Sunday 21 September 2008 2.27pm
Did anyone else see this today (Sunday)? I was walking back from Tower Bridge at around 3pm and there was a steady stream of ponies and traps, apparently being raced along Tower Bridge Road
I'm perfectly happy to be contradicted, but it looked extremely dangerous; three people crammed into a trap meant obviously meant for two, people talking on their mobiles while whipping the ponies to go faster and overtaking each other (!), a small boy racing his own trap alonside busy traffic - all this whilst showing complete disregard for any other road users.
i just dont understand why they would choose this busy central road to do this sort of thing, particularly on a day when there are many more cyclists on the roads than usual due to the Freewheel cycling event.
Anyone have any more info? I was tempted to shout at them from the pavement as they were behaving so recklessly (and racing ponies on concrete roads surrounded by noisy traffic is far from good for them) but they were going so fast all i could do was shrug in disbelief!