By Linus Rees
I’ve seen this man cycling through Fitzrovia’s streets many times, all year round. I’d wanted to take a picture of him and his bike carrying his child. I got the opportunity on Thursday as he had stopped in Tottenham Street outside a computer repair shop.
It was a cold day and he was busy putting a homemade cloak over his daughter who was waiting to be seated in his Bakfiets cargo bike.
I asked him permission to take a photograph and he happily said “Yes, of course” and we got talking.
He told me he passes through Fitzrovia every weekday from his home in Somerstown. He said he always liked stopping in Fitzrovia because there’s a real good feeling about the neighbourhood. “Fitzrovia has something special about it and I always enjoy passing through and visiting the shops here,” he said.
He’d just got a computer printer repaired from the Micro Mend shop and was really pleased with the service.