Now during the last few days it has been snowing, yes SNOWING over most of the UK and alittle has fell in London.
I had been watching the weather all the whole time wondering if we would be able to go out.
Bumble B was very ready, all clean & oiled up. I was ready fully fuelled, rested and ready for the Monopoly Challenge.
|The board by Ann P|
I was first to arrive and was pretty early but with London still in full swing it was still pretty busy at 23:30hrs. Being right next to Charing Cross mainline station party goers where heading to pub/clubs/home. After a little while me & my fellow hardcore LBC "BADASSES" arrived bringing our total number to 6.
I could see on Mr. OrangeBrompton's face that he couldn't really believe what he was seeing of the party goers behaviour. It was pretty crazy and as he would tell you a real eye opener to to him as to what really goes on in Central London at these kinds of times. Almost on cue we saw a young lady being EXTREMELY sick in the corner outside the McDonald's with her friend comforting her as best she could. We swiftly exited the area, got our wheels rolling and left the party goers to their own devices.
Our first stop was HM Revenue & Customs building near 10 Downing Street. As where stopped to take a few photos we heard a voice come from no where, it seemed the secruity of the building was talking to us though the intercom by the main door asking if we was alright. Mick B had a little conversation telling the security on the intercom what we was up to and they seemed satisfied. Well we didn't see any armed security guards running in our direction so we made our escape.
|HM Revenue & Customs|
On wards to our first surprise of the night that David P had in store and this one was for Mr. OrangeBrompton. We ended up at a street called Orange Street :) ofcourse we had to stop and take a few photos.
|Mr. OrangeBrompton @ Orange Street|
We then moved on down the Strand and cruised past The Old Bailey & Central Criminal Courts.
|Central Criminal Courts|
We was guided towards a place I had been to before on a iBikeLDN Ride to the Russian Tank on a private piece of land. Last time we was here a few artists where painting the tank & seems to have been finished & now be very colourful. It's said that the barrel is pointing towards the local town hall that tried to get the tank removed, as you can see they failed.
|Russian WWII Tank with new paint job|
|Fenchurch Street Station|
|Bumble B & Lady Gaga|
Next stop was was Pentonville Prison, we didn't want to stay here too long incase there was an escape and they wanted a get away fold up Brompton as you do when escaping prison.
|Renovated Water Works|
|Heading towards St.Pancras Station|
|Taking a little break at Starbucks|
|The "BADASS" Brompton Line up|
After our little break we headed off towards Marylebone Station. I did like the ironworks from the station exit to the Hotel.
|Ironworks outside Marylebone Station|
|Almost past this without noticing|
|Waiting at Traffic lights|
|Hyde Park Corner|
|Bromptons on Brompton Road|
|Bumble B on Brompton Road|
Afterwards we parted ways as they had they cars to get to so we rode towards Oxford Circus where I decided to head home on the tube.
|Me & Bumble B heading down the tube|
To my fellow LBC BADASSES I salute you, us brave 6 cycling though the darkness and into the light.
WE ARE ALL LEGENDS
This is the start of a busy few months as there are a few rides coming up both big and small that I have put my name down on.
In the next couple of weeks I shall also be undertaking a major upgrade with Bumble B and transform him into something wonderful. Watch this space as there will definitely be a full report on the process. I'm both scared and excited at the prospect of the transformation.
As always below is my ride data captured on my Garmin Edge 800.
Until the next time, PEACE