Last weekend was the 2012 London to Southend cycle event in aid of The British Heart Foundation. I had signed up to take part but a heavy cold and associated lack of sleep and training meant I had to pull out.
It was a glorious day for the event which made it all the more galling to miss it but seeing as it passes close to my house I decided to go and watch/support and take some photographs as I did last year.
I set myself up outside Southend High School for Boys in Westcliff which is about half a mile from the finish in Priory Park and I took around 2,400 photos in the 2 hour period I was there from about 12.15 until 2pm.
I have uploaded low resolution versions of about half the photos I took into three albums on my picasaweb photo sharing site as below. If you see yourself in any of the photos and would like a higher resolution version then email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll email one.
London to Southend cycle Album 01 – 12.15 to 12.50 approx
London to Southend cycle Album 02 – 12.50 to 13.28 approx
London to Southend cycle Album 03 – 13.28 to 14.00 approx
I have already been contact by a couple of riders that I snapped and have sent them photos which are included in the selection of photos included below. I have included photos of all those people who waved at me as they went past – which turns out to be quite a lot. Seems like a great many people had a fabulous day. Well done all.