Calling all Wheeled Pedestrians! How are you doing? I’ve decided to, figuratively speaking, lick my finger and hold it up to the breeze to try and get a gauge on how things are progressing. So I’ve decided to throw out an invitation, both here in New Zealand and abroad, to anyone who embraces the ‘wheeled pedestrian’ philosophy.
If you’ve got a story to tell and would like to inspire and/or educate others, here’s your chance. Send it to me and I will publish it on this site.
If you’re interested or a little bit curious, read on…
‘Cycling’ is sport and recreation. ‘Riding a bicycle’ is everyday activity. No sweat.
Your story needs to convey the message that the bicycle is perfect for those short, utility type journeys.
We know how motorists can lack the awareness of the envelope of danger that they can project but we don’t want to focus on that aspect in this case.
Try to include aspirational imagery that conveys how wonderful the act of riding a bicycle can be.
You may want to include an element of ‘culture jamming’ in your story, but that’s not essential.
It needs to convey the essence of what this site is all about.
I think it’s pretty clear that this is not an opportunity for tyre kicking or an analysis of bicycle infrastructure. It’s a chance to inspire with your personal success stories. Stories in which the bicycle does not necessarily need to be the main character.
The setting will be urban. The ride will be slow and comfortable. It will be about the journey, the relationships, the sights and sounds. Go easy on the safety equipment. There are plenty of sites that cater for sports and recreation.
I’m happy to assist with editing and stuff. And remember, less is more. A picture paints a 1000 words.
Finally, you can remain anonymous if you prefer.
You can find my contact details here.