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Would you use our website?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gary1, 27 Apr 2008.

  1. gary1

    gary1 New Member

    Hi,

    For my university project I have developed a website (just a prototype at the moment) this website is where cyclists like yourselves can arrange to go on cycling rides with one another by posting on the website and seeing if there are any other persons interested in going with you. This enables you to meet new cyclists and meet a variety of different ages and even perhaps help to encourage more people to take up cycling.

    Perhaps you are not good at making friends but have an interest in cycling,this website may be of use to you.

    This website would be freely available for anyone to use. Although they have to be above 18 at the moment,just for safety reasons.

    If this website did make it online it would be called 'bike-ride.co.uk', although it is doubtful and may take a few months

    Any feedback would be great if you think this would be a useful website to you

    thank you
     
  2. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Try posting this in the cafe you would have more luck I think.
     
  3. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    I think it would have to be unique in how the meet-ups were arranged.

    Most people can post on a cycling forum asking for knowledge about rides / clubs in their own area. What you'd need is some kind of map based structure that would allow people to mark their own location and then be 'matched' with other users within a specific radius.

    People would also probably want to specify the distance and speed they'd like to ride for / at, as there are some of us who like to take it easy and go for short pleasure rides, then there are others who like to ride far and fast - oh, and plenty in between too!

    Sounds like an interesting concept - let us know if you develop it further.

    BTW it's probably not a good idea to advertise the domain if you haven't already acquired it (although I'm assuming you have ;)).

    Cheers,
    Shaun
     
  4. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I think it would need to include the phone numbers of the girls in the girls in lycra thread:biggrin:
     
  5. gary1

    gary1 New Member

    Thank you for your responses. Yes our lecturer has registered the domain name, we have got categories for speeds, ride types e.g races, country cycling and the type of rider i.e. beginners etc.
     
  6. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    it's been done already, to work it's going to need to have to get to a 'critical mass'

    if you make another one, you'll risk the growth and potential of this one, and maybe neither will ever get there it would certainly be counter productive IMHO :sad:

    http://www.fancyaride.org.uk/cms/index.php
     
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    but isn't htat one just for off roaders hubgear?
     
  8. friendlybike

    friendlybike New Member

    Location:
    Zurich, CH
    I think it is a great idea!!!! I would use something like that if I was new to a place and wanted to get to know people who enjoy cycling...
     
  9. I'm afraid i wouldn't use it - it's too risky to meet unknown people off the internet and then head off into the middle of nowhere with them!
     
  10. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    I think your thinking of the 'married but looking' section of other forums there Kirstie
     
  11. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

  12. not sure what you mean by that, sorry.