Six cyclists got the chance to cycle through a new super sewer under the streets of London ahead of its completion. (SWNS) Six cyclists have ridden London’s deepest bike ride nearly 200ft underground – inside a ‘super sewer’.
The keen cyclists got the experience underneath the capital as part of a charity fundraiser before the sewer becomes operational.
The 2.8 mile sewer began construction in 2016 and is due to be completed in 2025. When finished, it will remove 95% of around 40 million tonnes of raw sewage that currently spills into the River Thames every year.
It sits between 40m and 50m under the surface, making it deeper than any of the tube lines in the capital. 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. (SWNS) Employees working on the project at Tideway London were offered the opportunity to buy raffle tickets. (SWNS) 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, raising £1,535 in total for charity.
The lucky winners made their descent at Battersea then cycled uphill through the sewer – whose deepest point hits 66m below ground level – to Blackfriars and back.
Taylor Geall, media relations manager at Tideway London, said: "The event went really well and everyone had a really good time. It’s a once in a lifetime experience."
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