Another portrait from the Pandemic portraits. Spoken in his own words, Tom | Fast Food Cycle Courier
“I Got laid off work during the pandemic, but soon found myself working as a JUSTEAT cycle courier. Throughout the pandemic it’s been a sociable job and great way to keep my training miles up. It’s not like when I sit at one pace on the road bike, this is almost like intervals, sprinting between traffic lights, roundabouts and the like. I’ve had a fair few near misses, especially in town, but on the whole it’s a pretty good way to earn money and keep fit.
The one big difference during lockdown has been the distance people order food from.
Before lockdowns you would occasionally get a delivery round the corner, but honestly, during the pandemic, at times I’ve not even bothered jumping on the bike, it’s been like a hundred steps from the fast-food restaurant to the delivery drop. Crazy”