Friday, 12 February 2016

A Grand Day Out

Yesterday was a rare opportunity for me to see daylight and sniff fresh air. Guru Ian unlocked the keys to my writing shack, urging me to bring my camera and notebook. We were off to That London, to visit some chums.

To be precise, we were away to the ExCel Centre in Docklands, home for the next few days to an interlocking set of shows based around getting out and about. The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure And Travel Show, The London International Dive Show, The Triathlon Show and the London Bike Show were all in one place–an ideal opportunity to check out what's new in the outdoorsy world and meet up with some pals of the blog.

Next week will be exclusively dedicated to our adventures, but I can exclusively share a few pics I took while we were there. If you're at all interested in getting fit in the outdoors, and especially if you're a fan of cycling, there's lots to see and do. Speaking personally, I had to keep my hands well away from my wallet. Difficult when there are beauties like this steampunk velocipede from Boxer Cycles available...

 

Meanwhile, Guru Ian, ever the petrolhead, had his eyes on something a little more low-slung and high-spec. Like this Lambo. Note the bike rack on the top, though. I bet that cuts through the MPG figures...

 

We were both impressed and amazed by this little caravan. Doesn't look like much? It's made completely from Lego, and took a team of twelve over three months to build.

 

And it isn't an empty shell, either. Check out the detail on the inside! Breakfast is served...

 

 

Ian and I had a blast, so I hope you'll join us next week when you can find out more about our friends at Bite-Back, Sea Shepherd and CTC, and why they were at the show. For now, though, it's back to the shack for me. I need a sit down after all that walking about...

 

(All photos © Rob Wickings 2016)

 

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