A few days away at Blackpool, on Tuesday evening an annual event is that they turn the lights on early, before the official switch on for one night and close the main seafront road off from Bispham to just passed the pleasure beach from 6pm to 10.30pm to motorised vehicles letting Thousands and thousands of cyclists of all types and ages loose on the road to preview the lights. They do organise it well as you ride a circuit with loops at both ends dividing the road in two, so at least everyone is going the same way!
Very chaotic as you may imagine, little kids falling off, idiots just stopping in front of you, big kids showing off with wheelies. Your OK as long as you have eyes in the back and both sides of your head! But an enjoyable evening none the less.
We (Kath and I) ended the night in the Pump & Truncheon for a couple of pints.