From Ride London to Slow Cycling

I was thrilled this morning to receive the following email  from an old friend:

Dear Oli,
I had rather an aggressive outing at Ride London and have been paying the price in creaking joints this week. Anyway, it led me to have a rather pedestrian ride in this morning and I found it extremely agreeable. Firstly, I was overtaken a lot which I quite enjoyed. Secondly, I noticed things and buildings I had never seen before and I even took a slightly different route for fun.
This slow cycling lark could catch on you know... 

Salvo

Appreciating one's surroundings and keeping route options open are just two of the things that 'slow cycling' is all about. I am pleased someone else agrees - thank you Salvo!

But what does 'slow cycling' mean to you?

Salvo (second from left) at the end of the 100 mile Ride London last weekend. 

Salvo (second from left) at the end of the 100 mile Ride London last weekend.