We settled on Hyde Park and met at the Achilles Statue - the meeting point for so many iBikeLondon rides. The weather was good and the forecast of rain didn't really materialise. A small amount of light drizzle was all we encountered.
The park was busy and dozens of tourists were cycling along on Boris Bikes (some of them incredibly badly). When we stopped for a coffee a young tourist approached me excitedly asking where he could hire a bike like mine? I politely informed him that it was in fact my bike but felt like quipping £1600 an hour.
|The bikes together|
The great thing about owning a Brompton and riding regularly in a group is the simple friendships one can make along the way. My partner in crime and I are a bit of a double act - where there is one there is usually the other. Today was not about seeing the sights or setting a personal best. It was more about two friends chewing the fat, sharing our respective plans for our bikes and laying the foundations for copious amounts of rides to take us up to Christmas...
|The long stretch of Hyde Park|