Wednesday 1 July 2009 8.20am
I think you'll find that it's the smell of cyclists on the pavement.
Paving slabs, being flat and white, reflect more heat than tarmac, causing Lycra to become superheated, at which point it gives off ester compounds reminiscent of pear drops and inner tubes.
Is that what you mean?
...if you press it, they will come.