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Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2009/07/Category:Cyclists

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I do NOT want a deletion I just want a clear cut for the content of this category. In my world cyclists are people on a bike. They MAY be sportspeople but it could also be a guy in China takeing his chickens to the market.

We have Category:Cycling (sport) with the "(sport)" there is no doubt it is about sport. My dictionay (danish-english) says that the english word for a "cykelrytter" (in Danish a person from ie Tour de France) is a "racing cyclist". With that knowledge i would say that sportspeople should be in a subcat of Cyclists ("Racing cyclists" or "Cyclists (sport)"). --MGA73 (talk) 15:30, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

I think this is a good place to discuss it. You might want to suggest a category description and possibly a some corresponding sorting guidelines (preferably not in Danish though). -- User:Docu at 15:42, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
I checked out en:Bjarne Riis and there they call him a "road bicycle racer" and an other guy was called a "racing cyclist". If it is common to refer to them as "bicycle racers" the category should be called that but a native english should know better. --MGA73 (talk) 15:55, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
en:Category:Cyclists uses just "cyclists", but any person with a bicycle is unlikely to get a Wikipedia article. For Category:Cyclists, it doesn't necessarily matter that both are in the same category as professional cyclists are likely to end up in other categories as well (e.g. Category:Tour de France 2009 or in one named after themselves). -- User:Docu at 16:37, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
I know that ordenary people are not likely to get an article :-) But it is likely that commons will have images of ordenary people on a bike. --MGA73 (talk) 07:42, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
Many thousands of them can be found in Category:Cycling in China and other Commons cats. Category:Cyclists should be reserved for people notable for this activity, for example racers. Any pictures of me delivering three broken laptops and some beer to an amateur repairman in Brooklyn nine days ago belong in Category:Cycling in New York City, as does my File:ERGW traffic jam jeh.JPG, because they don't show people who are notable for cycling. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:07, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for initiating this discussion. I've been trying to keep Category:Bicycles organized. Anything where the bicycle is alone (without a rider) I leave there. Any bike with a rider, I've tried to put in Category:Cycling in country X. I'd agree that Category:Cyclists should be reserved for notable cyclists and that Category:Racing cyclists might be useful, but not all notable cyclists are racers, and not all racers are notable. Would a move to Category:Professional cyclists help? - Themightyquill (talk) 18:24, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Category updated with the following annotation: This category is for images of people known for cycling. Related images of other people should go in Category:Cycling (or a subcategory of it such as Category:People with bicycles). Rd232 (talk) 22:51, 6 August 2012 (UTC)