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 Post subject: Almost three-quarters
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:07 am 
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of women never cycle


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44446958


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:25 am 
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they prefer to spin in a gym chatting according to my OH


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:08 pm 
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So 72% say it would be better if more people cycled..... other people, not them. Then that would leave more room on the roads for their huge SUV's and 4x4's, so that they could get to Costa even faster after dropping off little Jasmin a junior pilates.

The most dangerous times of day for a cyclist around here are school drop off / pick up times, as 12 stone of flesh and bone and a few pounds of steel tube are no match for a school run mum in her assault vehicle.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:22 pm 
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Two of my children have now started cycling to school, my youngest son and my oldest daughter (13 & 17 respectively). The cycle track switches from one side to the other of a very busy main road (Scarborough to York) several times over the 7 mile ride and it really really scares me, but they are getting so much exercise from doing it. I just wish it could all be put on one side of the road. (My husband also cycles to the same place but on the way there he goes by road rather than keep switching sides and on the cycle track and road on the way home).

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:50 pm 
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From when i go to Swinley Forest and QE2 Park i'd say its more like 40% women. Perhaps more women down South ride mtb's?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:55 am 
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NeilM wrote:
The most dangerous times of day for a cyclist around here are school drop off / pick up times, as 12 stone of flesh and bone and a few pounds of steel tube are no match for a school run mum in her assault vehicle.


Quite.

Only matched by Friday evening traffic when everyone is DESPERATE to get home so it's ok to make close passes or pull out on you!

Trying to get my O/H into cycling, built her a nice little specialized. It hasn't grabbed her yet though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:31 am 
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the things ive seen as a cycling prof teacher......i once saw one parent drive up onto the pavement over the lawn ,up on to a rise in the ground ,over the top ,across the grass again,over the pavement and park in the middle of the school garden to drop kids off...she drove through a damn flower bed...this was on school grounds too...the next week we had cops patrolling .....


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around here, a fair few appear to have indulged in "refreshments" when they are picking up the kids.


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