Time Out this week
22.07.06 by Buffalo Bill
This week’s Time Out has a feature on cycling. There’s some cool stuff in there, but nothing that an experienced cyclist need really get excited about. Matt Seaton’s recently published guide to cycling is extensively plugged, and good luck to Matt. There’s a super picture of my second favourite messenger, Tofu. It’s probably worth checking out just to see the picture. The online version is here
The only reason that I am moved to write about it is that there is 350 words or so that are attributed to me. I can honestly say that I did not say or write a single word. The sentiments are fairly correct, ie that I do not believe that stopping at red lights will prevent cyclists from getting killed, but the arguments marshalled are not mine. I did say that Sebastian Lukomski, the last London bicycle messenger to have been killed whilst working, would be alive today if he had not stopped at the red light alongside the HGV that killed him. But I do not have a friend who had a friend who was killed on the Holloway Road.
All that stuff about momentum, well, not me. I definitely agree that you should always give way to pedestrians, though.
I wasn’t looking for copy approval, but then I didn’t imagine that they would make the whole thing up. I always did prefer City Limits to Time Out.
By the way, Jack Thurston keeps threatening to get Matt Seaton and me on the Bike Show for a culture clash. I am looking forward to it. In the meantime, check out Therese Bjorn, Matt Seaton and Jack watching the tour at the boozer.
The online version, correctly attributed, is here