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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 19th October, 2013)

Bike and Go

Bike and Go
New Bike & Go on Wigan Wallgate station.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 4,115

Comment by: Ken R on 19th October 2013 at 00:17

If the train is cancelled, you can take a bike. Questionable thinking.

Comment by: Roy on 19th October 2013 at 00:22

Not seen it Mick, they have had this scheme in other places for years, especially Oxford.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 19th October 2013 at 00:41

......riding along on a push bike baby......anyone know the words to the push bike song.....great pic Mick.....seen the video....it is a good idea...excise is good for the mind, body and soul.....cheers!!!!

Comment by: kath on 19th October 2013 at 06:53

they tried a scheme in Plymouth a few years ago that you could pick up or drop off a bike from designated points in the city centre. it wasn't long before they all disappeared

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th October 2013 at 10:47

This `structure` has blocked the view of an approaching train when sat in the waiting room. Could see an approaching train (from Southport/Kirkby) under the mainline bridge before this was built.
Which bike is yours, Mick?
kath; Did bikes, points or both disappear!

Comment by: Colin Barnes on 19th October 2013 at 10:56

Hi Lizzie, Are you a 1970's throwback like myself?.Here goes-
Ridin along on a pushbike honey
When i noticed you
Riding along down town in a hurry
Down south Avenue
you looked so pretty as you were riding along
you looked so pretty as were singin this song
I can see ya now singin along have fun

Comment by: Roy on 19th October 2013 at 11:13

Ah yes Kath but that's Plymouth, this is Wigan, wasn't long eh? they'd probably all gone from here the day after Mick took the photo, lol. Only joking, there are DEFINATELY a lot worse places than our dear old town. PS, Kath could have meant the city centre had disappeared as well Ernest.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 19th October 2013 at 11:47

Brilliant Colin....yep.. Singing along I am......cheers!!!

Comment by: Janice on 19th October 2013 at 12:06

They have these schemes all over Europe and they seem to work well. Well maintained and they do appear to get returned!! Will it work here? Let's wait and see.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th October 2013 at 12:43

Liz. Colin Barnes; for video`s of The Pushbike Song, see :-




Comment by: Anne on 19th October 2013 at 13:17

Could be OK with a tracker device in the tubing. to remove it would then make the bike only worth scrap value or end up in the canal.

Comment by: Ernest on 19th October 2013 at 19:56

Wigan's too hilly for bikes!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 19th October 2013 at 21:49

Ernest,dont think they are there for long days out? Arn`t they just for short convenience treks? havnt come across them before so I am probably wrong !
Bet they would go down well here in Machynlleth.

Comment by: Ellen on 19th October 2013 at 22:15

I can remember seeing these in York in the late fifties! Also in Holland in the sixties.
....But then,these were both rather flat cities!

Comment by: michael Australia Melbourne on 20th October 2013 at 03:59

you are right Ernest, We got them in Melbourne, were its to hilly and to warm and the cars and trucks will Kill you ,they don't release the accident numbers, putting people on bikes is a crazy idea , most of them cannot ride in a straight line, plenty work for the doctors. The quicker they finish up in the canals the better.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 20th October 2013 at 09:55

Jean, see :-
Are you enjoying the mild spell? - this time last year we`d had several frosts.

Comment by: Dave Thomas on 21st October 2013 at 15:36

Ellen everyone had a bike in York in the fifties if you were in the city at five o clock on a work day you would see thousands of bikes nearly everyone went to work on a bike. Still plenty in the city these days but nothing like the fifties.

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