It’s been ten years since I last owned a bike and on the odd occasion I miss it. So I was delighted when my colleague Eleanor told me about the Lee Valley Cycle Hire centre.
It’s sounds like it’s miles away but actually you can drive there in thirty minutes or so and be riding along quiet, effortless level tracks in park-like terrain for a very enjoyable afternoon – at a reasonable price. If you would like to know more click on the link here: https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/cycling/cycle-hire/
Another colleague, Linda, rides her bike to work everyday through Ally Pally and loves it. But it’s probably not a great weekend to be looking for solitude in Alexandra Park as they have some great events on this weekend:
there’s the Summer Festival on Saturday, including that huge plastic water-slide they set up every year,
tickets are sold out I am told but it would still be fun to watch others and judge their style.
And then there is the ever popular street food and craft beer festival which will be running on Saturday and Sunday.
Have fun whatever you are up to this weekend.