That danger sign is for Joe - a menace on the roads!
Second in our series of ‘Employees named Joe talking about their bikes’, Joe Penn spills the beans on his two-wheeled friend.
Have you got a name for your bike?
I do! She's called Gloria. I’m not sure why, I think it’s something to do with her colour.
Why did you start cycling to work?
I've always cycled everywhere! I lived in a small town and it was just the easiest and best way to get around.
Gloria in all her glory(a)
How far do you commute?
About 25 minutes, maybe 20 minutes. I actually tried to cycle really slowly this morning and still got here really quick! I live in Peckham and it's quite close.
What’s the best and worst thing about cycling to work?
The best thing is I really enjoy it! And you beat all the traffic. The worst has to be getting a puncture, but it's a rare occurrence so it's not too bad. Oh and the cold can be bad in the winter – your hands freeze!
What’s your favourite bike accessory?
That is a good question! [Joe thinks]
The newly installed led light strips you just showed me?
It could be the led lights. I also love my brooks saddle - which I recently polished!
Where do you most like to cycle?
Through the city late at night, there’s something very liberating about it.
How long have you had your bike?
About 6 or 7 years! I'm kind of thinking its time to replace it. It doesn’t actually need to be replaced, but I’d quite like a new one!