To say I had been looking forward to this ride is an understatement. Yesterday didn't start out as great as I had hoped weather wise but I had prepared for the worst and nothing was going to stop me & my fellow Bromptonians from doing this ride.
Armed with full waterproofs I headed off into the direction of Charing Cross Station. Due to some underground works I got there a little later than I planned. On entering Charing Cross Station it was easy to find my fellow hardcore club members all suited and booted for what London's weather was going to throw at us for the day.
We waited for abit but finally we set off.
On this first bit we was on the roads in central London and heading down towards the Thames, our first stop was near Tower Bridge.
|Sun Dial near Tower Bridge?|
|Wet but hardcore Bromptonians solidering on|
|Shelter in Victorian band stand|
|Some of the residence|
|Very welcome sight|
|A wet but hardcore Legend|
|Lift so big you could get a small car in|
|"No Cycling" in this foot tunnel|
|The Thames Triple Line up|
|Thames Barrier Cafe|
|Woolwich Footway Tunnel|
After the Thames Barrier we headed towards Emirates Air Line cable car.
|6 Bromptonians & their B's in cable car|
|Another VERY short tunnel|
|Discovered a new cycle path at Naval College|
|The former Naval College|
|Onsite Brewery with dates on when it will be ready|
|Another Hot Chocolate & a HUGE Chocolate Cookie|
This was the end of the ride and it was a good ride even with the constant rain which had died off after the Emirates Air Line ride.
Me & OrangeBrompton decided to head back to London via the Thames Clipper which is always a great photo opportunity for us.
|Anyone abusing their B's end up here|
|HMS Belfast & companion|
We disembarked the Thames Clipper at Embankment and me and Mr.OrangeBrompton said our goodbyes and ofcourse looking forward to the next London Brompton Club ride.
I have to say as with Mr.OrangeBrompton that this is becoming one of my fav rides to do in Central London. Being by the Thames and with is every changing river side developments on going there will always be something different each time. Plus with less time on the busy London roads we where able to take in the sights of London itself and find its hidden areas.
Even with the constant rain & wind it was a good ride. Being dressed properly on a ride makes a HUGE difference in enjoying it as well as the great company. When the weather changes for the better the rides will be even more enjoyable if thats indeed possible.
Thanks again to everyone that attended (Mark L for great planned & lead ride) and hopefully those that didn't I hope you get to come on a LBC Ride as soon as your able.