A busy weekend. Lots to do. Personal (as opposed to public) transport required and then disaster struck – a flattish tyre on my bicycle.
Now my bicycle has ridiculously high pressure road tyres (105psi) and you cannot, well I cannot, generate that pressure using a hand pump. I used to own a track pump – think old fashioned, cartoon-esque stirrup pump – but the last time I moved I donated it to my brother so I had a big dilemma on my hands.
However a bit of strategic googling revealed a hidden cyclists resource – free on street bicycle pumps! I therefore went in search of one in a convenient location and I found it with a bit of help from the lovely car park attendant. Hidden away right at the end of the underground car park on London Wall (which is I have to say a very fancy car park replete with brilliant lighting, electric car charge points and double decker cycle racks) is a free-to-use cycle pump. There is apparently also one in the Baynard Street Car Park but I haven’t been to check. Yet!
I suspect this won’t be my last visit. Thanks City of London.