Because of the ongoing wet weather and a late start back to work I have not been on a bike until this week. I decided to pump up the Brompton tires to be on the safe side as I couldn’t recall the last time I did this. October? I realised that I had forgotten the tire pressure so it was a guess. I will look it up this weekend and I have two types of tires to consider. Had a speedy trip to Woolwich and parked at the newly opened large supermarket in the centre. I have mixed feelings about the parking spaces for bikes. 1. I am very pleased that there are two large designated areas for cyclists to park. 2. But they are underground in the car park and you have to watch out for drivers looking for spaces. 3. I like the design of the lock frames. 4 Not sure why they also did not put a few upstairs and just outside the front of store for quick trips. 5. They have allowed cyclist to ride right up to the store and there is a cycle paths to assist. Usually you are asked to dismount when there is a large pedestrian area. 6. The supermarket is open 24hr Monday to Saturday so if I feel the need for something in the middle of the night I can cycle down the road.
My Brompton was the only bike in the bike park. Not sure if other local cyclists are aware of this new facility.