Sunday, 14 August 2011

Skyride, 2011


Skyride, 2011, a set on Flickr.

Today's outing was on the Skyride around Southampton. Basically, parts of the city get coned off and cyclists get to roam the roads unmolested. Which sounds slightly more cyclist-friendly than it actually is. Much as with last year, the dilemma of annoying car drivers is resolved by routing cyclists through portions of the city that are largely unused anyway. Last year it was Southampton's extensive parks, this year it was the city's extensive docks. Which, actually, was pretty good, since the docks we went through today are ones that are usually completely off-limits to the public. So much photography of the unlikely-to-be-seen-again scenery resulted. Also as with last year, today's Skyride was a pretty fun and friendly thing to do, with heaps of families taking part.

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