THE GHOST BIKE started to haunt the scene of cycle accidents in England in the mid-Noughties and now East London has far too many of these spectral white frames, dressed with fresh flowers to mark the spot where a cyclist has been killed.
They are imbued with poignancy. The America-originated and now-viral concept has inspired a Clapton woman to write The White Bike.
Tamara von Werthern says it is a play “about a young woman who is killed in Kingsland Road on her way to work one morning and finds herself on her ghost bike having to come to terms with the fact that she is dead and has to say goodbye to her husband and young child”.
She says: “I am building up a Twitter following to spread the word about the production and how people can help to support us.
“We are working with the charity Road Peace to raise funds both for them and a production of the play.”
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