Wednesday, 27 May 2015

LBBG Ride: The Saturday Ride

I've been apart of the London Bike & Beer group for a little while which has a mix of people that I have ridden with before on other group rides & events in and around London.

This was billed as I nice easy social ride that would be just over 30 miles. I could have gone on the LBC Whitstable ride but after a trying work week I was in no condition for a challenging ride like that so the Beer ride was perfect for me. Meeting point was Marble Arch so got there easily and was even abit early (shock horror).


Soon enough others started to arrive many fellow riders all talking about what they have done since the last time they ride together & what upgrades etc. when everyone gathered it looked like I was going to be the only Brompton on this one.

LBBG: The Saturday Ride

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Some have come WELL prepared for this ride

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Big smiles all over cause we are riding our bikes and got BEER

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
With everyone starting to gather together the skies started to look a little darker. Just as we was setting off it started to spit a little rain, not much but it was just about there. I didn’t even bother getting my waterproof jacket out as it was so light and ended just as quickly.

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
You’ll be amazed at the things you see when you cycling though London Parks at times.

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Busy roads in London but in a big crowd of bicycles, its all good.

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Another favourite place that we Bromptons like to cycle though.

LBBG: The Saturday Ride

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Our first stop off point for a few drink, a snack and bathroom break.

First short stop for munchies #LBBG #bromptonlife #urban
Some odd characters on these rides you know, Nice hair cut. ;)

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
London Bike & Beer Group sticker I spotted on my friend Sam’s bike

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Sam taking things seriously

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
London Bike & Beer Group Logo

LBBG: The Saturday Ride

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Just entering into Richmond Park and for another lunch break while a few of the  serious riders go out for a lap or 2

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Hot chocolate and chocolate & toffee biscuit shortbread and yummy it was too

Another pitstop while someone's wheel gets fixed. Afew going for quick burn around Richmond park. #LBBG #bromptonlife #cycling #london
Some where on the serious stuff and having a good time.

Getting an early start. Not mine btw #LBBG #urban #beer #cycling
Talking bikes & adventures we have all been on. Having arrived at Richmond a few wanted to do a circuit of the park so they went of while the rest of us had something to eat, drink and chat about bikes etc..

LBBG: The Saturday Ride

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
The legend looks on, ready to ride

BBB is ready for anything #LBBG #bromptonlife #urban #london #cycling
Everyone arriving back and we all get ready to continue on the ride

LBBG: The Saturday Ride

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Not exactly sure where we ended up but anywhere that had a ready supply of beers was always a good thing.

Another pitstop for Brooke and ice cream. #LBBG #bromptonlife #urban #cycling
Nice looking fast bike here.

LBBG: The Saturday Ride

Getting into Bushy park. #LBBG #bromptonlife #urban #cycling #beer

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Now THIS is now you carry a Crunchie Bar ;)
Finally arriving at Twickenham Rugby Stadium.

LBBG: The Saturday Ride

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
Graham wasn't having much luck this week, his had a few mechanical problems and now a puncture just before we was setting off.

Graham gets a puncture. Just not his day. #LBBG #cycling #urban

LBBG: The Saturday Ride

Ride finished just about. Just chilling in the park. #LBBG #bromptonlife #beer #urban
Well we finally made it to the finish of Green Park where everyone was going to be chilling out some more with  chatting and abit of drinking. I stayed for awhile but  decided it was time for me and the legend to return home as was mainly there for the riding and we don't really drink to be honest.

LBBG: The Saturday Ride
I have to say that this was a very "interesting" ride compared to what I've been on before.

All in all I think everyone had a good time regardless.


til the next ride, bee safe.......

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