Ride: Sunday 17 October – St Albans

There are a few places left on this ride – if you would like to come please book asap.

YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE IN ADVANCE – SEE LINK BELOW.

THE RIDE IS RESTRICTED TO 12 PEOPLE – SO BOOK EARLY TO SECURE A PLACE

A round trip from Barnet to St Albans, returning via the Alban Way and Potters Bar.

The ride is about 26 miles/42 km, paced around 9 / 10 miles an hour average. The starting time is 10 am at the Spires, but please get there a little earlier for a briefing. We’ll be back by 3.30pm. Two 45 minute stops for brunch and cake.

The ride will be mostly on road but the Alban Way section is pedestrian and cycling only. This ride is suitable for riders who want to keep moving fairly steadily but is neither for beginners or strong riders wanting to push themselves.

Sorry, but we cannot accommodate children on this ride.

This is the link to the Eventbrite to book.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/barnet-cyclists-sunday-ride-to-st-albans-tickets-170444564280

If the link does not take you directly to the website, copy and paste the link into your browser

Ride: Sunday 17 October – St Albans

HOW TO BOOK

the link to the booking website has not displayed correctly on the email post.

Please go to the Barnet Cyclist’s website and scroll down to the post on the home page and find the link there.

barnetlcc.org

Ride: Sunday 17 October – St Albans

At last, the return of group rides! This is being run under the new LCC regulations.

YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE IN ADVANCE – SEE LINK BELOW.

THE RIDE IS RESTRICTED TO 12 PEOPLE – SO BOOK EARLY TO SECURE A PLACE

A round trip from Barnet to St Albans, returning via the Alban Way and Potters Bar.

The ride is about 26 miles/42 km, paced around 9 / 10 miles an hour average. The starting time is 10 am at the Spires, but please get there a little earlier for a briefing. We’ll be back by 3.30pm. Two 45 minute stops for brunch and cake.

The ride will be mostly on road but the Alban Way section is pedestrian and cycling only. This ride is suitable for riders who want to keep moving fairly steadily but is neither for beginners or strong riders wanting to push themselves.

Sorry, but we cannot accommodate children on this ride.

BOOK HERE

CTC RIDE: Sunday 21st November

Blue Plaques Ride (southern Finchley, Hampstead Garden Suburb, northern Hampstead)

NB this is not an LCC ride – it is being run by Central London CTC. Places must be booked online in advance (limited to 15). See end of this note on how to book a place.

Start time: 10:00.  

Ride Leader: Charles Harvey 07961 194 771

Start point: Tally Corner by the Tally Ho pub, North Finchley, junction of Ballards Lane (A598) and High Road (A1000). Post code N12 0BP. Nearest railway station: New Southgate. 

Ride Description:  A ride visiting the plaques commemorating famous people who have lived in Finchley, Hampstead Garden Suburb and Hampstead. 

Ride notes:  Hampstead is hilly! So, if you have a choice of bikes, bring the one with the lowest gears. Also, due to the stop/start nature of the ride, there is little opportunity to build up body heat. So, if the ride is on a cold day, bring warm extra layers. There will be loo and refreshment stops at Golders Hill Park and South End Green. You can buy food and drink at either. If it is warm enough, you are welcome to bring a picnic and sit on the grass to eat it. If you arrive early, teas and coffees are available from a McDonalds by the start point. 

To book a place: Go to the link below. There are 15 places available.

https://www.centrallondonctc.org.uk/rides

If you are booking more than a month in advance, adjust the date filter to include the 21st November.

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 30 Sept 8pm

Tune in and catch up with what has been happening over the past month: East Finchley Festival, Cycle Buddy Scheme and LCC protest rides.

The LCC is recruiting Climate Safe Streets Champions and Suami Rocha, who is running the scheme, hopes to be able to join our meeting and tell us what is involved and how we can take part or spread the word to others. (Postponed from Aug meeting)

Rides programme. We are planning a ride on 17th October – places need to be booked in advance. We will explain how this will work.

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

Ride: Sunday 17 October – Save the date!

