May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Registration on Eventbrite as usual. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/goodbye-ursula-tideway-tunnel-cycle-ride-tickets-153362281713 Note if all places are already booked it is worth checking back as there are usually several cancellations during the week. Please give a phone number when registering as it may be needed for Track and Trace. If you cannot make it, please cancel so that someone else can take the place. Even at the last minute it is worth cancelling.
Flat 10 mile ride so pretty easy-paced. Lots of segregated cycle lane, some busier stretches.
Inspiration for this ride is the departure of Tunnel Boring Machine Ursula from Chambers Wharf. Ursula has finished her 7.5km journey from Battersea and is heading off to Rotterdam on Saturday. The gamble is that she will not depart until high tide (12.55pm). If you are joining the ride from the east or south east, then suggest you ride to the start via Cherry Garden and take a look.
Ride will retrace Ursula’s journey. We will cross London Bridge and ride Cycleway 3 and the embankment to Chelsea Bridge, passing the Thames Tideway sites at Blackfriars and Victoria Embankment. From Chelsea Bridge we will head back, first stopping to look at the Kirtling Rd site, next to Battersea Power Station, from which Ursula set out. Return route will follow the Thames passing another TT site at Albert Embankment. We may save time by using cycleway 14 from Blackfriars to Jamaica Rd. Route on Google Maps at https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1bSmV2siDD5yTalitZDvsd4_yCAPd6A95&usp=sharing
For anyone interested, Ursula’s schedule is: Thursday May 6th, large floating crane arrives, Friday 7th Transfer of Ursula to barge. There is of course no guarantee the engineers will be able to keep to this schedule, but we will have a ride along the Thames anyway.
Important – read the detailed instructions regarding Covid regs on Eventbrite when registering.
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