Sunday, 24 April 2022
Sunday, 17 April 2022
The night ride to Whitstable is always something to look forward to with this one no exception. Heading off from NW8, it occurred to me that London looked more of less as I remember it before the dreaded C word - a good thing. People were out in force (perhaps boosted by the lovely weather) and the night sky looked clear. It was going to be a lovely adventure.
There was a protest on Westminster bridge that I think was still ongoing, so I opted for the nearby Waterloo Bridge to cross the Thames from north to south.
|The Thames Flood Barrier in the distance|
|Don't worry, I only took this photo and then put it back on the luggage rack.|
Another great ride. Many thanks to Kim for leading the ride and her team to Tail End Charlies. Again, thanks to Tim for the halfway refreshments.
The next official ride is in about three weeks time and is rather different in that it isn't going to the coast at all. I look forward to this one greatly.
Until next time, stay safe out there people!
Monday, 11 April 2022
Yesterday was the return of the 'Cobble Monster' after a three-year absence. The Cobble Monster used to be called the London Classic and despite not being around for a few years the tried and tested format had not changed. This is ride along lots of London's cobbled streets - Paris-Roubaix style and ride up some challenging hills.
Setting off early from NW8 it looked set to be a lovely day. Naturally, I stopped off to take a few photos on my way.
The start point was Brixton Cycles. There were a few less riders that I remember the last time I did this event however I am sure that many had already started and even more would do so later on. Mark (King of the Hill) was there as was the familiar face of James and after getting ready we ventured off in search of the first cobbles of the day.