An early ride on a tube to Kensington Gardens got us off to a good start.
We walked, bussed and did the train a lot more today because we wanted to again cram the day with as many attractions as possible. Unfortunately many remain to be seen and would require another visit but it would have to be an extended one.
We visited the famous Harrod’s shop and found my soulmate, the Madhatter, outside. We did see a lot of buskers and all sorts of street acts that just add so much to the London experience.
I also visited a number of museums as well as the Royal Albert Hall.
By 3 pm I had seen a lot but had arranged to meet Helen at Pretorius Bikes so that I could attend to her bike in his workshop. The Brompton fold up bike had developed a loud creaking noise that was very off putting and I needed to find the problem and fix it. Fortunately it was a quick fix and I could get into setting up my loan road bike for my ride with JC’s club tomorrow morning.
We treated our hosts to a traditional braai with all the trimmings for dinner including a bottle of Conna Sur Bicicletta red wine.
Looking forward to the 100 km ride on a very flash titanium bike with no panniers. I think this is my reward for lugging my 35 kg bike around for the past month.
Club ride in the morning and a visit with JC and Erryn in the afternoon that will include a pedal to the Olympic stadium will be a fabulous way to end my visit to London. I will prep on Sunday and leave early on Monday to be in Harwich on Tuesday for my ferry ride to Holland.
Eugene on a bike somewhere in the world