June 10th, 2016
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Considerate Cycling – How to communicate a message with style

Peter Murray leads out the riders in the Concours d’Elegance in the 2016 London Nocturne.
Image ©Grant Smith: www.grant-smith.com

As part of the Mr Porter Nocturne held on Saturday June 4, the legendary Peter Murray pulled together what the Guardian called a ‘motley crue’ to enter the Concourse d’ Elegance – essentially a celebration of considerate cycling. There was a juicy £1,000 prize money which went to team Dyson –  four delightful gentlemen on two tandems. The team, consisting of Chris Dyson, John Nordon, Ben Cousins and Timo Haedrich impressed the judges with fabulous dress sense and their courteous approach to all sorts of road hazards including road works and wayward pedestrians crossing the road in a fog of oblivion whilst attached to their mobile phones.

Team Chris Dyson Architects on its way to victory in the Concours d’Elegance at the 2016 London Nocturne
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My ING colleague Ben James and I flew the flag for our team.

Leanne Tritton in the peloton of elegant and considerate cyclists Image ©Grant Smith: www.grant-smith.com

Leanne Tritton in the peloton of elegant and considerate cyclists
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Ben James cruising down the home straight on Cheapside

Ben James cruising down the home straight on Cheapside
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Of course, it was all in good fun but it communicated an important message that the City is trying to address. Walking remains the most important and popular way of moving around the City and all road users, cyclists included, need to adopt a considerate approach. The event was the only time I have experienced being cheered at by a crowd simply because our ‘peleton’ stopped at a red light. Hopefully we can transfer that goodwill to our daily commutes.

Posted by Leanne

 

There's no age-limit on elegance Image ©Grant Smith: www.grant-smith.com

There’s no age-limit on elegance
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DCLG's Ben Hockman likes his Martini "cycled not stirred." Image ©Grant Smith: www.grant-smith.com

DCLG’s Ben Hockman likes his Martini “cycled not stirred.”
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British Land's Head of Sustainable Places, Sarah Cary in the peloton as it weaves through roadworks on the Concours d'Elegance course. ©Grant Smith: www.grant-smith.com

British Land’s Head of Sustainable Places, Sarah Cary, in the peloton as it weaves through roadworks on the Concours d’Elegance course.
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Image ©Grant Smith: www.grant-smith.com

Image ©Grant Smith: www.grant-smith.com

 

Image ©Grant Smith: www.grant-smith.com

Image ©Grant Smith: www.grant-smith.com

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