Bike messengers were once the fastest way to get a document across a city – until the arrival of email. Yet even today, in a world with superfast broadband, a few of us still eke out a living, writes cycle courier Emily Chappell
Just what would it take for motorists to start noticing bikers and cyclists?
Naked cycling might not be the ideal solution — it can get a bit brrr — but our intrepid volunteer certainly turned a few heads on his commute through busy London streets. The stunt was part of the AA’s #ThinkBikes campaign, backed by keen cyclist and AA President Edmund King along with the AA Charitable Trust.
Let’s all stay safe on the roads!
These innovative lane markings were designed in response to a spate of cycle thefts from Tesco in Illminster. The shared-use pavement is designed to facilitate shoppers who arrive by bike and have to walk home, while preventing thieves approaching the store on foot and making a quick get-away on a stolen bike.