I snapped this picture on my camera phone last Tuesday week (June 14) on Bank Lane, near the International Tennis Federation in Roehampton. I mention the ITF, because I believe it was hosting an event or function, because all the local streets were filled with vehicles parked on any inch of tarmac they could find. Sadly, this idiot (above) thought it was quite okay to park across the exit to a busy cycle lane. There was little or no room to wheel the bike around it either.
Fortunately, it was the only downside to a terrific ride in brilliant sunshine. I began in Hammersmith, cycled along the Thames Path all the way to Kingston-upon-Thames, then headed inland, via quiet suburban streets, to Richmond Park. I then did a half-route of the park, before heading back to Hammersmith via Barnes and Castelnau Road.
Total distance: 23.49miles (37.79km) | Ride time: 2hr, 18min and 21sec | Average speed: 10.1mph | Top speed: 19.9mph