Today I road my new super cheap bike down to Brighton from London (*), blissfully unaware of the 27,000 other cyclists riding down on an alternative route with the annual British Heart Foundation cycle ride. It only became apparent that I may be in trouble when I arrived at a seafront full of bikes and the news that no trains were accepting bikes as passengers! Luckily I managed to get on one of the BHF’s buses back to Clapham, they even brought my bike along in a huge lorry too!
I’ve plotted my route on Bikely, it’s a nice ride taking you over Biggin Hill and then on through Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh. There’s some really quaint stops along the way, particualy the villages of Westerham and Hartfield.
The profile of the route show’s it’s fairly hilly. I’m not sure how this compares with the usual London to Brighton route the other guys had done but the last 15 miles or so were pretty tough. Next time I think I’ll have to grab a better breakfast before hand!
(*) I know, not strictly a “Programming & Tech” related post, but the GPS tracking helps. All the same, maybe I should find a better name for this blog.