Not every bike ride is under four kilometres

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cyclist leaving Brixton Cycles to head to Heathrow

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – A quick stop and Brixton Cycles to make the ride a little easier to Heathrow.

“I ride from here to Heathrow. Back and forth, every day. I like riding in London. Better than Brazil . Much more secure. Soon London will be the best city in Europe for cycling.”

Photographer’s note: A decent 20 kilometres bike ride – 40 in total for the day. OK, it is not impossible, but it remains a decent distant to be covering every day. On city streets, it is not like having a country road to race along.

There are some who might smile at the idea that London is safe for cyclists, but everything is relative. I shuddered at some of the antics of drivers when I was visiting London for this collection. I also know, I would rather ride in London than be back riding in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where I spent too much time having massive trucks pass me w barely a centimetres of space for safety.

And there are so many cyclists on the roads in London, now. On any trip I took in the morning hours, I could always see cyclists on the road with me. Peak hours and there would be dozens nearby – and I definitely felt safer with numbers.

You might be impressed by the shaggy barb being fashioned in the image. Apparently he has put it on the block, threatening to shave it off if a £60,000 target is met. A dire sacrifice, indeed. If you are interested in losing the pre-hipster growth, make a donation… Hopefully they will post a video of the facial scalping.

Brixton Cycles member threatens to shave his barb if the crowdfunding target is met

Help a pre-hipster lose his growth by donating to Brixton Cycles crowdfunding campaign.


Crowdfunding appeal is here:


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