Giving a mate a lift on a bike (Poll)

When I was a kid, giving a mate a lift on a bike was called....

  • Backie

    Votes: 59 72.0%
  • Seater

    Votes: 3 3.7%
  • Coggie

    Votes: 6 7.3%
  • Something else... List what you called it below

    Votes: 14 17.1%

  • Total voters
    82
This thread was prompted by a discussion at work... when I jokingly suggested giving a colleague a lift home I used one of the above phrases and got met with blank faces...
 

winjim

Iron pony
Backie. I had no inkling it could be called anything else.
 
It I presume like so many things will be geographical. On my ride today I asked the lady in the cafe for a sausage and egg batch to which she replied "you mean a bap"

Baps to me are something totally different!!!

I think in some places they would also be called a balm or a roll.
 

Bman

Veteran
Location
Herts.
Backie. One of you would stand and pedal, the other would sit on the saddle with legs dangling (or trying to stand on the bolts of the rear wheel)!

Then there was the way where you'd have one sitting on the crossbar between the arms of the rider. Did that have a different name?
 
OP
simon the viking
It I presume like so many things will be geographical. On my ride today I asked the lady in the cafe for a sausage and egg batch to which she replied "you mean a bap"

Baps to me are something totally different!!!

I think in some places they would also be called a balm or a roll.
We did then get on to the Roll/cob/batch/balm cake debate by default
 
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