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Thurlow Wed 17-Dec-14 16:36:03

Chain my pushchair to the bike racks in town?

I need the pushchair to get to and from town. I just don't need it around town - as in the toddler is much happier wandering around the shops - so I end up holding her with one hand and badly pushing the buggy with the other.

Would this be genius, or just very very weird?

Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Wed 17-Dec-14 16:47:47

Do it, but both wear full on cycle gear, complete with helmets.

Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Wed 17-Dec-14 16:48:08


HerrenaHarridan Wed 17-Dec-14 16:50:26

I used to do this it's perfectly reasonable

Wassailywassailywassaily Wed 17-Dec-14 16:50:42

My vote is Genius

WerewolfBarMitzvah Wed 17-Dec-14 16:51:22

I chain my buggy outside shops sometimes so don't see why you shouldn't do it.

Delphine31 Wed 17-Dec-14 16:54:45

If you have one of those pricey travel systems, I would invest in a D-lock!

The flexible chains some cyclists use can be quickly cut through with one snip by professional thieves, and I gather there are thieves out there who do steal pushchairs.

I would never lock my bike up with a chain and there are pushchairs that cost a lot more than my bike! A D-lock should do it though.

Thurlow Wed 17-Dec-14 17:03:24

wizard grin

It's not worth a lot anymore, it's just a Maclaren so I could fold it up and then chain it up. I wouldn't be devastated if it was nicked - I think I'd be more annoyed about having to cajole DD all the way back home.

Just wondering what people would think if they say a pushchair chained up outside the shop!

lessthanBeau Wed 17-Dec-14 17:26:58

I just used to abandon my buggy in the town centre, no one ever nicked it, I would just park it up out side a shop no lock , it was always there when I went back, and this was in the city centre.

BadtzMaru Wed 17-Dec-14 17:29:19

Is there a bus or train station nearby with luggage lockers, might be more secure than the bike rack.

youbethemummylion Wed 17-Dec-14 17:31:01

Do it, if its good enough for Center Parcs...

ErrolTheDragon Wed 17-Dec-14 17:33:50

YANBU, def more genius than weird.

ithoughtofitfirst Wed 17-Dec-14 17:34:01

Yeah man. Do it.

Discopanda Wed 17-Dec-14 18:21:28

I wish I'd blimming thought of this!

Babiecakes11 Thu 18-Dec-14 09:13:34

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chrome100 Thu 18-Dec-14 10:03:19

I used to do this. Got a Kryptonite mini D lock and never had any problems.

Psycobabble Thu 18-Dec-14 10:05:15

I wouldn't look twice well other than to think I wish id bloody thought of that !!

toffeeboffin Thu 18-Dec-14 23:09:40

Genius. Was actually thinking something similar myself the other day wink

DramaAlpaca Thu 18-Dec-14 23:13:39

Genius idea, not weird at all, and it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

AllSorted Thu 18-Dec-14 23:13:49

I have done this before - just make sure you don't leave anything valuable / sentimental in it that can easily be snatched (although it is sad we have to think about these things!)

Thurlow Fri 19-Dec-14 14:19:45

DP thinks this is a ridiculously stupid idea, but then he tends to drive to town rather than walk, so I've decided that I'm going to do it.

Birdsgottafly Fri 19-Dec-14 14:23:24

I've seen this done.

I know lots of people who use the buggy store in Museums/Supermarkets/Library's etc in our main shopping centres.

In our city you pay a £1 for these.

It saves having to wait for lifts and negotiate packed shops.

NotCitrus Fri 19-Dec-14 16:55:54

There's often a buggy or two chained up at my local station - now dd is nearly 3 and could walk around town fine, but might well be a nightmare to make walk a mile home again, I will be buying a lock too (mostly to stop the buggy blowing onto the railway - it's pretty rubbish).

whois Fri 19-Dec-14 18:34:37

Totally R!

WillkommenBienvenue Fri 19-Dec-14 18:39:18

Genius. Patent the idea.

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