The suitcase is ready: customized uniforms for our customers, tools of our mechanic Daniele ready to provide all the necessary assistance to our group, guides and information, and all our enthusiasm! Like every year, London awaits us for a short but very intense weekend, based on bikes, sports and good company!
We leave on Thursday evening, and with a few hours of flight delay, we reach the English capital late in the evening, ready to welcome the group arriving the next morning.
The first appointment is set for 4:30 pm at the Premier Inn Tower Hill hotel, which is just a short walk from the charming Tower Bridge and the magnificent Tower of London, a lively area full of attractions.



When the group arrives, as soon as our Daniele finishes arranging some of our cyclists' bikes, we travel by metro towards ExCel, a conference center east of the city center, where the GF LONDON event Expo is located, and where we will pick up the race packages.
The organization in place is impeccable as always: stewards ready to give information to every corner, almost absent and well organized files ... and we are talking about an event that has about 30,000 participants !!! The English really know how to give the right weight to words order, punctuality and precision.
We take a little time to visit the expo, which offers us the latest news on the cycling market, with bikes, clothing, food, accessories, etc. and many useful, fun and interesting activities: massage area, sweepstakes, meetings and conferences with industry specialists to receive the best advice on how to prepare for the Sunday path.
Time to return, and with another trip by metro, we return to our hotel.



The next morning, we meet at the hotel with our two guides, Sylwia and Karlie, two beautiful expert cyclists from the City, who will lead us on a fantastic journey to discover the city. We first pass by Regent's Park, one of the most beautiful green areas of London and home to the magnificent Zoo; pedaling in fact we can even see a giraffe soar in the trees!
After a few laps in the park, we make a coffee stop, then head to the London FreeCycle route, an event in the event: a 10 km circuit completely closed to cars, active on Saturday from 9 to 16, which passes through the beating heart of the city: Buckingham Palace, St James Park, Big Ben, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, and many other places in this wonderful metropolis. It is really fantastic to have the opportunity to admire all this by bike, without having to pay attention to the traffic that in a city like London is at levels to say the least crazy!



Back to the hotel, take a shower, relax, and then go and explore the city a bit! From this area it is easy to reach all the main sites of London with a nice walk: already crossing the Tower Bridge, which is just around the corner, you will enjoy a splendid view of The Shard, the 'splinter', the tallest skyscraper in London, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, and continuing along the southern shore, you cannot miss the Borough Market, with its food, perfumes and products from many different cultures, the evocative Southwark Cathedral, the infamous Globe Theater by W. Shakespeare and the Tate Modern Gallery. Then cross the river on the Millennium Bridge and you'll find yourself in the shadow of the imposing St. Paul's Cathedral, which is certainly worth a visit. From here you can head into the nerve center of the City: Covent garden, Soho, Piccadilly Circus, back down to the Thames, admire Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.