Jon Crosby

Some, but not all of you will know that Jon had terminal cancer.  He
was diagnosed in May 2017 with terminal leiomyosarcoma (a lump in his
arm which had already spread to his lungs).  He kept cycling for a
long time, building himself an e-bike when this strength started
fading.  He also moved to do more cycle rights work, getting involved
with Barnet Cyclists and the LCC.  He was also largely responsible for
getting Hertfordshire to provide a safe crossing of the A414 near
Sacombe Park.

Jon deteriorated over recent weeks, was admitted to North London
Hospice on Sunday and died on Tuesday 16th.

Jon has done so much to actively promote cycling through his membership of several groups including ours. He was a tremendous support to the campaign group and was crucial to the redevelopment of our website. 

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 25 February 8pm

A special topic this month: “The Goldilocks Zone and how to stay there. Keeping warm and cool enough for cycling comfort.”

Our own Dr Helen Vecht will give us the lowdown on temperature control for comfortable cycling. Then we will have questions and answers – be prepared to join in. Got a favourite tip to pass on? Long Johns to wave at the camera? (Not wearing them please!). 

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.

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 28 January 8pm

Our first meeting of this new year will be held online on Thursday 28th at 8pm. There are a few things to bring everyone up-to-date on – inevitably more discussion on the A1000 cycle route. In addition we hope to have the Borough co-ordinator for Brent, who is also an LCC Trustee, at the meeting.

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 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 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.