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Hovis London Freewheel

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by jonathan ellis, 23 Sep 2007.

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  1. yes

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  2. no

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  3. I dunno

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  1. jonathan ellis

    jonathan ellis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    How was it for you?

    We cycled from Ealing with The Ealing CC, after 3/4 of a mile a back door opened on a car and an elderly Gentleman wearing a very dapper Salvation army Blazer et al stated.
    "Your all a bloody menace - people like you shouldnt be here"

    which was nice

    anyway My son managed to cycle all the way around the car free route on his own with his new Isla bike
    (hes 6 years old and it was about 8 miles)


    so a definate chapeau
     
  2. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Location:
    Streatham Hill
    A great success. Not much cop as a club ride (we went out of a sense of duty to the cause) but a remarkable achievement when you saw that many kids on bikes. I reckon there were 4,000 to 5,000 under-15s. Think on.....

    I did enjoy the whooping and hollering through the underpass, and the sheer array of machines.
     
  3. i had a good time... decided to get the train there as i was being lazy today. did about 2 laps... i'd just done 1 when someone shouted my name and it was an old friend from the Addiscombe CC, so i crossed over and went the other way again with him.

    i didn't get any freebies.

    saw loads of children enjoying it... had a good sprint with a teenager on a BMX as i went up southwark bridge to join the route.

    can we have it a bit earlier in the year next time? july/august would be better although the weather was good today.

    L
     
  4. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Would there have been an opportunity to do a fast lap, i.e, try and go as fast as possible without stopping the whole way round?
     
  5. according to Marco, from ACC, they got there early and did some fast laps... then went and ate all the sarnies.

    L
     
  6. jonathan ellis

    jonathan ellis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    I'm searching the area of my brain (must be the shatners bassoon area)

    for Marcos name on C+, he was on there for some considerable time...

    ahh i'll get it by the end of the night
     
  7. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Location:
    Streatham Hill
    former ACC captain.
     
  8. Romeo

    i told him about this place... so he might be here soon.

    L
     
  9. jonathan ellis

    jonathan ellis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London

    thats the fella

    cheers
     
  10. NickM

    NickM Über Member

    Yes, it was very well organised (right down to the perfect weather) and the number of small children travelling under their own power, or with help from a parent, was very pleasing. Not many Serious Cyclists compared with the number of People on Bikes, but I reckon that's a good thing, because it indicates the strength in depth of the London bike revival.

    So, which city will be first to follow London's lead?
     
  11. patheticshark

    patheticshark Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Clowndon
    Alright, who was it from Addiscombe CC making outrageously sexist comments at me? Own up now.
     
  12. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Wasn't me!

    Would be nice to get Romeo on here, though he did used to take the piss out of me on clubruns relentlessly, all cos my bike was an Olmo SCATTO, no shoot connections in my mind until I met him!
     
  13. that's funny - that very subject came up today!

    L
     
  14. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Wish i could have gone now, but was at work all day, subtitling the Slovenian Speedway Grand prix......

    Such is life.........
     
  15. yeah... the amount of times i've missed events due to that.

    apparently this SCATTO bike is brown - thus adding to the humour of the name.

    L