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CRITICAL MASS LONDON Next ride: October 30th 2009

Cyclist365Cyclist365 Posts: 6
edited October 2009 in Campaign
London Critical Mass is a bike ride that
takes place on the last Friday of every
month. It is not a demonstration, simply
a group of people who decide to ride around
town in the same direction. There is no
planned route – it is up to whoever is in front
to choose where to go. If there are enough
cyclists on the ride then it will go ‘critical’ – a
mass of cyclists that can take over a road
and ride together in safety.

London Critical Mass meets outside
the NFT cafe on the South Bank on
the last Friday of every month. People
normally gather from 6.00pm and leave by
7.00pm.
http://www.criticalmasslondon.org.uk/main.html

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  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    here we go again! :wink:

    or if you can't wait, just do a search for "critical mass" on this forum and re-live the drama. :shock:

    :twisted: whistling hippies: good or bad for the image of cycling? :twisted:


    Fast and Bulbous
    Peregrinations
    Eddingtons: 80 (Metric); 60 (Imperial)

  • London Critical Mass meets outside
    the NFT cafe on the South Bank on
    the last Friday of every month. People
    normally gather from 6.00pm and leave by
    7.00pm.
    http://www.criticalmasslondon.org.uk/main.html
  • bobpzerobobpzero Posts: 1,431
    any advice or links to advice on how to safely ride in a critical mass? should i ignore the riders who start a full on argument with a motorist? hoping to do my first one this friday tho it seems to be more terrifying than i thought.
  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    1. make sure you tie back your dreadlocks so they don't get caught in anyone's spokes
    2. ditto any loose threads in your old holey rainbow jumper
    3. do not use your whistle/airhorn near fragile people, who might fall off in front of you and bring you down
    4. if you find yourself in an altercation with a taxi driver, started by someone else who has now scarpered, remember to say "Sorry Mate I didn't see you." It always works for them.
    5. the best way to avoid hassle is to go for a nice bike ride somewhere else.

    :wink:


    Fast and Bulbous
    Peregrinations
    Eddingtons: 80 (Metric); 60 (Imperial)

  • bobpzerobobpzero Posts: 1,431
    possibly 4 but 5 definitely. looks to be a really wet day for friday.
  • fast as fuppfast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    "its all a bunch of tree hugging hippy censored !" eric cartman
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
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