Sunday, 16 March 2014

Cycle Ninjas of London & SE: Greenwich to Camden Loop II

Today I went on a ride with a new group based on MeetUp.com called Cycle Ninjas of London & SE. Quiet a few of my cycling buddies I have met on the different social rides in and around the London area.
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This ride was a loop from Greenwich to Camden The Second - (Roughly 25 miles). Nothing too hard more of a social type of ride, the kind I enjoy more these days.

Meeting at the Cutty Sark end of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. I was going to get their by underground train but the underground system was a bit messed up due to maintenance works going on at various points so setting my Garmin Edge 800 to get me to the meeting point made it all easy as always.

Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II
Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Once we all met up we was off on our little adventure around London. We took a route along the Regent Canals from central London to Camden which I am very familiar with. Can never tire of seeing the canals as there is always something happening there.

Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II (IR)
Susanna L near the Docklands(IR)

Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II (IR)
 Having fun in the sunshine (IR)

Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II


The weather was perfect for cycling. We was passing the back of Islington Police station which where having a abit of a cycling road show type thing. Free security marking of your bike, quick maintenance check & a lorry for you to get the view that lorry drivers have of the world.

Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II
I would encourage everyone that comes across one of these road-shows to have a seat in the cab of a lorry so you can see the view that lorry drivers have. You'll be surprised.
Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II
Taking a lorry view of the road
I spotted that BBB's chain needed a little cleaning so asked if they had a chain cleaning kit thing & clean his chain.
Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II
BBB gets his chain cleaned
Then we headed off to Camden Lock for food. It was pretty busy as you would expect on a  nice day like today. Lots of tourist and people just enjoying the weather and ofcourse food.
Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II

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The Haribo Tangfastics reaction

After food it was the fast run back to Central London, a few of us wanted to hang out in Hyde Park for ice cream to chill out.

Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II (IR)
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Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II

Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II (IR)


Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II (IR)


Cycle Ninjas of London: Greenwich & Camden Loop II

Another good ride, and with spring follows summer so even more fine weather and more cycling to be sure.

Until the next time......

Bee safe

Ride Data & Maps: Cycle Ninjas of London & SE: Greenwich to Camden Loop

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