Although I’ve cycled part of that route before, I’ve never done it solo – nor done anything like that on my Pashley before sunrise! It was fantastic & so peaceful. Seeing East London before it was “awake” from the Vélo-view was also an eye opener… from the odd Fox scuttling back home, to late shift workers & lads returning from a night out – so interesting to observe! It was also awesome to ride without getting spooked by too much traffic! Cycling in London still makes me nervous, but this was another boost for my confidence in getting out there and doing it!
I arrived at Columbia Road at 5a.m and was quite pleased that I did the journey in under an hour! The Stall Holders had just started to set up, so it was straight to work with the D80.
All that cycling made me hungry, so it was time to take a break and grab breakfast. This came in the form of what was essentially a fried breakfast in a Bagel! Seriously – this was one of the nicest Bagels I’ve ever had – and washed down with a Mug of tea, it was delicious!
It was back to shooting and chatting away with the Stall Holders – who are such a friendly group of people! I’m sure they thought we were slightly insane early-birds, but all the same it was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. Of course, I can’t blog this trip without a mention of the Wardrobe for the day: