Cycling Around Manhattan Island

So in celebration of the team GB win in the Tour de France on Sunday, we decided to hold our own Tour de Manhattan, by cycling around the whole (yes I said whole) of the island. It took us 4 hours (not the fastest time) in the hot NYC sunshine, but we had a blast.

These are a few of things we saw on the way:

In the garage before we start!

In the garage before we start!

The view down 29th street looking east across 6th avenue

The view down 29th street looking east across 6th avenue

The view from Battery Park up to One World Trade Center

The view from Battery Park up to One World Trade Center

This would have made our journey a bit harder!

This would have made our journey a bit harder!

Williamsburg across the East River

Williamsburg across the East River

Cool airplane writing in the sky

Cool airplane writing in the sky

Just before the United Nations building

Just before the United Nations building. Taking a break.

My Bobbin

My Bobbin

Somewhere really high on the East River

Somewhere really high on the East River

George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River

George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River

24 Hours in East Hampton, New York

So on Saturday we got the train to East Hampton from Penn Station at the ungodly hour of 7.45am. Yes we got up early – but so did a lot of other people with sun umbrellas! The top tip for this train journey is 1) buy breakfast at the station the train is empty of food and 2) bring  a blanket airplane style to sleep most of the way.

Penn StationImage courtesy of Wockerjabby

So 2 hours and a bit later – we arrive in East Hampton. At last! We make our way with our now quite heavy sun umbrella to The Golden Pear cafe for a much needed lattes and granola / yoghurt. Luckily this ensured we fitted right in with the EH ladies who work out in the morning and then head to the Golden Pear. Of course sans the work out clothes and the actual work out.

CoffeeImage courtesy of Pinterest

Coffee morning over, we head to Main Beach. Not apparently the best beach in East Hampton but taxi / walking distance (it took a while) from town and therefore perfect for us. Check out these sand dunes. The beach was beautiful. Making me wonder what the other top 1-4 are like. Main Beach is number 5 in the list.

Hamptons DunesImage courtesy of Pinterest

We spent the whole day at  the beach – paddling (that water is cold), sunbathing and reading/sleeping.

What are your top tips for East Hampton lazy days? I would love to hear.

Our East Hampton night out will follow tomorrow… Stay tuned.

Cycling from Manhattan to Coney Island, New York

Follow me as I cycle from Manhattan, through Brooklyn to Coney Island, New York. We cheated and got the subway back!

Brooklyn Bridge, New YorkBrooklyn Bridge

Carousel, BrooklynThe Carousel, DUMBO

Smith Street, BrooklynSmith Street, Brooklyn

Prospect Park, BrooklynPark Slope

Coney Island BeachConey Island

Bobbin Bike on NYC Subway

Coming home on the subway

Images courtesy of Olesund, JSocal, Dewalk, Dmitry Gudkov, Jonathan Percy and my own.

Top Gun Movie Night on the Intrepid, New York

Intrepid, New York

Tomorrow night is all about the Summer Movie Series at the Intrepid Museum, New York. To celebrate New York Fleet Week, they are showing Top Gun on top of this aircraft carrier. Yes that’s right you can watch Top Gun on an aircraft carrier. Is there anything cooler than that? I don’t think so.

Plus it’s free and you can take blankets/cushions to sit on. Doors open at 7.30pm and the film starts at sunset. For more information visit the Intrepid.

And if you can’t make it here is the start of Top Gun for you to enjoy. Ps I am saving the volleyball scene for tomorrow!

Cycling through Central Park and Times Square, New York

Follow me as I cycle through Central Park past the baseball, the boating lake, the reservoir, Sheep Meadow and then through Times Square – hairy but amazing!

Baseball, Central Park, New YorkCentral Park

Boating Lake, Central Park, New YorkThe Boating Lake

Hot Dogs, Central Park, New YorkA pretzel stop

The Reservoir, Central Park, New YorkThe reservoir

Sheep Meadow, Central Park, New YorkSheep Meadow

Times Square, New York

Times Square

Images courtesy of Ms Spider66, The Middle Muse, Alice Bartlett, Joe Shlabotnik and MD111.

One Man, Two Guvnors, Broadway, New York

One Man, Two Guvnors, Broadway, New York

Last night I went to see the farcical comedy One Man, Two Guvnors at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, New York. It was incredibly funny, clever and heart warming. The perfect show.

To start James Corden is fantastic! You want to take him home as your new best friend. It’s like all his best characters rolled in to one. He deserved the standing ovation at the end. And the rest of the cast were fabulous too – especially Oliver Chris and Jemima Rooper.

The stage set is beautifully designed, so well you actually believe you are seeing the sea glimmering in the sunlight through the streets of Brighton and the costumes are 1960’s style fashion. And don’t forget the music with the four piece band, and the additions of Oliver Chris playing the trumpets and James Corden playing the xylophone. Both hilarious!

The whole thing is brilliant and well worth the ticket. I laughed out loud the whole way through and so did everyone else. Read more about it and book your ticket at One Man, Two Guvnors.

Have you seen the play? I would love to hear your thoughts! Add them below (points down).

Ps Audience participation takes place.

Image courtesy of  Hugo Glendinning, One Man, Two Guvnors

Cycling from Chelsea to Tribeca, New York

Follow me as I cycle through Chelsea, Meatpacking, West Village, Tribeca in New York. What a fabulous sunny ride on my red Bobbin bike!