I am pleased to announce the date for the Revenge of the 50 Fixed Women ride.
Route to be announced, but it will be a short easy paced ride around some of the quieter roads of London. You do not need to ride fixed to come on this ride, all Ladies, all bikes welcome.
START: JUBILEE GARDENS (Near the London Eye) 10am (arrive from 9am please - earlier we leave, the quieter the traffic)
ICE CREAM STOP: Battersea Park
FINISH: The Old Ship - Hammersmith Riverside
Route : http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3666534
Printable Route PDF (A3) https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0Bz_wb57f4UeaOTJjMmY2NWQtZjZhNi00M2Q5LWJhMzYtOTNkZGNiOGQyZTgw&hl=en_GB
It's my birthday the day before, so this is shaping up to be a bright weekend indeed
Suggestion for a notable ladies monument ... The Edith Cavell Monument - near Trafalgar Sq - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EdithCavellmemorial.jpg
Nice one Julia, I'll add that to my list - any more suggestions are welcome.
The lady herself - Victoria ...
... and ...
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery - Kings College London
She has a statue in Waterloo Place (off the Mall).
Victoria Tower Gardens (by houses of parliament) - statue of Emmeline Pankhurst
You mustn't miss this:
Can't wait! Teapots (amy) pointed something out about the tags that made me laugh.
Woo! nice one and ending in roast dinner!
Hahah and so the tags have started..I'm looking forward to them - they were hilairious last year - 'Gash Dash' was a particular favourite. Boys I want originality please, no tag reposts from last year!
Looking forward to it!
yay! i'm in, of course! kings would be a good stop, not just for florence, geek points for rosalind franklin!
Indeed and the Royal Free, which was the first teaching hospital to admit women.
Also thinking of including Brompton Cemetary, as it's lovely to ride through and Emmeline Pankhurst is buried there.
And if we're going geeky, then we have to pass by Ada Lovelace's blue plaque in Mayfair!
I just had a vague poke around google looking for the routes that the London suffragette marches took, and came across this awesome article from The New York Times, November 22, 1911 which features a rowdy lady aristocrat on a trike - link
PANKHURST, Sylvia (1882-1960),
Campaigner for Women's Rights, lived here.
120 Cheyne Walk, SW10
In there like swim wear!
Ooohhh! I would love to but will be in cornwall that weekend!
This is great http://www.teachers.tv/video/37327
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