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    Is it possible to borrow a bike from the college or do you have to bring/buy your own?
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    (Original post by way2go)
    Is it possible to borrow a bike from the college or do you have to bring/buy your own?
    It depends on your college, though I think the majority of colleges don't lend bicycles.
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    Is it absolutely essential to have a bike in Cambridge? I hate cycling, and I have not been on a bike since I was 12. I don't mind walking, though.
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    (Original post by Radagasty)
    Is it absolutely essential to have a bike in Cambridge? I hate cycling, and I have not been on a bike since I was 12. I don't mind walking, though.
    You wanna get yourself a mobo kart. Cool as

    ''Why should the physically impaired have all the fun''

    Peter Kay is a legend
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    I would say it's pretty essential in Oxford (because of the size) but not in Cambridge because it's much smaller.
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    (Original post by Radagasty)
    Is it absolutely essential to have a bike in Cambridge? I hate cycling, and I have not been on a bike since I was 12. I don't mind walking, though.
    Depends where you live relative to your faculty. I suspect it isn't that essential for a grad, but if you live far from your lecture halls and have any 9ams then yes
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    if you want to try rowing, you should bring a bike up.

    if not, if you don't mind waking up slightly earlier, say 15 mins, it shouldn't be that much of a problem.

    anyway, some colleges cull bicycles left behind by graduating students and sell them cheaply back to the students, so you can get quite a good bike for a fiver. but this usually happens in lent term, sometime in january/february.
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    During all of my visits to Oxford I have not seen a single bike that I would like to have.
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    (Original post by hornblower)
    During all of my visits to Oxford I have not seen a single bike that I would like to have.
    :confused:

    Well bikes generally aren't the most beautiful of things. They're more of a practical means of getting around, surely??
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    (Original post by hornblower)
    During all of my visits to Oxford I have not seen a single bike that I would like to have.
    People deliberatly refrain from buying a desirable bike for the very reason that desirable bikes get nicked...
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    (Original post by Joey_Johns)
    You wanna get yourself a mobo kart. Cool as

    ''Why should the physically impaired have all the fun''

    Peter Kay is a legend
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Peter Kay)
    Thanks
    Your welcome.

    I would advise the purchase of this, the rolls royce of mobo karts, the Westminster Freerider:

    Freerider Westminster, 4 wheeled elctric scooter with 8mph top end. Front and rear suspension. Infinitely adjustable steering column. Lights for added safety. Three independent brakes for safety. 4/8mph for pavement and road use. Carries up to 24 stone rider. 97A/H maintenance-free sealed batteries. Automatic 12amp battery charger. Overall length 150 cm (59 inches). Overall width 73 cm (28.5 inches). Ground clearance 9.5 cm (3.75 inches). Maximum load 155 kgs (342 lbs [24 stones]). Range up to 48 kilometres (30 miles)*.


    Oh, how cool you would be cruising in the bad boy, and at 8 m.p.h you'd get through Oxford in no time.
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    (Original post by blissy)
    People deliberatly refrain from buying a desirable bike for the very reason that desirable bikes get nicked...
    That is unfortunate isn't it? I would like to take a bike to university, but I may have to keep the good one at home and just take a relatively inexpensive one, if I take one at all.
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    That wouldn't last two seconds in Oxford. You'd leave it outside a lecture hall and see it next being dragged out of a skip on Cowley Road by the infamous scary Cat Woman.
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    I saw a shopmobility one abandoned outside Boots the other day...
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    (Original post by Radagasty)
    Is it absolutely essential to have a bike in Cambridge? I hate cycling, and I have not been on a bike since I was 12. I don't mind walking, though.
    Depends how far from college - faculty and if you want to do anything else.
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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    That wouldn't last two seconds in Oxford. You'd leave it outside a lecture hall and see it next being dragged out of a skip on Cowley Road by the infamous scary Cat Woman.
    Nah, you'd get one of these

    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view.php?id=2137

    press play.
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    (Original post by MadNatSci)
    Depends where you live relative to your faculty. I suspect it isn't that essential for a grad, but if you live far from your lecture halls and have any 9ams then yes
    Well... my department is on the West Cambridge Site (on Madingley Rd), and hope to get accommodation on Madingley Rd somewhere between Cavendish and St John's, though closer to the latter than the former (in a ratio approx. 2:1). Do you think a bike is essential in this case?

    Also, I would appreciate some insight into choosing accommodation. Do you think it is more important to be close to the department or the college?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Radagasty)
    Well... my department is on the West Cambridge Site (on Madingley Rd), and hope to get accommodation on Madingley Rd somewhere between Cavendish and St John's, though closer to the latter than the former (in a ratio approx. 2:1). Do you think a bike is essential in this case?

    Also, I would appreciate some insight into choosing accommodation. Do you think it is more important to be close to the department or the college?

    Thanks.
    Are you at St. John's, out of interest?
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    You can live without a bike in Oxford if you live in/close to college as most of the university is pretty central (my college is about a 30 min walk from the faculty library etc... some people consider this an epic distance) I guess it depends what you're used to, but I don't think the city centre is huge and walking does me just fine I think Oxford warps some people's sense of distance! If you live further out and have to come into town a lot, a bike is probably worth it.

    Conclusion: bring a bike if you want/like to ride it. Don't bring a good one; you're cycling round a town not a rocky mountain path, and a posh bike will stick out a mile and probably get nicked. Also remember that cyclists on the road have to stick to the same rules as for cars re: traffic lights, not just sail through those red lights :mad: mutters *those cyclists have an agenda, i'm sure they do...*</bitter pedestrian>
 
 
 
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