Take everything, including a toothbrush

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Man with Brompton standing in front of graffiti. covered shutters.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Brompton rider and his essential commuter carrier bag.

“The bag is full of work documents, my scarf, gloves, picnic [lunch]. Even a toothbrush.”


Photographer’s notes: OK, the bike is a little obscured, but this is a well-worn, decade old Brompton, still doing its service. True to city centre riders, the bike is simply used. No idea of the miles done, just a list of destinations the bike carries him. Most city centre riders severely underestimate the distances covered, thinking everything is “just here”, or “just there”. In truth, it is one kilometre after another being added to the daily total. It is just, you are on a bike, enjoying the ride, and the distance disappears.

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