Critical Mass in London Today

CM- ‘Critical Mass’ is meeting up today in London at 6:00pm on the South Bank by the National Film Theatre under Waterloo Bridge. It takes place on the last Friday of every month, and today London is lucky to have good weather and sunshine for this group of anticipating cyclists.

Originally founded in 1992 in San Francisco, Critical Mass is a cycling event that happens on the last Friday of every month in over 300 cities worldwide. The concept was for the cyclists to ‘reclaim the road’ and to draw attention to how unfriendly the city traffic has been to other road users. The Mass is usually unstructured and leaderless, and the formation of the event is merely for a big group of cyclists to gather at a meeting point and to travel together through the streets of the town on bikes (or some people may come on their skate boards or roller blades).

In some cities, Critical Mass has been described as a protest activity. In the 2006 New Yorker magazine for example, the event was described in one of the articles as a ‘monthly political protest ride’ as a part of ‘social movements’. In London however, CM is seen as more of a ‘celebration’ or ‘spontaneous gathering’ for the participating cyclists. Such claim allows the event to take place without advanced notification of the police force.

The size of the Mass can vary from city to city from twenty participants up to thousands. This usually depends on the frequency of the event taking place. Although designed to take place once a month, some cities like Budapest in Hungary has limited it to only two days a year (22nd April and 22nd September). The rare occurrence of the event in Budapest therefore attracts a lot more attention for cyclists to want to take part. In April 2008 for example, there was a record of 80,000 riders in the Budapest CM.

So if you are still wondering what you can do on a lovely sunny Friday evening, why not book a couple of outcall escorts London town has to offer, and take a ride with these beautiful ladies to a fun weekend ahead in London.