Wedding party cycles through the streets of York to their reception

Wedding party cycles through the streets of York to their reception

Scott and Emma Caul, with Jonny Emmett and the rest of the wedding party who cycled to their reception after being married at St Michael Le Belfrey. Picture: Frank Dwyer

: Scott and Emma Caul after their wedding at St Michael Le Belfrey Church. Picture: Frank Dwyer

Rebecca Eastwood and Richard Meakin high up in the trees in Dalby Forest. Picture: srweddingphotos.co.uk

Rebecca Eastwood and Richard Meakin in Dalby Forest. Picture: srweddingphotos.co.uk

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A BICYCLE made for two has made for stylish wedding transport for a York couple.

Scott and Emma Caul, both 25, decided against a car to take them from the church to reception - opting instead for a rickshaw and a fleet of bikes.

The Heworth couple married at St Michael le Belfrey and then they made their way along the river to the Pavilion in Fulford by rickshaw.

They were surrounded by friends and family on Dutch bikes, another rickshaw and tandem bikes.

Well wishers cheered them on as they cycled through the city on Saturday.

Scott said: "We had a bottle of Champagne in the back. People loved it and were beeping their horns and saying congratulations. It was lovely.

"It was really nice to cycle there rather than sitting in traffic."

Scott and Emma were on a rickshaw pedalled by best man Jonny Emmott, ushers Joe Hall and Richard Vaughan were on tandems, while bridesmaids Rosie Smithells, Laura Caul and Joanna Smithells were on the other rickshaw pedalled by usher Ricardo Delgado.

Even the vicar Reverend Ben Doolan and the father of the bride Jim Caul got on bikes with everyone stopping at Rowntree Park to swap cycles.

Scott, a physiotherapist, and Emma, a teacher at Hemplands Primary School, met in 2009 while at university in York.

They decided on bikes as wedding transport as Scott is into cycling and has taken part in a number of charity bike rides.

Scott said about the wedding: "It was the best day of our life, it was amazing."

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10:21am Tue 29 Jul 14

sniper 9964 says...

I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge sniper 9964
  • Score: -16

10:30am Tue 29 Jul 14

smudge2 says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
Where is Kendal bridge .Is it in the Lake District. ??
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]Where is Kendal bridge .Is it in the Lake District. ?? smudge2
  • Score: 6

10:50am Tue 29 Jul 14

again says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
What a miserable person you are!
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]What a miserable person you are! again
  • Score: 16

11:13am Tue 29 Jul 14

mrcharly says...

Great journalism - "Scott and Emma were on a tandem bike pedalled by best man Jonny Emmott"
Funny how it looks like they were in a rickshaw in the photo.
Great journalism - "Scott and Emma were on a tandem bike pedalled by best man Jonny Emmott" Funny how it looks like they were in a rickshaw in the photo. mrcharly
  • Score: 15

4:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

CaroleBaines says...

I kind of like this idea. Something to remember, I guess. Good luck to them.
I kind of like this idea. Something to remember, I guess. Good luck to them. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 9

6:39pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
They were using a vehicle.
Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence.

It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France!
Beep beep beeeep beep beep !
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]They were using a vehicle. Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence. It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France! Beep beep beeeep beep beep ! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 4

8:10pm Tue 29 Jul 14

sniper 9964 says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
They were using a vehicle.
Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence.

It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France!
Beep beep beeeep beep beep !
There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users.
They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence.
riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]They were using a vehicle. Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence. It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France! Beep beep beeeep beep beep ![/p][/quote]There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users. They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence. riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence sniper 9964
  • Score: -5

8:12pm Tue 29 Jul 14

sniper 9964 says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
They were using a vehicle.
Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence.

It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France!
Beep beep beeeep beep beep !
There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users.
They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence.
riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence
Cyclist's pedestrian and horse riders don't have a licence. And we are NOT in France
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]They were using a vehicle. Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence. It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France! Beep beep beeeep beep beep ![/p][/quote]There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users. They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence. riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence[/p][/quote]Cyclist's pedestrian and horse riders don't have a licence. And we are NOT in France sniper 9964
  • Score: -5

11:12pm Tue 29 Jul 14

John Cossham says...

How lovely. Congratulations.

Brings back memories of when my wife and I married on November 6th 1999, and we used a pair of rickshaws to get from our house in the Groves to the registry office, with myself, our 2 year old and my Best Man Jonathan Bonner in one, and then Gill, our 3 month old son and Helen Pratt, Gil's niece and bridesmaid in the other.

After our ceremony at the registry office, the four of us crammed into one rickshaw.... baby now on the breast, and the Press got a photo of us before we got to our reception.

I hope you have happy memories of your big day for at least as long as we have!
How lovely. Congratulations. Brings back memories of when my wife and I married on November 6th 1999, and we used a pair of rickshaws to get from our house in the Groves to the registry office, with myself, our 2 year old and my Best Man Jonathan Bonner in one, and then Gill, our 3 month old son and Helen Pratt, Gil's niece and bridesmaid in the other. After our ceremony at the registry office, the four of us crammed into one rickshaw.... baby now on the breast, and the Press got a photo of us before we got to our reception. I hope you have happy memories of your big day for at least as long as we have! John Cossham
  • Score: 1

3:31am Wed 30 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
They were using a vehicle.
Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence.

It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France!
Beep beep beeeep beep beep !
There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users.
They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence.
riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence
And judging by your posts, I would not be surprised if you commit various offenses when you drive about in your car... such as overtaking a cyclist whilst starting to turn left across their path, seeing a cyclist oncoming but realising your way ahead is blocked by a parked car or bus and so pulling out trying to force the cyclist to let you through in an illegal and dangerous movement.

