The August ride last night had many hundreds of participants (as usual for a summer ride) – though I’m not going to try to estimate more precisely! Quite a few people I chatted to before and during the ride were first-timers – and there were certainly many old-timers too. (Though I didn’t recognise anyone I “knew” – in the Critical Mass once a month sense – which I found a bit surprising; maybe it’s because I haven’t been able to be on the ride for some months, and there’s a gradual turnover of “regulars” … not to mention my memory…) Continue reading
Summary: The mass headed north to Camden, then South, but it was not enjoyable enough to follow. Continue reading
We loved the London Critical Mass ride, this month traditionally known as the Halloween Mass or Ride, where people dress in fancy seasons dressings.
So different reports from the same event, from comments on some closed network that spies on every one, whether we belong to it or not, and is only accessible by selling your soul and friends. Continue reading
Report by BBM
It was a big crowd, there was good corking, but the young lions on the front were pushing, pushing forward and we tended to break up a bit. We started in the usual place, cycled up and around the IMAX, and then headed over Waterloo Bridge.
Report from hickster
It was foggy. It had been foggy all day. Or misty maybe. Especially next to the Thames. And we all seemed a bit foggy too. The ride didn’t start until 19:22. Even then, there wasn’t much attitude to get moving. The December ride can be bitterly cold which motivates us to move. Not this time.
We loved the London Critical Mass ride. It’s definitely one for every cyclists calendar!
We left from Waterloo and went around the city. It was great!
If you want a better report, posts yours here! (You can press the comment button and type it)
Reports from www.glympse.com/!criticalmasslondon A big thank you to all those reporting using glympse
This picture is from twitter, thanks @SprinklesPen
Had a great night at #CriticalMass
23.05 Fleet Stret, Strand, Waterloo Bridge, BFI roundabout, Southbank
23.00 If this is still Critical Mass, it is going West on Ludgate Hill
21.50 Paternoster Row – St Paul’s Cathedral steps & grounds
21.50 West on Gresham St, South on Milk Street, West on Cheapside
21.45 Moorgate Station
21.40 South on City Road
21.35 Old Street station roundabout
21.30 Lost the person reporting from Mornington Crescent, the one on Clerkenwell Road now on Old Street heading East
21.25 one Critical Mass London Mornington Crescent Station, another on Clerkenwell Road
21.20 one North on Hamstead Road. one East on Theobalds Road
21.14 Tottenham Court Road Station
21.13 back on Oxford Street heading East
21.10 South on Soho Street and on to Soho Square and Gardens
21.05 Left Oxford Circus, Eeast on Oxford Street
21.00 Oxford Circus
20.50 East on Oxford Street
20.45 Marble Arch
20.40 Hyde Park Corner then North A4202 Park Lane
20.30 East on Knightsbridge
20.25 Knightsbridge Station
20.23 North on Sloane Street
20.20 on Sloane Square
20.14 East on King’s Road A3217
20.10 North on Oakley Street B304
20.05 continues West towards Albert Bridge next to Chelsea Enbankment Gardens
20.00 West on the A3212 Chelsea Embankment, west of Chelsea Bridge, bordering the River Thames
19.54 South on Ebury Place, then South East on Chelsea Bridge Road
19.30 Waterloo Bridge, IMAX roundabout, Waterloo Bridge heading North, Strand heading South West, Charing Cross station, past Trafalgar Square, on The Mall, Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace, past the Palace,on Buckingha Palace Road, heading South
Crossed the bridge as usual, crossed the West End to Picadilly Circus, then Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, Oxford Street, up North on Gloucester Place, crossed Marylebone Road, Park Road next to The Regent’s Park, then on Primrose Hill
If you have further or wider updates please post them as a comment. Thanks!
From Albert in the list:
The ride went across from Waterloo Bridge to Kingsway on top, via Aldwych,not through the tunnel this time. Also, at Holborn, it went north past both main crossroads, and turned left into Bloomsbury Place, and on to Great Russell Street (just like last month … why this sudden fetish for goingpast the British Museum?).