I had heard of the Fish & Chips that was more than enough reason to make sure I was going for that. Atleast with riding I could stuff my face and burn it off.
The key is BALANCE.
The meeting point was again the awesome London Eye, on the South Bank of the Thames. I never get tired of meeting there as its always busy with tourist and the sights of London right next to it. I left in good time so I rode all the way there, focusing on my cadence and breathing as always. I seem to really be getting it down now as I feel I'm cycling slightly faster but not feeling tired so quickly either. Need to do alot more for the huge rides I got coming in a few months *bites nails*
|Under the London Eye|
Our little group numbered 6 this great spring night, David P, Ann M, Mr. Orange, Olufemi I, 5milecyclist, Alex H & David H
We had the great pleasure of a couple of new riders, well to me anyway, David H came all the way from Japan and came to see us off. Next time hopefully he will have his B with him to come riding with us. Alex H was a new face and this would be his first LBC Ride, one of many to come I hope.
|David P, Me, 5milecyclist, David H, Ann M, Alex H & Mr. Orange. Olufemi I off camera|
Ofcourse we had a few group photos taken and then we started off though the tourist with David H waving us off into the twilight.
As it was a nice spring night the skies where very clear and the temperature was perfect for cycling, a little chill but when cycling you warm up pretty quickly.
|Obeying the traffic lights :P|
Our first stop which we always do on a night ride right next to City Hall on the Thames River. This time the water feature was turned on and me & BBB was abit silly and started riding though the fountains, timing it perfectly so we didn't get wet.
|City Hall & Tower Bridge|
Having had a few photos near the Thames we started to head into Docklands section of the ride, I always like riding thought he docklands esp at night as you get to see the city lights reflecting in the Thames.
|City lights on the Thames|
|My fellow Bromptoneers|
Always something crazy to see in Docklands and London in general to be honest.
|Crazy Traffic light tree|
|Big Metal Flower|
With it being in the middle of a housing estate there was a few youths around but manly kicking a football around with each other. For some reason they where kicking it VERY high and atleast once they had kicked in onto the roof of a building never do be seen again, but 5 min later they where kicking the ball around again.
I didn't actually finish my Chips & Sausage as I wasn't feeling alot hungry as I made sure I fuelled up properly before we left.
|Fish & Chip stop, yum yum|
Our final destination coming into view.
As we passed London Bridge David P & Ann M parted as they had there car parked close by, Me and my cycling partner in crime started to head towards Green Park where I would be catching the tube homeward.
Once again I cant thank everyone enough who turned up and rode with. Hopefully I will get to ride with David H the next time he is in town with his B.
As always here is a link to my Garmin Data of the ride: LBC Ride: Docklands by night & Chips