REMINDER: Thursday 26 May: Meeting – QUIZ NIGHT!

Back by popular demand!  A fun quiz to round off the evening after our usual cycling round-up and coffee break. Set by our own incomparable compere – Ian. Stupendous prizes!

RUMMAGE BOX  at every meeting there is the opportunity to be a real ‘recycler’. Bring along any items (ought to have some link to cycling) to let others make use of them. 

Meet: 8pm, Trinity Church Centre, Nether Street, North Finchley N12.

All welcome.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:  Thursday 30 June: Meeting – LOCAL CYCLING GROUPS

Our special topic this month will be  a round up of most of the groups that run rides in Barnet and southern Herts. There are probably more out of there than you realise. Different days, lengths and speeds. If you are new to the group or want to see what’s out there, this is the meeting attend to find out where you can find rides that suit you.

Sunday 29 May: RideLondon Free Cycle -LAST PLEA FOR MARSHALLS

The LCC have had to close sign ups for the RideLondon FreeCycle due to a shortage of marshals (except in boroughs where there are less than 50 sign ups). This is so they can keep the ride size to safe numbers. If you have friends or contacts who want to take part, they can sign up to be marshals. If they have a big sign up of marshals, they can consider opening some of the rides again. If you have friends, colleagues or contacts who are keen to join and they are confident cyclists, encourage them to sign up to volunteer marshal. 

Sign up here:

https://membership.lcc.org.uk/marshal-volunteer-sign-2022

Sunday 22 May: Barnet Cyclists Gorhambury and Sandridge ride REMINDER

THERE A FEW PLACES LEFT – BOOK NOW!

A ‘new and improved’ version of a Barnet Cyclists’ classi

Led by Talia, a scenic 38 mile ride taking in bluebells and the Llazy Lama cafe in Greenwood Park as well as the beautiful Gorhambury estate in St Albans, followed by lunch in Sandridge – option of a good pub Sunday roast at the Green Man, or the village cafe for coffee and light snacks. Some hills en route with lovely views. This is an intermediate ride at a moderate pace for those used to longer rides with hills, average speed 10-11 MPH.

You must book this event using Eventbrite – see link below. Because there is a limit on rider numbers, you must let us know if you need to cancel, otherwise someone else could miss out. The number to text will be on your ticket.

 We can only take riders over 18 years old on this ride.

REGISTER HERE – A FEW PLACES LEFT

www.eventbrite.com/e/barnet-cyclists-gorhambury-and-sandridge-ride-tickets-339108060337

Thursday 26 May: Meeting – QUIZ NIGHT!

Back by popular demand!  A fun quiz to round off the evening after our usual cycling round-up and coffee break. Set by our own incomparable compere – Ian. Stupendous prizes!

RUMMAGE BOX  at every meeting there is the opportunity to be a real ‘recycler’. Bring along any items (ought to have some link to cycling) to let others make use of them. 

Meet: 8pm, Trinity Church Centre, Nether Street, North Finchley N12.

All welcome.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Thursday 30 June: Meeting – LOCAL CYCLING GROUPS

Our special topic this month will be  a round up of most of the groups that run rides in Barnet and southern Herts. There are probably more out of there than you realise. Different days, lengths and speeds. If you are new to the group or want to see what’s out there, this is the meeting attend to find out where you can find rides that suit you.

RideLondon FreeCycle Sunday 29th May: Feeder Rides

We are still looking for more volunteer ride marshals for FreeCycle feeder. If you are interested in being a volunteer marshal or know someone who might be, please share this link: https://membership.lcc.org.uk/marshal-volunteer-sign-2022
The total number of registrants for each borough’s feeder rides can be found here.We have two more marshal trainings, next Wednesday 18th and Saturday 21st at the LCC office. Share these with anyone who would like to attend.
Wednesday 18 – https://membership.lcc.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=575
Saturday 21 – https://membership.lcc.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=576
If you have any questions about your local group feeder ride, contact mike.mcsherry@lcc.org.uk.

Sunday 22 May: Barnet Cyclists Gorhambury and Sandridge ride

A ‘new and improved’ version of a Barnet Cyclists’ classic

Led by Talia, a scenic 38 mile ride taking in bluebells and the Llazy Lama cafe in Greenwood Park as well as the beautiful Gorhambury estate in St Albans, followed by lunch in Sandridge – option of a good pub Sunday roast at the Green Man, or the village cafe for coffee and light snacks. Some hills en route with lovely views. This is an intermediate ride at a moderate pace for those used to longer rides with hills, average speed 10-11 MPH.

You must book this event using Eventbrite – see link below. Because there is a limit on rider numbers, you must let us know if you need to cancel, otherwise someone else could miss out. The number to text will be on your ticket.

 We can only take riders over 18 years old on this ride.

REGISTER HERE – BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

www.eventbrite.com/e/barnet-cyclists-gorhambury-and-sandridge-ride-tickets-339108060337

Helpers on bikes needed: Moonwalk 14th-15th May

Volunteer cyclists are needed to help with marshalling on the “Moonwalk” on 14th/15th May. Cyclists are essential because they can easily reach parts of the route that support vehicles can’t and are able to respond quickly to hotspots on the route where additional help is needed. It is a quite brilliant night out as well as helping to raise millions of pounds for Cancer charities (especially but not exclusively breast cancer charities). There are usually about 60 or 70 cyclists helping out. Cyclists do need to be over 18 – as they will be out and about on streets of London overnight.

Details here: https://walkthewalk.org/volunteer/moonwalk-london-volunteer

If you want to ask about this event you can contact Richard Perry (LCC Barnet member) at richardgeoffreyperry@gmail.com

Fit and Active Barnet – photo shoot

Barnet Council are promoting their Fit and Active Barnet (FAB) campaign

https://www.better.org.uk/fab-hub

They are looking to relaunch the imagery for the campaign and would like to feature local people – including cyclists – and they are asking if anyone from Barnet Cyclists would like to be involved. The photoshoot will be taking place between Monday 23 May to Wednesday 25 May. Times slots do vary, however if you are interested they can discuss a time that suits and do their best to slot you into the schedule. 

To register your interest email Courtney Warden, Service Manager – Sport & Physical Activity Greenspaces & Leisure   Courtney.Warden@Barnet.gov.uk

(please also copy in charles.harvey@hotmail.co.uk)

Sunday 12 June: Camden Clean Air Cycle Ride

This event will take place on Sunday 12 June and start and finish at Granary Square, and the new and improved 28KM route will take in Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill, Camden Town, King’s Cross, Bloomsbury, and more. Marshals and signs will be spread out along the way, and this year you will also be able to choose whether to self-guide or follow a riding marshal who will lead small groups around the route. They have also partnered with HumanForest who will have e-bikes available to hire at the start line for anyone who fancies an extra push!

Key details

Date: Sunday 12 June

Time: Select a start time window from 10am – 12pm

Location: Granary Square, King’s Cross 

Tickets can be bought here (Adult £6, Child £4, Family £15):

Tickets are limited for each start-time window so register now to avoid disappointment.