I'd suggest you stay off the roads for a few days and have a good old read of the highway code, perhaps even sit down and have a chat with a traffic police officer, and you'll see the errors in your thinking.
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]They were using a vehicle. Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence. It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France! Beep beep beeeep beep beep ![/p][/quote]There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users. They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence. riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence[/p][/quote]And judging by your posts, I would not be surprised if you commit various offenses when you drive about in your car... such as overtaking a cyclist whilst starting to turn left across their path, seeing a cyclist oncoming but realising your way ahead is blocked by a parked car or bus and so pulling out trying to force the cyclist to let you through in an illegal and dangerous movement. I'd suggest you stay off the roads for a few days and have a good old read of the highway code, perhaps even sit down and have a chat with a traffic police officer, and you'll see the errors in your thinking. Magicman!
  • Score: -3

3:33am Wed 30 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
sniper 9964 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
They were using a vehicle.
Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence.

It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France!
Beep beep beeeep beep beep !
There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users.
They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence.
riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence
Cyclist's pedestrian and horse riders don't have a licence. And we are NOT in France
Don't need a license, that's the point. Pedestrians, Cyclists and Horse rider have free use of the roads *BY RIGHT*; drivers of motorised vehicles have to purchase a right to use the roads by licensing their vehicles and themselves.
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]They were using a vehicle. Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence. It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France! Beep beep beeeep beep beep ![/p][/quote]There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users. They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence. riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence[/p][/quote]Cyclist's pedestrian and horse riders don't have a licence. And we are NOT in France[/p][/quote]Don't need a license, that's the point. Pedestrians, Cyclists and Horse rider have free use of the roads *BY RIGHT*; drivers of motorised vehicles have to purchase a right to use the roads by licensing their vehicles and themselves. Magicman!
  • Score: 0

3:34am Wed 30 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

It's certainly a novel and memorable way of travelling to and from the wedding... let's just hope there weren't too many absent-minded pedestrians stepping out in front of them as they went along by the Minster and down Museum Street! maybe that's why they had to ring their bells afterall...
It's certainly a novel and memorable way of travelling to and from the wedding... let's just hope there weren't too many absent-minded pedestrians stepping out in front of them as they went along by the Minster and down Museum Street! maybe that's why they had to ring their bells afterall... Magicman!
  • Score: -2

6:11am Wed 30 Jul 14

sniper 9964 says...

Magicman! wrote:
sniper 9964 wrote:
sniper 9964 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
They were using a vehicle.
Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence.

It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France!
Beep beep beeeep beep beep !
There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users.
They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence.
riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence
Cyclist's pedestrian and horse riders don't have a licence. And we are NOT in France
Don't need a license, that's the point. Pedestrians, Cyclists and Horse rider have free use of the roads *BY RIGHT*; drivers of motorised vehicles have to purchase a right to use the roads by licensing their vehicles and themselves.
Your obviously a simple person as its LICENCE not as you incorrectly wrote LICENSE !!!
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]They were using a vehicle. Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence. It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France! Beep beep beeeep beep beep ![/p][/quote]There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users. They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence. riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence[/p][/quote]Cyclist's pedestrian and horse riders don't have a licence. And we are NOT in France[/p][/quote]Don't need a license, that's the point. Pedestrians, Cyclists and Horse rider have free use of the roads *BY RIGHT*; drivers of motorised vehicles have to purchase a right to use the roads by licensing their vehicles and themselves.[/p][/quote]Your obviously a simple person as its LICENCE not as you incorrectly wrote LICENSE !!! sniper 9964
  • Score: -2

7:43am Wed 30 Jul 14

I'msohappy.com says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
Seems like you have got a pair of grumpy pants on, has someone had a BBQ and not invited you? Maybe take a look at how miserable you are and that might be the reason.
I am hoping my spelling is correct so you don't get the grammar police out to me.
Can you just remind me where kendal bridge is again!
By the way, when referring to the name of something or someone the correct way is to use capital letters.
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]Seems like you have got a pair of grumpy pants on, has someone had a BBQ and not invited you? Maybe take a look at how miserable you are and that might be the reason. I am hoping my spelling is correct so you don't get the grammar police out to me. Can you just remind me where kendal bridge is again! By the way, when referring to the name of something or someone the correct way is to use capital letters. I'msohappy.com
  • Score: 5

8:42am Wed 30 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
They were using a vehicle.
Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence.

It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France!
Beep beep beeeep beep beep !
There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users.
They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence.
riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence
Your every sentence is incorrect.
If you can't understand my plain English I seriously worry about your ability to grasp the highway code.
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]They were using a vehicle. Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders use the highway by right of way, motorists do so under licence. It was a wedding. You should see how they go about it in Southern France! Beep beep beeeep beep beep ![/p][/quote]There is no such thing as right of way. The high way annoyance that ALL slow moving vehicles must give way to other rd users. They rang their bells through out. That been a public annoyance. Bells are.ment to make others aware of your presence. riding in middle of rd to block others is an offence[/p][/quote]Your every sentence is incorrect. If you can't understand my plain English I seriously worry about your ability to grasp the highway code. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 6

4:31pm Wed 30 Jul 14

thinkingoutsidethebox says...

well I don't suppose they will be downloading the press comments to add to their brilliant day
well I don't suppose they will be downloading the press comments to add to their brilliant day thinkingoutsidethebox
  • Score: 0

10:45pm Wed 30 Jul 14

farmerpalmer says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge
What a ****!
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: I saw these. And what a bunch of irresponsible bunch they were. Cycling in middle of rd preventing vehicles passing. They rode through red lights on kendal bridge[/p][/quote]What a ****! farmerpalmer
  • Score: 4

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