Dear readers, this is the account of one man's dream given form, turned into reality & shared with others. My cycling partner in crime (Mr. Orange Brompton) had a dream and shared it with others of the FOLD!
LBC: London by Night 2012. (14th-15th December 2012)
Riding Bromptons though out the night in London, United Kingdom, seeing how people in London. When the idea for this ride was first suggested by my cycling partner in crime Mr. O it hit a personal cord with me. Working in London as a Bus Driver I have always seen how London changes when the darkness comes, the transition from the evening rush hour workers doing their best and sometimes worst to get home as soon as possible to get home and relax with their families or to go out cause its the weekend and they needed to blow off some steam.
Seeing this ride is taking place in winter I went out and got myself some cycling type thermals to wear, I didn't get exactly what I wanted but had cheaper alternatives. Which in time I will find out if they any good for the task before me. I will put them though their paces and will be doing a few reviews of in later posts.
On the way to the meeting point there was an accident and I'm afraid to report a casualty. I dropped my water bottle while on the train and it fell directly on the nozzle. :'(
|R.I.P my friend|
I wanted to try and get a little nap before the ride but too excited I got maybe an hour tops. I was going to be meeting my cycling buddy Mr.O at Piccadilly Circus in Central London about 23:00hrs but in my excitement I kinda got there a little early, ok 90mins early >:D
|The Legend waits|
|The Lord Clyde|
|Lining up for group shot|
|Crossing the Millennium Bridge|
|Crossing Tower Bridge|
|Waiting at traffic lights|
|Our master map reader and route finder|
|New member wanting a photo with "The Legend!" first, me second >:D|
|Sunrise over the Thames|
|On our way home|
|Another Brompton owner on the tube home|
On our train home I saw another Brompton owner (Red M3) and got chatting to it's rider. He asked me about adding mudguards to his Brompton. I hope he doesn't mind me getting a sneaky photo but I did tell him its pretty easy to get a mudguard set and gave him my card with the club & my blog address on.
|My Promised FULL English Breakfast|
I would like thank EVERYONE for coming on yet another AWESOME kicking LBC Ride, honourable mentions to The Lord Clyde, 27 Clennam Street, London, SE1 1E for being our staging area and giving us a great warm send off with coffee. Also like to thank the LBC members for stopping when people starting to asking about Bromptons on our ride & what we was all doing. I know i gave about a good few business cards with details of the club and blog on for sure.