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
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.
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?).
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.
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