So this weekend just gone was the London Classic. In it’s third year now, it happens once a year on the same day as the Paris-Roubaix and takes in lots of London’s famous cobbles and hills. The route is great, almost entirely back streets and being on a Sunday morning there was a distinct lack of cars on the road. Although it was the hottest day, the sun was shining and the wind was passive; I couldn’t have asked for more.
There is a few unofficial stops like Look Mum No Hands and any number of pubs along the river. The hills in the second half of the day were good fun, 6 in total, not enough to really tire you out but easily enough to wake your legs up. Saying that I was on my fantastic Oak road bike and I would probably have a very different opinion of the hills had I ridden it fixed. Massive props to all those that did ride it fixed, and to those who took their children on a tag-along up the hills too.
It is a free event with a suggested donation to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital Service so it all volunteer organised. Huge thanks to them for putting the day on, it’s definitely not to be missed. I will certainly be doing this again next year.
I recorded the ride with my Garmin but it decided to turn off for a few miles so skewed the data.