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  • Thou Shalt Not Cycle During the Royal Funeral
  • kimbers
    Full Member

    Wtf

    BillOddie
    Full Member

    They can, to be blunt, do one…

    teethgrinder
    Full Member

    **** right orf

    longdog
    Free Member

    Thanks for sharing, Just told my mate he’ll have to walk from GrAviemore to the north link ferry on Monday 🤣

    Oddly enough I doubt he will!

    kelvin
    Full Member

    We should think ourselves lucky. People who were preparing for the funerals of their own loved ones on Monday have been told they can’t take place. I’d rather be a cyclist a bit miffed at BC, than bereaved and being told the funeral you planned can’t take place. It’s all a bit much, isn’t it.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    WTAF indeed. I didn’t realise BC was aware people just go “out riding their bike” unless it’s an Olympic discipline I wasn’t aware of?

    seriousrikk
    Full Member

    Well I am working but I may take an hour out at 11 to ride my bike. Paths will be quiet and frankly British Cycling can go fk themselves.

    I know they have to put the strongest message of support out but that should stop with organised rides

    supernova
    Full Member

    I’m definitely going to be out on my bike to miss all the crazy mass hysteria that has gripped this country.

    Onzadog
    Free Member

    Do we run the risk of being arrested for expressing anti royal sentiment if caught riding on Monday?

    mrlebowski
    Free Member

    Bizarre, utterly utterly bizarre statement to make!!

    teethgrinder
    Full Member

    No one can catch us. They’ll all be mourning or risk imprisonment themselves.

    chrismac
    Full Member

    Bid brother is now taking the p*$$. We are on holiday riding in the Lake District so will be up a hill somewhere. I might well watch the highlights in the evening

    chrismac
    Full Member

    Are all roads going to be closed and all footpaths to make sure the plebs are mourning suitably in front of the TV

    longdog
    Free Member

    There’ll maybe the ‘home guard’ out to catch anyone not at home at the telly and chase them down.

    Our local authority are also closing toilets Monday ‘as a sign of respect’,so hedge backs only if you’re out in Angus 🤣

    convert
    Full Member

    Yep – line well and truly overstepped.

    People who were preparing for the funerals of their own loved ones on Monday have been told they can’t take place.

    Hadn’t thought of that – that’s properly putting you in your place. Riffraff need to wait for their elders and betters for their turn in the furnace.

    edit – my council (Highland) is being far more reasonable…

    Waste collections will continue on that day although actual collections times may vary. Arrangements are being made to facilitate weddings, burials and cremations that have already been booked to take place on Monday 19 September.

    somafunk
    Full Member

    I think a fitting tribute to the queen should involve a few hundred wheelie adept scrotes following the procession throughout London, what a fitting tribute to her maj.

    csb
    Full Member

    As with the FAs daft decision to ban grassroots footy for kids last weekend, this is another organisation that is making themelves look utterly stupid with their virtue signalling.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    I think a fitting tribute to the queen should involve a…

    Lot of people just keeping calm and carrying on to be honest.

    I can’t imagine that someone who worked until their penultimate day of life would really want us all to make much of a fuss.

    – that said I suppose if they advised us all to simply dress fully in mourning black but cycle as normal it would go down well with a lot of people.

    savoyad
    Full Member

    Has this been removed from the website? https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/20220909-about-bc-news-Guidance-for-the-period-of-National-Mourning-0

    Or is there a more detailed version of the advice?#

    EDIT Curious – I clicked again and sometimes that bit is there, sometimes it’s not.

    binners
    Full Member

    Have British Cycling got a list of activities that are approved by them for Monday?

    or is it exclusively watching royal funerals?

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    I remember riding on the day of Diana’s funeral. Roads in London were absolutely deserted. I did make sure to stay well away from central London though cos I iz well respekful like that.

