March Cycle Ride
The first warm sunny Saturday of the year and a good turnout for our March ride. Ten of us meet at the Shoreditch Grind for 10.30am. A full contingent of Abrahamovitch’s even if David didn’t bring his shoes.(photo no1) Andrew bought a bottle of Presecco to have with our espresso . Waited till 11.15 for Lance who was meant to be cycling from Ealing. He called to say to meet him on the South Bank, where his boy Merlin, had classic cars for sale. Sian suggest going to Maltbys’ Food Market in Bermondsey, a quick ride across London Bridge, off Tooley St. A very young market, only four years old but all ready thriving. (No2 and 3) Exactly how you want a market, a relaxed and grown up attitude. Allowing for pop-up bars to serve refreshing cocktails and beers, to exist along side lovely cafés and restaurants. After a rather lovely Bloody Mary (no 4) we cycle down to Bermondsey High Street. Popping our heads into the Cube gallery, on our way to the South Bank. Where we join up Lance and Merlin, showing off their cars. A wonderful chopped Mercury full of luxury added bits, finished by Lance sitting along side a race lightweight Aston Martin.(no 5) Sat in front of a huge vintage car boot sale. this is the third year of the boot sale and it looks like it will be a fixture. Cycling down to Lower Marsh we go underneath Waterloo Sta. Where there seems to be several resident graffiti artists, (5) constantly changing the scenery, although the paint fumes could send you high. A bite to eat at the Cubana, sadly to early for a margarita. (7) Then off to Soho, and a look down Carnaby St. (8), which is always buzzing. The sun still shining although a bit nippy, we carry on to our favourite pub in Barnesbury, the Crown. Where a glass of wine or a Guinness,(9) sees the group split up. The Last of us stop of at Muga on Leytonstone High Rd. for a pizza from a wood burning oven. (10) A long day but the best of a day, and hopefully more sunny days in the rest of the year.