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Old August 16th 10, 07:29 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_10_]
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.

Imagine my surprise when walking my diminutive folding bike towards
the entrance to the pier I was denied access. Most people are unaware
that disabled cyclists are widely discriminated against, compared to
say manual and motorised wheelchair users, but at least disabled
cyclists are allowed to wheel their bikes in such places as railways
stations and along pavements.

I suffer from a condition that makes walking difficult and painful but
much less so with cycling. Also, walking the bike has similar benefits
to using a walking frame. Still, I did have the consolation of not
parting with my money to the traders on the pier.

Doug.
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Old August 16th 10, 09:26 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.

Doug wrote:
Imagine my surprise when walking my diminutive folding bike towards
the entrance to the pier I was denied access. Most people are unaware
that disabled cyclists are widely discriminated against, compared to
say manual and motorised wheelchair users, but at least disabled
cyclists are allowed to wheel their bikes in such places as railways
stations and along pavements.

I suffer from a condition that makes walking difficult and painful but
much less so with cycling. Also, walking the bike has similar benefits
to using a walking frame. Still, I did have the consolation of not
parting with my money to the traders on the pier.

Doug.


You were not denied access, your bicycle was, this may well be partly
because of the IRA Brighton bombing attempt in 1994 which used bicycle borne
bombs.

Bicycles are also a major safety problem as a trip hazard in the event of an
emergency evacuation due to fire or other disaster, and piers have often
caught fire. Rather like the same way you would not be allowed to take a
bicycle into a cinema

I applaud the staff that turned you away in order to safeguard others.



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Old August 16th 10, 09:40 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
maresh
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.

On Aug 16, 7:29*am, Doug wrote:
Imagine my surprise when walking my diminutive folding bike towards
the entrance to the pier I was denied access. Most people are unaware
that disabled cyclists are widely discriminated against, compared to
say manual and *motorised wheelchair users, but at least disabled
cyclists are allowed to wheel their bikes in such places as railways
stations and along pavements.

I suffer from a condition that makes walking difficult and painful but
much less so with cycling. Also, walking the bike has similar benefits
to using a walking frame. Still, I did have the consolation of not
parting with my money to the traders on the pier.

Doug.


Bicycles are obviously considered a danger & an inconvience on the
peir, so they are banned.

If cycles were allowed on the pier cyclist would be riding them not
pushing them.

If cyclists behaved in a better manner then perhaps such bans would
not be in place.

They have brought it on themselves, you only have to see the amount of
pavement cycling that happens in Brighton to know the reason.

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Old August 16th 10, 09:43 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.

On Aug 16, 9:40*am, maresh wrote:
On Aug 16, 7:29*am, Doug wrote:

Imagine my surprise when walking my diminutive folding bike towards
the entrance to the pier I was denied access. Most people are unaware
that disabled cyclists are widely discriminated against, compared to
say manual and *motorised wheelchair users, but at least disabled
cyclists are allowed to wheel their bikes in such places as railways
stations and along pavements.


I suffer from a condition that makes walking difficult and painful but
much less so with cycling. Also, walking the bike has similar benefits
to using a walking frame. Still, I did have the consolation of not
parting with my money to the traders on the pier.


Doug.


Bicycles are obviously considered a danger & an inconvience on the
peir, so they are banned.

If cycles were allowed on the pier cyclist would be riding them not
pushing them.

If cyclists behaved in a better manner then perhaps such bans would
not be in place.

They have brought it on themselves, you only have to see the amount of
pavement cycling that happens in Brighton to know the reason.


Indeed.
Did you cycle on the pavement while you were there Doug?
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Old August 16th 10, 03:33 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.


"Doug" wrote in message
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I suffer from a condition that makes walking difficult and painful but
much less so with cycling.


So your walking isn't difficult and painful when you're cycling?

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Old August 16th 10, 05:58 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
The Medway Handyman[_2_]
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.

Doug wrote:
Imagine my surprise when walking my diminutive folding bike towards
the entrance to the pier I was denied access.


Quite right too.

Most people are unaware
that disabled cyclists are widely discriminated against, compared to
say manual and motorised wheelchair users, but at least disabled
cyclists are allowed to wheel their bikes in such places as railways
stations and along pavements.


They should put a stop to that as well.

I suffer from a condition that makes walking difficult and painful but
much less so with cycling.


You suffer from a condition all right, but it mental not physical.

Also, walking the bike has similar benefits
to using a walking frame. Still, I did have the consolation of not
parting with my money to the traders on the pier.


Q. Why don't they put pockets in lycra cycling shorts?
A. Because cyclists never put their hands in their pockets.


--
Dave - intelligent enough to realise that a push bike is a kid's toy, not a
viable form of transport.


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Old August 17th 10, 06:39 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_10_]
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.

On 16 Aug, 09:43, webreader wrote:
On Aug 16, 9:40*am, maresh wrote:



On Aug 16, 7:29*am, Doug wrote:


Imagine my surprise when walking my diminutive folding bike towards
the entrance to the pier I was denied access. Most people are unaware
that disabled cyclists are widely discriminated against, compared to
say manual and *motorised wheelchair users, but at least disabled
cyclists are allowed to wheel their bikes in such places as railways
stations and along pavements.


I suffer from a condition that makes walking difficult and painful but
much less so with cycling. Also, walking the bike has similar benefits
to using a walking frame. Still, I did have the consolation of not
parting with my money to the traders on the pier.


Doug.


Bicycles are obviously considered a danger & an inconvience on the
peir, so they are banned.


If cycles were allowed on the pier cyclist would be riding them not
pushing them.


If cyclists behaved in a better manner then perhaps such bans would
not be in place.


They have brought it on themselves, you only have to see the amount of
pavement cycling that happens in Brighton to know the reason.


Indeed.
Did you cycle on the pavement while you were there Doug?

Fortunately Brighton is very cycle friendly, except for the pier, and
has a wide shared pavement along the length of the front.

Doug.
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Old August 17th 10, 06:40 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.

On 16 Aug, 15:33, "Mentalguy2k8" wrote:
"Doug" wrote in message

...

I suffer from a condition that makes walking difficult and painful but
much less so with cycling.


So your walking isn't difficult and painful when you're cycling?

I might have known I wouldn't get any sympathy here.

Doug.
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Old August 17th 10, 09:54 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.

"The Medway Handyman" wrote in message
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You suffer from a condition all right, but it mental not physical.


Beautifully put, you spaztard.


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Old August 17th 10, 12:19 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Disabled cyclist denied access to Brighton Pier.

"Doug" wrote in message
...

Fortunately Brighton is very cycle friendly, except for the pier, and
has a wide shared pavement along the length of the front.


Did you cycle all the way from London to Brighton? How did you get to
Brighton? Did you use a bus, coach or train?

Didn't you consider your carbon footprint before using CO2-generating modes
of transport for the purpose of frivolous hypermobility?

 




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