    FOG
    Full Member

    This seems the perfect date for a mass cycle afterall, everybody is on holidy

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    If the weather is decent, I hope there aren’t police stop barriers on the roads. I might end up in prison after trying to break through screaming “Freedom!”. 😆

    dissonance
    Full Member

    EDIT Curious – I clicked again and sometimes that bit is there, sometimes it’s not.

    I suspect its being load balanced between a couple (or more) servers one of which has it and one doesnt.
    I wonder which is the more up to date. Possibly someone has realised how moronic it is.

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    I’m wasn’t planning on it, but I’m going to go for a ride during the funeral now. Naked, with tassles on my nipples. Playing a bugle.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    I’m wasn’t planning on it, but I’m going to go for a ride during the funeral now. Naked, with tassles on my nipples. Playing a bugle.

    Have you thought about skin painting yourself as a Union Flag? Just to make it respectful.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Not sure why there is any surprise at this – British Cycling asking clubs not to do events due to the funeral of the British monarch seems pretty much what I’d expect, simply from a PR point of view if nothing else.

    I’m not a BC member, so I’ll ride on Monday. Probably not during the funeral itself, as I expect the cafes will be shut.

    mrlebowski
    Free Member

    People who were preparing for the funerals of their own loved ones on Monday have been told they can’t take place.

    Is this for real??

    convert
    Full Member

    British Cycling asking clubs not to do events due to the funeral of the British monarch seems pretty much what I’d expect, simply from a PR point of view if nothing else.

    Thats not the section people are objecting to.

    TheBrick
    Free Member

    Not sure why there is any surprise at this – British Cycling asking clubs not to do events due to the funeral of the British monarch seems pretty much what I’d expect, simply from a PR point of view if nothing else.

    read the section in the red box

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Is this for real??

    Well it’s a Bank Holiday, so I’d expect so.

    heavy_rat
    Free Member

    Looks like the advice has just changed. Can’t see the bit advising against going for a ride anymore

    EDIT. It is still there

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Not sure why there is any surprise at this – British Cycling asking clubs not to do events due to the funeral of the British monarch seems pretty much what I’d expect,

    That’s not the bit that was highlighted, so not the bit anyone (else) is talking about.

    voodoo-rich
    Full Member

    Even my other half thought it would be a good day to get out for a ride… our usual National Trust cafe stop appears to be closed Monday. Guess that’s understandable!

    K
    Full Member

    Going to have to quickly buy a rear wheel drive car and go take up drifting while the roads are quiet and take advantage of knowing that I’ll safely only run over cyclists that are not abiding.

    joe-m
    Full Member

    well now I’m going to wear my sex pistols shirt while I cycle instead of a normal riding top.

    tonyd
    Full Member

    Do we run the risk of being arrested for expressing anti royal sentiment if caught riding on Monday?

    I know this was tongue in cheek, however I’m a card carrying royalist and if the weather is nice on Monday I’ll almost certainly be riding instead of sitting in front of the telly box all day

    Edit: I’m also a member of BC, and they can f*ck right off!

    oldenough
    Free Member

    People who were preparing for the funerals of their own loved ones on Monday have been told they can’t take place.

    Is this for real??

    I wondered, but apparently not.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/funerals-cancelled-queen-september-monday-b2166065.html

    As for going on a ride just please yourself, nobody is going to stop you.

    escrs
    Free Member

    I was out riding my bike when Diana’s funeral was taking place

    I was out riding my bike when the Queen mother’s funeral took place

    I was out riding my bike when Prince Phillip’s funeral took place

    Ill be out riding my bike when the Queen’s funeral takes place

    Ill be out riding my bike when Charles funeral takes place

    Ill be riding my bike when Prince William’s funeral takes place (if i out live him)

    When i die i want my friends to be out riding their bikes to my funeral!

    kelvin
    Full Member

    I wondered, but apparently not.

    Funerals are being cancelled “rescheduled”. All that article says it that there isn’t a blanket ban on funerals on Monday, or any instructions from government or any national body that they shouldn’t take place.

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