free bikes for cardiffians

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by wayward bob, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i never got round to trying one of those "ride me" bikes and now i find out they're closing the scheme :( still, silver lining and all, they're giving the bikes away if anyone wants one, just after christmas.

    eta: 10am-2pm 28th, 29th, 30th december

    unit 2
    the timberyard
    east moors road
    cf24 5ee
     
  2. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    really? how you know that they are giving them away?
    bit heavy and clunky like but still a bike
     
  3. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    *taps nose* :p
     
  4. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    aaaaahhhh :hmm:
    like that is it!
     
  5. trampie

    trampie Ba..ba..blacksheep Banned

    Open to anyone or have you got to be from Cardiff ?
     
  6. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    as long as you can get there (and physically manhandle them home :hmm:) i reckon they'll give em to anyone. (who doesn't mind having a "ride me" bike :hmm: i think you may be able to smash the signs off with a well-aimed hammer :thumbs: )
     
  7. trampie

    trampie Ba..ba..blacksheep Banned

    Oh we are not talking a tour de france type racing bike then ? :(
     
  8. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    nah, but they have baskets :)
     
  9. trampie

    trampie Ba..ba..blacksheep Banned

    I will give it a miss then.:D
     
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

  11. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Well, I didn't know the ruddy thing was going to pack in. I was looking forward to having a go on one too.
     
  13. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    going back to the dates etc
    surely they'd all be gone on the first day?
    is there no criteria? :hmm:
    would be good to get one for the mrs
     
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

  15. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    "subject to availability"

    ymmv
     
  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    got one! :)

    shame the scheme is ending :(
     
  17. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    pretty painless
    just a short form with your details and sign away your rights to sue etc and you get to choose your bike!
    :cool:

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  18. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    shaft drive?? Not bad for a freebie though :)
     
  19. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    they are shaft drive too - presumably it cuts down on vandalisable parts. what issues do they have weeps?
     
  20. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yeah they are a bit clunky but quite solid and as I couldn't afford to get partner a sit up bike for xmas and they were actually subscribed to this scheme for a while it is great for her. and a piece of history too :cool:
     
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  21. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    did you get one bob?
    there are a few left and they are there til 6 today
     
  22. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i already have a lovely bike i don't ride :oops:
     
  23. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    Fairly flat then, Cardiff ?

    EDIT :- read the Blog post, checked Google Earth - looks perfect for wide uptake of cycling ...
     
  24. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    btw will be approaching every girl on a yellow bike from now on "are you mrs ddraig? :)" cue> :hmm::confused::mad:

    you may want to get it resprayed for her own protection :D
     
  25. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yeah, odd incline here and there but town mainly flat
     
  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    :eek: :D :cool:
     
  27. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    I don't know, I've never laid hands on one. Be interested to have a look
     
  28. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    Do any of those schemes ever work?
     
  29. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    I would be paranoid that something would go wrong and I would end up being charged for extra time - or it would get nicked - or I would be accused of damaging it ...
     
  30. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

    i went down there with a friend on the 28th at 10am and joined a que of about 10 people to get one. after standing there for an hour someone got through to somebody on the phone and we were told that they'd not picked up all the bikes and to come back the following day. so the following day we got there earlier, 2nd to arrive... and same thing happened again, nobody showed up... so we got through to someone on the phone and they told us to leave names and addresses of the people that showed up and that we'd definately get bikes.

    it's now the 8th jan and i've not heard from them and neither has my mate. :(
     

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