Two signs are now in prominent positions around Bathurst Basin: the Lower Guinea Street sign on the pedestrian bridge close to the Ostrich Inn and the restored road sign for the John Sebastian Quay. Read more “Bathurst Basin signs”
Andy Persson, the organiser of the Kennet and Avon Canal Race, informs us that one of the runners in the 145-mile race from London’s Little Venice to Bristol’s Bathurst Basin set a new world record in doing so. 72 year-old Sandra Brown completed her 208th race of 100 miles or over. She finished in a time of 43 hours 55 minutes. Read more “World Record at Bathurst Basin”
Eric Dougall of Bristol City Council Docks Estates Office and his team have arranged for a Big Belly solar-powered waste compactor to be located in Bathurst Basin car park. This will make a big contribution to reducing excessive litter in the area and other bins in the area will now be less likely to overflow.
The 2021 London-Bristol Kennet and Avon Canal Race (KACR) started from Little Venice in London at 6am on Friday 23rd July and finished a day later by the John Sebastian in Bathurst Basin. The 145-mile race follows easy to navigate canal, river and railway paths. Competitors receive comprehensive maps of the entire route which passes through some of the best of English countryside.