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Photo listing: bicycles (good practice)

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Cycle trailer carrying recycling bins, it seems.

Vale, Dame Vivienne Westwood: designer, punk, cyclist. Her London office was close to mine so I’d see her all the time going by bike. I remember spotting her red hair from afar as she circled Berkeley Square, weaving around stationary … [more]

In the Neude library, Utrecht, you can charge your electronic devices by pedalling fixed bikes.

[Image taken 4.12.22] West Esplanade, York. A cargo-based decorating company started in 2022 in York. It's called Groni (groni.co.uk). Mat from Groni says "Our cargo bike is Triobike Cargo Big (https://triobike.com/en/models/cargo-big/). I … [more]

Postal delivery bike and cycle parking, Dijon

ToutEnVélo (AllByBike) bike and trailer, Dijon - surely they could afford a kickstand?

Postal delivery bike, Memmingen

1000 out of 1200 kids in this school in #Oulu, #Finland, arrive by #bicycle, even in winter. 100-150 walk, rest by ski, kicksleds and car. This day it was -17°C. @WCCCalgary2019 #WCC2019 #wintercycling https://t.co/8vgDEMf56R Metsokangas … [more]

E-delivery trike, Munich

BMX track in Lalitpur, Nepal https://twitter.com/kanakmanidixit/status/1593091053485445126?s=46&t=rmMWMKPZo8gPJ5qHL1uCrw

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Mews, Jubilee Terrace, York. Jez (a volunteer ‘pilot’), Julie (a paid employee) and the brand new £10,000 still-to-be-named Triobike Taxi. The Cycling Without Age project is an international initiative … [more]

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Mews, Jubilee Terrace, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] I had arranged to meet Julie from York Bike Belles (https://yorkbikebelles.community/) here today. I wanted to know if she could get through … [more]

Bicycle in the History Museum, from the golden era when Puch and other companies made Graz the centre of the Austrian bicycle industry

Archduke Johann’s draisine (one of the earliest prototypes of the bicycle, dating from around 1820) in the History Museum, Graz

Bikes including Archduke Johann’s draisine (one of the earliest prototypes of the bicycle, dating from around 1820) in the History Museum, Graz

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. [NOTE: The street view image shows the previous layout of the Park.] Three or four of the cycles here were child-sized. If the ‘cycle circuit’ around the site were kept free … [more]

[Image taken 21.10.22] Storey's Wine Bar/Westminster Arms (www.westminsterarms.co.uk/), 9 & 10 Storey Gate, Westminster, SW1P 3AT. Two laden e-cargo cycles. This image was posted to the Lambeth Cycles googlegroup: … [more]

Parcel delivery bike, Paris

Bakery delivery bike, Paris

[Image taken 12.10.22] St Michael le Belfrey/York Minster, Minster Yard, York. Today I heard and saw this sax player on my way through and he was still there on my return. The standard of performing around the city, including at this part … [more]

[Image taken 3.10.22] Rowntree Park, York. [UPDATE 4.11.22: The project has a second cycle: #187500] [NOTE: No street view at this location] [Image taken 3.10.22] Rowntree Park, York. ‘Trixie’ – the Cycling Without Age … [more]

[Image taken 3.10.22] West Esplanade, York (in front of the floodgates/under the southern end of Lendal Bridge, next to the Perky Peacock cafe). Tom was about to give Sam a lift home. The reason for taking the image is that Tom has swapped … [more]

[Image taken 28.9.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This trailerbike (see also: #186450, # 186451) is unusual... Not the colour, not the way it attaches to the adult's cycle, but because it has been … [more]

[Image taken 28.9.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This trailer cycle comprises just handle bars as hand holds and a wheel plus pedals. This one is for a child to be towed by an adult on complete cycle. … [more]

Although bikes and many other transport modes are banned in almost all of Venice they are used by staff to get around the large Biennial art exhibition at the Arsenale.

[Image taken 14.9.22] Bootham, York. An American with Swedish heritage whose husband works in Aberdeen and Cambridge. They visit York often. Her cycle? One of the Bromptons the hotel lends guests. We love the hotel, she said. Which hotel? … [more]

[Image taken 14.9.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] As I cycled into the car park, I saw the rider of this folder head for the EV charging bays. I followed him. He explained you can use the bays for a … [more]

Bikes on the back of a Swiss Postbus, Zernez

A swift change to a connecting Swiss Postbus

Bikes on the back of the bus from Livigno, Italy, to Zernez, Switzerland

[Image taken 31.8.22] Library Square, York. I’ve seen a leather strap on a downtube like this once before. That owner explained it helped him lift/carry the cycle, up steps and on to trains, for example. This cycle has an open frame. It … [more]

Tramlines (no overhead wires!) and rickshaw cycletaxi on Place Masséna, Nice

Great place for a pie.