We are planning our first official group ride after the break. This will operate under the LCC regulations which are a bit more formal than before. This ride will be limited to a maximum of 12 riders and you will have to register online in advance (via Eventbrite). The ride is about 26 miles, pace around 9 or 10 miles an hour average, with two 45-minute stops for refreshments. The ride will head toward St Albans – and is not for beginners.

So, if you want to get back out with the group – keep an eye open for a post on the website when booking opens. 

SIGN THE PETITION NOW! London’s Leaders Must Act Now On Junctions

We are saddened by the tragic news that for the fifth time in eight years, a person has lost their life at the Holborn gyratory. This time, as so many times across London, it was a woman cycling, hit by a large, turning lorry.

Work on the most dangerous junctions in London had stalled even before the pandemic. During the pandemic we did have a glimpse of what a lower car London can look like; we did see rapid expansion of the cycle network; and we did get increasing awareness in government that active travel has a vital role to play in averting the climate crisis. But we have not seen substantive action on our most dangerous and lethal junctions.

Junctions are where most serious and fatal collisions with those walking and cycling happen. They are the single biggest risk to lives, and the single biggest barrier to more people cycling and walking – particularly to those most put off by hostile road design such as children and parents.

After yet another fatality at Holborn, yet another fatality at Battersea Bridge, multiple fatalities in less than a month in Havering on one road, we do not believe London can delay any more. We are calling on our leaders to reinstate the rapid rollout of safety improvements at every London junction where those walking and cycling lose their lives, with the most dangerous prioritised first. What TfL and DfT call “critical issues” at junctions must be addressed to ensure that every arm of each junction is safe to cycle or walk through. That way these junctions will help realise the Mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan for no fatal road collisions or serious injuries in London by 2041, rather than trash it.

SIGN THE PETITION NOW!

https://www.lcc.org.uk/campaigns/junctions-action/

PROTEST RIDE Wednesday 8 September – MARSHALLS NEEDED

The Dangerous Junctions Protest ride next Wednesday needs marshalls. They are asking for people with previous experience as it’s a big ride with some tricky junctions. 

If you can help please contact  katy.rodda@lcc.org.uk

These are the details for the ride:

LCC PROTEST RIDE – Wednesday 8 September

Following the horrific and needless death of Dr Marta Krawiec at Holborn, LCC will be riding to the junction where she was killed, along a route featuring several of London’s other deadly junctions, also left for years without appropriate safety interventions. Please join us to demand an end to delays over action on junctions known to be dangerous, even lethal, for years.

5.30pm assemble, 6pm depart
Wednesday 8 September
Silk Street, Barbican entrance, EC2Y 8DS

Ride to Holborn, rally 

Remember lights as it will be getting dark on the way home

EAST FINCHLEY FESTIVAL 5th Sep

East Finchley Festival – a Late Summer Social – will be held this Sunday – the 5th September at Cherry Tree Wood, N2.  It will be open from 12pm-6pm.

Barnet Cyclists/Breeze/Better Streets for Barnet will be having a stall and this is a good chance to meet other cyclists from the groups in person – or to encourage people you know that are interested into getting into cycling to come along and have a chat. Lots to talk about – riding locally with a group or finding your own routes (we still have some TFL cycle maps to give away), women who want a bit of help to get into group rides can talk to the Breeze leaders. Find out mor about the Cycle Buddies scheme. If you are interested in campaigning to improve the conditions on the roads of Barnet come and talk to the Better Streets for Barnet people. Lots of opportunities for getting involved – spread the word!

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 26 August 8pm

We have a few things to update the membership on:

  • The LCC is recruiting Climate Safe Streets Champions and Suami Rocha, who is running the scheme, hopes to be able to join our meeting and tell us what is involved and how we can take part or spread the word to others.
  • Cycle Buddies scheme. Thanks to Rachael, this is now up and running. We will have a report on this.
  • Rides programme. We hope to resume our rides programme soon but it now has to be run under more formal guidelines from the LCC involving risk assessments, approval of routes and online registration. We will outline the requirements and ask for your comments. Ride leaders needed!

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