Cycle to work

First published in Letters

NATO Summit is bringing traffic chaos to Newport on September 5 and 4.

But Cycletoworkday.org have announced that September 4 2014 is Cycle to Work Day! Problem solved!

Get on your bike and avoid the traffic jams and road closures.

Come on, Newport Council and Gwent Police, promote Cycle to Work Day, and Newport’s cycle ways to ease the congestion. Although I doubt we will see Cameron and Obama on their bikes around Newport.

Paul Seymour, Campanula Drive, Rogerstone

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1:26pm Fri 27 Jun 14

throwy1 says...

assuming one works in Newport
assuming one works in Newport throwy1
  • Score: 4

2:16pm Fri 27 Jun 14

-trigg- says...

Cycling to work may be all very practical for flat countries like Holland but is far less appealing in a country such as Wales which is renowned for being a little on the bumpy side.

In the not too distant past I was deprived of my car for a few days while a mechanic kept it in the garage tutting and shaking his head. As a result, I resolved to ride a push bike to the train station and back again instead. That resolve lasted less than halfway up the hill on the way home that evening, after which I reverted to catching the bus instead.

If you want the people of Wales to adopt cycling to work as the norm, the first thing you will need to do is invent an anti-gravity device.
Cycling to work may be all very practical for flat countries like Holland but is far less appealing in a country such as Wales which is renowned for being a little on the bumpy side. In the not too distant past I was deprived of my car for a few days while a mechanic kept it in the garage tutting and shaking his head. As a result, I resolved to ride a push bike to the train station and back again instead. That resolve lasted less than halfway up the hill on the way home that evening, after which I reverted to catching the bus instead. If you want the people of Wales to adopt cycling to work as the norm, the first thing you will need to do is invent an anti-gravity device. -trigg-
  • Score: 3

2:27pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Ollie254 says...

-trigg- wrote:
Cycling to work may be all very practical for flat countries like Holland but is far less appealing in a country such as Wales which is renowned for being a little on the bumpy side.

In the not too distant past I was deprived of my car for a few days while a mechanic kept it in the garage tutting and shaking his head. As a result, I resolved to ride a push bike to the train station and back again instead. That resolve lasted less than halfway up the hill on the way home that evening, after which I reverted to catching the bus instead.

If you want the people of Wales to adopt cycling to work as the norm, the first thing you will need to do is invent an anti-gravity device.
Well said and do something about the weather as well. I recently spent a few days experiencing the delights of Dutch cyclists in Amsterdam.....it was cycling anarchy actually. Bikes on the road, cycle lanes to the side of the road, on the pavement and through porticos to shops total madness. Even full blast across Dam Square if this is an example of a city given over to the pedal cycle then keep it as far s I'm concerned. And wonder into a cycle lane at your peril, you will end up with a 14 stone Dutchman screaming gods knows what full in your face.
[quote][p][bold]-trigg-[/bold] wrote: Cycling to work may be all very practical for flat countries like Holland but is far less appealing in a country such as Wales which is renowned for being a little on the bumpy side. In the not too distant past I was deprived of my car for a few days while a mechanic kept it in the garage tutting and shaking his head. As a result, I resolved to ride a push bike to the train station and back again instead. That resolve lasted less than halfway up the hill on the way home that evening, after which I reverted to catching the bus instead. If you want the people of Wales to adopt cycling to work as the norm, the first thing you will need to do is invent an anti-gravity device.[/p][/quote]Well said and do something about the weather as well. I recently spent a few days experiencing the delights of Dutch cyclists in Amsterdam.....it was cycling anarchy actually. Bikes on the road, cycle lanes to the side of the road, on the pavement and through porticos to shops total madness. Even full blast across Dam Square if this is an example of a city given over to the pedal cycle then keep it as far s I'm concerned. And wonder into a cycle lane at your peril, you will end up with a 14 stone Dutchman screaming gods knows what full in your face. Ollie254
  • Score: 5

3:03pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Bobevans says...

