If sensible people get their way, we’ll see a lot more bicycles parked on our roads. So what should we call them? A herd? A flock? A school?
There’s no collective noun for bicycles. You could look to “Peloton“, although this is a term unique to road racing and implies movement. Otherwise, your average bike is expected to be a solitary creature.
The collective wisdom of Twitter has given us the “Whir”. I like this as it puts me in mind of a murmuration, a peculiarity of nature where birds dart and swirl in mesmerising patterns. Not unlike bicycles in many respects.
The next time you see a collection of bicycles think to yourself, “It’s a whir”.
It’ll soon catch on.