130 cyclists were killed in 2002
All over the world, Critical Mass takes happens every month. London CM meets at 6pm on the last Friday of each month. The CM has usually left the meet up point by 7pm. On average the ride lasts about 2 hours but the time is flexible depending on who is there and what the weather is like.
London CM meets on London’s South Bank, just under Waterloo Bridge. This convenient meeting point allows easy access to the National Film Theatre bar for pre-ride drinks. The ride goes around central London usually taking in all the major tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and Piccadilly Circus. There is no set route, and the direction we move in is spontaneously chosen as we cycle. The ride usually ends in a conveniently placed pub for more drinks. Anyone is free to join or leave the ride while it is taking place.