Cheekily often described as as an ‘unorganised coincidence’ of cyclists, Critical Mass has seen a monthly gathering of cyclists pedalling their way around central London, and last Friday’s big ride marked the 20th anniversary of the event.
As is the tradition, the meeting point was under Waterloo Bridge – which was a good job seeing as the rain was pelting down.
The traditional pre-ride chat.
Some very stylish bikes.
Sound system present and correct.
Heading off over Waterloo bridge.
Above: archive view from a Critical Mass in 1995. See more archive photos here.
Moving towards Buckingham Palace.
Cocktails outside the Palace? Don’t mind if I do.
Bikes, sound system and drinks outside ‘er Majesty’s gaff.
And now it gets even better – bikes, sound system, drinks AND Dulwich Hamlet!
Along Regent Street.
Into Trafalgar Square.
Hundreds of cyclists in the Square.
Here’s two more archive photos from an early Critical Mass in 1995:
[All 2014 photos by @goldtop]