RIDE REMINDER: Sunday 18th August St Albans Abbey

The  plan this month is to amble north to St Albans to visit the Abbey and see its new Welcome Centre https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48621049. This will be a relaxed pace ride – but not necessarily a short ride (about 30 miles all in). After leaving The Spires we will ride the 10 miles to St Albans without a coffee stop. This will allow for an early lunch at one of the many eating places in the centre of St Albans. The group will then go on to visit the new Abbey centre.  Riding back, there will be a stop for afternoon tea along the way.

Meet: 10.00am Tally Ho, North Finchley N12 or 10.30am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – Stapylton Road entrance, by the bandstand

Ride Leader: Ian Ollier 0208 440 5943

NB No indoor meeting in August. The next meeting is Thursday 26thSeptember.

 For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tubein case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.

Any questions about rides please contact Alison Ewington 01707 376282 alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

Evening ride cancelled -Friday 9th Aug. A bit more info……

Hello

to clarify, the decision to cancel the ride is due to the weather forecast for Friday evening – high winds and rain. The committee feel it could be unsafe and we do not want to encourage members to take unnecessary risks.

If we can reschedule it this season we will post details on this website.

Safe cycling!

 

Sunday 18th August SUNDAY RIDE: St Albans Abbey

The  plan this month is to amble north to St Albans to visit the Abbey and see its new Welcome Centre https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48621049. This will be a relaxed pace ride – but not necessarily a short ride. There will be stops for teas and coffees as well as lunch. More details will be posted from the website nearer the time.

Meet: 10.00am Tally Ho, North Finchley N12 or 10.30am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – Stapylton Road entrance, by the bandstand

Ride Leader: Ian Ollier 0208 440 5943

For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tubein case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  You MUST bring light on evening rides.

Any questions about rides please contact Alison Ewington 01707 376282 alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

Friday 9th August (NB the second Friday of the month) EVENING RIDE: The Salt’n’Vinegar Ride!

A gentle ride on a summer’s evening with something to eat at the end of the ride back at Tally Ho. Come on the ride starting at 7pm or join the group for fish and chips at D&Q Fish & Chips, 688 High Road, North Finchley N12 at 8.15-8.30pm (opposite the Tally Ho pub on the east side of the High Road).

LIGHTS ARE A MUST FOR THIS RIDE TO GET HOME.
Meet: 7.00pm Tally Ho, North Finchley N12

Ride Leader: Ian Ollier 0208 440 5943

For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tubein case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  You MUST bring light on evening rides.

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

 

RIDE REMINDER Sunday 4th August TUAG: Turn-Up-And-Go

First Sunday of the month ride – route not planned in advance. Meet, discuss where you would like to go and off you go!

Meet: McDonalds near Tally Ho, North Finchley N12

Time: from 9.30am for coffee and planning – leave at 10am.

For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tubein case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  You MUST bring light on evening rides.

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

RIDE REMINDER Sunday 21st July: Columbia Road flower market

Something a bit different this month – a ride into town to visit Columbia Road which is transformed every Sunday into an amazing flower market. It will be one of Alison Assiter’s renowned convoluted routes taking us through intriguing bits of north and east London. We will ride to the river Lea and then to Victoria Park and the Columbia Road flower market. We will find a way back along part of the Regents Canal. It will be a windy ride through parks and side roads and therefore not for those who want to step on it for exercise. Very approx. length of 20-25 miles from Tally Ho to the end of ride in London. Ride will end at Highbury & Islington where you can either ride the short distance to Kings Cross or Finsbury Park stations to get trains back to Barnet or the ride leader will lead those who want to cycle back, north towards Finchley.

Meet: 10.00am at Tally Ho, North Finchley N12.

Ride Leader: Alison Assiter

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

MEETING REMINDER: Thursday 18th July NB EARLIER THAN USUAL THIS MONTH Monthly Meeting: The Return of the Quiz!

To start with we will run through all our cycling business and the various officers’ reports. Then after the tea break Ian will run his stupendous Quiz – with stupendous prizes!! ……well as stupendous as the treasurer will allow). A bit of fun to end this session of monthly meetings before our summer break.  The next meeting is Thursday 26thSeptember.  All welcome.

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

 

Saturday 3rd August LONDON FREECYCLE

FreeCycle is a major closed-road event where everyone can cycle round an 8 mile car-free circuit past major London landmarks. The LCC is promoting the event which is part of a festival of cycling sponsored by Prudential. NB it is necessary to register in advance.

Participants may find their own way into London or join an LCC organised group from Tally Ho Pub, North Finchley N12 0BP at 10am.The group will ride (approx. 10 miles) from North Finchley to the Museum of London, London Wall/St Martins le Grand (EC2Y 5HN) in Central London. The group will be led back to North Finchley at 3pm
from the Museum. Please note the ride from North Finchley and return is considered a long distance ride into and out of London on roads with traffic and hills – suitable for experienced riders.

Volunteers will participate as marshals and other volunteers are invited from Barnet
Cyclists as marshals for the North Finchley-led Group. We have two members volunteering as marshals but more are needed.

Please see the link  https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/  for more information and to register for the ride. Please speak/email Alison Ewington or Charles Jennings (see Contacts) if interested in being a volunteer marshal to help lead the North Finchley Group into London.

Sunday 21st July: Columbia Road flower market

Something a bit different this month – a ride into town to visit Columbia Road which is transformed every Sunday into an amazing flower market. It will be one of Alison Assiter’s renowned convoluted routes taking us through intriguing bits of north and east London. We will ride to the river Lea and then to Victoria Park and the Columbia Road flower market. We will find a way back along part of the Regents Canal. It will be a windy ride through parks and side roads and therefore not for those who want to step on it for exercise.

Meet: 10.00am at Tally Ho, North Finchley N12.

Ride Leader: Alison Assiter