A Grim North

Musings from a northerner living in the deep south…

Skyride London

Posted by Alan on September 26, 2011

So with a long train journey ahead of me on Friday morning, I’d prepared the photos for a few blog posts to be written. Then the Wi-Fi on the train refused to work…

Never mind, a few weeks ago it was London’s Skyride after which I posted a short video. Here are some further photos and thoughts.

Blackfriars Ramp

Blackfriars Ramp

Normally this is a very busy road and I’m using it to gain speed before joining the traffic on the Embankment. Despite the wet it was nice not to have to worry too much about the traffic at the bottom.

South bank

South bank sights

Even Ruth got into it eventually – whizzing past the sights of the South Bank.

Buck house lady

Buck house lady

I wonder if the Queen ever rides a bike?

Closed cycle lane on The Mall

Closed cycle lane on The Mall

Yes – to allow for Skyride to go ahead they really did close a cycle lane. Crazy eh?

Whitehall

Whitehall

I wonder what those tourists thought of the bikes rushing past behind them…

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One Response to “Skyride London”

  1. […] In September we went to two lovely weddings (on consecutive weekends no less) and participated in Skyride London. […]

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