London town

After a good sleep, it was time to go and have a look around the city of London. 

Amanda and I had previously ridden the tandem in from Gregs  so I had a reasonable idea where I was heading. 

 

Heading in on the A23, the 306m high Shard building in the background 

Heading in on the A23, the 306m high Shard building in the background 

The ride in was cool. I stopped in at a bike shop to get a bike lock, as I had left mine at home due to the weight. 

The dude did not recommended the one I asked for as this would not deture the local thieves. 

The one he recommended needed a truck to carry it round so I decided not to get one and not to leave the bike on its own. 

 

My first stop for a hot chocolate and a view over the Thames to the houses of Parliament and big Ben

My first stop for a hot chocolate and a view over the Thames to the houses of Parliament and big Ben

Once in town, it was a sweet ride along the Thames path checking out all the sights.

 

Mega people everywhere. This is the line of people to go on the London eye

Mega people everywhere. This is the line of people to go on the London eye

The eye viewed from the other side of the river

The eye viewed from the other side of the river

I then left the river and rode down to Buck Palace to see if the Queen was about.

Again mega people everywhere. 

 

The roses where a stunning colour.

The roses where a stunning colour.

I then headed back past Big Ben just in time for him to strike 12.00 o'clock.

He sounds a lot like the bell in the AC-DC song hells bells.

 

 

I couldn't take my self stick so had to make do! Looking lovely in green   

I couldn't take my self stick so had to make do! Looking lovely in green

 

I then just followed the river as best as possible heading down stream till I got to tower bridge.

London is a big place, It's a pain to have to go underground every time you want to go to a different spot, so a bike is a good way to get around.

 

 

This is what team RTD,'s hire fleet will look like, cept they will all have fat tires.

This is what team RTD,'s hire fleet will look like, cept they will all have fat tires.

I am sure, I rode my bike a lot of places that I shouldn't but as I was not leaving it alone, I thought that it was OK! !

 

The Old, Tower of London

The Old, Tower of London

 

 

And the New,  city of London

And the New,  city of London

By the time I got around all of this I was a bit shagged, so I found a nice bar on the rivers edge and had a pint and some food. A fiver for a pint of very average warm IPA.

I then set about my homeward journey and made it back to Gregs after about 5 hours of riding. 

Not sure how far, but my legs tell me another 40 od k. 

 

 

 

 

Well, good times yet to be had so I will update you again tomorrow 

Cheers Pete  

Some very old 16th century buildings on the left and some modern old buildings on the right.  It all looks bloody old!    

Some very old 16th century buildings on the left and some modern old buildings on the right.

It all looks bloody old! 

 

I can't forget this one

I can't forget this one

Or this

Or this

Cheers Pete 

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