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  1. numbnuts

    Nimrod - London Symphony Orchestra

    View: https://youtu.be/Kx3W4F80L04
  2. Dogtrousers

    RideLondon-Essex 100 (2022) Anyone?

    I know we've been wittering about this in the RideLondon2020 thread, but I guess it should have a thread of its own.
  3. icowden

    Watch out in Richmond Park... Machete wielding thieves

    This just in... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58835188 Not sure if it is a one off, but if you have a high value bike, make sure it is insured and just let it go if attacked by knife wielding thugs...
  4. Ming the Merciless

    RRA Edinburgh to London and 24hr record attempt currently in progress

    Michael Broadwith is currently attempting to break the Edinburgh to London and 24hr RRA cycling records . Tracking at https://www.wahooligan.com/users/live/fFlcb_VVGkXCRKHziLC2xw# RECORD ATTEMPT NUMBER/S 2165, 2166 NOTICE OF AN ATTEMPT TO IMPROVE THE FOLLOWING ROAD RECORDS ASSOCIATION RECORDS...
  5. mustang1

    Bike Drop in London

    Has anyone used secure bike valet parking in London? The company is called Bike Drop and they have locations dotted around London. Has anyone used it? What are your experiences? TIA.
  6. DCBassman

    That there London...

    This past Wednesday, I had to drive my wife to a medical procedure in Cleveland Street, W1. Quite a distance from Tavistock. Journey in, uneventful. However, the timing of things meant that we left bang on 5pm. Oh dear. OK, rush hour is always bad. Everyone wants to get home. There was some...
  7. M

    Operation London Bridge

    The official government contingency plan to be implemented if the Queen dies apparently includes black borders on websites, a ban on official social media use and other gubbins. I wonder if we at Cycle Chat need "Operation London Bridge Bike Lane" in case the unthinkable should ever happen. This...
  8. Chap sur le velo

    Help anyone heard of the Goldsmith Wheelers? A London cycling club in existence a century ago.

    Apparently my wife really had a Great “Uncle Albert” and her brother has his cycling medal that he won from the ‘Goldsmith Wheelers’ in 1915. It’s 9ct gold, so must have been seen as an impressive win in 1915 i.e. during WW1. We think the Club was based in London’s East End possibly in...
  9. Cycleops

    London naked cycle ride

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/world-naked-bike-ride-202-victoria-park-hundreds-nude-cycling-protest-b950687.html A prize for anyone that can spot @numbnuts 😊
  10. GuyBoden

    Cycling at the 1948 London Olympics

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGJUpof-5X0 GB's, Reg Harris won two Silvers for the Sprint and the Tandem Sprint. Edurance legend, Tommy Godwin won a bronze medal. 1948, Manchester Cycle legend Reg Harris was warned to start training in London, (Presumably Herne Hill, he broke his arm...
  11. Cathryn

    Santander Bikes in London

    I'm travelling through London tomorrow and am not keen to go on the tube, given the pandemic. I need to get from Paddington to Kings Cross and was thinking about taking a Santander bike. I've plotted the route and am pretty comfy with it. Any thoughts on how long it would take and any hints and...
  12. Rhysito

    Bike fitting in London

    Hi All, Does anyone recommend a good bike fitter in London.? Peace and love, Steve
  13. mmmmartin

    FNRttC London to Brighton - 16 July

    Wish i was with you tonight, friends, but The Lurgy got me. 😢 Setting up this thread for those post ride reports we all love reading so much.
  14. The Central Scrutinizer

    England : Essex London To Southend

    The London To Southend-On-Sea Sportive planned for the 11th of July has been cancelled due to covid rules for the finish at priory park. Bike events said it should still go ahead this year but at a later date.
  15. mr_cellophane

    Large group of cyclists in London today

    Does anyone know who the large (40 plus) group were on CS2 this morning around 8:20 at Blackfriars heading east. They were in the cycle lane and had 2 police motorbikes escorting them from the road. They had navy tops with small white lettering on the sleeves. They were a mixture of male and...
  16. Ming the Merciless

