The other riders continued when it became apparent that this was taking a while which didn’t seem to please the boys in blue. Shortly after another police car turned up and through their loudspeaker suggested that we used the bike path. Some of the riders obeyed the voice of oppression but the skinny strip of tarmac we cyclists are usually banished to quickly filled up forcing others to stay on the road. This didn’t seem to please the upholders of the law very much either. Their retaliation was to stop another rider outside the palace and repeat the id and short interrogation farce they’re so good at. Otherwise the ride went off in a happy and peaceful manner ending at Vasa Park.
The Gothenburg ride was less dramatic but had a great boost from a Dutch rider on a two-meter high unicycle taking the lead at the start fronting the ride up Gothenburg’s main parade and terrace café avenue.