They have survived for more than a century as one of our most familiar sights: the traditional British postman trundling up the lane on his sturdy bicycle.
But now pedal-powered deliveries are falling victim to the 21st century's most fearsome foe... health and safety.
[Anyone else see the irony? As roads grow increasingly unsafe, and people bcome less healthy from lack of physical activity, something that resists both those trends is eliminated. - MH]