It is our building's annual bicycle audit. A small sticker is stuck to every bicycle and notices go up around the building to remove the sticker from your bike. Any bike that has a sticker left on it goes into storage and after a time is disposed of. Legal? I really don't know but the audit has happened for many years and I was involved setting it up, and there has never been a complaint.
I went down to the basement to remove the sticker from my bicycle to find someone had locked their bike to my bike. I wrote a note and taped it to her bicycle seat (it was a girl's bike) and it was soon unlocked from my bike and moved. There is a fixed pump in the room and I used it to pump up my tyres. I dunno about riding the bike. I am exhausted just pumping up the tyres. I was very conscious of not straining my back. I found an old paint can to sit on while I learnt how the pump nozzle clamps onto the tyre valve. Eventually I understood. A drop of chain oil and The Apollo will be all ready to go out into the fresh air. Whether it will go out or not is a moot point.
This is the bike room, a sectioned off area in the basement. Also in the basement is a storage area, where household items are stored before council collection, including abandoned bikes, and another area where there are water pressure boosting fire pumps, the fire sprinkler system pump (how Grenfell Tower in London never had such a system, I do not know) and a basement drainage pump.
There is another bike room but it only holds about 20 bikes.
There's The Apollo, green and white, next to the car. The door to the left leads to the pump room.
Behind the metal doors is the storage area for other bits. You can see where I got the paint can from to sit on.
When we were painting the basement before it was turned into bicycle storage, the maybe six of us tried to chat as we were working, but the acoustics are so weird, we could not hear each other properly, so we gave up chatting and just painted.