Thursday 5th May 2016. London bathed in glorious warm sunshine for the mayoral election.
But, from a cycling perspective, the big news was the visit of retired superstar Mario Cipollini who led a social ride around Regents Park, accompanied by Paolo Salvodelli (two time Giro d’Italia winner), Alessandro Ballan (2008 world road race champion) and very many regular RP lapsters.
After a few gentle warm-up laps, The Wattmeister managed to ease his way to the front of the massive group and invite the famous trio to join Muswell Hill Peloton for some serious action on Saturday morning.
Here is SuperMario’s reply:
“Grazie per l’invito Wattmeister . Bella bici. Vorrei scambiare tutte le mie 42 vittorie Giro sprint per il vostro KOM su Ridge Sprint Segno . A chi tocca pagare per il caffè ?”