Tomorrow is Bank Holiday and all of the weather reports are coming in with good news – it’s going to be sunny!
If you are based in London, like cycling and don’t yet have any plans then you are very welcome to join me on the Eccentric’s Bike Ride, a tour via some of London’s weirdest spots and bizarre relics, including Henry VIII’s maze and the church where The Omen was filmed. The ride has been organised by the wonderful crew at the London Bike Kitchen and all the information you will need (including a rough route map) is here, on their own blog.
In brief (please read full details on their blog if you want to come), we will be meeting at 9am at the Bike Kitchen to get ready for a prompt 9.30am start.
You will be responsible for your own sandwiches and juice, and for bringing a spare tube or puncture repair kit (people will likely have spare tools, but do not rely on them). Bring a bike lock in case we need to lock up and adventure on foot.
Bring some cash monies if you don’t want to bring a packed lunch.
Eccentric clothing is optional (I will be wearing the most eccentric lycra I can find).
A bicycle is essential (all varieties allowed just as long as it is working).
The ride will be roughly 50 miles, but if you live in London you can always leave early if you get a bit tired.
I’m excited. Marathon training starts in 1 week (aaargh!!), so this bike ride is going to be a bit of a hen party before I commit to 16 weeks of die hard running.