The HPFBS was formed in 2008 to provide a social atmosphere for fodling bicyclists of all persuasions, meeting on the 1st Sunday of each month at 10.00 AM, at the Cafe by the Serpentine, in Hyde Park, London. The atmosphere is courteous and genial, the rides around the quieter parts of London on towpaths and back roads are gentle pootles, often interrupted by coffee, buns, or pies. On the return there is often a vigourous sprint up the Mall back into the park, occasionally pursued by the constabulary, though the HPFBS cannot condone racing on public roads.
It's a great chance to meet other owners of peculiar bicycles, and get some fresh air. All are welcome.
If you'd like to partake there are no membership fees, badges, forms, or regalia, (edit - Society ties are now available) but arriving with a folding bicycle by ten AM is considered an advantage, when you may find members fuelling up in the café for a departure at about 10:30.
Recommended accesories include a means of repairing punctures, a water bottle, and a rain jacket. Bicycles should be fitted with bells to avoid your paint becoming contaminated with pedestrians.
If arriving by car there is plenty of adjacent paid parking in the Park (£1.40 per hour) or free parking in the surrounding streets (Sundays). The Park parking tends to fill up by 12:00 in the summer though and is not cheap. I usally park in The Triangle.
The Serpentine café is No. 3 on the map here:
The next meet is usally announced in this thread. All are welcome.
A phone number if you're late or lost on meeting days:
+44 75 78 36 15 54