    London - Lands End - London 1000km : 7th July

    I’ve just entered this. Pasta party, some riding, beer finish. I’ll be fully vaccinated by a few weeks and it’s after restrictions lift (fingers crossed) by the time of this. Looking forward to this after a year in an audax holding pattern.
  17. gasinayr

    Getting a bike serviced in London N4

    Where would you guys in London recommend for getting a service / gears adjusted in N4
  18. Kell

    BWC London 2018

    I posted a small clip a while back of the moment when the lead group passed me three years ago in the BWC in London, but I never put together the whole race. It's all a bit uneventful - with the exception of seeing just how quickly a Brompton can be ridden, and the start/finish straight on lap...
  19. Mardlinboy

    London Road Vs Voodoo Limba

    Hi folks I've had my eye on a Voodoo Limba for some time now but have just spotted these London Road bikes. They are clearly more expensive, but what am I getting extra for my money?. Is this just a better looking bike or a significantly better bike for the extra £350? Interested in your...
  20. rb58

    England : London Sunday London Ride: Street Furniture - 23 May 2021

    This is a re-run of a ride from three or four years ago. A gentle tour around town to explore some of London's more interesting and unusual street furniture. With a little bit of history thrown in. Think bollards, lamp posts and the like. Social pace, everyone welcome. Quiet roads where...
  21. glasgowcyclist

    Colour footage of José Beyaert's victory at the Olympic Games in London in 1948

    It wouldn't surprise me if a couple of our members remember being there... View: https://twitter.com/davidguenel/status/1361752716289191937?s=20
  22. avecReynolds531

    London Holyhead in the 1960s

    I couldn't find this posted previously - apologies if it has - a vintage film and beautiful bikes: View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQThgOrUt2k ... and about this mad race itself (above 250 miles/ 400 kilometres!): https://allezallezcyling.com/2018/07/07/forgotten-races-london-to-holyhead/
  23. AliShah2020

    Bicycle insurance for London

    Hi all, Is there a reputable company you'd recommend for cicyle insurance? I live in London. I use a motorcycle grade padlock and chain. I'm still concerned about theft. If my bike got nicked I'm not sure I would be able to afford a new one any time soon. Apologies if this is not the...
  24. A

    London to Brighton route

    I want to plan a route from London (near Hyde Park (central) ) to Brighton and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommended routes or nice parts to cycle through with a road bike? I don't use google maps because it usually comes up with long-winded routes or even through fields and unpaved paths...
  25. A

    Where to go cycling in London?

    I am running out of ideas of where to go cycling in London if anyone knows any good pathways and routes or places to visit please let me know.
  26. Knightly85

    London to Brighton charity ride

    Hello all, many of you may know my story by now. If not then here is a link to my other thread https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/i-hope-i-can-motivate-beginners.264724/ 4 months ago I was unfit fat and lazy, now I'm taking part in my very first charity cycle 55 miles! I'm not here tp ask people...
  27. P

    Stolen Planet X london road

    Stolen at 5 30 am 1st august.doncaster.
  28. rb58

    England : London Another Quite Interesting Sunday London Ride: 30 August 2020

    This is the ride that was originally planned for April. London is full of interesting history, quirky corners and the downright bizarre. And this edition of the Sunday London ride will be seeking some of these out. Curiosities and trivia is the theme. The route is around 15 miles -...
  29. Brandane

    London section Grand Union canal.

    Help please Londoners! I love you all really and will never again make reference to London being a toilet while sitting in my tranquil Scottish seaside resort that has seen better days :smile:. Grovelling over, I am just wondering if cycling the Grand Union canal into town (well, Kew Gardens is...
  30. gasinayr

    Leaving a bike locked in London

    What other precautions do some of you do when leaving your bike locked up in london. My son who works in London is going to start commuting when he starts work after lockdown He has a good D lock with extension cable to loop round wheels and frame and we have changed the seat clamp from QR to...
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