29 March 2009

Ghost bike pause for thought

Heading up Brixton Hill - en route to Streatham between yesterday's deluges - I saw this white bike lashed to the railings at the junction with the A205.

I'd read before about ghost bikes - an idea that originated in the US - but this was the first one I've knowingly come across.

They're usually memorials to cyclists who died at that place. This one doesn't carry any details of who it might commemorate, but there was a fatal cycle accident here in 2007.


  1. I noticed one of these at Marble Arch the other day, now I know what it's about...


  2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8106747.stm