Royal Mail – bikes not welcome

This article was published in 2012, in Newsletter 105.

Image as described adjacent In 2007, a set of V-grip cycle stands was available for visitors picking up post from the Royal Mail Delivery Office.

Image as described adjacent Now there’s a brusque notice indoors telling people to lock their bikes to the fence…

Image as described adjacent … which is just chain link and hardly secure. The racks shown in the photo are no longer for public use. We would like to see them provide decent cycle racks for the public outside especially as this area of the retail park is woefully short of them. In a city with 58% of people cycling in a month, Royal Mail need to change their attitude, whether or not they need more space for parking vans than for the bikes they have replaced.