This morning my bike and I were denied access to…
I’ve been known to receive objections from me bringing mine into peoples kitchens. The selfish inconsiderate gits
Then someone pointed out this
and I sort of understood.
Anyway… are you sure they weren’t just refusing you entry because you’re a scouser? 😉Posted 4 years agojivehoneyjiveMember
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… 🙄Posted 4 years agorOcKeTdOgSubscriber
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 sincePosted 4 years agoTiRedMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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…. 🙄
It’s “elves ‘n’ safe tea gone maaad I tells you!!!Posted 4 years ago
A bikes not a vehicle,
A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum) 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 WikitannicaPosted 4 years ago40mpgSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
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)Posted 4 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
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…Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
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 )Posted 4 years ago
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