Last night I was out on the tiles in celebration of bank holiday Sunday. Stop one was the Lass O’Gowrie for some proper ale (Sweeney’s, due to the only other ale being made by Greene King). Upon leaving I noticed one of the fabled bike parking loops attached to the lamp-post outside the pub. I have read about these on several bike sites, including the Grauniad Bike Blog, but this is the first time I have spotted one in the wild.
Quite a nice idea, and also facilitating going to the pub by bike, always fun. Next stop was The Font, outside of which I saw this parked up:
The best part of this for me was not seeing a Raleigh Chopper out in the wild, but the fact that someone had chosen it as their means of transport for a night out in Manchester. And I thought I was cool for having done the same thing with my Twenty. Raleigh Chopper owner, I salute you.