Regent Street Christmas lights, by Tom Payne with thanks.
So join James from CycleLove and me, Mark from ibikelondon, for a festive lighthearted spin around the seasonal lights and sites of London's West End on Thursday 18th December. It's a chance to get in to the Christmas spirit, celebrate the success of the year and to catch up over mince pies and a beer or four with friends old and new.
After an incredible year of the most stylish cycling reportage and one amazing summer adventure by Boris Bike, CycleLove is coming to a close very soon so this is a good chance to say "chapeau" to James in person. And after a year of relentless cycle campaigning I'm looking forward to having a fun night out on my bike that simply celebrates the best way to get around town, in the company of like-minded cyclists.
Setting off from Look Mum No Hands on Old Street at 6:30PM we'll see the Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, the twinkling white lights of Long Acre and the beautiful illuminated Peacocks of New Bond Street. We've devised a special route that packs in maximum Christmas dazzle for your seasonal delectation, so wind some fairy lights around your bike frame, don your best Christmas jumper, and I'll bring the playlist of cringeworthy Christmas tunes. After taking in the sites on our easy and steady-paced ride we'll return to Old Street for drinks and to see out the night.
Hope to see you there!
CycleLove x ibikelondon Christmas Ride
Thursday 18th December 2014
5.30—6.30PM: Meet at Look Mum No Hands! (Old St) for drinks.
6.30—7.45PM: Ride around the Christmas lights.
7.45PM: Return to LMNH, more drinks.
Bikes of all style and riders of all abilities are welcome; just let us know you're coming on the Facebook event page.
Got a question? Ask James or me on Twitter: CycleLove or markbikeslondon