Bicycle Parking at Perth Royal Show?

Bicycle Parking at Perth Royal Show?

Postby cavebear2 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:57 pm

No sorry, there are no facilities for bicycle parking

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IGA Perth Royal Show 2008 from Saturday 27th September to Saturday 4th October
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-----Original Message-----
From: Raison, Perry B [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, 25 September 2008 10:57 AM
To: Reception
Subject: Re bicycle parking

To whom it may concern.

I wish to know if there is any facility for bicycle parking within the confines of the showground during the Perth Royal Show.
If there is not, is there any facility at the showgrounds train station?

Thanking you.

Perry Raison
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Postby HappyHumber » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:39 pm

To serve & enrich the people of Western Australia by showcasing the resources & endeavours of its people

:?

I pity those who might have a genuine interest in some of the exhibitions and competitions - but I really got jaded with the whole $$$ and chaos that really promotes the whole shebang many a year ago.
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Postby sittingbison » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:10 pm

obviously suffering under the delusion that cycling takes neither resources nor endeavour.
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Postby cavebear2 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:51 pm

sittingbison wrote:obviously suffering under the delusion that cycling takes neither resources nor endeavour.

That's exactly what I thought :!:
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Postby twowheels » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:27 pm

I guess I wouldn't be allowed to ride a folder around then.

Wonder if there are any !!! Spammer !!! exhibitors at the show.
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Postby Aushiker » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:51 pm

twowheels wrote:Wonder if there are any !!! Spammer !!! exhibitors at the show.


Never seen any on past visits, not that means that none are there of course.

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:01 pm

G'day

I have sent the following email to the general information email address and the media contact person.

Dear The Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia

I have been advised that the RASWA is not providing bicycle parking at this Royal Show? Can you please clarify if this is in effect the state of affairs? If it is, can you please explain why the RASWA is taking such a discriminatory stance more so given concerns in todays society with respect to health and the environment. How does this stance encourage people to take a more positive approach to visiting the Royal Show.

I notice also that the RASWA states at http://www.perthroyalshow.com.au/raswa/ that

"The Royal Agricultural Society of WA is a member-based not for profit organisation which works year round to promote primary industries. We have close links to regional agricultural societies and livestock breed societies. We support community and junior sporting groups which use Claremont Showground. We encourage regional and agricultural students through our involvement in educational scholarships and competitions which enhance the skills and opportunities of young people. The Perth Royal Show competitions benchmark excellence across a range of industries including wine making, beer production, dairy, food production, clothing production, the arts and sport. We recognise the achievements of individuals through the Agricultural Hall of Fame, the Community Rural Achiever and the Rural Ambassador competitions."

I am struggling to show how your alleged stance on bicycling fits with this statement and look forward to your explanation.

This is an open email which will be published at http://aushiker.com along with any reply.


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Postby tallywhacker » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:28 pm

umm, can someone explain why they should provide bicycle parking facilities, they dont do the same for cars
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Postby Crankitup » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:51 am

tallywhacker wrote:umm, can someone explain why they should provide bicycle parking facilities, they dont do the same for cars


Ahhhh .... so that's why the trains get so packed.
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:00 am

G'day

Got this reply to my email this morning from Martin Molony, CEO of the The Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia.

Hi Andrew
Thanks for this suggestion
We will attempt to provide racks near gates 1 and 10

we do not have a stance on not providing racks, this is an oversight and we will correct it asap
we want to encourage people to travel by public transport and cycling due to the limited parking in the area

thanks and regards
Martin


There you go Perry. Enjoy your visit :)

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Postby twowheels » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:59 pm

tallywhacker wrote:umm, can someone explain why they should provide bicycle parking facilities, they dont do the same for cars


no explanation available from me. sometimes i do wonder whether "interest groups" fight for "rights" for the sake of it.

remember Stan's struggle for his rights in Life of Brian -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFBOQzSk14c
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Postby tallywhacker » Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:38 pm

yes, there are some cyclists out there who have this "holier than thou" attitude simply because they ride a bike
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Postby sittingbison » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:33 pm

ever since God sent a plague of BUGS against Pharaoh...
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Postby Redbull » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:27 pm

I just spent 5 odd hours at the show today (thanks to Brownes for tight arse Wednesday :D ) with two kids....

I'm knackered :shock:

Give me 5 hours on the bike anyday.
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