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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

Two idiotic London bus drivers (28.7.2017): dangerous and inconsiderate driving  

Transport for London (TfL) promotes Ride London – 'the world's greatest festival of cycling' but fails to instruct its bus drivers to drive responsibily when passing cyclists. 

 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) 

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