Thursday 23 January 2014

Brompton Junction Night Ride, London

Tonight was the first evening ride with the Brompton Junction folks.

This would be the first good bit of cycling me & BumbleB have been on in 2014 so was looking forward to having a good blast.

Having arrived at the Brompton Junction Store I was surprised to spot some new colours in the windows. Turns out that Brompton have just released yellow O Bag & Mini O Bag. I have been wanting a proper yellow front bag for many yrs and finally I have been heard it seems. A pity though that now my cycling has changed so that I don't use front bags anymore, esp after the fateful LBC: Oxford ride back in 2012. I have to say I did have a really good look at them & MAY be tempted by the mini o bag for carrying my dSLR and short social rides when summer finally hits.

O Bag & Mini O Bag

Also while in the workshop there was a prototype "Chrome" Brompton. From what I remember they are testing to see how long the chrome will last and any other problems that may come up with the process. But DANG it does look good, I personally wouldn't ride it but just have it on display somewhere instead. Too good to ride

Once we all got together and thought no one else was going to turn up 5 Bromptons & a big wheeled bike left the shop and headed off into the night. As always London was busy with the tail end of the rush hour traffic as we headed towards Buckingham Palace via the Mall. With so few of us the pace was good and I could definitely feel the the strain of being not being on a decent ride since Christmas.

We went past Buckingham Palace, Paddington Station towards a very familiar canal system. No matter how many times I go riding down the canals is always fun and even in the pitch darkness. Just have to make sure you got decent lights on and your fine.

Passing around the back of Kings Cross we passed this great water light fountain right outside the Central St. Martins College of Art & Design and we had to stop and take a few shots.

Central St. Martins College of Art & Design

Well after this is was a quick burn to the pub the ride was ending at The Wenlock Arms.

Would like to thank Yavor & everyone at Brompton Junction, London and everyone who attended the ride.

Looking forward to the next ride.

Bumble B's Ride Data

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