The Overground is fast becoming my new favourite way to get around.
And other times you get on the Overground and see someone on their way to play hockey on a UNICYCLE.
Yeah. You heard.
The unicycle / hockey stick combo made me a bit curious, because while unicyclists are kind of par for the course around London these days – sort of – you don’t often see them on the tube, and the idea of riding one while wielding a large stick seemed like the last word in multitasking.
And I’m not going to lie, I was impressed.
Then this bloke was joined by another one, and I realised hockeying on a unicycle was in no way a solo pursuit.
So when I got home I Googled it, and apparently this is a real thing. There’s a league and everything (they shorten it to LUNIs. The website did not confirm whether this was a play on the word “looneys”, but I suspect it played a part).
This recent discovery is not only symbolic of the weird, wonderful and casually out-of-the-ordinary stuff that goes on in London on a day-to-day basis…
…but it also means that the next time you feel pleased with yourself for getting down the gym, or doing a particularly impressive downwards dog in yoga, you’ll probably think:
Somewhere in Hackney tonight, there are people riding unicycles and playing hockey at the same time.