Today was rather fun! We had the London Kidical Mass on our calendar for some time and originally it was going to be Ranty Junior and me attempting to get our bikes to Regent's Park.
|Presumably, I was calling the Cones Hot Line|
We arrived right on time to be greeted by Mama Moose (aka Deborah) who proceeded to have a word with Roman of London Green Cycles (LdnGreenCycles) and after a short walk, I was suddenly in charge of a rather large box-bike and so rather than playing catch-up with the wheels and feet we had, we were in the middle of the action (although Mrs RH ended up baby sitting another cargobike and caught up with us later). This was the first time I had ever ridden a cargobike (well apart from using my trailer) and as usual, a different way of riding.
We rode around Regent's Park, people of all types on all sorts of bikes in the Autumn sun. Three kids in a cargobike with huge grins and one big kid doing the pedalling. After the ride, there was a picnic and a chat with some old faces and some new ones. We then took the bike back and had a nose around the shop. The talk as we walked away, was all about bikes and coming back to hire one or two for a family ride. Seriously, we need to keep pushing for the infrastructure and changes to London's streets so everyone can move under their own steam and in safety. So, as usual for this kind of day, I shall leave you with the photos (taken by Ranty Junior).