Streetwise and always on the go

A morning in the life of a bicycle courier involves planning, poise and a detailed knowledge of the city, writes Fearghal O'Nuallain.

6th January, 2013
Chris Grieves on the streets of Dublin.

We've all done it: looked outside on a sunny day and wished we could trade places with the bicycle courier, that charismatic anarchist who gets paid to ride an odd-shaped bike at break-neck speed around the city streets. The courier's 9-5 seems more like a work out than a working day. But is the life of a bicycle courier as glamorous as it appears? To find out I spent a morning chasing around Dublin with...

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