What kind of a cyclist are you?
I have been doing some online surveys, as part of a project on cycling advocacy and activism (with Maria Bühner).
One of the surveys asked people who joined the pop-up campaign Londoners on Bikes about their experiences of the campaign and views on cycling. One question was ‘How would you describe yourself as a cyclist?’
The answers are below…
8 mile commute in a suit
A commuter and leisure cyclist
A commuter who tries to take the sensible path through london on a daily basis
A competent but respectful commuter
A cycling cyclist!
A feminist cyclist – pedalling against the patriarchy
a happy agressive..
A happy one
A novice, but keen transportation cyclist
All-weather commuter + Recreation
average middle-aged slow
Aware of my surroundings and considerate to other road users
beginner/intermediate – not that confident but would be if it were more like Amsterdam!!
born again cyclist. started commuting 2 years ago after 20 yrs off a bike.
careful, assertive and fairly experienced
careful, slow, respectful of pedestrians and scared of cabs and mad drivers
Casual A-B cyclists, no lycra!
Casual for pleasure
Cautious but confident
Commuter & family cyclist
Commuter & Leisure cyclist
Commuter & leisure rider
Commuter & lesiure riding
Commuter / Weekend rider
Commuter + leisure for health + environmental reasons
commuter and holiday cyclist
commuter and leisure
Commuter and leisure cyclis
Commuter and mother
Commuter and mountain biker
Commuter and recreational
Commuter cyclist interested in longer weekend rides
commuter on a bike
Commuter, and getting around practically.
commuter, female, cautiously speedy (on a road bike)!
Commuter, leisurely, it’s not a race
Commuter, long distance and passionate cyclist
Competent daily cyclist but cautious
Confident and experienced.
Confident and rather aggressive for my own safety road bike rider
Confident but cautious
Confident but cautious.
Confident but sensible
confident but wise
confident in spite of London’s roads and traffic!
Considerate to other road-users
Continental raised, cycled all my life since childhood
Cycle a fair bit for work and pleasure
Cycle to get to work
Cyclist merely describes one of the many modes of transport I use
Daily commuter cyclist
Enabled, healthier,happier,richer,more sociable.
Enthusiastic commuter and more.
Every day transport
Experience, considerate and careful.
experienced after many years of riding
Experienced and red light jumper
Experienced but probably cycle too fast. Generally courteous
experienced by cautious
Experienced commuter. Ex-fixed-gear rider.
Experienced fixed-gear rider, hot too!
Experienced long distance commuter
Extreme commuter doing as many trips with cycle as possible even outside work hours
Fairly experienced, commuter cyclist
Fast and law-abiding
Fast but lawabiding
fast but safe commuter
fast, safe, caring.
Getting from A to B
Happy, safe, aware
Hardened but happy
I cycle to get from A to B
I have a bike-based lifestyle & upright Dutch bike
I wouldn’t describe myself as a cyclist. I’m a person who uses a bike. Our mode of transport shouldn’t define us, and the word ‘cyclist’ dehumanises the person on the bike.
I’m not a cyclist – I’m a person who sometimes rides a bike (I also use bus, trains and even drive a car but that doesn’t make me a bussist, trainist or motorist!)
Irregular cycling commuter on outskirts of SW London
Keen and experienced
Keen but no lycra
Keen, and assertive.
Keen, happy, occasionally angry.
Lightweight leisure cyclist!
middle aged !
Middle aged skirt wearing female
Non-lycra commuter cyclist. Slow and steady, always wearing helmet and lights. Its the only excercise I get.
non-lycra pootle along cyclist
not a cyclist as much as possible
Person on a bike
Pro-cyclinig enthusiast and commuter
Quick but courteous
Rapha glad, carbon frame, stylish, advocate
Recreational, one day a commuter, confident but not strong
regular, leisure, business
Ride as fast as possible but safety goes first
Routine, not a lycra clad racer
Safe, aware of surroundings, irritated by pedestrians who don’t look when crossing the road!
Short distance and shopping cyclist
Since moving to London: aggressive vehicular cyclist. Before London: I’m Dutch, with all Dutch cycling expectations.
slow and steady
Slow fair-weather cyclist
someone getting from a to b
Sometime commuter; leisure
sporty but safe
steady commuter and shopper
stress free and chilled. accident free.
Sustainable and cost effective
Use bike as fastest, healthiest means for short journeys
Utility / commuter
Utility and touring
Very cautious, just want to get where I’m going but not bothered about high speed
Weekday commuter and weekend distance rider.
Weekender 30 to 80 miles
yes, commuter/leasure not racer