Rickshaw ride for birthday mother’s big day

York Press: Sally Clough, front, who celebrated her 40th birthday with friends Philippa Orme, left, and Carolyn Myers, right, by hiring a Rikshaw from Get Cycling. Sally Clough, front, who celebrated her 40th birthday with friends Philippa Orme, left, and Carolyn Myers, right, by hiring a Rikshaw from Get Cycling.

SHE could have chosen a special dinner or an elaborate party to celebrate her 40th birthday, but York mum Sally Clough went for a more unusual way of marking the day.

Three weeks before the elite cyclists of the Tour de France arrive in York, Sally and friends Phillipa Ormes and Carolyn Myers jumped aboard a rickshaw hired from Get Cycling, and went on their own tour of York.

Sally said: "We are all really into fitness, and normally on a Friday we would go to a spinning class together.

"I do a school run everyday from Bishopthorpe to Bootham and I am always joking that I should get a rickshaw to dodge the traffic. That's where the idea came from."

The trio took it in turns to pedal along the riverside and round the city centre, stopping for coffee on Bishopthorpe Road and ending with a picnic in the Museum Gardens, before Sally used the rickshaw to collect her children from school.

Harry, 10, and Martha, 7, were thrilled with their unusual journey home, she said.

"I had told them what I would be doing, but I don't think they really knew what a rickshaw was. One of Harry's friends said 'You're so lucky!' when he saw it."

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8:48am Wed 18 Jun 14

pedalling paul says...

Oh dearie me.......live in Bishopthorpe....kids at school in Bootham......wonder which school that is. Car dependant lifestyle decisions like this are responsible for so many of York's present traffic woes.
No good getting on a bike once in a lifetime......try living within practicable cycling distance of your chosen school, so that your offspring can get there under their own steam. That's the best way to dodge the traffic, and there will be less of it if parent's cars are not misused for "school run" journeys.
Oh dearie me.......live in Bishopthorpe....kids at school in Bootham......wonder which school that is. Car dependant lifestyle decisions like this are responsible for so many of York's present traffic woes. No good getting on a bike once in a lifetime......try living within practicable cycling distance of your chosen school, so that your offspring can get there under their own steam. That's the best way to dodge the traffic, and there will be less of it if parent's cars are not misused for "school run" journeys. pedalling paul
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10:47am Wed 18 Jun 14

sheps lad says...

My oh my! we are in grumpy mood this morning!
My oh my! we are in grumpy mood this morning! sheps lad
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11:41am Wed 18 Jun 14

Cazza M says...

Lighten up Pedalling Paul, where's your sense of fun?!
Lighten up Pedalling Paul, where's your sense of fun?! Cazza M
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1:22pm Wed 18 Jun 14

eeoodares says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Oh dearie me.......live in Bishopthorpe....kids at school in Bootham......wonder which school that is. Car dependant lifestyle decisions like this are responsible for so many of York's present traffic woes.
No good getting on a bike once in a lifetime......try living within practicable cycling distance of your chosen school, so that your offspring can get there under their own steam. That's the best way to dodge the traffic, and there will be less of it if parent's cars are not misused for "school run" journeys.
Get a life and stop imposing your prejudices on others!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Oh dearie me.......live in Bishopthorpe....kids at school in Bootham......wonder which school that is. Car dependant lifestyle decisions like this are responsible for so many of York's present traffic woes. No good getting on a bike once in a lifetime......try living within practicable cycling distance of your chosen school, so that your offspring can get there under their own steam. That's the best way to dodge the traffic, and there will be less of it if parent's cars are not misused for "school run" journeys.[/p][/quote]Get a life and stop imposing your prejudices on others! eeoodares
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