Anne Leete

Sadly, we are letting members know of the death of Anne Leete last week after 18 months of treatment for cancer. Anne has been a long-time member of the group and a participant on a great many rides, and group holidays. She will be missed.

For details of the funeral please contact alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

Wanted: Climate Safe Streets Champion Volunteer for Barnet

The LCC is looking for at least one volunteer from each London borough to be a Climate Safe Streets Champion. They will lead the way in their own local authority to help LCC reach its CSS goals of a Carbon Zero transport Network by 2030 – with local elections coming up in May 2022, they will apply pressure on candidates for commitments to deal with the Climate Emergency we’re in by making walking and cycling a more attractive option for everyday journeys.

For details and how to apply see here:  https://www.lcc.org.uk/staff-vacancies/ or contact Suami.Rocha@lcc.org.uk

ePetition Keep the A1000 bus and cycle lane

If you haven’t already signed the Barnet Council ePetition to keep in place the A1000 cycle lane then please consider doing so. See here:

https://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?Id=127

Although it is not perfect, it would be worse without it. Do spread the word to your cycling friends – it would be great to get more names on it than the one to remove the lane.

Petition closes on 30 June – so take action now!

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 24 June 8pm

We will start with a brief round-up of what is happening locally and what is happening on the Campaign front.

Then, this month our ‘Twittersphere’ guru, Charlotte French, will give us a demo of our newly reactivated Twitter site and talk us through how to make the most of social media to promote cycling. It’s a lot of fun! We will also have an update on the LCC’s Cycle Buddy scheme and how you can get involved in the Barnet Group.

Do have a look at: https://twitter.com/barnetlcc

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.

Camden Clean Air Cycle: Sunday 30 May

Camden Clean Air, is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve air quality in Camden borough through a number of initiatives, including promoting sustainable travel, electrification, greening of public spaces, waste and other traffic reduction measures. 

The Camden Clean Air Initiative iis inviting participation in its first cycling event, The Camden Clean Air Cycle. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they will not be encouraging a mass meet-up of riders. Instead, all participants will be able to complete the cycle ride at any point on Sunday 30 May between 10:00 and 16:00. This means that everybody will be able to join The Camden Clean Air Cycle safely and at their own pace.

For more details and the route map see this link:

https://camdencleanair.org/events/the-camden-clean-air-cycle/

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 27 May 8pm

We will start with a brief round-up of what is happening locally and what is happening on the Campaign front.

Then, this month we have a visit from Toby Hopkins from the LCC office who is involved in the ‘Cycle Buddies’ scheme. This scheme connects people who want tips and guidance on urban cycling with more experienced cyclists. Some new, or returning, riders might need help with planning a safe route to work – or might need advice on improving their cycling technique. The LCC would like to have this scheme set up in Barnet so we need people to get involved. Come along and see what is involved and find out how you can help.

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 29 April 8pm

We will start with a brief round-up of what is happening locally and what is happening on the Campaign front.

Then, this month group member, Alison Assiter, will present some ideas for local rides. Explore some of the parks and open spaces in Barnet that you might not think of joining up into a ride. These are the choice fruits of ‘lockdown’!

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 25 March 8pm

We will start with a brief round-up of what is happening locally and what is happening on the Campaign front.

Then, this month group member, Paul Shipway, will talk about riding off road. He will cover basic equipment, and some of the routes we can do from Barnet and further afield. 

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.

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.