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.