Thursday 11 October 2012

The Guru

If I’d spotted this in Cheltenham I’d be inclined to think I’d finally found John Franklin’s secretly preferred mode of transport… But it was parked on a residential street in Norwich.

The Guru’s website is currently blank apart from contact details and he last tweeted in June. But then Norwich is a challenging city for bicycle repair man, since so few people cycle there.

I suppose one or two peevish fundamentalists might ask why bicycle repair man isn’t using a cargo bike or riding a bike with a trailer. That conundrum is easily answered. It’s much easier and more efficient to get around Norwich in a motor vehicle than it is by cycling. Cycling in Norwich is frightening, inconvenient, dangerous and unattractive.