Yet again Ride the Lights Blackpool 2013 was a fantastic success. On the Tuesday after the bank holiday weekend, Blackpool Promenade is closed to motor traffic from 7 to 10pm and reserved for cyclists. The famous Blackpool illuminations are turned on before their official opening. There must have been over 10,000 bikes so it was busy, busy, busy. We had over 30 unicyclists, most from the facebook group "Unicycle North West", Pete and JL from Blackpool did the local organising -many thanks to them.
We all met at the Southern end of the prom at Star Gate
Unicycle.com sponsored riders, in their UDC hoddies participated: Julian and Claire Page, Matt Morris and JL Coldham.
Julian Barrow did us proud with his illuminated suit
At the start it was packed with wall to wall bikes
We had a break at the tower and received the attention of the local Granada News
With a strong headwind we battled to the north end and filled up with chips, before being blown back to the start, it was about 12 miles round trip in 3 hours. Its is a wonderful experience, with it going dark, the sunset and the illuminations. Don't miss next year, I won't !!