Tag Archives: Bike Hate

Last night.

Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

Colm Walsh writes:

A beautiful summer night & the perfect way to get to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds but: no bikes allowed in the gates?

Acres of space inside, no bike racks anywhere outside – 100s of bikes on every approach road railing, lamppost or tree…


bikesPart of a Garda ‘Pedal cycle/motor cycle awareness operation’ in Dublin city moments ago.

And there’s free cycling lights and vests while stocks last…

Thanks Andrew Diamond

bikes(Damn hipsters Cyclists on the corner of Dame Street and South Great Georges Street, Dublin,1960, including young tyke on phone)

 Bike thieves, over-zealous policing, the bike lanes to nowhere and getting called “the spawn of the devil”.



Banter is hosting ‘On Yer Bike’ a FREE and timely debate next Wednesday on why Dublin treats cyclists as if they were circus freaks.

A myth-puncturing panel will include Damien Ó Tuama (National Cycling Coordinator for Cyclist.ie), Anne Bedos (Rothar) and Dublin City councillor Rebecca Moynihan.

Banter’s Jim Carrol writes:

Despite the huge take-up of the Dublin Bikes scheme and the increased number of cyclists on the streets (streets, as opposed to footpaths) thanks to the Cycle to Work scheme and other iniviatives, cycling continues to be seen as a minority interest. Are cyclists really the villains some paint them to be or are we overlooking what pedal power can do for transforming the city?


Banter’s On Your Bike , September 25, Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1). Doors open 7.30pm Admission is free and the sign-up form for the night is here.


Pic via OldDublinTown


bikeBrynmor Pattison writes:

Further to your stories about bike-related news, I figured I’d send in my first piece of journalist [bike hate] mail that I received yesterday.

Among other things, the author claims that the “corrupt bastards in our ‘police’… are turning a blind eye to anti-social criminal cyclists who are allowed to break every traffic law that they damn like”.