What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby Mick F » 29 Mar 2018, 4:02pm

brynpoeth wrote: Scotland has a bridge over the Atlantic
What????
You jest, surely.

Maybe it's a future project for when Scotland eventually leaves the rest of the UK behind.
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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby Mike Sales » 29 Mar 2018, 4:15pm

Mick F wrote:
brynpoeth wrote: Scotland has a bridge over the Atlantic
What????
You jest, surely.

Maybe it's a future project for when Scotland eventually leaves the rest of the UK behind.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clachan_Bridge

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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby Mike Sales » 29 Mar 2018, 4:24pm

I would not dream of suggesting that this gets us back on topic, but the inn by the bridge is known as the "House of the Trousers".

https://antonyjwaller.wordpress.com/travel-articles/scotland/tigh-an-truish-the-house-of-trousers/

I have drunk there after walking over from Puilldobhrain. My feet were wet and muddy.

http://www.scottishanchorages.co.uk/puilladobhrain/4533231043

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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby Mick F » 29 Mar 2018, 4:29pm

Good old Wiki.
Not true.

The Atlantic Ocean starts off the coasts of the western shores of the British Isles. Continental shelf arguably.
Western and northwestern shores of the island of Ireland, and western shores of Outer Hebrides, Tiree, Islay, and perhaps Scilly.

There's an Atlantic Highway down in the SW.
In truth, it's along the shores of the Celtic Sea.

Plymouth styles itself as The Ocean City.
In truth, it's on the shore of the English Channel.

It's all nice and romantic to say Atlantic. :wink:
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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Mar 2018, 4:51pm

Mike Sales wrote:I would not dream of suggesting that this gets us back on topic, but the inn by the bridge is known as the "House of the Trousers".

https://antonyjwaller.wordpress.com/travel-articles/scotland/tigh-an-truish-the-house-of-trousers/

I have drunk there after walking over from Puilldobhrain. My feet were wet and muddy.

http://www.scottishanchorages.co.uk/puilladobhrain/4533231043

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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby merseymouth » 29 Mar 2018, 5:54pm

Hi There, Surely the best way of getting more women to cycle is to tell them that they shouldn't?
Not the right genetic make-up, not emotionally suited, can't hack it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is of course said very much tongue in cheek. TTFN MM

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Postby brynpoeth » 29 Mar 2018, 9:27pm

merseymouth wrote:Hi There, Surely the best way of getting more women to cycle is to tell them that they shouldn't?
Not the right genetic make-up, not emotionally suited, can't hack it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is of course said very much tongue in cheek. TTFN MM

That works with children at least, to quote Garret Fitzgerald: it works in practice, but will it work in theory?
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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby thirdcrank » 12 Jun 2018, 10:13am

The BBC reveals the startling results of an amazing survey:-
Almost three-quarters of women 'never cycle'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44446958

I'll go to the foot of our stairs. Who would ever have thought it? :shock:

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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby mercalia » 12 Jun 2018, 12:49pm

need more male guy cyclists like the guy from Poldark? :wink:
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rather than
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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby Tangled Metal » 12 Jun 2018, 1:29pm

That poldark fit might attract a few male cyclists too! Personally even attractive female pro cyclists don't make me want to cycle any more than I want to anyway. Being a male I am more likely to fit into this cycling category of society.

I wouldn't mind being the minority gender in this case. I mean middle aged men in lycra doesn't work as something to be stuck behind in traffic waiting to pass. I have struggled past a few women in lycra team kit though. Usually that's male pride doing it as they're actually are members of that local road club and usually pass me by seconds later when I've blown up with the effort. I'm usually left trying to hang on to their wheel for as long as possible. Aerodynamics and efficiency reasons only!

It's common to see local female cyclists riding in normal clothes but male cyclists in full team kit. It seems to me women cyclists are more utilitarian than men or at least look more like cycling is part of normal life not just a leisure activity.

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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby Punk_shore » 12 Jun 2018, 3:08pm

There are many strands to this scenario. For whatever reason, having a decent car seems to be as important to some people as living in a nice place.

Although I do see unaccompanied female cyclists riding through my town, I also get fed up with people telling me I should ride more myself. Isn't it enough that I go without a car? :mrgreen:
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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby TrevA » 12 Jun 2018, 4:41pm

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Quite a few women in this photo. Is London leading the way, in that driving is so awful that cycling becomes a viable alternative?

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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby gnvqsos » 6 Jul 2018, 7:25am

I would redesign shopping trolleys(supermarket) such they can either be towed or shunted by cyclists.I would further insist on all future buildsn be located uphill in residential areas to ease the return home.In the short-run the Chancellor should exempt shopping baskets,which attach to bikes,from VAT,and shops could offer a discount to women who arrive by bike,on condition that the women wear their helmets in the isles for ID purposes.

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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby Punk_shore » 10 Jul 2018, 4:50pm

Some good points there :lol:

I was surprised, when paying for a Global Positioning System land survey of my drive, that the datum (height reference) was not recorded.
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Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Postby mjr » 10 Jul 2018, 5:41pm

gnvqsos wrote:I would redesign shopping trolleys(supermarket) such they can either be towed or shunted by cyclists.

No need: the handles on my largest panniers have a large carabiner attached which you can hitch the trolley paybox cable to (you know, the thing someone shoves into the next trolley to get the deposit back) and tow it around the car park to the trolley dump, watching out for any slopes.

Unpaid trolleys at another shop just get left next to the trolley park for the trolley worker to collect, which is what everyone seems to do.
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