Well, we’ve been inundated with entries for the coveted Bus Stop of the Month award, but after much deliberation, we’ve managed to whittle the four entries down to just three. Because of the unprecedented interest in this accolade, we’ve decided to open up the competition to the public vote and where better to do this than on the worldwide web. Enter your vote for the Bus Stop of the Month at the bottom of this post and results will be announced at the beginning of July.
Anyway, on with the Bus Stops…
1. Bus Stop number one was spotted in Hungary on Lake Balaton and is, I’m sure you’ll agree a sturdy example of modern engineering. The building is large enough to accomodate two cyclists plus bicycles with ease and you could rest there safe in the knowledge that it would never blow down. The airy interior was spotless – no empty fag packets, used condoms or syringes. A very middle class bus stop, in our opinion.
2. Bus Stop number two comes from Martin and Monika, currently also cycle touring on a tandem. We met this couple in Maastricht and they impressed us with their titanium front rack and super clean MSR cooker. Here you can see them using a bus stop in England just as the architect intended it – as a shelter from the storm for cycle tourists. Though the bus stop isn’t particularly beautiful, it shines in the practicality department. See how well it fits two people, plus picnic and large bicycle with no disassembly required – a credit to its designer.
3. Last one up this month was also spotted in Hungary on the Balaton. We gasped in admiration at this minor miracle of modern design. With its classic chalet design, superb guttering and leaded windows, plus windowboxes, it would be an honour for any cycle tourist to seek refuge within its walls and wait for the rain to pass, or to simply sit back in its splendour with an Erdnuss Flip sandwich and admire the craftsmanship.