On Thursday 19 July, the Baltic Exchange Cycling Society will be holding a one-hour training session at the Olympic Park outdoor track (VeloPark). The session will be followed by drinks at a local canal-side bar.
The meet aims to give those participating in RideLondon the chance to come together and get familiar with the start area before the big day. Those taking part will also have the opportunity to formulate plans to ride in groups of two or three, or alternatively, to reconvene at the finish in Green Park.
Furthermore, with Guy Robson stepping down, interim club captain Guy Weston is keen to get as many members together as possible to gather ideas on what the Baltic Cycling Club should entail going forward, in addition to identifying who may want to take over as the new club captain.
- Meet at the Olympic Park (velodrome reception) at 6.30pm, or at the Baltic (by Balls Brothers) at 6.00pm to ride, in convoy, leaving at 6.05pm. (There is a £5 entry fee; lockers are free; water is on tap, and there are changing facilities if you plan to head home on public transport.)
- Short intro/briefing followed by a one-hour session on the outdoor circuit, either riding at your own pace or with others – there will be opportunities to ride in close group formation and/or in a chain-gang.
- Head to canal-side bar half a mile away 8pm-9pm latest.