Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Missed the last train home.

I usually drive when I go out at night and of course this means no alcohol. Last Friday I took the Brompton to Walthamstow for a girls night in. I also couldn’t take the car because one of the Blackwall Tunnel links closes after 9pm which means no south bound traffic until morning when it reopens.

I had such a good time on my one large glass of wine that I missed the last rail train from London Bridge back to Greenwich. I admit I was a little wobbly cycling back to the to Walthamstow Centre tube station. I had to catch the underground train all the way back to North Greenwich. For once the Jubilee Line was open. In my head I was talking to our Mayor Boris Johnson and asking why we still don’t have a 24 hours underground service in London at the weekends and what will happen when the 2012 Olympics opens

I got the last tube south and then it took me nearly an hour to cycle home. I haven’t been night cycling since last summer.

7 comments:

The Woollen Typist said...

Sometimes night time cycling is relaxing.
Maybe, somehow, Boris Johnson received your questions telepathically (if only)...

:)

She Rides a Bike said...

Damn austerity measures! Take heart, at least you still have train service. I can't even catch a city bus near my house. (Heavy sigh!)

Sparky said...

are those black Converse?

Cycling in Heels said...

They are Converse but in Dark Brown. I got them five years ago.

J said...

Perhaps one to do with others, but I thoroughly recommend Hyde Park at night. Absolutely beautiful one almost forgets the traffic surrounding the park.

Sparky said...

I love my Brompton even more than usual at the mo - the trains were completely screwed up last night, so since it was a nice day, I cycled all the way home from Kingston. Half of it was through Bushy Park in the sunshine - glorious!

Cycling in Heels said...

Snap! I was caught in the screw up yesterday too. I rarely go to Kingston (first time in years except when I drive through to go to Hampton Court Flower Show). It was a nightmare and to top it all I didn't have my Brompton!

But yes it was lovely day to ride a bike.

Today is good too and I have been cycling.