The cycling Clowns are out and on the lose. Cycles will be affected as any other road user will be
The cycling Clowns are out and on the lose. Cycles will be affected as any other road user will be Bobevans
  • Score: 3

7:54pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Gasguy says...

Cycle to work day? Oh problem solved! All I have to do then for a trouble free day is unload my van, load over half a ton of spares, tools and equipment onto my bike and then simply cycle my usual distance of approx one hundred miles around the area in whatever weather we have at the time. And there was me being concerned about earning a living while the Summit is on.
Maybe if they actually made a decision about what restrictions are going to be in place and let the community know we could start making our arrangements. As much as I like the idea of the NATO summit being in Newport it's not as important as me earning my wages while it is going on.
Cycle to work day? Oh problem solved! All I have to do then for a trouble free day is unload my van, load over half a ton of spares, tools and equipment onto my bike and then simply cycle my usual distance of approx one hundred miles around the area in whatever weather we have at the time. And there was me being concerned about earning a living while the Summit is on. Maybe if they actually made a decision about what restrictions are going to be in place and let the community know we could start making our arrangements. As much as I like the idea of the NATO summit being in Newport it's not as important as me earning my wages while it is going on. Gasguy
  • Score: 4

8:12pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Gasguy says...

Gasguy wrote:
Cycle to work day? Oh problem solved! All I have to do then for a trouble free day is unload my van, load over half a ton of spares, tools and equipment onto my bike and then simply cycle my usual distance of approx one hundred miles around the area in whatever weather we have at the time. And there was me being concerned about earning a living while the Summit is on.
Maybe if they actually made a decision about what restrictions are going to be in place and let the community know we could start making our arrangements. As much as I like the idea of the NATO summit being in Newport it's not as important as me earning my wages while it is going on.
# Not as important TO ME as earning my wages.
[quote][p][bold]Gasguy[/bold] wrote: Cycle to work day? Oh problem solved! All I have to do then for a trouble free day is unload my van, load over half a ton of spares, tools and equipment onto my bike and then simply cycle my usual distance of approx one hundred miles around the area in whatever weather we have at the time. And there was me being concerned about earning a living while the Summit is on. Maybe if they actually made a decision about what restrictions are going to be in place and let the community know we could start making our arrangements. As much as I like the idea of the NATO summit being in Newport it's not as important as me earning my wages while it is going on.[/p][/quote]# Not as important TO ME as earning my wages. Gasguy
  • Score: 3

1:03am Sun 29 Jun 14

Port0214 says...

throwy1 wrote:
assuming one works in Newport
Indeed, I cycle daily it has an engine and it carries me to Avonmouth beyond the reach the reach of the Cardiff shower where gainful employment is plentiful.
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: assuming one works in Newport[/p][/quote]Indeed, I cycle daily it has an engine and it carries me to Avonmouth beyond the reach the reach of the Cardiff shower where gainful employment is plentiful. Port0214
  • Score: 3

10:07am Thu 10 Jul 14

GertieGridlock says...

Are people from Wales really this stupid or just Argus readers?

I cycle to work every day, except when it rains or I have to do something like the shopping and need to carry loads of stuff when I use the car.

I'm much fitter have lost over 2 stone and enjoy the very pretty Welsh country side or at least some of it.

The clue is in the name Cycle to Work DAY. for the other 364 you can sit in traffic queues, polute the planet, let your fitness and health go to fat as you wish. However if you can why not give it a try for one day?
Are people from Wales really this stupid or just Argus readers? I cycle to work every day, except when it rains or I have to do something like the shopping and need to carry loads of stuff when I use the car. I'm much fitter have lost over 2 stone and enjoy the very pretty Welsh country side or at least some of it. The clue is in the name Cycle to Work DAY. for the other 364 you can sit in traffic queues, polute the planet, let your fitness and health go to fat as you wish. However if you can why not give it a try for one day? GertieGridlock
  • Score: 0

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