11,000 join Southampton Sky Ride

Daily Echo: 11,000 join Southampton Sky Ride 11,000 join Southampton Sky Ride

ELEVEN thousand cyclists claimed the streets of Southampton as they own as the annual Sky Ride took over the city centre today.

From aficionados to youngsters who had only just discarded the stabilisers, bike riders stretched as far as the eye could see.

Daily Echo:

The 7.8km route starting and finishing in Guildhall Square took in some of Southampton’s key sites such as the Bargate.

Some broke their journey for activities along the route, such as at Houndwell Park and Southampton Common.

These included a cycling obstacle course and a sprint zone to take on other riders.

A “tricks and tunes” area gave a chance to practice bike stunts from a ramp jumping onto an airbag or watch stunts from the Voodoo Unicycles team.

This year saw 1,000 more people out on the route than last year.

Daily Echo:

Olympic gold medallist Jason Queally, Southampton fundraising superman Gus McKechnie and Team Sky professional cyclist Australian Nathan Earle, lined up at the start of the race.

Jason, who often comes to Southampton University to use its wind tunnel, said: “It’s fantastic. It’s always nice to start events where kids and families are enjoying themselves – it’s a privilege to be here.”

Gus, who has raised more than £2million for charity by cycling 50,000 miles aboard Red Funnel ferries, said he was “honoured” to be there.

He added: “Southampton’s got so much to offer and the more of these kind of things we can put on we can show the world and show the country what we’re capable of doing as a city.”

Sky Ride Southampton is one of 15 major events going on in cities across the country this summer.

Daily Echo:

Southampton City Council, in conjunction with British Cycling and Sky, will be running a series of organised 30 bike rides of different distances starting in Southampton from now until September.

Log on to goskyride.com/Southampton for details.

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7:09pm Sun 29 Jun 14

wizard says...

And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events wizard
  • Score: 20

7:32pm Sun 29 Jun 14

saint61 says...

wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
[quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please. saint61
  • Score: 18

8:32pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
[quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 3

9:43pm Sun 29 Jun 14

vag says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.[/p][/quote]Yep the roads are truly shocking round here. vag
  • Score: 3

9:56pm Sun 29 Jun 14

S Pance says...

Well done Sky for this!

Southampton CC didn't really do an awful lot apart from allow it to go ahead.
Well done Sky for this! Southampton CC didn't really do an awful lot apart from allow it to go ahead. S Pance
  • Score: -6

10:01pm Sun 29 Jun 14

wizard says...

S Pance wrote:
Well done Sky for this!

Southampton CC didn't really do an awful lot apart from allow it to go ahead.
you are way out of touch! they did loads to make this hapen
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Well done Sky for this! Southampton CC didn't really do an awful lot apart from allow it to go ahead.[/p][/quote]you are way out of touch! they did loads to make this hapen wizard
  • Score: 2

10:37pm Sun 29 Jun 14

For pity sake says...

vag wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.
It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...
[quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.[/p][/quote]Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.[/p][/quote]It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way... For pity sake
  • Score: -1

11:31pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

vag wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.
It's easier and smoother to ride through a rock garden in some places.
[quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.[/p][/quote]Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.[/p][/quote]It's easier and smoother to ride through a rock garden in some places. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -2

11:34pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gristle says...

Eleven thousand. More like a couple of hundred.
Eleven thousand. More like a couple of hundred. gristle
  • Score: -1

11:37pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

For pity sake wrote:
vag wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.
It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...
No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface.
Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS.
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.[/p][/quote]Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.[/p][/quote]It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...[/p][/quote]No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface. Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -4

11:59pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Youngagedpensioner says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
vag wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.
It's easier and smoother to ride through a rock garden in some places.
I agree. Glad I had a mountain bike!
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.[/p][/quote]Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.[/p][/quote]It's easier and smoother to ride through a rock garden in some places.[/p][/quote]I agree. Glad I had a mountain bike! Youngagedpensioner
  • Score: -2

