17 Jun 2008

Bike Week - Breakfast enjoyed by all

It was a sunny morning for today's Free Breakfast in St Albans City Centre. The event attracted several dozen cyclists, many were members and there were many non-members besides. Amongst these were a group of work colleagues who commute from Garston and who had made a special early start to meet at brekky. Disappointingly (and untypically) no St Albans District Council officers attended this year, however we were delighted to have a cycling Councillor stop by for his bacon butty; he then went on his way to the day job - an hour's brisk cycling commute to Ruislip - now that is impressive. (He always cycles to Council meetings too.)
Above is the busy scene at 08:30 - two police officers were kept busy coding bikes (after startling passing riders by signalling them to stop - then asking if they would like a free breakfast).
As you see, the lack of bike parking places was clearly demonstrated.
Many thanks once again to snackman Dave with his Tasty Bites van for the supply of the breakfasts, and to St Albans District Council for paying for it all, as part of their promotion of sustainable transport.

The cabaret was provided by a passing duck and her six ducklings which marched down St Peter's Street, Market Place and French Row then across High Street (using the pedestrian crossing) then into Heritage Close, from where the mother attempted to continue down hill via the steps.
The ducklings found the steps impossible but fortunately a lady (an expert in duck herding it seems) steered them into Waxhouse Gate and off they went. (As they did not arrive by bike, we had no alternative but to refuse them breakfast, and Tasty Bites Dave was not prepared to negotiate over the supply of eggs.)

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