April 21st, 2013
Its been a great sunny weekend down here in London. On Saturday I had some work to do so I couldn't really head out on the bikes and anyway, I was going to head out with a mate and head off to Box Hill on Sunday. Sadly I got a text around 11:00 to say that he couldn't make it, so I went on my own. I'd never been to Box Hill on my bike before, but I'd been there in the car a few times so I pretty much knew where I was going. There's no easy way of getting from North London to Surrey, so I had a filter and play with the traffic on the A406 and the A3 on the way down.
I parked up and had a quick look around and went to get a coffee where I got talking to a ZX6 rider. We talked for about half and hour and then I went and had a closer look at the car park. This bike meet is so much nicer that the Ace Cafe and I see myself making the journey more and more this year. Even the coffee tasted nicer. The ride back home was fairly uneventful, but I am still horrified at the quality of the driving in London. Frankly its shameful. I want to move to the South West
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My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.