Critical Mass London 26 December 2014

There weren’t even 300 Spartans at the Boxing Day Mass tonight – just about 25 of us. We sheltered under Waterloo Bridge, waiting for some stragglers. We thencm02 set out about 7:30, heading east past the Shard and then across Tower Bridge and through the City. We seemed to finish at Granary Square where some went to the Grain Store and others hung out in Central St Martins.

The weather didn’t seem too bad. The roads were quite greasy though and my Brompton skidded on cobbles quite easily.

I left to head west in the rain with my soundtrack playing “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” and “Riders on the Storm”…

Thanks to Andrew: from FB

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Then comments:

The best of the best, only the hardcore cyclists made it to Critical Mass tonight.
Cold and wet.

Lovely little mass that, bragging rights deservedly bestowed upon all who attended. Good to see some long-missed faces too.

Video: A stop somewhere near Kings Cross station with table tennis in the background and a select group of hardcore massers for the last ride of 2014.
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Video from twitter: youtube too

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Critical Mass London 28 November 2014

cm01Summary: Hyde Park, The Serpentine, South Kensington, Battersea Park

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Next Critical Mass 28th November

The mass itself aims to gather at 6.30 though rarely leaves before 7 (or is it 7.30 some times?)

This month, and probably other months too, some people are inviting each other to a pre-drink or just gathering:

Meet at Bernie Spain Gardens for a drink from 17.30pm and join Critical mass later on.

Upper Ground, SE1 9NW London, United Kingdom

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Critical Mass London 31 October 2014

cm01The October mass is always unusual. The winter rides are more intimate, a small tight group heading together *somewhere* and everyone looking out for everyone else. Each month is different.

This month, Critical Mass rode a little over 20km from Waterloo Bridge till St George’s Circus.

A video from youtube:

It was very drawn out, but at the same time it was a very busy, well attended night. The vibe was good,the sounds rocked, and numbers were impressive.

There is no collective thought so ignore all these opinions, they are personal and not representative of the mass.
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Critical Mass London 26 September 2014

From Facebook:
Half the route:
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More photos here: [link to external blog]
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Critical Mass London 29 August 2014

From FB (heavily edited)

august14massRoute:
27.2 km to Buckingham Palace but take off 1 km cos I went from there to Charing Cross for my train home
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Critical Mass London 25 July 2014

from the list:

Perhaps only five hundred people turned up this July, two or three sound systems. Good sound systems. Many put off by the day’s constant rain, others were away. As usual for a July-August ride there were quite a few joining for the first time, often tourists.
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July pre-mass

LONDON BIKE BEER GROUP

Pre-Critical Mass Meet-up
25 July at 17:50
Bernie Spain Gardens in London

IN the meantime, Dave is building a sound system for Critical Mass. More in part 2.

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Critical Mass London 27 June 2014

Some reports and videos mostly taken from youtube via facebook, the comments are from facebook, liberated here for the commons domain.
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June pre-mass

reposted from riseup

Hello CM,
Druid Cycles is coming with an improved more noisy sound system to the CM on Friday. We have an issue, we did also experienced in the past. The Mass is riding fast, sometimes splitting into 3 or more sections and our sound system is unable to catch up and we have to pull out and go home early. Maybe this message will reach a few riders and it would be nice, to ride with a less fast ride, which stays together for the lengths of the ride.

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