2:13am Mon 30 Jun 14

All said and done says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
For pity sake wrote:
vag wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.
It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...
No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface.
Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS.
Oh you mean the ones who pay the road fund licence
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.[/p][/quote]Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.[/p][/quote]It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...[/p][/quote]No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface. Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS.[/p][/quote]Oh you mean the ones who pay the road fund licence All said and done
  • Score: 5

2:13am Mon 30 Jun 14

All said and done says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
For pity sake wrote:
vag wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.
It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...
No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface.
Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS.
Oh you mean the ones who pay the road fund licence
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.[/p][/quote]Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.[/p][/quote]It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...[/p][/quote]No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface. Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS.[/p][/quote]Oh you mean the ones who pay the road fund licence All said and done
  • Score: -2

2:17am Mon 30 Jun 14

halfbrain says...

I thought the event was a bit dull and don't believe the ll, ooo head count. The money would have been better spent on improving the cycle facitlities, but after hearing that the new green stripes near the Itchen Bridge cost £l.6 million, I guess it would need £billions to do anything much here.


And the music was far too loud. I couldn't watch the unicycles as my ear drums were aching.
Cycling and Loud Music do not go together.
I thought the event was a bit dull and don't believe the ll, ooo head count. The money would have been better spent on improving the cycle facitlities, but after hearing that the new green stripes near the Itchen Bridge cost £l.6 million, I guess it would need £billions to do anything much here. And the music was far too loud. I couldn't watch the unicycles as my ear drums were aching. Cycling and Loud Music do not go together. halfbrain
  • Score: 6

2:21am Mon 30 Jun 14

halfbrain says...

I did like that bit of new road with the slabs that they turned into an imitation of a ploughed field for the mountain bikeing.
With the slabs all smashed up and with dips and peaks like in an off road situation.
I imagine they'll be fixing it again tonight before the traffic gets onto it.?
I did like that bit of new road with the slabs that they turned into an imitation of a ploughed field for the mountain bikeing. With the slabs all smashed up and with dips and peaks like in an off road situation. I imagine they'll be fixing it again tonight before the traffic gets onto it.? halfbrain
  • Score: -1

4:50am Mon 30 Jun 14

bigfella777 says...

Well done to all the once a year cyclists who drove into town with bikes strapped to their cars thereby defeating the whole point of it.
Its over now you can go back to sitting in a queue in your tin can
Well done to all the once a year cyclists who drove into town with bikes strapped to their cars thereby defeating the whole point of it. Its over now you can go back to sitting in a queue in your tin can bigfella777
  • Score: -1

6:20am Mon 30 Jun 14

townieboy says...

Just gutted my RAIN dance saturday didnt work. As i drove down be the Bellemore at 4pm i did notice alot of SkyRide (promote cycling) people attaching there bikes to the racks on there cars.............imp
ressive way to cut pollution.
Just gutted my RAIN dance saturday didnt work. As i drove down be the Bellemore at 4pm i did notice alot of SkyRide (promote cycling) people attaching there bikes to the racks on there cars.............imp ressive way to cut pollution. townieboy
  • Score: 3

8:19am Mon 30 Jun 14

Donald2000 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Well done to all the once a year cyclists who drove into town with bikes strapped to their cars thereby defeating the whole point of it.
Its over now you can go back to sitting in a queue in your tin can
I have previously said in the other comments that I considered the whole thing to be a waste of time, apart from the fact that most of them couldn't even ride a bike properly, had no consideration for pedestrians and rode all over the pavements on their way home. Still, we must pay homage to this dering-do, yes, no. while the rest of us could not get near the city centre and were forced to walk miles to get to diverted buses.

So lets drop the bulldust about it being a splendid occasion, shall we?
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Well done to all the once a year cyclists who drove into town with bikes strapped to their cars thereby defeating the whole point of it. Its over now you can go back to sitting in a queue in your tin can[/p][/quote]I have previously said in the other comments that I considered the whole thing to be a waste of time, apart from the fact that most of them couldn't even ride a bike properly, had no consideration for pedestrians and rode all over the pavements on their way home. Still, we must pay homage to this dering-do, yes, no. while the rest of us could not get near the city centre and were forced to walk miles to get to diverted buses. So lets drop the bulldust about it being a splendid occasion, shall we? Donald2000
  • Score: -2

8:44am Mon 30 Jun 14

teamgreen says...

