Monthly meeting: Thursday 26th November 8pm

We will hold our second online Zoom meeting next Thursday at 8pm. The main topic will be a discussion about the new cycle line which is being installed in Barnet. Have you tried it? what do you think about it? What has been the local reaction – from both cyclists and those that have yet to see the light? Take the chance this weekend to ride it and see what you think. Take some pics (good and bad bits, any problem areas) and send them to alison.ewington@ntlworld.com and we can share them at the meeting.

This meeting is open to members of the group and our local supporters only. If you attended the last meeting there is no need to do anything and you will be sent the Zoom invite in a few days time. If you wish to be added to the list, please send an email to alison.ewington@ntlworld.com.

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 29th October

This is a last reminder to register your interest to join our first online meeting on Thursday 29 October at 8pm. If you haven’t yet replied, and want to join the meeting, email alison.ewington@ntlworld.com by the end of Saturday 24th October.

This meeting is open to members of the group and our local supporters only.

if you have already sent an email to register then you are on the list and there is no need to reply to this reminder. Everyone on the list will be sent the Zoom invite early next week.

Monthly Meeting – Zoom. Thursday 29 October 8pm

As the chances of meeting in person have once again slipped away from us, there will be an online meeting to catch up on what has been happening in the way of campaigns and rides on our usual last Thursday of the month. The first one will be Thursday 29 October at 8pm.

This meeting is open to members of the group and our local supporters only. In order to control attendance, and to make sure things run smoothly, if you wish to attend please send an email to alison.ewington@ntlworld.com. You will then be sent a link to the Zoom meeting a few days before the 29th.

BARNET CYCLISTS’ RIDES

If you would be interested in riding in small groups of 6 people or fewer – taking into account all the various Covid-19 guidelines – we are gathering a mailing list of names. Places on rides would need to be booked in advance. To be kept in touch about how rides will be organised, and how to take part, please email  alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

Also see the longer post in the August newsletter for a fuller explanation.

London to Brighton: Sunday 13th September

A message from Nadia from Barnet Mencap:  “Love Cycling? Ready to take on an exciting challenge and raise money for a local charity at the same time? Barnet Mencap is a leading charity supporting both children and adults across the borough of Barnet. The London to Brighton Bike ride is set to be an incredible adventure and takes place on Sunday 13th September 2020. Lunch is included. Starts at Clapham Common. Coach travel back to London is available. Common questions and answers can be found here:

https://www.londonbrightoncycle.co.uk/faqs/

If you are interested in taking part, and importantly collecting sponsorship funds for Barnet Mencap, please contact Nadia at nadia.topper@barnetmencap.org.uk.

Contributions time 2020

These are exceptional times for all of us. Given the current push by the government to increase cycling we are stepping up our campaigning to get the cycling infrastructure Barnet so badly needs. We want Barnet Cyclists to survive to do this and in the future to provide you with the rides and meetings we all used to enjoy. Also in the meantime we want to maintain our website.

For this we would like your help – if you feel able to please make your annual contribution of £10 or £4 if you are a full LCC member, by direct transfer to: Unity Trust Bank, account; London Cycling Campaign Barnet Branch, sort code; 608301, account; 20225687, and vitally important give your name as the payment reference. Failing that a cheque made out as above and posted to: Treasurer, Barnet Cyclists, 38 Glenwood Rd. NW74LJ.

Thank you,

peter R. Treasurer.

Shop for cycling gear

A Barnet Cyclist is a smart cyclist. Is your cycling gear fit to be seen on the road on your solitary rides? There is no reason to let standards slide. There are cycling bargains to be had at Aldi from today – click on the link below. If looking for a specific item check if your branch has it before making a special trip. You can order online with free delivery for orders over £20. Or Click and Collect at some stores.

Barnet Cyclists’ events

In the light of official guidelines concerning Covid-19, and the emphasis they have put on social distancing, it is necessary for us to cancel events in the near future.

We are cancelling rides and indoor meetings from immediate effect until further notice. Once it is safe, we will post details of rides and events on this website.

Sensible cycling on your own is still possible – even desirable!

Stay safe.

 

 

 

RIDE REMINDER: Sunday 15th March: London

A chance to get into London by circuitous means – just follow Malcolm. Ride from Tally Ho to Kensal Green for a coffee stop at the Sainsbury’s. Then, using the canal, we will make our way to Paddington basin for lunch. After that there will be a visit to Two Temple Place (near Blackfriars). This is a chance to visit the exhibition and/or have a cup of tea. (Admission is free – and it’s a great building to visit).

Then head back to King’s Cross station for trains north – or ride back if feeling energetic.

Meet: 10am Tally Ho, North Finchley N12    and 10.15 at East Finchley Library

Ride Leader: Malcolm Nightingale 07538 402147

For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tube in case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  Remember your lights in case it is getting gloomy going home after rides.

Any questions about rides please contact Alison Ewington alison.ewington@ntlworld.com