    Subscriber

    you can’t order from a macdonalds drive thru whilst sitting astride a bike either, even if there is no one behind you in the queue, they refused to sell me a milkshake but i was welcome to walk into the restaurant, i informed the manager (who just happened to be there behind the poor guy serving) where he could stick his shake, that was 11 years ago and i’ve never darkened their door step since

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Were you really refused access because you had a bicycle with you…
    Or did you forget to mention that you were in the buff in your OP, and the presence of a bike was really just incidental?

    Premier Icon binners
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    rocketdog – You’re cutting your nose off to spite your face. You won’t have tried the Mozzerella dippers then? You don’t know what you’re missing

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Binners, the op appears to have been a success. If that’s what a diet of Greggs does I’ll stay away.

    Premier Icon danrandon
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    I was refused entry to the bedroom with the bike this morning….. apparently waking the wife at 6am to show her your new cranks just isn’t cricket. πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon binners
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    I was once told I couldn’t lock my bike to the table outside the pub ‘for security reasons’

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    binners – Member

    rocketdog – You’re cutting your nose off to spite your face. You won’t have tried the Mozzerella dippers then? You don’t know what you’re missing

    I’d rather eat my own arm

    TiRed
    Member

    Rocketdog, I used to take the kiddyback tandem with a babyseat through the drive through on Sundays evening rides. Made the kids day.

    I take my bike into shops, but only very quiet restaurants. Had one issue recently,and I just refused to take it out on the grounds that it took up far less room than the Phil and ted pushchair behind me, and it was far too expensive to lock anywhere. The owner huffed a little, but I finished my ice cream before leaving.

    plumber
    Member

    I was once denied access to Bury shopping mall (near that Binners)

    This is when I was already right inside the hall

    Cue repetition of

    them – you can’t come in here
    me – I’m already here

    toxicsoks
    Member

    Wasn’t allowed to prop my bike up at the back of a conference room – “…s’elf and saftey risk, sir…” πŸ™„ I’d had it checked for rabies and psychotic tendancies too.

    Edric 64
    Member

    Why would you think it ok to take a vehicle into shops ?

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Why would you think it ok to take a vehicle into shops ?

    A bikes not a vehicle, it’s a piece of sporting equipment, just like a tennis racket, trainers or a crossbow, next you’ll b saying we can’t walk around shopping centres carrying those either…. πŸ™„

    It’s “elves ‘n’ safe tea gone maaad I tells you!!!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Same reason as taking a vehicle commonly used for the perambulation of small infants?

    sugdenr
    Member

    A bikes not a vehicle,

    A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum[1]) is a mobile machine that transports passengers or cargo. Most often, vehicles are manufactured, such as bicycles, cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, trains, ships, boats and aircraft.

    From, that there Encyclopaedia Wikitannica

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Used to take great sport in getting the security guard in the local shopping centre to chase me & my mates around on our bmx’s (back in stupid teenage times) – he’d be yelling off the balcony, ghetting a right puff up chasing us out.

    Then I started dating this girl, turned up to a family do, turns out it was her grandad. I don’t think he recognised me, neither of us ever mentioned it, and I stopped doing it. Been married to her 18 years now.

    Hmm, the moral of this story? Bikes in shopping centres could end in embarrassment, joint mortgages and two children. Think before you do it.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    rOcKeTdOg – Member

    you can’t order from a macdonalds drive thru whilst sitting astride a bike either

    They will, however, serve you if you’re being pushed through in a shopping trolley, or for that matter if there’s 4 of you pretending to be a car (complete with sound effects)

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    We’ve just come back from a weeks cycle tour of Belgium where the bike is completely catered for as is the cyclist.

    Britain needs to buck it’s ideas up and realise there are more cyclists than ever.

    Amazingly a coach load of British people where walking through a park in Ghent, as usual they spilled across the path, a Belgium lady was coming through on her bike ringing her bell, in the end the Brits forced her to dismount, to which a few Brits commented, how she shouldn’t have tried to cycle through/past them. The guide should have pointed out that in Belgium you make way for a cyclist and pay them respect. attitudes need to change.

    I think the OP has every right to take his bike into a shopping centre.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    My bike and I were thrown out of the local sauna today.

    I missed the sign..

    NO SPDs ,at least I think that’s what it said.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
    Subscriber

    Taking the thing semi-seriously for a second, perhaps people are confusing the requirement to not ride a bicycle in indoor / shared public spaces, with a total exclusion of their prescence in those areas…

    I mean why can one not be safely pushed in a shopping cntre or post office?

    A bicycles tyres will be no more dirty than the soles of your shoes or the wheels of a pushchair and we’re not asked to leave those items at the door are we? Pushing it along you will not be likely to exceed walking pace and hence pose no greater risk to other shoppers than someone with a pushchair or trolley, arguably less as your wheeled item has brakes fitted.

    I don’t really see the sensible objection TBH…

    Premier Icon El Vino
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    Security guard wouldn’t let me bring push my bike into Decathlon to buy a bike lock despite the fact they will let kids take bikes for test rides around the store.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    A horse would be a bad mode of transport to take though a shopping centre and definitely needs tethering outside.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Security guard wouldn’t let me bring push my bike into Decathlon

    Bit different when they sell them I suppose. “Oh, this? I brought it in with me, honest.”

    sugdenr
    Member

    You obvioulsy missed the sign……

    Only bikes[s]food[/s] purchased here allowed[s]can be eaten[/s] in store

    Durrr!

    Premier Icon jameso
    Subscriber

    you can’t order from a macdonalds drive thru whilst sitting astride a bike either,

    You can in the States ime. Wendy’s drivethrus too, if you’re desperate and hungry. 1 Mcdonalds even opened up for me to go in and sit down despite the restaurant part being shut. Lovin’ it )

    MrSynthpop
    Member

    Security guard wouldn’t let me bring push my bike into Decathlon

    Tell them you’re taking it to the workshop, then don’t

    Fight the power πŸ™‚

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