Stuck behind a huge bus blocking the full lane I leaned over to the left to see if there was any way past it. No way, jose. I leaned to the right to see if there was room to manoeuvre to the right. Not unless I could suddenly decrease my mass to that of a piece of paper. I huffed at my error. I was cycling down Oxford Street.
After spending 5 minutes stuck between two huge buses I made a promise to myself: Never cycle down Oxford Street again.
Not only is it one of the busiest streets in London it is also one of the narrowest with pedestrians and buses coming at you from all directions. It’s the last place in the world I would describe as friendly for cycling. (apart from the Bolivian death road).
What roads do you hate with a passion and avoid cycling down?
Other comment Fridays:
- What would you do at this junction?
- Cycle Superhighways… have you tried them?
- What do you wear to cycle into work?
Image via Dennoir Flickr
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