Half a dozen on this ride, but we were never expecting that many with the London to Brighton the following day.
We set off from Norman Park armed with our pumpkins, keen for it to get dark so that we could turn on the lights and light them up. Some were in fancy dress and some with bikes decorated, but it was quite a spectable none the less.
We headed for the Waterlink Way and saw many groups of ‘trick or treaters’ on route. Some of the houses on route were fantastically decorated and Halloween parties were in full swing. By the time we arrived at London Bridge it was dark and as we headed for the haunted pubs of Borough the streets were absolutely heaving with people. A queue at least half a mile long for ‘The Tombs’ as we rode past ‘The Mudlarks’ pub and on to the haunted ‘Anchor’. At ‘Cardinals Cap Alley’ John proceeded to tell us a most unlikely ghost story. Once we had explored the haunted pubs in Borough we rode towards Shad Thames and Bermondsey, visiting yet more historical sites.
We made good time and with the Sunday ride looming, we were anxious to get back home at a reasonable hour. So off towards Nunhead we rode, stopping shortly at ‘The Old Nuns Head’ to read about the history of this pub and its ghostly going ons.
Although we had visited many pubs we hadn’t actually stopped for any refreshment, so we made our way to one of favourites ‘The Ivy’ for a quick drink before picking up the Waterlink Way once again homeward bound. A great evening and thanks to John for leading this ride.