London bike shop 'fined by council for providing free pump' outside premises

Isambard's Cycles in London says it is being fined by Tower Hamlets Council for placing a track pump outside its front door for free use by cyclists - Council says shop has not been fined, but asked to apply for a licence for range of items causing obstruction

Track pump outside Isambard's Cycles.

(Image credit: Isambard's Cycles/Twitter)

A London bike shop says that it has been 'fined' by its local council for installing a track pump outside its front door for free use by cyclists.

Isambard's Cycles on Brick Lane report that they have been fined by Tower Hamlets Council for 'obstruction of the highway' after placing the red track pump on the pavement.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.