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JAMIE

London Borough of Southwark

Tell us a little about yourself

I work as a web programmer and I’m involved in organising various events related to open source software and education.

What do you use your bike for?

It’s my primary means of transport around the city. For work and leisure. I take the bike on the occasional short cycle tour in the UK and France but less often in recent years, which I’m okay with.

What do you love about cycling?

There’s a lot to love. I think cycling is by far and away the best way to get to know a city. It gives you near total autonomy to travel wherever you want, at whatever pace you want, on highways and byways, and stop wherever you want, wherever you see something interesting.

Where did you store your bicycle before you had a Bikehangar/Bikelocker?

We kept both bikes in our flat but, with a baby on the way, it was time to find them a new home.

Tell us why you love your Bikehangar/Bikelocker

It’s:

  • Super close to home
  • The first genuinely-secure bike storage mechanism I’ve used
  • Really nicely engineered
  • Kinda heart-warming to see a bike hanger on a local street
What’s is your top tip for getting one on your street? 

We were lucky that there was already one on our street. Friends in nearby Nunhead (Hollydale Rd) lobbied neighbours to get one installed but it didn’t pan out. Not sure what they could have done differently… perhaps there really aren’t enough cyclists living there but I somehow doubt it. If people knew how affordable and useful it is, perhaps they’d change their minds.