Bazalgette 1 - Easter Saturday Healthy Ride
Start/finish at the Southwark Needle on the south side of London Bridge (SE1 2SX). Werner planning a Bazalgette-themed ride. It was 200 years from Joseph Bazalgette's birth on March 29th. A little late, we plan to celebrate with a ride around sites associated with the great engineer. Bound to include the memorial on Victoria Embankment and the blue plaque in St Johns Wood.
More notes on route: out over Waterloo Bridge; CS3 on top of Victoria Embankment and Bazalgette Memorial, St Margaret’s Westminster where he got married; Institute of Civil Engineers in Gt George St, where he was president (report at time: "appropriately his presidential address discussed 'those engineering works which promote the health and comfort of the inhabitants of large cities, and by which human life may be preserved and prolonged'" - sounds like he was a supporter of bike lanes; Hyde Park; A bit of Q12; Pushing the boundary into St John's Wood and a look at his blue plaque; Stop in Regent's Park; Dysfunctional pump in Broad(wick) St and Golden Square (cholera, showed need for sewers); Probably back over London Bridge.
Note we are also doing a longer Bazalgette 2 ride on Easter Monday, April 22nd, see listings.
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