attended BM last night and was shocked at the lack of people and bikes, gone seem the days when you turned up to a packed “biking community” now it seemed a drizzle of bikes, countable on hands, and withing an hour, talk of going home, as most of the “others” are at the blackheath tea hut, surely, it should be one or the other on a wenesday,
just my rant for the day, Ill pick me rattle up now and not worry anymore
I think it would be a real shame! Its a great central location for those who work and want to pop in maybe on foot/public transport and is a good compromise for those in the north and south. I live just inside m25 in the north and there is no way I could get to the tea hut - that would be the end of meets for me
Never really been a fan of central London meetings anyway to be honest.
Oh what should I do on a Wednesday night…I know, commute through the worst congested roads in the country!
Main reason I don’t really go to the Ace either, riding round the A406 on a Friday night gets real old real fast.
For anyone not in central London, meeting in Central London is a massive chore.
Not that I been to the Tea Hut on a Wednesday yet either, as I been a bit busy, but mainly just being lazy and not really had the desire to ride the bike til now, and since the suspension has been done, it’s pretty much rained constantly.
Basically I don’t really care, I don’t go that often to care, but the fact that the meeting is in Central London which involves horrible commuteresque riding certainly doesn’t inspire me to go any more often.
I live inside the M25 far north, few minutes away from exiting the M25 ring, and Blackheath isn’t really that far away.
either browse down the NCircular, A12, A2, there, or through city, just a ~6 miles away from London bridge, it’s not like it’s a long travel or something
BM, haven’t been there yet, even though it’s a stone throw from me office, will pop down at some point
I can see theirs a mixture of answers, my main reason for the post, was just looking on the newbie section, you’ll see the pinned topics, and your directed towards the BM meet, so any newbies who maybe dont search to whole forum, arrive at the BM, see a few bikes, and rides off never to return, now I can see shivers point of view, about “rules” but why have a topic,pointing people there, yet not mentioning in that first post the other two alternatives
kaos, we travel from outside of london, most of the traffic is going the opposite direction, ie OUT OF LONDON, so that deffo is a gurly excuse, anyway its fun playing with the cars:w00t:
maybe as suggest, mondays,wenesdays and fridays would be better, or alternative venues on wenesdays,