Rumour has it that something is happening in our fair capital on Friday 29th April 2011. There is talk of a wedding of sorts, and ensuing celebration by one and, erm, some. Many will choose to carouse in the streets and raise a toast to the monarchy, or perhaps sit glued to the television watching the ceremony. However, there will be others who will instead be taking advantage of the resulting empty roads and bonus day off work, to head out alone or in renegade rag tag groups for a sneaky ride in the balmy springtime sunshine. Those crazy fools eh?
Here's a round-up of a few of the organised rides taking place within the next 24 hours around the country if you fancy escaping your local street party.
Thursday 28th April
Night Ride to the Seaside
Meet 23.30 Hyde Park Corner- return at leisure from Hastings on 29th April
Friday 29th April
"Be a citizen, not a subject"
Meet 15.30 Paradise Square- return early evening.
Option of early afternoon departure with snack stop and drink at Wortley Hall.
L.F.G.S.S Republican Ride
Meet 9.00 Smithfield, junction with St John Street or 10.00 Roehampton Gate Cafe
Kingston Wheelers Bank Holiday Ride
Meet 9.00 Laithwaites
Not so much a Republican Ride as a publican ride.
Meet 18.00 Royal Oak, 355 Kennington Lane, SE11 5QY- finish 22.00 at The Coach & Horses, Wellington Street, by the Royal Opera House
Royal Alleycat Bicycle Treasure Hunt
Charity fundraiser for Trekstock
Meet 12.00 The Foundry, Old Street
North Norfolk Wheelers "Off With His Head" Club Run
Meet 10.30 Pretty Corner, Sheringham- lunch at Royal Oak
Beeston Road Club Royal Ride
Meet 9.00 Sherwin Arms
Loch Katrine, Trossachs, Scotland
Bromptonites Royal Wedding Ride on Loch Katrine
Meet 10.00 Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine Aberfoyle
In addition to the above, if any of you know of any Royal Rides, ooer, happening tomorrow and would like to share them, please do let us know.
Lara has been riding bikes for longer than she'd care to admit, and writing about them nearly as long. Since 2009 she has been working as part of the road.cc review team whilst championing women's cycling on the side, most notably via two years as editor of the, sadly now defunct, UK's first and only women's cycling mag, erm, Women's Cycling.
Believing fervently that cycling will save the world, she wishes that more people would just ride a bike and be pleasant to each other.
She will ride anything with two wheels, occasionally likes to go fast, definitely likes to go far and is always up for a bit of exploring somewhere new and exciting.