Saturday, 29 March 2014

On, under & above the Thames


Today's LBC ride promised to be a good one.

How wrong was I. It was a awesome club ride.

Mark W had planned an awesome ride under, over and on the Thames. There was to be over 30 Bromptons at Trafalgar Square for todays LBC Club Ride.

Riding to Trafalgar Square the weather looked pretty for a ride in the city. I was feeling pretty good in my Bumble Bee cycling top riding though Central London.

PAD: 29th March 2014

LBC Ride: Thames Triple Chaser 2014 (Greenways Diversion)
30+ Bromptons
As always having so many Bromptons all lined up in one place draws attention.

LBC Ride: Thames Triple Chaser 2014 (Greenways Diversion)
Mark W giving a briefing of the ride


LBC Ride: Thames Triple Chaser 2014 (Greenways Diversion)
Chris B's upgrades
I have to say being a part of this group is awesome as you get to meet and greet new riders to the fold as well as see old friends.

Can't stop smiling when cycling


LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 #urban #brompton #bromptonbicycle #london


LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 #urban #brompton #lbclub #water


LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 #urban #lbclub #thames #bromptonbicycle

Making our way down the canal system, seeing all these Brompton snaking our way along the narrow lanes.
(IR)

(IR)


LBC Ride: Thames Triple Chaser 2014 (Greenways Diversion)
Having made out way to the Greenway and then close to the Olympic site. Just outside the Olympic site there was a new to me cafe "View Tube" and even a place to hire bikes for the day. Definitely will be visiting again to sample the food more.

LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 #urban #lbclub  #olympic #bromptonbicycle
View from "The View Tube"
The View Tube (IR)

The Olympic Park(IR)


Cycling & cake, the perfect combination. I had to sample abit of the Guinness cake they had. mmm yummy


LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 Guinness cake #urban #lbclub #thames #bromptonbicycle #cake
Guinness Cake YUM!
After the Olympic Park we headed towards the Woolwich Ferry to go over the Thames.

LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 #urban #lbclub #thames #bromptonbicycle
Waiting for the Woolwich Ferry

Woolwich Ferry


LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 #urban #lbclub #thames #bromptonbicycle
On the Woolwich Ferry

We headed to the Millennium Dome and  we stopped off for lunch and water. Seeing it was a nice day we just got some sandwiches etc and sat outside. It was a little windy there but I don't think we minded too much.

LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 #urban #lbclub #thames #bromptonbicycle  #shadow

LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 lunch time #urban #lbclub #thames #bromptonbicycle
Picnic Lunch
On onwards to The Thames Barrier.....



After lunch we was right next to The Emirates Air Line to go OVER the Thames

After we got off the Emirates Air Line someone spotted this young fan of the BBB. Quiet rightly after seeing me his parents wanted to get a pic of us together sporting the black and yellow. Slowly but surely the power of black and yellow is taking over, deal with it.

LBC Ride: Thames Triple Chaser 2014 (Greenways Diversion)

Then to the Greenwich Tunnel to go under the Thames. I always enjoy going though this tunnel on the other side is the Cutty Sark



LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 #urban #lbclub #thames #bromptonbicycle




Cutty Sark
This was the end of the ride for some and I decided to chill out abit and head home. One last group photo shot before afew parted.

LBC Thames Bridges Ride 2014 #urban #lbclub #thames #bromptonbicycle
Had a little chill out time near a pub at the Cutty Sark in the sun.

LBC Ride: Thames Triple Chaser 2014 (Greenways Diversion)
Hugging the Legend
 Another good ride with the LBC as always. Me and a few headed off homeward bound.

Susanna L having too much fun
 With the sun beginning to set on awesome day of riding.


I'd like to thank everyone for attending the ride and Mark L for leading it. Looking forward to the next ride.

Garmin Ride Data

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