The above picture is from the Daily Mail’s online Bike Blog. (I am being facetious of course.)
This British daily publication, for whatever reason, seems intent on perpetuating an ongoing anti-cyclist campaign.
When they can’t find real cases of cyclists behaving badly, they go out and create a situation like this one.
They make a big deal out of the fact that the cyclist is riding in the wrong direction, even though the bike lane is clearly marked for opposing travel.
Think about it; there is a photographer standing in the left lane taking this picture, forcing the cyclist into the opposing lane in order to ride around him.
It is an artificially staged situation; there is no other cyclist is sight, so no harm, no foul; why all the fuss?
There is something British cyclists can do about the Daily Mail spewing out all this anti-cycling sentiment; write to the Press Complaints Commission.
Word your complaint briefly and intelligently. If complaints come in from enough people over a period of time, the Daily Mail could be called on to cease this rather stupid campaign.