Thursday, 1 April 2010
Cycling all the way to Bank
I did my second bike trip to central London this morning, this time on the Brompton. It took me 1 hour and 25 minutes to get to Bank Underground Station (about 10 miles) which is much faster than the Trek trip.
I discovered the point where I got lost the first time around Lime House was not my fault but due to an error on the Transport for London (TFL) cycle map. I am really not happy cycling through Silvertown in Newham. Some roads are very bumpy which the Trek bike can handle but the Brompton gave me the shakes through my wrists. Painful. I will plot an alternative route for this section another time.
It was a breezy but sunny morning and I really enjoyed the trip. I even managed to get and carry a new pair of shoes from Camper in Carnaby Street. I was back home (by train) before heavy rain fell in the afternoon.
Now that I am ready to face extended trips the rail strike has been called off.
Brompton crossing the Thames by ferry
Brompton waiting for the tube train