Jump to content
Malcolm Park

July challenge - Pedal Power

Recommended Posts

July is Le Tour de France month, the greatest cycle race on the planet, so the theme is Pedal Power.

 

 I’m looking for any pedal powered transport in action, let’s see who wins the yellow jersey.

 

I will kick off with this. Good luck all!

 

Geraint Thomas speeding up Whitehall..

 

geraint-thomas-of-sky-professional-cycli

 

Hero Ride on The Mall.

 

the-mall-london-uk-8th-june-2014-the-her

Edited by Malcolm Park

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

riders-sprint-for-the-finish-line-at-the

 

 

Sprint finish in Stratford-upon Avon of the Aviva Women's Cycle Tour Warwickshire stage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Riding high:

 

straw-cyclist-on-the-wall-of-the-blue-be
 
 
 
 
Looking rough at the end of a long ride:
 
straw-dummy-commemorating-the-tour-de-fr
 
Alan
 
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

isle-of-mull-scotland-uk-27th-feb-2016-m

 

shadow-of-a-cyclist-on-one-of-the-defenc

Edited by Lynne

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

amsterdam-museumplein-cyclists-during-ev

Amsterdam Museumplein (Museum Square)


amsterdam-magere-brug-or-skinny-bridge-a

 

Amsterdam Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)

ice-skaters-and-even-cyclists-on-natural

Kinderdijk near Rotterdam.


wim

Edited by wiskerke

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent challenge, not into racing, but love my bike!

 

Angler cycling along Roker Pier, Sunderland

 

 

angler-cycling-along-roker-north-pier-ro

 

Trick Cyclist knocks little boy's hat off

 

trick-cyclist-knocks-childs-hat-off-with

 

Panned shot of lady cyclist on veteran bicycle

 

panned-shot-of-smiling-woman-dressed-in-

Edited by Bryan
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My three ones:

 

cycle-rickshaw-driver-carrying-a-man-and

 

 

 

cycle-rickshaw-driver-with-full-of-load-

 

cyclist-with-mountain-bike-descending-af

Edited by Abiyoyo
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats on your well deserved win Malcolm!  Fun challenge and some great ones already! Here are three from me.

 

1) Mountain biking on Molokai, Hawaii

 

usa-hawaii-molokai-mountain-biking-on-di

 

2) Couple trail riding on the island of Nevis

 

caribbean-west-indies-st-kitts-and-nevis

 

3) Riding in paradise, Nevis, West Indies

 

caribbean-west-indies-st-kitts-and-nevis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Female Riksha Rider with a dying Kermit mounted... 

female-riksha-driver-looking-on-mobile-p

 

 

 

Taking a ride through the German meadows 

bicyclist-in-meadow-with-foresst-in-back

 

 

 

Riding in the Rain 

asian-boy-on-bicycle-in-rain-F540TP.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A young well-wisher with a Union Flag at the top of my street, Tour de France/London

 

woodford-london-uk-07th-july-2014-tour-d

 

A trenchant opinion next to the Olympic park, London

 

a-cyclist-passes-graffiti-on-narrowboat-

 

Pay-nothing-and-display ticket on my bike, Mechelen

 

a-parking-ticket-on-a-bicycle-mechelen-a

Edited by spacecadet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great challenge – cycling is a long-term passion of mine.

 

I hope it is OK to include a couple of oldies.  The pic of Eddy Merckx has done well, including a licence that popped up this morning.

 

Track cycling; Herne Hill track, London, UK – 1967

track-cycling-herne-hill-track-london-uk

 

 

 

Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome; UK Cycling National Championships, 2009

bradley-wiggins-and-chris-froome-uk-cycl

 

 

Eddy Merckx; cycling World Championships– 1970

eddy-merckx-cycling-world-championships-

Edited by Graham Morley

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kiwi power-pedalers touring Vancouver, Canada

 

travellers-with-camping-gear-riding-tand

 

 

Reclining power-pedaler at Car Free Day festival, Vancouver

 

man-riding-a-reclining-bicycle-at-the-ca

 

 

Pedal Power on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City

 

bicyclists-on-paseo-de-la-reforma-mexico

Edited by John Mitchell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I could have sworn I didn't have any but there is one.....It is pretty typical of Greenwich Village with the unlikely corner of Waverly and Waverly and bikes locked to the fence. Lots of these fences have notices that bikes will be forcibly taken off......Many NO BIKES signs but not here. Maybe they belong to the resident.

 

street-signs-at-the-corner-of-waverly-pl

DPE3A9  Bicycles parked at the corner of Waverly Place and Waverly Place, Greenwich Village, NYC

 

Paulette

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok here goes....

 

tenerife-spain-9-february-2016-dancers-m

Carnival power!

 

wooden-bicycle-in-bike-rack-st-moritz-sw

No pedals power!

 

motorcycle-and-cycle-couriers-in-central

Panning power!

 

Phil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

new-york-ny-12-september-2015-pro-bmxer-

Nigel Sylvester and Futura 2000 at the Bowery Mural

 

 

new-york-usa-26th-january-2015-snow-bega

Cyclist making deliveries during a winter storm.

