Life as a London Bike Courier.

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It’s always fun telling people at dinner parties that I work as a cycle courier. Quite often they’ll simply look at me in disbelief, or as if they’re trying to calculate how this perfectly ordinary-looking woman, with her blow-dried hair and ability to discuss the Man Booker shortlist, could possibly metamorphose into one of those hooligans they’ve seen blazing through junctions.

Occasionally they’ll ask, “Yes, but what do you really do?” It’s as if they’re trying to find a way of explaining me to themselves. I don’t look like a cycle courier, so there must be more to me than that. Am I a PhD student doing this to make ends meet? Am I an actor researching a role? Am I an unfortunate soul who simply can’t find any other job, and thought this might be a more glamorous dead end than working in Tesco?

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Emily Chappelle is the author of What Goes Around: A London Cycle Courier’s Story

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The Cub House opens Tomorrow!

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This Saturday on Dec. 5th from 5-9pm we will be hosting our opening party here at #TheCubHouse! The new @ridewithringtail jerseys will be unveiled in-store (Say Whaaat!), along with lots of other surprises! We have also filled the shop with some of our favorite brands (check them tags!) and are kicking things off with some music, @bicyclecoffeela & snacks from @100tacos. If you are in town & like to high 5…then come on out! We will also have a very limited number of Cub House prints with the above art by @gquon available (in-store only)…Hope to see lots of smiling faces :) #itsnotabikeshop

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