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Cyclists "strongly advised" not to go on bike ride next Monday

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sunnydaytoday0 · 14/09/2022 12:29

Ok they've now U-turned on their advice (not the first organisation to do so after the inevitable backlash) but why on earth would British Cycling think this was a good idea?

"British Cycling strongly recommends that anybody out riding their bike on the day of the state funeral does so outside of the timings of the funeral service and associated processions, which will be confirmed later this week"

www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/sep/13/worthy-of-the-stasi-british-cycling-in-queens-funeral-u-turn-after-ridicule

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W0tnow · 14/09/2022 12:30

Eh? Why?

BatteryPoweredMammy · 14/09/2022 12:31

Surely it won't affect the millions of people living outside of London?

W0tnow · 14/09/2022 12:31

Oh right. Out of respect. Bonkers.

MagpiePi · 14/09/2022 12:32

BatteryPoweredMammy · 14/09/2022 12:31

Surely it won't affect the millions of people living outside of London?

I was going to say, maybe they assume all bike riders live in London and will get caught up in the traffic, or something. Although having a push bike is the best thing for getting through traffic!

yougotthelook · 14/09/2022 12:32

W0tnow · 14/09/2022 12:30

Eh? Why?

Perhaps it's disrespectful to the queens memory to indulge in a sporting activity on the day of her funeral.
I mean I can get understand the route in London may be more tricky to cycle along but come on!
Mass hysterical grieve anyone!!?

MagpiePi · 14/09/2022 12:33

Oh right. Out of respect. Bonkers.

Oh, FFS 🙄

MrsMitford3 · 14/09/2022 12:33

I was assuming they meant places like windsor which is lycra soup every weekend-there is so so much traffic even now and lots of road closures so groups of cyclists combined with huge crowds would be unsafe.

I cant believe they mean ppl in areas unconnected with procession shouldn't???

sunnydaytoday0 · 14/09/2022 12:36

I was assuming they meant places like windsor

As far as I can see the original advice did not refer to any particular geographical location.

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gatehouseoffleet · 14/09/2022 12:39

Perhaps it's disrespectful to the queens memory to indulge in a sporting activity on the day of her funeral

It appears to be disrespectful to do anything other than sit and watch the funeral, given how much has been cancelled. But most funeral services last an hour or (much) less, so what on earth are we all meant to do for the rest of the day? Sit around the read the Bible/Koran[insert holy book of choice] to each other?

This is all a complete farce.

LetMeSpeak · 14/09/2022 12:39

Im all for this funeral and paying respect but this is really getting out of hand now.

isthismylifenow · 14/09/2022 12:40

As someone looking in from another country, this is all getting a bit nonsensical now. I read about the Centre Parcs debacle with a dropped jaw, and now this.

It seems as though you are being forced to mourn and grieve?

If you feel you wish to pay your respects and have a sombre day, it is very understandable, but what if you do not feel so strongly about the Queens passing?

I am finding things I am seeing here a bit bizarre in all honesty.

LetMeSpeak · 14/09/2022 12:41

yougotthelook · 14/09/2022 12:32

Perhaps it's disrespectful to the queens memory to indulge in a sporting activity on the day of her funeral.
I mean I can get understand the route in London may be more tricky to cycle along but come on!
Mass hysterical grieve anyone!!?

People living their life is now disrespectful?

gatehouseoffleet · 14/09/2022 12:41

The British Cycling advice was mad. Yes it was for any cycling in any location. Fine to drive a polluting SUV around, or indeed ride a non-polluting horse. But cycling is disrespectful to the Queen. Who knew?

There some deeply crazy people running the asylum at the moment, and it's not even the politicians in this instance!

FourChimneys · 14/09/2022 12:41

How stupid. I barely know anyone who is bothered by EW dying or who will watch the funeral. People seem to be full of plans for a nice day out.

I'm going paddle boarding.

YourLipsMyLipsApocalypse · 14/09/2022 12:41

Urgh the fucking performative genuflecting mass griefwank MUST END!

Scianel · 14/09/2022 12:42

I'm going paddle boarding

I'm going bodyboarding. Hopefully the RNLI aren't downing tools for the day.

ICouldHaveCheckedFirst · 14/09/2022 12:44

I'm retired so a bank holiday is meaningless to me. I'll do what I like, same as every other day. Which may include cycling.

W0tnow · 14/09/2022 12:44

MagpiePi · 14/09/2022 12:33

Oh right. Out of respect. Bonkers.

Oh, FFS 🙄

Why? Why suggest someone living in…oh, I don’t know…Cornwall, is disrespectful for going for a ride when they have no interest in watching the funeral and is stuck at home due to the public holiday?

girlmom21 · 14/09/2022 12:44

It's fine. They're 'strongly recommending'. There's no rule against it.

There might be services held in other locations and heavy traffic in those areas.

Pedallleur · 14/09/2022 12:44

Just close everything. Airports, shops. Where can we get sackcloth and ashes? Should the TV even be on? Who was the MP who thought every home should have a picture of the Queen on the wall?

Pedallleur · 14/09/2022 12:46

girlmom21 · 14/09/2022 12:44

It's fine. They're 'strongly recommending'. There's no rule against it.

There might be services held in other locations and heavy traffic in those areas.

they are talking bollox. Everyone wanting to be part of the funeral fest.

W0tnow · 14/09/2022 12:47

“British Cycling strongly recommends that anybody out riding their bike on the day of the state funeral does so outside of the timings of the funeral service and associated processions, which will be confirmed later this week,” its now deleted guidance originally stated.“

There. Bonkers. No wonder they backtracked.

Sarahcoggles · 14/09/2022 12:48

I think I recall someone getting beaten up for washing their care during Princess Diana's funeral. People get very weird about these things.

YourLipsMyLipsApocalypse · 14/09/2022 12:48

girlmom21 · 14/09/2022 12:44

It's fine. They're 'strongly recommending'. There's no rule against it.

There might be services held in other locations and heavy traffic in those areas.

It's not fine! There was literally no need for them to say anything. It's performative shite for social media.

sunnydaytoday0 · 14/09/2022 12:48

There might be services held in other locations and heavy traffic in those areas.

I take it the AA/RAC will be strongly recommending drivers across the country don't drive?

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