I am working at the show this year and if it is possible I would love to be able to ride in to work and park within walking distance of the show. Is there any places or train stations around that have decent facilities to lock a bike to?
I have a few different locks that I will use and I can bring my seat + seat post in with me.
Any help would be appreciated!
Philip, the Show website offers the following advice:
Bicycle parking racks are available next to the Goodwood Road, Leader Street and Rose Terrace entrances to the Showground, courtesy of Unley Council, BikeSouth and the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA.
I am going to head in today and have a quick look.
given that you are working there, is there a store room or similar that you could use? might be worth making an enquiry.
When i worked at the showgrounds (exam supervisor for UniSA) i used to park my bike under the stairs in the Ridley Centre. Suspect that might be not be possible during showtime though!
unfortunately there is no storage for anything where I am working. We can't even bring in a backpack!
The question was asked of them via Twitter from AC member @teddlesdisfixie, the response: Bike Racks are available next to the Goodwood Rd, Leader St & Rose Tce entries!
That is awesome, I will be riding my el cheapo fixie so I am not worrying about it too much. Next step is chucking on some fenders for this rain coming in soon!
I've used the racks at Rose Terrace in the past, usually plenty of romm, very public but make sure it's well locked and accesories removed.
there is a fence near the and possibly bike parking near the entrance of the Unley pool.
Good wood station may be worth checking out.
this may be far enough away from the show that people may not think you are gone for the day and so the bike is less vulnerable.
I'd be very wary of bike vandals near the Showgrounds.
I'd use the bike parks that will be provided near the entrances. The Showgrounds entrances are all staffed and there are lots of people around which provides for a safer environment than Goodwood Station or other more out of the way places.
I'm not too worried if something gets damaged, it's a really cheap bike and only a short walk to the train station. Pretty solid steel frame and if it gets scratched or damaged it needs a respray any way :)