The Thursday evening Regent’s Park Tune-up and Social, inaugurated by Nick Bloom a couple of years ago, has enjoyed a half-life through two winters. On the finest, mildest evening of the year so far, a mere couple of us turned out to stretch our legs, but as a change we were to be joined by a guest, Paul Waddington, of VC Beverley.
As usual, Jon and I met at the cafe on the Inner Circle and swung into the routine of clockwise circuits at medium tempo. Presently we were joined by Paul, who had been delayed en route by an impact puncture on one of central London’s gaping potholes. Paul is a proper roadie and the pace picked up. Soon Jon and I were moving well beyond our comfort zone, Paul’s legs whirling around like bees wings on his 72″ fixed. Some consider this form of circuit cycling like nothing so much as a hamster’s futile exercise on a wheel; but it has its own zen charm. more »