27 April 2010

Rover Safety? Walkies are easier by bike

Maybe it's the weather, but suddenly I'm seeing people walking their dogs on bikes everywhere.

Most of them pass too fast for me to photograph them. But this lass (right) - snapped on Morecambe promenade the other week - was happy to stop and model for me.

She often comes on her Brompton along with her partner, who has a Mezzo, and their two terriers Penny and Rosie for a bit of bracing Lancs air. With over five miles of traffic-free seafront tarmac and Lake fells views, it's a fine place to engage in some canine perambulation.

Clearly the hound/bike coupling is one that appeals. A couple of days after meeting the folding-bike dog-walkers, I cycled through York. The route into the city from the north (NCN65) passes this engaging weathervane (right).

Perhaps the chap in County Durham who was recently fined for walking his dog while driving his car could take a tip.

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