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Freewheel this Sunday- bibless riders may be banned

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by spindrift, 20 Sep 2007.

  1. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Worrying news for anyone who threw the bib out:

    I HAVEN'T REGISTERED - CAN I TURN UP ANYWAY?

    Unfortunately, no. In order for the event to run smoothly and safely, we've had to put a limit on the number of people riding on the day. So if you don't have an official Hovis London Freewheel bib, you might not be able to ride on the course.

    http://www.londonfreewheel.com/about/faqs.asp
     
  2. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    To be honest, I can't see that working. Keeping cars out is one thing, but it'd be so easy to just nip in with your bike!
     
  3. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I predict a riot - I predict a riot...
     
  4. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Well I registered weeks ago and have received sweet f.a.
     
  5. stephenb

    stephenb Über Member

    +1 Chriskh
     
  6. Emu

    Emu New Member

    Location:
    Croydon
    I registered my 2 kids as well as me but I only got sent one bib....
     
  7. simon_adams_uk

    simon_adams_uk Über Member

    Location:
    SW London
    No bib either!
     
  8. jonathan ellis

    jonathan ellis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    two adults one child
    one bib
     
  9. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    sounds like a farce.

    Will be at work, was annoyed, but now reckon it might be one to miss.....
     
  10. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Wll, as has been said it would be impossible to police:

    "Sorry, you can't come through, you have no bib"

    "What freakin "bib" you streak of pee, I'm going round my mate Emma's house to watch amputee porn, out of my way or I shall be forced to alert the media".

    And anyway, there was nothing in the original blurb that said bib wearing is mandatory.

    And I still haven't had my pack anyway.

    Say 75% of registees turn up- there's space for another 10,000 riders.

    This seems to be a bit of an organisational cock up but the day should be great- forecast is sun and 23 degrees.
     
  11. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    So i was born in London, lived in London for 48 years, learnt to ride my bike in London, cycled to school in London, commuted on my bike in London for 17 years and i ride socially in London.

    But i'm not allowed to ride in my home town, on my streets, on that day, without getting permission..

    Thanks Ken!
     
  12. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

  13. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen

    Oh, I don't know, this is the sort of thing where the police never seem to have any problem with the necessary manpower.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    The reasoning being...what?

    I know there are insurance implications but what do they think will happen, the cyclists push forwards and central London becomes a teetering pyramid of cyclists and bikes, hundreds crushed to death...

    Allow the whole day, allow three metres per rider, allow the length of the route times the road width, i can't see the danger.
     
  15. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    The Thames clogged with dead bodies.............:blush: