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
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.
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
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Route: North on Waterloo Bridge, up to Marylebone Road, left turn there West, then a U turn and then North to Regents Park.
Reportedly 26km – or 25.27Km 3hrs 14min from start to Buckingham palace.
youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OJpGxlBcQI
Nice route, nicely paced with good bunching so that the mass stayed together pretty well – really enjoyed it, we stayed in until about 10.30pm.
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
It was a great night, lots more than last month and without the cold rain we had last year.
Getting into the shopping mall was great, the security man’s last words that I heard were “I’m surrounded by bikes” Continue reading