In SE London, many of our rides are organised on a cross-borough basis by the Dog & Bell Crew, centred on Lewisham and Greenwich, but including members also from Bromley, Southwark and elsewhere. Non-LCC people too.
Cycling was an excellent way to watch the Götheborg tall ship arrive in London from Oslo on Monday Aug 8th. It only went at about 9 knots, so it was easy to get ahead of it to watch Tower Bridge and the Blue Bridge open for it and to take pictures. Details on Strava at https://www.strava.com/activities/7604961120.
This ride, which the cognoscenti will know was brought to you under the auspices of the eponymous Dog & Bell Crew, was attended by 4 (or possibly 5) of us. A far cry from the Barry-100 of cyclists who used to meet up at Bar Italia to do the ride. We know that when a quorum is not met, the assembly can only take limited procedural actions. These limited actions are to fix the time to which to adjourn, adjourn, recess, or take measures to obtain a quorum, such as a motion that absent members be contacted during a recess. For pictures, see: https://www.strava.com/activities/7343438423
Numbers for the 2021 Christmas Day Ride were not back up to pre-pandemic levels - there were only 9 of us who met up at London Bridge at 11am to do this ride. However, bike politics was very much in the fore, as there was one attendee from the "committeeless" London Clarion Cycle Club, which LCC appears to be trying to encourage to poach our longer rides (which might otherwise fall into the hands of British Cycling). The route and ride pictures are posted on Strava. Six of us continued all the way to Edgware Road, where we had a very reasonably priced walk-in Christmas Day lunch at the Beirut Cafe. Unfortunately our "One Southwark" & "London is just Greater Southwark" ethos fell on deaf ears this year - we bumped into Bermondsey Bill leading a rival LFGSS ride that started at 9am at Oxford Circus. But, on further investigation, we found that the LFGSS was the "official" ride, as LFGSS is a British Cycling affiliated club!