Friday 29th January 2021
An exploration of urban environments that emphasizes playfulness and "drifting"
Psychogeography by definition is an exploration of urban environments by foot without any route in mind and engaging with what you find in a playful manner. With the bicycle you can take this one step further, covering far more ground and circumnavigating whole cities in one day, following cycle routes that twist and flow through the urban landscape. You can also have more fun when passing through parks and finding BMX pump tracks.
Best practised in Winter, exploring cities without their shrouds of leafy trees uncovers more hidden sights you might not see in Summer.
London offers the ultimate experience where you can easily loop or figure eight the centre in 80km. See here for one such trip.
Links: Will Geary, The Converstation, Here 360, Deserter.
Books: Cyclogeography (Reviews: Podium Cafe, Guardian).