Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby brynpoeth » 25 May 2019, 3:39pm

I try to park my bike legally in a place where an amok vehicle could not go
In practice I park once and walk around town instead of riding a short way and parking again, +1 for walking a few hundred metres

The Shopping Heavens on the BINOs, (bypasses in name only) have sucked the 'Life' out of many town centres and food stores are moving back in, Plus One!
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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby brynpoeth » 25 May 2019, 3:44pm

Are Sheffield Stands ubiquitous in Steel City?
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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby RickH » 25 May 2019, 6:44pm

Maybe if there isn't adequate cycle parking we should start to take our bikes inside with us? :D

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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby pete75 » 25 May 2019, 8:07pm

Mick F wrote:................. and why are they called "Health" Centres?

Should be called Ill-health Centres or Poorly Centres or even Sick Centres.


Out of a sense of irony perhaps though round here they call them Surgeries. No idea what the difference but it may be prescriptions. Folk at work who went to health centres had to go to Boots or the like with their prescription whereas at a surgery they dispense the medicine themselves. When you see a Dr. any prescription is waiting for you at the dispensary window to collect on the way out.

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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby Mick F » 25 May 2019, 9:00pm

We have Tamar Valley Heath.
Two health centres, Callington and Gunnislake.
http://www.tamarvalleyhealth.org.uk

You only use them when you're ill or need treatment.
I only go there to renew my Asthma inhalers, so perhaps I'm not healthy?

Should be Tamar Valley Non-Health.
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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby Patrickpioneer » 26 May 2019, 10:25am

Lance Dopestrong wrote:It narks me off that my GP surgery doesnt have a single cycle stand, not even a piddly wheelbender. I get annoyed at having to use a car to drive 2 villages across to see the quack or collect a prescription simply because there's nowhere to secure a bike.


exactly the same for me, the docs and the chemist have no bike parking, not a thing.

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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 26 May 2019, 10:59am

Should be law that any organisation providing a public service (Doctors, Libraries, that sort of thing) should have X amount of cycle parking. If the government really want people out of their cars they should do something about it. Alas, what hope do we have while Failing Grayling is transport minister? A man who has publicly stated that he does not regard cycling as "road transport"...
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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby thirdcrank » 26 May 2019, 11:23am

I cannot find it but somewhere on here I think there's a post complete with pic of the sheffield-type bike racks at Tesco in Batley, swamped with hundreds of trolleys. I was there the other day because my dentist is near there and the trolleys were all elsewhere. Not a bike in sight when I arrived and as I was leaving. Somewhere good to fasten your bike is important but IMO sheffield stands on their own make little difference to attracting people to cycling. A tiny part of a much bigger picture.

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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby foxyrider » 26 May 2019, 3:22pm

brynpoeth wrote:Are Sheffield Stands ubiquitous in Steel City?


there are a few around - my new local Aldi has a strip of @ a dozen - I've even seen bikes parked there! :lol: given its less than a km from home I walk.
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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby The utility cyclist » 27 May 2019, 5:57pm

mjr wrote:Well, locking the wheel to the frame and leaning the bike against the shop wall is still common, so at least they have to lift one locked to a short post! Might be enough to make a thief take a leant one instead?

I don't even bother locking mine up, just propped against the main window, been doing it that way there since Lidl moved round the corner to a purpose built site some 15 yrs ago.
They do have Sheffield stands though

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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby rfryer » 27 May 2019, 11:49pm

My local Lidl doesn't object to me walking my bike round the store. But I've never tried it at busy times.

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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby basingstoke123 » 27 May 2019, 11:54pm

The Brighton Hill Retail Park, in Basingstoke, sometime last year replaced the poorly located Sheffield stands with .... more car parking.

Removed cycle racks - streetview https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.25056 ... 384!8i8192

The car park has about 470 car spaces, so, this will have increased car parking capacity by 0.2%, and reduced cycling capacity by 100%, (and net capacity slightly).

I don't think it is reasonable to take my bike inside and lock it to something. I did attempt it a couple of times, but the staff are not very keen on bicycles inside, and it's not rally fair to make their lives difficult. So, I now no longer do any shopping there.

I should really write to to Currys PC World or one of the other shops to complain (presumably it's a problem with their landlord). Just boycotting a shop without letting them know is not going to change anything. I did start composing an email to Office Outlet (aka Staples), but it's a bit pointless now that they are in receivership.

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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby mjr » 28 May 2019, 8:07am

basingstoke123 wrote:I should really write to to Currys PC World or one of the other shops to complain (presumably it's a problem with their landlord). Just boycotting a shop without letting them know is not going to change anything. I did start composing an email to Office Outlet (aka Staples), but it's a bit pointless now that they are in receivership.

I can no longer be bothered banging my head against chain store property departments who often play "pass the buck" with letting agents and landlords, so I just report it as a breach of planning law when applicable. I will contact standalone stores first, as there's more chance of someone with power to fix it reading it.
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Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Postby GrumpyGit » 28 May 2019, 11:53am

brynpoeth wrote:I have seen that too, the cycle could just be lifted and taken away :?


Didn't a former Prime Minister once loose a bike that way?

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