Daily Archives: July 19, 2010

Ealing on Sunday

Ealing was certainly the place to be yesterday.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was hosting a Sky Ride all through the local area. This involved shutting a large number of local roads to make a circuit all around Ealing where cyclists could enjoy the sun without dodging cars or buses – Ealing became a cycling paradise for the day and over 11,000 registered cyclists took part. I went around the course and I wasn’t on the official registered list, and I saw plenty of other people just joining at random too…
Ealing Sky Ride

Then later in the day I was at Walpole park for the annual opera in the park event – Tosca this year. I had seats in the front row and it was an excellent show. Tosca is a tragic opera and the action kept everyone going – considering how hot it was out there in the park it must have been difficult for the performers. The pianist even had to take off his jacket…

Tosca in Walpole Park, Ealing

And all this, after spending Saturday down in Somerset drinking scrumpy…!