Luckily for us there was an organised ride-in from Ealing, but lots of idiots on bikes in amongst that lot and painfully slow at times, but no easy task stopping traffic (who never want to stop!) and negotiate junctions/lights etc. Hats off to the Marshalls/Guides, they're pretty good and everyone is kept safe.
We were actually happier later-on when it opened up a bit. Our first lap started around Midday and you can imaging how busy it was then. I love the irony of many parents who tell their kids not to do something and actually do it themselves. Our boy almost got squished by many-a-stupid-parent. The Douze was a nice big deflector at times to stop being cutting across us.
It's a great day out and would recommend it to anyone with a vague interest in bikes... and hopefully we'll bump into some more cargo-esq-bikes next year!