Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 19th October, 2013)
Bike and Go
If the train is cancelled, you can take a bike. Questionable thinking.
Not seen it Mick, they have had this scheme in other places for years, especially Oxford.
......riding along on a push bike baby......anyone know the words to the push bike song.....great pic Mick.....seen the video....it is a good idea...excise is good for the mind, body and soul.....cheers!!!!
they tried a scheme in Plymouth a few years ago that you could pick up or drop off a bike from designated points in the city centre. it wasn't long before they all disappeared
This `structure` has blocked the view of an approaching train when sat in the waiting room. Could see an approaching train (from Southport/Kirkby) under the mainline bridge before this was built.
Which bike is yours, Mick?
kath; Did bikes, points or both disappear!
Hi Lizzie, Are you a 1970's throwback like myself?.Here goes-
Ridin along on a pushbike honey
When i noticed you
Riding along down town in a hurry
Down south Avenue
you looked so pretty as you were riding along
you looked so pretty as were singin this song
I can see ya now singin along have fun
Ah yes Kath but that's Plymouth, this is Wigan, wasn't long eh? they'd probably all gone from here the day after Mick took the photo, lol. Only joking, there are DEFINATELY a lot worse places than our dear old town. PS, Kath could have meant the city centre had disappeared as well Ernest.
Brilliant Colin....yep.. Singing along I am......cheers!!!
They have these schemes all over Europe and they seem to work well. Well maintained and they do appear to get returned!! Will it work here? Let's wait and see.
Liz. Colin Barnes; for video`s of The Pushbike Song, see :-
Could be OK with a tracker device in the tubing. to remove it would then make the bike only worth scrap value or end up in the canal.
Wigan's too hilly for bikes!
Ernest,dont think they are there for long days out? Arn`t they just for short convenience treks? havnt come across them before so I am probably wrong !
Bet they would go down well here in Machynlleth.
I can remember seeing these in York in the late fifties! Also in Holland in the sixties.
....But then,these were both rather flat cities!
you are right Ernest, We got them in Melbourne, were its to hilly and to warm and the cars and trucks will Kill you ,they don't release the accident numbers, putting people on bikes is a crazy idea , most of them cannot ride in a straight line, plenty work for the doctors. The quicker they finish up in the canals the better.
Jean, see :-
Are you enjoying the mild spell? - this time last year we`d had several frosts.
Ellen everyone had a bike in York in the fifties if you were in the city at five o clock on a work day you would see thousands of bikes nearly everyone went to work on a bike. Still plenty in the city these days but nothing like the fifties.