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JGPS Bike bus and breakfast

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  1. algo
    Member

    We had a great inaugural bike bus and bike breakfast this morning


    As so often, this forum proves to be an incredible resource of generosity and expertise. I just want to say a massive thanks to Roibeard, Frenchy, neddie and IWRATS for coming along in particular and keeping the kids safe - also to Arrelcat for the offer of bike racks which in the end I couldn't manage to pick up. If I get some better videos etc will post up links here.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. acsimpson
    Member

    I like the addition of a piper. It would add a real sense of occasion.

    Although of course I would like this to be run of the mill every day stuff with a piper rolled out on the one day a term when kids can be driven to school.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. algo
    Member

    good point!

    Spot the cce members:

    https://twitter.com/Bikes4Refugees/status/1109038070345711617

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. miak
    Member

    Sorry i didnt make it :-(

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. Stickman
    Member

    Well done all. Wee video from the Edinburgh Reporter:

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    White van driver not giving space to the back of the group. :-(

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. algo
    Member

    thanks for the link @Stickman - the lady from the Edinburgh Reporter put herself in harms way with that van to protect the kids - annoyingly my camera had stopped recording

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. miak
    Member

    Algo ! well played. :-)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. HankChief
    Member

    Bravo

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. algo
    Member

    thanks all - also thanks @Ragingbike for the brilliant raffle prizes :-) Very generous - and for the twitter support @Hankchief and @Stickman

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Thanks to @algo we were legion.

    Great mood on the event. The kids were in glorious form.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. AIMC
    Member

    Wow. Great turnout. Well done to everyone involved.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. Morningsider
    Member

    Fantastic effort by everyone involved - well done algo!

    Wish I could have made it, but I had to ferry micro-Morningsider to school on Canaan Lane. While she always walks/scoots - there is no way to cycle that doesn't involve travelling along/over Morningside Road. Way too dangerous for, well, almost everyone. Bring on the day when that isn't the case.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. Rosie
    Member

    Looks very good and I'm chuffed that the Three Ladies of Cycling, Narayanan, Craigie and Macinnes were part of the gang.

    The weather was blustery this morning and I wimped out from cycling.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. Frenchy
    Member

    Absolute pleasure to help. Grand to see so many folk (big and wee) so happy just to be cycling.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. HankChief
    Member

    @Algo: Fantastic achievement and some great coverage of it.

    When you have recovered from your efforts, would you be able to put down the key steps for someone else trying to replicate it at their school?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. algo
    Member

    @HankChief - yes absolutely - this is in progress - I'll update here

    Posted 2 years ago #
  17. LaidBack
    Member

    Looks like a great turn out on a blustery day. Well done @algo !

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. Snowy
    Member

    Looks amazing, well done all! Alas an early meeting scuppered my attendance this time. Another one soon?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. gembo
    Member

    Looked like a good day for it? Well done algo

    Posted 2 years ago #
  20. neddie
    Member

    Maximum kudos to algo and the rest of the organising team. Awesome effort!

    Kudos to youngish guy in the blue estate who was happy to pull over and wait 5 minutes, despite being on a job in S. Oswald Rd, meaning the kids didn't get crowded out on the narrow section, or a pinch-point created.

    Daggers to the silver van man who decided to lean on his horn for longer than you could scream for, as he reluctantly had to wait for the kids to make the straight-over crossing of Oswald Rd. I hope he feels proud of himself bullying & intimidating over 100 primary kids.

    More details on angry horn man here: http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=3748&page=294&replies=8794#post-303636

    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. Frenchy
    Member

    I heard angry horn person, but was too far on to see what the deal was. Some people, eh?

    @algo was making the point that we need events like this to change these folks' reactions from "Why are all these children in my way??!??!!!???" to "Oh, it's a bike bus. Awesome."

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. algo
    Member

    rear trailer view - daft video, but also demonstrates angry van man wasn't anywhere near when I arrived at the junction

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. algo
    Member

    Just for info in case it's of interest - the Gillespie's bike bus is running again this Friday 3rd May at 8:15 same route...

    details are here

    @Hankchief - I made some vague notes by the way and put them here:

    http://blackfordsaferoutes.co.uk/organising-a-bike-bus/

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. biketrain
    Member

    Bump. Hope to be along myself.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  25. algo
    Member

    oh great thanks biketrain!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  26. algo
    Member

    Huge thanks again to @Roibeard, @biketrain, @neddie and @Frenchy for helping out with the bike bus - another great success I think. Roughly 120 folk - Astley Ainslie particularly spectacular at the moment.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  27. biketrain
    Member

    @Algo - It was a pleasure to help out.

    Keep me in the loop for the next one.

    In case anyone was asking, "Did my trailer fit through the pedestian gate at the Ashley Ainslie?"
    On the return ride I was just able to squeeze the trainler throught the gate. Was so focuesed on the width that I forgot about the flags. Fortunately they just made it under the arch.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  28. algo
    Member

    We're doing this again on Friday 17th May - same deal - details all here:

    http://blackfordsaferoutes.co.uk/jgps-travel-committee/cycling-bus/

    if any fancies joining in :-)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. Stickman
    Member

    Great to have some supportive police:

    “Nothing wrong with this Andy. It looks like adults and children are enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle. They have as much right to use the road as other road users.”

    https://twitter.com/polscotrpu/status/1129388687991672832?s=21

    (In response to an angry van driver moaning about today’s bike bus)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. chdot
    Admin

    Photos taken by driver??

    Posted 1 year ago #

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