This sunday Fixed Gear London hosted Le Tour Do’nut. A cruise to Dunkin Donuts in Hounslow followed by a quick blast to Krispy Kreme in Enfield.
We met at 11am outside Niketown & made our way over to Hounslow via Shepherds bush then along the A315 beside the River Thames. It was a great day for a ride, 21 degrees with a cool breeze. Everybody arrived on an empty stomach, so our mouths were watering all the way down to Hounslow, this made the road slippery & Duke took a little spill on his pink Dosnoveta near Notting Hill arts club. Luckily some super cool police officers came along & even offered some water & first aid.
The ride to Dunkin Donuts was pretty much mishap free otherwise, a traffic free Sunday morning which felt a lot like the ride to Paris last year, good memories. We made it to Dunkin Donuts around 1pm & chowed down on some sweet treats. Apple crumble, strawberries & cream, glazed, raspberry jam – everything sounded good after 2 hours riding. We ate, digested, got brainfreeze & sugar rush from the shakes then made our way back to Central London so we could head over to Enfield for some more sugar soaked treats.
The ride back to Central London was a little hairy too, a slow front puncture for Moses 20mins after we left Hounslow, but we got moving quickly after it got patched up. Next it was Mikeys turn, a catastrophic crash in Hammersmith (which sounded worse than it actually was). Some street signs appeared out of nowhere & took Mikey flat out. He was completely ok & that was the last of the days mishaps. Thanks to the guy across the road whose first suggestion was that we upload crash up on youtube.
After a wait in Camden for a couple more riders we headed to Enfield via Finsbury Park, Wood Green, Palmers Green then Winchmore Hill. A few climbs later & after manoeuvring our way through a protest in Wood Green we were there. We upped the pace on the ride there so our stomachs were growling when we arrived.
We were tempted to join in with musical chairs at the kids party going on at Krispy Kremes but we had our own games in the car park outside. When realised that Donuts wouldn’t be enough junk food we combined the sweet stuff with KFC & McDonalds to appease the hunger, life is good.
After some more digestion it was time for the games. Longest skid, trackstand, drift through the gap & kick the can, Mike even got some whip skids in on his motorbike, sketchy. Indra won the longest skid + drift, Kamal won the track stand & also got some man points for the skid out of the carpark, over the kerb, through the bush & straight into a wall ride on the Krsipy Kreme HQ.
We handed out some prizes & made our way back down the A10, fast. A successful ride which we plan on making a thing of so look out on the blog & Instagram for more info. Next up sprints – see you soon guys.
It’s always cool to watch any of Mash videos, heres Chas little edit.
Today I’ve organised a short bike ride to a burger place called Dip and Flip at Battersea rise, it was a unofficial Johnny cupcakes ride for the fans or anyone that knows JC as a brand, it was a small number of us. Traffic today was busy because of protests and most roads were close. It felt like a Monday morning ride, in and out of traffic squeezing into gaps. But finally when we got there we had the best award. Thank you for the guys that came out today. Till the next one!
A get together ride and munch, talk about fixed bikes and have some fun. Join us on Sunday 28th September at 11am, outside Nike town. We will ride to Dunkin donuts in Hounslow, hope to play some little games, then up to Krispy Kreme. Hope to see you guys and girls there, for this fixed/single speed ride.
Plume x Tokyo bike is hosting a virtual reality game and it’s happening this Friday at Tokyo bike from 7pm, why not come down and give it ago. There will be free drinks.. More info over here
I’ve been working in Haggle Vinyl in Angel for some months now after being an intermittent customer over the last 4 years or so. It’s hands-down my favourite store, a real old london gem of an independent record shop. Run by a good friend Lynn Alexander, after 15 years of trading Haggle Vinyl is set to close its doors.
I took photos for those who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting in person – make it down before it shuts for good in December! Anyone that comes on a saturday with an FGL sticker on their bike gets special discounts!
Lynn wishes to thank all those who have helped the shop (not those who have helped themselves in the shop) over the last 15 years. Particular thanks to the customers who travel from across the globe and visit the store whose knowledge makes each day fascinating
Haggle Vinyl, 114 – 116 Essex Rd, Angel, London
read more about Haggle HERE