Saturday, 29 July 2017
2017 Ride London + idiotic and ignorant bus drivers
Today we went on the Prudential Ride London. Initially we joined a Lewisham Led Ride that took us at an increasingly leisurely pace from Lower Sydenham to Waterloo Bridge where we joined the Ride London circuit along with thousanads of other cyclists of all ages – including young kids with stabilizers – and abilities. Even though it started to rain before we headed back to Forest Hill it was a great occasion.
With so many cyclists it was essential to stay very focused!
The Lewisham Led Ride gathering at Waterlink Way
with Perry Rise near Sainisbury's Sava Centre, Lower Sydenham
Lewisham Led Ride @Steven Lawrence Centre, Deptford
Meeting of Greenwich and Lewisham Led rides
@Southern end of Waterloo Bridge
Good that this 363 (registration: YX66WHN)
promotes the Prudential Ride London
but shame that the driver has been taught how to overtake cyclists safely. 28.7.2017 this driver tried to pass (heading westwards) on Sydenham Hill close to the Dulwich Wood House. Trying to speed past on the wrong side of the road to get in before the street furniture.
Very close pass from a 157 (LJ59 LYD)
on Church Road (beyond the one-way system),
around 10.30 28.7.2017.
I could have easily touched the bus as it passed
very close to me and swerved in
(pictured in Thornton Heath after I followed this 157)