A Totally Ludicrous Use Of Spikes

Check this out. A simple sign outside Euston Station telling people where to park their bikes. Presuming, contrary to the arrow, it’s not suggesting bikes should be parked on top of it, I’m guessing the ludicrous spikes are there for our benefit.

WTF? As if we’d want to sit on a small blue exposed box with barely enough room for two anyway? Just look at the height of them too. Jesus. One could easily catch an arse feather when passing, and imagine the permanent damage caused should one accidentally land on them on a dark night:

Brings tears to the eyes.

Okay, so we kind of get it when spikes are placed on monuments of historical interest as there are pigeons out there who like nothing better than to defecate for the sake of it, but putting them on small pointless signs like this is clearly ridiculous.

Another one for the Boris list.

May 14, 2012. Uncategorized.


  1. ianvisits replied:

    They go to the trouble of creating a dedicated set of cycle racks for carrier pigeons, and all you do is complain about them.

    Such ingratitude!

    • pigeonblog replied:

      That’s one of the problems. They failed to investigate the width of the tyres. Carrier pigeons tend to prefer the thicker tyre. Typical!

  2. nat replied:

    do you know who is responsible for this? is it network rail or Tfl

    • pigeonblog replied:

      I reckon it’s Network Rail… Whoever it is, they’ve clearly got too much time on their hands.

  3. Dave Williams of Hyde, Cheshire replied:

    ‘They don’t like it up ’em, you know!’, as Corporal Jones might have said.

  4. Birdbara replied:

    Brian Pigeon, you are my hero and a model to everybirdie.

    • pigeonblog replied:

      Cheers Birdbara. Let’s hope Boris takes note. It’s about time someone listened to the pigeons.

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