Critical Mass London August 2018

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

Critical Mass London December 2016

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.
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Critical Mass London 27 March 2015

cm0117 miles of awesomeness!!
17 miles from South Bank to Tower Bridge at 11pm

Great Critical Mass last Friday 27th, and a moving tribute to Alan Cartwright, on Caledonian Road where he was stabbed and killed while riding his bike.

The mass went: left out of south bank, head up to london bridge for occupy, cross the river and head up through the City to Kings X, and Caledonian Rd to pay respects to Alan Cartright then over to Regent St for Michael Mason. Continue reading

Critical Mass London 26 December 2014

There weren’t even 300 Spartans at the Boxing Day Mass tonight – just about 25 of us. We sheltered under Waterloo Bridge, waiting for some stragglers. We thencm02 set out about 7:30, heading east past the Shard and then across Tower Bridge and through the City. We seemed to finish at Granary Square where some went to the Grain Store and others hung out in Central St Martins. Continue reading