'Five Strikes and You're Out' Ride Report - 23rd July 2017

A game of Chicken has developed between Cyclists in Southwark and those who have attended more that five Cyclists in Southwark rides, but who are refusing to join Cycling UK. If they join Cycling UK, they are chickens, but if Cyclists in Southwark lets them come on rides, we are chickens. If none of us yields, we will both self-destruct, and LCC and British Cycling will take over. Because of these problems, there were only six riders who set off from Cutty Sark to cycle to Knole House in Sevenoaks. Two left us at Kidbrook because they wanted to go faster to train for the Prudential 100 race. The remaining four went on to Lullingstone, the Knole House via Noah's Ark. We weren't lonely as we met plenty of other riders on the route. Helmets proved useful to protect us from flying golf balls in Knole House park. There was a big queue for lunch at Knole House, so most of us decided to curtail the ride slightly and take the train back home from Sevenoaks.