Brunel Tunnel Museum

Double meet up worked. 5 riders at Dulwich, then a further 5 collected at Peckham. Weather perfect, low 20s, sunshine and light breeze.  Uneventful ride to Rotherhithe reaching the Museum at 11am. Katherine McAlpine (Museum Director) welcomed us and organised a tour.  Excellent tour guide took us to the original grand entrance hall at the top of the tunnel shaft. This amazing space has been re-opened thanks to the efforts of the Brunel Museum and grants from several bodies (more info here).  Half the group decided to stay on at the tunnel and see more of the museum, observe the clowns, and probably get some food and drink. Rest of us enjoyed a relaxed ride back to Dulwich.  Thanks to John for acting as assistant leader and for the photos. Route at here.

Battersea Ride

8 riders at Canada Water for a ride to Battersea. One mechanical on our way to Battersea – Laura’s chain came off and needed adjusting but Jamie and Mick sorted it out for her.  Eva and I had both seen the media mentions and pics of the aerial pool and it was so close to the route it was a no brainer to drop by.  Thanks to Eva for reminding me where it was. No-one in it but just as we were leaving 3 people got in so out came the cameras.  Had a close look at the new US Embassy as well. Cut out any riding round Battersea Park as we were behind schedule.  Stopped at the National Covid Memorial wall on the embankment. This runs from St Thomas’ Hospital and to nearly at Lambeth Bridge.  Thanks to Philippa for leading and Jamie for assisting.  Route on Strava:

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