You might be forgiven for thinking these pictures were taken in Copenhagen or maybe in Amsterdam, but they were all snapped right here in London, around my usual haunt of Broadway Market in Hackney. It's a stylish corner of the city and therefore by default there are stylish people on bikes, but as I've written before there's a definite shift in the area from early adopters of the bicycle to a more everyday and ordinary crowd on two wheels.
No matter, the point of course is that seeing people out and about on our streets - be that on foot or by bike - is one of life's great joys. As Andy Williams famously sang, "The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by" and indeed people watching is a pleasure free for all.
Sadly, with other commitments and the weather being as hideous as it is I haven't had much opportunity to watch the world go buy in London of late, so these photos actually date from February. They might have taken a little while to get here, but they certainly remind us of how nice life can be when it's not pouring with rain...