I decided I'd been featuring too much 'picturesque Cambridge' and took Monty off in search of a bit of street grit this morning. I headed off for an obvious stretch of Cambridge graffiti on one of the busiest and ugliest roads in Cambridge (locals will know where I mean!) but it was hard to get an interesting shot. I took a slight diversion home and my eye was caught by a funky painted bike with a big arrow overhead and a hint of some graffiti down a side street. Further investigation revealed some amazing artwork and a whole forest of old bikes. I found the person in charge and asked for permission to photograph his wall and he agreed (despite the presence of a great big no photography sign!) It turns out that the workshop is open to the public various times a week and you can take along your broken bike, borrow the tools, get some free advice and fix your bike. On other days they fix up old bikes and run workshops teaching the long term unemployed bike maintenance skills. It was a really funky place and it made me finally take the plunge and start a blog (I'll let you all know when I've said something remotely interesting in it!) If I can get a decent number of followers I'd like to interview people like him and publicise their good work a bit more widely.
Meanwhile a HUGE thanks for all the favs and comments on my picturesque pictures!!