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Monday, September 24, 2007

London's Better by Bike - Hovis Freewheel 2007

Shot with Olympus E510
On Sunday, motorised traffic was banned for 14Km of roads in the centre of London and over 30,000 38,000 cyclists of all ages piled in to enjoy the experience. It is the first time this has been done - Hovis sponsored it and gave away sandwiches to everyone, lots of other stuff being handed out too, the favourite objects of munificence were cycle water bottles, all gratefully received. I laughed out loud when I got one from Thames Water. It leaked. So did the second. You couldn't have made it up.

There was a real party atmosphere and it showed just how many people could move about freely and safely and with no more pollution than the odd burst of methane. More photos here.

Other cyclists went too. Onionbagblog report here

posted by Ham at 00:15 -- Comments here: 5

Comments on "London's Better by Bike - Hovis Freewheel 2007"

 

Anonymous NiC said ... (08:13) : 

Excellent, I assumed you'd be there. Sad that I missed it.

Do like the Thames water bottle story too!

 

Blogger oldmanlincoln said ... (11:04) : 

It is a nice photograph. The lady looks like she had fun. Interesting that it is the first one held.

 

Blogger ems said ... (18:48) : 

We had a great day - my Thames water bottle leaked too...!

 

Blogger Mike said ... (20:47) : 

Thames Water bottle that leaked? What a surprise!

 

Anonymous karl said ... (10:24) : 

Oh the irony.. we dropped our bottle back where we picked it up.

Great day, shame about the crossing points - just too many I felt.

 

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