With my friend Iain D, I went for a lovely ride around London last Saturday. We rode our Bromptons to Northampton station, caught the 0850 and we were at Euston in under an hour. The purpose? To recce a ride we’ll offer to CTC Northampton in the summer.
I’d therefore better not, at this stage, disclose our route in detail. Suffice to say that we are old-school – no fancy GPS gizmos on our handlebars; Iain D had worked out a route and written it down; I’d added one or two amendments and pinned my copy to my ‘bars (small print, though, so I had to wear my reading glasses throughout the day!).
The route is a mixture of main “tourist sights” (but they do look different from a bicycle saddle) and some obscure and eccentric sights (which are well worth seeking out). It will be much appreciated, I’m sure. Some uncaptioned photographic clues:
And shortly after photographing Virginia, we encountered this!
Isn’t it brilliant?
Well, that’s it for the moment. I hope I’ve tickled your curiosity buds!
We caught a very fast train back from Euston, the 1649 gets into Northampton at 1741 – 52 minutes.