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(Don’t) Manchesterize

February 17, 2011


Here in Greater Manchester, we see an innovative approach to tackling the winter cold that puts so many commuters off taking to their bicycles.

Local petty criminals have enhanced this shared use facility with a small fire, the ashes of which can be seen (just) to the right of the thoughtfully provided shopping trolley (should anyone on their way to or from the nearby Sainsburys need somewhere to put their “Bags for Life”, perhaps).  The fire provides not only much needed warmth and light in the dingy tunnel, but also an opportunity for the daredevil cyclist to practice riding through  flame, perhaps with a view to setting up a travelling bicycle stunt show.

Don’t Manchesterize the planet, for pity’s sake, and have a lovely day.


From → Commuting, Cycling

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