All said and done wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
For pity sake wrote:
vag wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.
It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...
No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface.
Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS.
Oh you mean the ones who pay the road fund licence
and the road fund licence pays for what ? i thought we payed for the roads in the council tax .
[quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.[/p][/quote]Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.[/p][/quote]It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...[/p][/quote]No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface. Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS.[/p][/quote]Oh you mean the ones who pay the road fund licence[/p][/quote]and the road fund licence pays for what ? i thought we payed for the roads in the council tax . teamgreen
  • Score: -1

8:56am Mon 30 Jun 14

Jesus_02 says...

teamgreen wrote:
All said and done wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
For pity sake wrote:
vag wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
saint61 wrote:
wizard wrote:
And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events
I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.
I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.
Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.
It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...
No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface.
Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS.
Oh you mean the ones who pay the road fund licence
and the road fund licence pays for what ? i thought we payed for the roads in the council tax .
Road fund tax? The lengths that people go to be negative and possessive is sometime quite amusing.

I didn’t do the event myself, I don’t really see the point. I cycle and I drive mainly because I need to get somewhere.

However I can’t fail to see that this would have been a great experience for children and families. Nice to see something interesting happening in the city.
[quote][p][bold]teamgreen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: And what a fantastic event, well done Southampton Events and skyride, would love to see more of these type of events[/p][/quote]I'll echo that. The obstacle course in Houndwell park was brilliant. Well done Southampton City Council. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]I'll also echo you both, though I must confess, my only gripe, which only has Balfour Beatey to answer for, was the poor road surfaces which I do beleive caused a couple of accidents.[/p][/quote]Yep the roads are truly shocking round here.[/p][/quote]It's all the bl**dy cyclists in the way...[/p][/quote]No, It's all those bl00dy motorists making needless journeys of 5 miles or less and causing undue damage to the road surface. Did you know that nearly 3/4 of all car journeys a year in Britain, are only 5 miles or less? Distances that could be cycled in the same amount of time or LESS.[/p][/quote]Oh you mean the ones who pay the road fund licence[/p][/quote]and the road fund licence pays for what ? i thought we payed for the roads in the council tax .[/p][/quote]Road fund tax? The lengths that people go to be negative and possessive is sometime quite amusing. I didn’t do the event myself, I don’t really see the point. I cycle and I drive mainly because I need to get somewhere. However I can’t fail to see that this would have been a great experience for children and families. Nice to see something interesting happening in the city. Jesus_02
  • Score: 1

2:53pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Walko67 says...

Well for what its worth whilst I am a keen and regular cyclist I enjoyed the event. Good to see plenty of kids getting out and about rather than sitting at home on the Xbox.
If the 8km was too short you can always go round twice like I did and stop at the stalls on the second go round.
As for those complaining that its the motorists who have to pay the road fund licence just for cyclists to use the road does it not occur to them that many if not all of the adults who cycle on the roads are also motorists and thus pay their road fund licence. It is just that sometime we chose to use 2 wheels rather than 4.
Its only once a year so lighten up and enjoy the day, so what if you had to walk further than normal to get a bus into town (I accept it is not so easy for disabled visitors to the town on Sunday)
Well for what its worth whilst I am a keen and regular cyclist I enjoyed the event. Good to see plenty of kids getting out and about rather than sitting at home on the Xbox. If the 8km was too short you can always go round twice like I did and stop at the stalls on the second go round. As for those complaining that its the motorists who have to pay the road fund licence just for cyclists to use the road does it not occur to them that many if not all of the adults who cycle on the roads are also motorists and thus pay their road fund licence. It is just that sometime we chose to use 2 wheels rather than 4. Its only once a year so lighten up and enjoy the day, so what if you had to walk further than normal to get a bus into town (I accept it is not so easy for disabled visitors to the town on Sunday) Walko67
  • Score: 2
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