Bikejor: The people who race their bikes with dogs

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Bikejor: The people who race their bikes with dogs

Postby mercalia » 1 Oct 2017, 11:01am

Bikejor: The people who race their bikes with dogs

"It's the start of the bikejoring season, so we went to Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire to meet the people who use their dogs to race bikes"

now thats something never heard of :shock:

the video seems to be as much as an alternative to a pedelec? :D like Roman chariots? :lol:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-41420058/bikejor-the-people-who-race-their-bikes-with-dogs
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Bikejor: The people who race their bikes with dogs

Postby Heltor Chasca » 1 Oct 2017, 12:20pm

The report fails to mention the fact I invented this sport with a springer spaniel hooked onto my handlebars in 2004 on NCN 24. I still get flashbacks.

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Re: Bikejor: The people who race their bikes with dogs

Postby tatanab » 1 Oct 2017, 5:16pm

Easter 1991 in Provence. Lots of this going on. I did not hang around for the chariot racing.
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Re: Bikejor: The people who race their bikes with dogs

Postby Vorpal » 1 Oct 2017, 5:28pm

My dad's cousin used to hook his sled dogs up to his bike for summer training. He occasionally took a spill, cornering on rural gravel roads. :lol:

This was in the days before I had a mobile phone to record his antics, though I'd love to be able to watch it again, now.
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Re: Bikejor: The people who race their bikes with dogs

Postby Ruadh495 » 2 Oct 2017, 3:57pm

Sadly illegal on UK roads, where a dog may not draw a carriage on the highway.