[Image taken 23.7.22] Skeldergate, Terry Avenue junction, York. Richard bought the Kemper (www.kemper-velo.de/) a handbuilt cargo cycle on the net then adapted it to be an e-cycle. His dog was panting hard: it had been running. On this … [more]

[Image taken 15.7.22] ExploreYork, (library), York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The uppermost (retrofitted) metal strip above the top bar on the cycle took a child seat. The owner said they have two children and the older one … [more]

[Image taken 15.7.22] ExploreYork, (library), York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This trailer is attached to the cycle by a tow bar. However, it can be pushed too - as a walking buggy or by someone running. This means the owner … [more]

[Image taken 15.7.22] ExploreYork, (library), York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Longer rigs or setups with cycle trailers do not work easily or conveniently here. To have not 'tidied the trailer away' would have obstructed the … [more]

[Image taken 14.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe, York. This e-cycle owner chose a trailer with a handle. Very practical. He said it saves him a lot of loading/unloading when moving purchases from the cycle to the garden where he'll be using them. You … [more]

[Image taken 10.7.22] Rowntree Park, York, [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The rider of this Robin Pashley trike, is also the user of the sticks. She was on the climbing frame. Her mum said, "She'll be using a trike for many years … [more]

[Image taken 23.6.22] Minster Yard, York. Tom in a Babboe (www.babboe.co.uk) an e-cargo trike he uses for transporting his children and utility trips. Context: #183696. These people- and load-carrying cycles are increasingly popular in this … [more]

[Image taken 23.6.22] Minster Yard, York. An active travel photoshoot for the CYC i-Travel department. ‘Frank Snapper’ (www.frankdwyerphotography.com/) is making the most of the clear weather and hugely reduced number of visitors to get … [more]

Tourist ricksha near Martin Luther's home in Wittenberg.

[Image taken 26.5.22] [NOTE: Location of image intentionally approximate] York YO30. Where there are wheels there's a way... The contents of a shed loaded onto two trailers. The recycling centre (see: #170920) is along the motor … [more]

Bike trailer in use at Partick Bridge.

An unusual e-cargo bike in St Ives

[Image taken on 3.5.22] Lidl, James Street. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.]  E-cycle and trailer (folded down) at Lidl. The cycle has a stand plus the two supporting wheels of the trailer so it doesn’t need a rack to be keep it … [more]

Container with adapted cycles for the disabled, Minnis Bay

[Image taken 11.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] I don't think the Sheffield-shaped items this cyclist is using are intended for securing cycles to (note how close the front wheel of this cycle is to the … [more]

Oldenburg's city council is supporting this tricycle for "Radeln ohne Alter" / cycling without age.

[Image taken on 24.3.22] James Street, York. Routes need to be wide enough for people to stop for a chat see: #180471 (to for ask for directions, to take off or add layers, etc…). And there still be room for others to pass, see: #180472. … [more]

[Image taken 19.3.22] Library Square, York. A 'York' cycle. An owner-specific setup that makes this cycle even more suitable for utility purposes. You couldn't take it on LNER or other ToC (train operating company) that has hooks for cycle … [more]

Harlow Museum actually began as a museum of cycles

Harlow Museum actually began as a museum of cycles - to the right is a 1935 Triumph semi-recumbent.

Harlow Museum actually began as a museum of cycles

Lots of bikes for guests at this hotel, Ferrara

Ad bike in Stamford

On site cycle at an oil refinery.

On site cycle at an oil refinery.

Zedify cycle couriers are in Bristol too.

[Image taken 4.3.22] York rail station, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] Spotted this being pedalled in heavy rain over the barrier-free Scarborough Bridge, York. I turned round and followed. The rider - who preferred not to be … [more]

[Image taken 26.2.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] E-cycle with trailer. Note the customer is using the end rack to have space to access the parking and to load the trailer. Note also there would be … [more]

DHL delivery quad bike, Salerno

[Image taken 11.2.22] Lidl, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] The trailer when full. The lid for the box can be seen sticking up in front of the trailer. The trailer itself also has a cover. Context: #179011 and links.

[Image taken 11.2.22] Lidl, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] Over the years the owner of the trailer has learned how much weight the trailer can carry and how to protect vulnerable items. To protect against damage to shopping … [more]

[Image taken 11.2.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Unless you cycle and use your rig for utility purposes you may not know (planners, developers...) you load a cycle from the side. This image shows you load … [more]

Cycle taxi in the old town of Genova

E-bike for postal deliveries, Toulouse

[Image taken 25.1.22] Rail station, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This cycle caught my eye as I pedalled past. It was still on the top layer of the two-storey storage racks (see: #170490) but… the person approaching it had … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Library Square, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This cycle also caught my attention today: two child seats, rear panniers, and a massive basket but no e-assistance. I asked the owner to hazard how much … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Library Square, York. What I call a ‘York’cycle ie one set up for carrying dependants/shopping in short for utility use. In addition to the child seat it has a basket. Chunky. Heavy. I noticed this was an e-cycle. How … [more]

