Sunday 30 March 2008

Race across London

I don't normally do this, but I just found myself watching Top Gear.

It was pretty cool, though. They arranged a race from Kew Bridge to the London City Airport. Richard Hammond cycled, James May drove a 4x4, The Stig took public transport (bus, underground, and light railway), Jeremy Clarkson took a power boat down the Thames.

The boat was restricted to 9mph for part of the journey, but finished the journey at 70mph - there's no speed limit below Wandsworth Bridge. Nevertheless, Richard Hammond won the race on his bike, and the car came dead last!

You can watch it on BBC iPlayer Search for "top gear", the race starts about 40 minutes into episode 5.

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