All posts tagged: Cycling

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

Cycling   I usually love cycling in London – much as I don’t like cycling as an activity it’s my favourite option of travelling across London. It keeps me sane. It gives me a sense of freedom and independence – especially when I cycle over one of the bridges crossing the river Thames.   This week I found cycling in London quite unsettling and awkward. On Tuesday I learned about the death of a cyclist […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

cycling home   I cycle home to East London after a heavy autumn shower. The wet tarmac sparkles in the evening sun; pictures of blue sky in puddles. Anatomically sharp.   dead cigarette butts float in the oily puddle rainbows emerge Down an alley of plane trees that arch above me like a gothic cathedral, the canopy dense and dark, stretching right into the sky, poking holes through which the evening light falls like through […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

bike miles i don’t really consider myself a cyclist. i don’t particularly like cycling as a sport. i don’t repair punctures on my bike or do any maintenance myself that’s beyond greasing the chain. i can get quite fed up sometimes with the practicalities involved with cycling, i’ve pretty much given up on wearing heals or corduroy trousers or slim-fit skirts because it just doesn’t work. nevertheless cycling is my favourite way of getting around […]