Author Topic: CAN YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST BIKE YOU OWNED?  (Read 1043 times)

Chalkie

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Re: CAN YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST BIKE YOU OWNED?
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2019, 09:15:06 AM »
Get one now.

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Re: CAN YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST BIKE YOU OWNED?
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2019, 04:40:55 PM »
My first Bike was a Dawes Newpin it was bought on the never never in a wee bicycle shop between the stadium and the back gates of Glenwood school across the road from kens shop
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Re: CAN YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST BIKE YOU OWNED?
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2019, 05:01:14 PM »
my first one was an Elswick hopper invincible from gass'es king st.
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Re: CAN YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST BIKE YOU OWNED?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2019, 11:18:51 PM »
The only thing I remember about my 1st 'proper' bicycle, is that the lights were powered by a chrome dynamo on the back wheel and when it was engaged, it made the pedals as heavy as hell to push round.  The brightness of the front light wasn't much good either.

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Re: CAN YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST BIKE YOU OWNED?
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2019, 07:21:14 AM »
Does anyone remember doing the Cycling Proficiency Test at primary school ?

 Some codger from the Department of Road Safety presumably , came round the schools and checked over your bike to ensure the brakes were working , tyres were good etc , then you rode around a marked out ‘road’ on the playground and at some point he jumped in front of you to test your reflexes for an emergency stop !  :D

After that it was a few questions from the Highway Code and if you passed you got a certificate and a wee red and green triangular shaped enamel badge.
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Re: CAN YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST BIKE YOU OWNED?
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2019, 09:02:34 PM »
Does anyone remember doing the Cycling Proficiency Test at primary school ?
 

After that it was a few questions from the Highway Code and if you passed you got a certificate and a wee red and green triangular shaped enamel badge.
Still have my badge and half-chewed certificate.

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Re: CAN YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST BIKE YOU OWNED?
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2019, 09:29:39 PM »
Still have my badge and half-chewed certificate.

I still have the certificate too tucked away in a box somewhere, the badge has long since been lost.
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