Riders of the City
Cycle messengers were once the fastest way to get a document across a city - until the arrival of email. Yet even today, in a world with superfast broadband, these messengers form an integral part of London's commercial engine. Nobody else knows the city like a courier. The courier rides in all weathers, often riding a minimum of 40 miles a day, taking items Soho to the Southbank or taking cheques from the Island into the city. As a result, the cycle messenger remains part and parcel of the city's beating heart, all whilst blending into the background of the bustling metropolis, dodging traffic daily, risking their lives for the freedom and thrill of riding on two wheels.
Françesca Alessandro • Polly Batchelor • Charlotte Bond • Lara Doran • Katie Hayward • Brad Lacey • Emily Morgan • Bea Richardson • Jae Storer •