Saturday, 16 February 2013

Event: iBikeLDN Love2Ride with The Legend

For the first time in a good long while I've been out on The Legend. Just didn't feel the need to even after the snow had melted.

Well the crazy folks at iBikeLDN thought up another ride but this time in South London.

As always for the iBikeLDN rides we met up in Hyde Park. according to the Facebook event there would be just over 100 people attending the event and it sure looked it.

May quiet a few Bromptons and a few new faces to the fold as well.

In no time at all we all started off around Hyde Park.

iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012


iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012


iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012


iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012
Changing of the Guard


iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012
Horse Guard's Parade


iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012
Anna & David posing for photos

We then headed off South of The River Thames. We ended up near Portobello Road Market where there is an alley way where graffiti artists paint walls with some crazy and creative artwork.
iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012
The Legend is a moving piece of art

Our next big stop was the Imperial War Museum, started to get a little cold at this point as we where there for quiet a long time. Another layer needed next time I think.
iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012
Imperial War Museum

I heard though the grapevine that someone who had ran with the Olympic Touch had brought it would them. Everyone made sure they had a photo with The Touch
iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012
The Legend with the Olympic Touch

Another surprise on the route was this WWII Russian Tank painted white

The basic story was that a father bought this tank for his son but the council said he couldn't put a tank on his own land. I guess he really showed them. The barrel is pointing towards the Town Hall LOL.
iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012
WWII White Russian Tank


iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012

The next surprise was this awesome restored Windmill. I have to say I was pretty surprised to see this sitting there.
iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012

We then headed off to Battersea Park. With the open park a few of us managed to get abit of a good fast ride on. Afterwards we went though the Brompton Cemetery. I'd always heard about it but never been.


iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012


iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012


iBikeLDN: Love2Ride 2012
After the cemetery the end of the ride was  the Builder's Arms in Kensington. I didn't stay long as I was starting to get cold and needed to start heading back to My Hive.

Another good ride and the biggest this year, people wise.

Thank you iBikeLDN folks, you did a goo job with so many. Can't wait for the next iBikeLDN ride

Also managed to use my new Carradice Barley saddlebag which I have to say is awesome. It's HUGE and I had just about everything inside it needed for a big ride. Review on that soon...

As always my Garmin Edge 800 Data below.

5 comments:

  1. You may wish to do a bit of proofreading prior to posting. Quite a few typos.

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    1. Was a long day but I wanted to get a blog entry up before I went to bed. Did another quick proofread and made corrects :P

      Nite nite

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  2. Looks like a great ride, Bumble B.
    I particularly like the photo of your bike in front of the windmill.
    Nicely done!

    Peace :)

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