Just around the corner from the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel is a Boris Bike stand that would be otherwise unremarkable except that one half of it has been colonised by pigeons, and they have taken to the bikes with great enthusiasm.
Most seem to have discovered that the rubber seats make for very comfortable spots to nap or preen themselves.
Another might be of a musical bent as it has chosen the bell for a perch.
Not all of them are quite so skilled at riding the bikes – as this one who is facing backwards is getting a suitably frustrated look of annoyance from his neighbour.
Then again, when working correctly as a team, they should be able to safely brake when out and about on the bikes.
Obviously, the best view for a pigeon is right up front though.
More seriously, this is half a cycle stand that is essentially unusable due to the pigeon muck all over the bikes, and as only half the bike rack seems to be affected it would be a good idea to simply take that block of cycle stands out of action and clean up the bikes for use elsewhere.
Or time to deploy a plastic owl.