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Is it worth bringing my bike ?

Postby rasputinluv » Thu 19 Jul 2012 11:51 GMT

I saw very few bike riders in Malta and none seems to be using it as a means of transportation. Mostly tourists I thought, often sweating their way uphill.
It's not uncommon to see (in uk) , a long queue of vehicles behind a lone bike rider, each patiently taking their turn to get past the oblivious biker.

Pedestrians generally seem to get good treatment from drivers in Malta.
How kind is malta to to a road blocking smug biker ?
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Postby Rachy » Thu 19 Jul 2012 12:19 GMT

Good Luck!
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Postby pumabob » Sun 22 Jul 2012 11:23 GMT

How kind is malta to to a road blocking smug biker ?


:crackup: :crackup:

Mater Dei Hospital looks after them quite well, once the motorists have finished with them :mrgreen:
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Postby dave dee » Mon 23 Jul 2012 08:01 GMT

:crackup: nice one Bob, Rasputinluv, you could do what the locals do to take on the traffic and strap a motor to it.
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Postby georges99 » Mon 23 Jul 2012 17:23 GMT

To ride a bike (even a motorbike) in Malta is quiet dangerous. Drivers are not use to them on the road and accidents happen unfortunatly. I wouldnt recommend to use a bike on a daily basis (to go to work etc ...) but more to discover the countryside far from the traffic. Gozo is really nice by bike as well as the center of Malta (a bit hilly but still super nice) !
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Postby rasputinluv » Mon 23 Jul 2012 20:13 GMT

I kind of suspected but didn't think its that bad.. :lol:
Well have put my dear bike on sale at ebay
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Not even motor bike .. surely one can out run rogue motorist...
wishfull thinking again :mrgreen:
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Postby gozomark » Mon 23 Jul 2012 20:46 GMT

I use a motorbike in Gozo with no problems
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Postby sarahc » Tue 24 Jul 2012 05:50 GMT

My partner bought a new mountain bike when he came out here, he cycles to work most days with no problems (touch wood). From Xaghra in Gozo to Xewkija.
He also takes people cycling around Gozo on a mixture of tracks and Roads.
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Postby JJ » Tue 24 Jul 2012 07:57 GMT

It's not as bad as georges99 suggests - that's just popular opinion. The lower ratio of bikes means that Maltese drivers are less used to dealing with them, less able to judge distance at junctions and less experienced at passing them. Take that into account and you'll be fine.
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Postby Rachy » Tue 24 Jul 2012 15:02 GMT

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Postby Rachy » Sat 1 Sep 2012 10:56 GMT

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