Street Riding Years; London & Despatch

 

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In the 1980s, a member  of the Soviet Foreign Ministry visited London for the first time. When asked what the most memorable aspect was of London, he replied, The bike riders. They’re everywhere, weaving in and out of traffic like alien cosmonauts.’

This 2004 article also covers London and despatch. 

A gallery of mid-80s despatchers by Phil Crean, and more 80s London imagery here.