06 July 2009
Mind the gap on Blackfriars Bridge
This is the roadworks at the north end of Blackfriars Bridge.
Having the mandatory cycle lane cut down to an optional one of half-width is bad enough, especially with the line of cones - as yet unliberated by drunk students - that squeezes you right up against those lorries chugging past.
But worse, those covers they've put down have nasty gaps in between, easily big enough to swallow a cycle tyre.
Still, if you do come off your bike here, don't worry: you haven't missed out on much - the bike lane just beyond is closed anyway.