Mountain-bike police, Paris

Laundry delivery bike, Augsburg

At least four delivery bikes at Burger King, Augsburg

E-bikes for rent at the Vaduz tourist office - including one to carry a wheelchair

[Image taken 29.12.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [Note: Streetview shows the nearest road - Haxby Road - with a view towards the racks.] A cheering sight: despite the wet weather a group of four on two full-size cycles, and a … [more]

[Image taken 29.12.21] Library Square, York. A cheering (and intriguing) sight on a wet, windy day when much of the city's cycle lanes and infra was under water. No rack. No basket. But a trailer. Does the cycle get used for commuting … [more]

[Image taken 16.12.21] Library Square, York. A cycle with basket and permanent panniers. Set up for utility use. Can’t be taken on trains with hooks or where the cycle spaces have limited height. Other image today: #176867 and link

[Image taken 16.12.21] Library Square, York. A cycle with retrofitted child seat and a basket. Set up for utility use and family travel. Can’t be taken on trains with hooks or where the cycle spaces have limited height. Other image today: … [more]

[Image taken 14.12.21] Museum Gardens, York. A Zigo - a demountable trike. Other image this cycle: #176783.

[Image taken 14.12.21] Museum Gardens, York. A Zigo (https://myzigo.com/). It's a trike but… the luggage/child carrier detaches from the frame and can be wheeled independently. The front forks (see: #176784) can be dropped into a wheel to … [more]

[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. [Note: streetview not available at this location.] Another interesting cycle here/near here today. Unusually this cargo cycle is not an e-cycle. I could not see if it was secured to anything. The … [more]

[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. Other image this cycle (Paris C7 HMB www.gazellebikes.com/en-gb/paris-c7-hmb) see: #176780. One-prong stand. Integral lock. So the cycle does not need the Sheffield rack to support it but it does … [more]

[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. A Paris C7 HMB. This e-cycle is very smart. It has an upright riding position and permanent panniers – so a ‘York’cycle (machine set up for utility use). But it is heavy. The weight of this … [more]

[Image taken 9.12.21] Library Square, York. A classic cycle with retrofitted child seat. Practical around town but can’t be taken on trains with hooks or where the cycle spaces have limited height. Other image today: #176760.

Normal afternoon on The Meadows as a Sinclair C5 and Penny farthing glide past… https://t.co/CcNIgWh00e

Charging an e-bike - most agriturismos are happy to plug the bike in directly, rather than removing the battery to charge in the room.

[Image taken 9.11.21] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE no street view at this location.] Is there no limit to the folding bike/e/bike market? I hadn’t heard of this brand: Fiido (www.fiido.com). Other images today: #175649 and links

[Image taken 27.10.21] Haxby Cycleway (next to the Ring Road), York. [NOTE: Location on map is approximate/No streetview at this location] Very excited to see Steve Westwood transporting goods outside of the city centre. I wasn't aware that … [more]

When a tour boat wants to use the lock a member of staff jumps on a bike to come and work the gates.

[Image taken 8.10.21] Navigation Road, York. A family in a Nihola (www.nihola.com/home.html) - an example of what I call a ‘York’cycle. See also: #174706 and links.

[Image taken 8.10.21] Navigation Road, York. I’ve seen one of these two people a couple of times. He (as they, today) moves fast and never seems to have time or inclination to stop. A shame as perhaps he has a business he could promote, but … [more]

[Image taken 8.10.21] Navigation Road, York. The rider has a car but prefers to make journeys by cycle – in all weathers. This is what I call a ‘York’cycle. A machine set up for utility and/or caring duties. Such cycles can be heavy and … [more]

Mike Stapleton, champion campaigner in the Melbourne and Royston area on the A10 cycle ride. @a10cycle

[Image taken 29.9.21] Peasholme Green, York. Bill from Edible York with his bike. Context see: #174503.

Paramedic bicycles in use at Chariots of Fire 2021

Grocery delivery trike, Paris

[Image taken 25.8.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Andy and Louise have just cycled to Ampleforth and back. (Perhaps 104km/65 miles.) And they are still smiling. Andy does a distance I can't do and he does it in a handcycle. But, BUT... … [more]

Bicycle-themed public art at a new development

[Image taken 22.8.21] Rowntree Park, between Butcher Terrace and the Millennium Bridge, York. A group of families meeting on the grassy area. One family arrived on this: a Circe tandem with a trailer (www.circecycles.com/). Definitely a … [more]

[Image taken 10.8.21] Filey Terrace, York. Luna and her owner. Luna has been pushed out of her spot on the back rack as her carrier is being used to transport inanimate goods. She will whine if she she feels she's had to walk for too long. … [more]

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