So about 15min to my local station and 30mins by tube & I was getting off at Hyde Park Station. The meeting point was easy to spot as it was a very impressive piece of art. When I arrives there was 1 nice young lady that of-course recognised Bumble B straight away. Seemed I was the first to arrive. Well in time others finally turned up but mostly road bikes but no Brompton's.
Had my clan abandoned me?
Was I at the wrong meeting place?
Did have the wrong date ?
Fear not dear reader, we are the right people, at the right place, at the right time.
First I spotted which I found out was a very nice American couple that of-course recognised The legend. Said our hellos and ofcourse had a good look at each others Brompton's. I noticed the charming lady Nancy had some great knitted top tube cover which she knitted herself and from what I could see if she wasn't riding she was knitting :D
|Nancy's Knitted Top Tube|
Ofcourse we had a Brompton Line up for photos, Thankfully one of other riders helped us out so we all could get into to shot :)
|Members of the London Brompton Club|
|Orange Brompton & Brompton Bumble B having a conversation|
|The Brompton Bumble B standing out in the crowd|
Back to the iBikeLDN Ride
|A little talk of how we are going to proceed|
|Hitting the tarmac in Central London|
|Our first stop|
|The Brompton Bumble B & Me|
|Waiting for folks to catch up|
|Entering Richmond Park|
|Nothing to see here just cyclist|
|A few deer, not impressed with us though|
|Deciding where to go|
|A little muddy patch|
We headed off to Richmond Park but none of us could understand the map properly, so in comes my Garmin Edge 800 rescue. I typed in the name of the pub, The Old Ship which told me it was 2.5miles away. So I ended up being the leader. This is the first time I have used the Garmin this way and it was VERY easy to follow and we got there in good time, even before the other group of riders. We even picked up a couple of riders that got lost after the first 20 mins at the beginning that actually involved with iBikeLDN.
|Inside "The Old Ship"|
|Most excellent Fish & Chips with mushy peas and Tar Tar sauce|
|Bumble B & Orange Brompton in The Old Ship pub|
|My freebie Badges :D|
As always here is my cycle log from my Garmin Edge 800.
Roll on the LBC: Greenwich Ride in 2 weeks >:)