Firstly, thank you for the kind words regarding my first blast from the past. Even my cycling partner BumbleBee said that he could feel the love from where he was in lockdown.
Blast from the past # 2 is from 2013 and was the first time I ever went on a night ride to the coast and my first ride with the lovely 'Friday' peeps. Since then I cannot count how many time I have completed night rides to the coast and London to Brighton is probably the one I have completed the most.
My first all night ride was with - you've guessed it - my partner in crime, Bumblebee when we took part in something called the Velanotte but this ride was the first overnighter to the coast.
Bumblebee was on this ride too along with my other good friend, Mark (King of the Hill) on his apple-green Brompton. I remember signing up for this and thinking what have I done? The actual day fo the ride I didn't really think of a great deal else and when I got to the meeting point at Hyde Park Corner I was nervous! I think all three of us were.
It is a special ride as it was the one that opened the floodgates to Brompton nocturnal adventures. A few years ago another good friend - who you have probably read about on this blog - Dr John started doing our own due rides to the coast, with the London to Brighton run being a particular favourite.
So, below is a link to the original blog post should you choose to have a look.