It can hardly be a coincidence that within weeks of the inaugural meeting of a sinister new cycling organisation graffiti like this has started to sprout on National Cycle Network One. I spotted it this afternoon.
There was worse.
Cyclists are dangerous
Ban the bastards
Luckily the fightback has begun, with that inspiring slogan F your mum.
Cycling’s modal share may be low in the London Borough of Waltham Forest but as a transport mode it maintains an enduring appeal for young local entrepreneurs.
Further down the valley, the graffiti in Hackney beside the Olympic Village is so much more life affirming.
Hmm. I'm starting to feel peckish. And what better postscript to my Romanian ruminations than the exciting discovery that Walthamstow has a newly-opened Romanian restaurant innovatively named Castelul Dracula. Probably best not to ask if they have a vegetarian menu...