 

 

riverwalk-BM7522.jpg

Bicycle commuters on Riverwalk

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bicycles-in-front-of-hotel-copenhagen-de

 

Bicycles in front of hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My three

 

a-man-on-a-heavily-laden-bicycle-in-bomb

 

Well loaded in India

 

 

 

 

a-young-boy-3-yrs-riding-a-balance-bike-

 

Our son who knows exactly what puddles are for

 

 

 

mountain-biking-on-the-webs-trail-at-the

 

The Kingdom Trails in Vermont

Edited by Colin Woods

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cyclists-crossing-story-bridge-over-bris

 

Winter commute, Brisbane, Australia

 

 

Curious quokkas checking out bicycle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

 

quokkas-setonix-brachyurus-marsupials-na

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's one, at the Skagit Valley Tulip festival in Washington State.

 

cyclist-riding-by-the-colourful-tulip-fi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Curious quokkas checking out bicycle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

 

quokkas-setonix-brachyurus-marsupials-na

 

Wow, these large critters ambush bikers?  :o

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

..and eat them. Helmet, tight shorts, GoPro and all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure if mine will win the yellow jersey  ;)

 

 

 

 

Cyclist riding The Muur van Geraardsbergen / Grammont, part of the Tour of Flanders and the chapel Our Lady of the Old Mountain, Belgium

 

Cheers,

Philippe

Thanks, Philippe, you've just provided us with a stop-off on our annual trip to Germany. It's about time we did more in Belgium than just pass through again.

Edited by spacecadet
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Curious quokkas checking out bicycle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

 

quokkas-setonix-brachyurus-marsupials-na

 

Wow, these large critters ambush bikers?  :o

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

 

I never heard of these beasts so I Googled and from mentalfloss.com I found this...

 

"Journalist Kenneth Cook learned the hard way when he tried to befriend a quokka along a dirt road. Cook noted the animal’s “small, mean mouth,” but decided it was probably too small to do much damage. “It was a malicious-looking beast,” he wrote in his 1987 book Wombat Revenge, but he wasn’t afraid. He offered the little animal a piece of apple, which the quokka spat out, and a crumb of gorgonzola cheese. The quokka popped the gorgonzola into its mouth, chewed, and then, Cook says, “fell down in a dead faint.” 

Convinced he’d just poisoned the creature and determined to save it, Cook zipped the quokka’s body into his backpack, left a little room for air, swung the pack onto his back, and pedaled his bicycle frantically down the road to find help. After a few minutes of bumping along at breakneck speed, the quokka began to revive, and blearily climbed out of the backpack, claws first. 

Afraid to turn around in case he lost control of his bike, Cook sped onward. The quokka grabbed his neck and began shrieking in his ear. The bike kept going. The shrieking quokka sank its teeth into Cook’s earlobe and hung there, dead weight, like a large, furry earring. Disoriented, the journalist steered his bike off a cliff into the ocean. Surfacing, he looked around and found the quokka standing on the shore, glaring at him and snarling.  

The story seems incredible, but Cook is far from the winsome creature’s only victim. Teddy-bear ears and doe eyes aside, these animals are ready, willing, and able to fend for themselves. Each year, the Rottnest Island infirmary treats dozens of patients—mostly children—for quokka bites. "

 

Hmmmmmm. I bet you thought you were joking!
 
Paulette
Edited by NYCat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

 

Curious quokkas checking out bicycle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

 

quokkas-setonix-brachyurus-marsupials-na

 

Wow, these large critters ambush bikers?  :o

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

 

I never heard of these beasts so I Googled and from mentalfloss.com I found this...

 

"Journalist Kenneth Cook learned the hard way when he tried to befriend a quokka along a dirt road. Cook noted the animal’s “small, mean mouth,” but decided it was probably too small to do much damage. “It was a malicious-looking beast,” he wrote in his 1987 book Wombat Revenge, but he wasn’t afraid. He offered the little animal a piece of apple, which the quokka spat out, and a crumb of gorgonzola cheese. The quokka popped the gorgonzola into its mouth, chewed, and then, Cook says, “fell down in a dead faint.” 

Convinced he’d just poisoned the creature and determined to save it, Cook zipped the quokka’s body into his backpack, left a little room for air, swung the pack onto his back, and pedaled his bicycle frantically down the road to find help. After a few minutes of bumping along at breakneck speed, the quokka began to revive, and blearily climbed out of the backpack, claws first. 

Afraid to turn around in case he lost control of his bike, Cook sped onward. The quokka grabbed his neck and began shrieking in his ear. The bike kept going. The shrieking quokka sank its teeth into Cook’s earlobe and hung there, dead weight, like a large, furry earring. Disoriented, the journalist steered his bike off a cliff into the ocean. Surfacing, he looked around and found the quokka standing on the shore, glaring at him and snarling.  

The story seems incredible, but Cook is far from the winsome creature’s only victim. Teddy-bear ears and doe eyes aside, these animals are ready, willing, and able to fend for themselves. Each year, the Rottnest Island infirmary treats dozens of patients—mostly children—for quokka bites. "

 

Hmmmmmm. I bet you thought you were joking!
 
Paulette

 

 

If I submitted a photo as far removed from reality as that piece, there'd not be a big enough "digitally altered" button to cover it  :P

 

And as for quokka's "biting" . . . well, as the article referenced above says, "The animals can be approached so closely that they regularly NIP the fingertips of children who get too close" . . . digitally altered indeed :)

 

If you want to talk about really dangerous Australian animals, cyclists should beware the . . . drop-bears!!

 

dd

Edited by dustydingo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.