The group made their descent underground in Battersea, emerging at Blackfriars (Image: SWNS) Six lucky cyclists have ridden London’s deepest bike ride nearly 200 feet below the surface inside a 2.8 mile-long super sewer.
The tunnel is between 40 and 50 metres below ground.
Construction of the sewer began in 2016 and is set to be completed in 2025.
When finished, the super sewer will remove 95 per cent of around 40 million tonnes of raw, untreated sewage that currently spills into the river Thames every year. The group cycling in the sewer (Image: SWNS) The new system will provide a cleaner environment for wildlife and recreational river users.
Employees working on the project at Tideway London were offered the opportunity to buy raffle tickets to win the chance to take their bikes down into the depths.
In total, 360 raffle tickets were bought, raising £1,535 for charity.
The group made their descent underground in Battersea, emerging at Blackfriars.Despite being far below the London skyline, home comforts weren’t amiss.Instead of a dank and dark space they were met with a bright and warm tunnel. News Shopper: The sheer size of the sewer made it feel like a giant hall rather than a sewage system, and its earthy smell reminded those down there of a country walk.To add to the luxury there was even Wi-Fi.The eager cyclists were squeezed into a crate and lowered into the tunnel via a crane.The journey down took around two minutes before they landed on the sewer floor.The atmosphere was one […]
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