Olympic Road Race

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
So today was the Olympic Road Race.
I met up with User10571 at the very ungodly 6.45am.
A quick blast up and over Biggin Hill and down to Westerham to meet Tim at Costa Coffee.
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Coffee and caked up we made our way through Kent and Surrey to Box Hill
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It wasn't long before we started to see a lot of other cyclists all heading the same direction..... up the hill
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A breather at the top
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The crowds had certainly turned to to watch the race. Tens of thousands of people. The atmosphere was buzzing. Even 2 hours before the race was due to pass through.

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ianrauk

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
People were leaving their marks..


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To the Vinyard for some much needed food, Wine and to watch a bit of the race on the big screen.
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A Rapha coffee if it takes your fancy
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But we fancied some thing grape like.
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ianrauk

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
We bumped into he who is known as Mark Grant..with hat of the cowboy
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And something rather ordinary from 1880
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So, time to watch a bit of the action. Cameras at the ready
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And give the arms a good old stretch
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I had to race this little chap to get a good spot
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ianrauk

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
Time was getting on so off to home...
Past the bottom of Box Hill looking up at the top
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Amazing wild flower beds on the roundabout at Tadworth.
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A very good day indeed. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing.
Cheers Tim, User10571 and Mark.
Oh yes, bumped into TimH and Mrs TimH and ILB's.

This report has been bought to you by your roving Cycle Chat reporter.
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