09 June 2010
Bad bike lanes, the spice of life
This is the cycle lane on New Rd, in east London just south of Whitechapel Road. Turn left here and you're in Fieldgate St, home of the outstanding Tayyab restaurant. It serves superb quality curries at very reasonable prices; no wonder it's always so full. But if you can't get a table, at least there's this bike lane - either crashing you into the kerb or abruptly chucking you into the traffic - to quicken the pulse, raise the sweat, and exercise the bowels. Who needs a vindaloo when you're cycling in London?