Saturday, 15 October 2016

15/10/2016

London lumps with DPSC:
I had a few strong references I hoped would convert into riding companions, but by the time I got up this morning, I was still without any set agenda or companions to ride with. Not to be deterred I headed south towards Dulwich, with the intention of making my way out towards the Biggin Hill airport, where strava lead me to believe some hills existed.

Thankfully I met a local rider on the road, he got me to a coffee in Crystal Castle, and then pointed out some other riders who were heading out for a decent length roll. That's got to be one of the things I love most about humans, I literally rocked up to a group of people standing around, and invited myself to spend several hours with them guiding me around... and they were happy to oblige.

A photo posted by Neil Robinson (@entyr) on


The tiny lanes were nice and quiet until they weren't. The hedgerows would block all view of oncoming cars so there were several moments of panic when a wild landrover discovery would appear in front of us. It's all good though, I'd prefer to ride on small lanes with limited cars that occasionally appear, than on a highway with full view of all the trucks a few feet over.

Strava link.

D: 127.3km
A: 1,585m

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