Reminder – Have Your Say @ Barnet Station Consultations

Public exhibitions at the station on 13 June 2pm-9pm; 14 June 2pm-8pm; 15 June 10am-4pm.

Don’t forget to visit this exhibition today, tomorrow and Saturday this week.

It is the launch of their consultations for the site, and is the first of a number of events being held over the coming months to gauge the views of the community and how the proposals can benefit the local area.

An interesting part of the proposals is a ‘bike hub’ with a cycle shop, better cycle storage, charge points for e-bikes, etc.  Cycling is a key part of the proposals and driven by TfL’s wider brief to switch more people to cycling.

So why not cycle there and give them your 2 cents worth of suggestions and endorsements?  Also get your free cup of coffee!

RIDE REMINDER:Sunday 16th June: Bricket Wood and Gorhambury (NB start at 10am at The Spires)

In contrast to the short easy ride in May (let’s call that a 1-star ride) this month we move up a notch to a ‘2-star ride’. Longer distance and a little brisker in pace. To allow enough time there will be one start point at The Spires in High Barnet at 10am. The route will go via Bricket Wood and the Gorhambury Estate to lunch at the leisure centre cafe in St Albans park. Distance to lunch will be around 20 miles – there will be a brief ‘comfort stop’ but no coffee! Bring a snack if needed.

Additional info:

There will be an additional, slightly shorter ride to Gorhambury and the same lunch stop led by Kathryn, which will also start at 10am from the Spires. Do note this will be only slightly shorter distance than the faster ride so bring a snack if needed.

The route has off-road sections which are suitable for all bikes except road with skinny tyres as there is some gravel. A tea stop is planned at the White Hart in South Mimms.

Meet: 10.00am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – by the bandstand (NO Tally Ho pick up).
Ride Leader: Talia Ross  tel. 07816 767212

Why Not Cycle to the Barnet Medieval Festival – Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th June?

Not a Barnet Cycling event per se, but the Barnet Medieval Festival returns to Barnet Elizabethans Rugby Football ground and the Byng Road Playing Fields on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June. This community history event will feature over 350 re-enactors, a living history camp, combat and weaponry displays, battle scenes, a medieval market, children’s activities, community stalls and refreshments. The Medieval Festival is organised by the Barnet Medieval Festival Committee, a charity which aims to educate the public about battle that was fought just north of Chipping Barnet on 14 April 1471 during the Wars of the Roses.

Limited public parking in Christ Church Primary School playing field and vehicles will be directed to enter and exit the field at the top gate.  Avoid the hassle and cycle right up and into the fields – watch out for flying arrows and spears in the battles which can puncture tyres!!  Battles and displays including smoke and loud bangs will take place in the arena between 11am and 5pm. 

High Barnet Station Consultation

Don’t Complain – Go There and Have Your Say!

Public exhibitions at the station on 13 June 2pm-9pm; 14 June 2pm-8pm; 15 June 10am-4pm.

Plans are at very early stages, but will include new public space, new affordable homes and new space for businesses plus changes at the station itself.

This exhibition will mark the launch of their consultation for the site, and is the first of a number of events being held over the coming months to gauge the views of the community and how the proposals can benefit the local area.

Jon C has reminded us that it could be an opportunity to ask for decent, covered cycle storage at the station.

So get on your bike and get down there!

RIDE REMINDER: Wednesday 5th June Evening Ride: Mays Lane to Maydonoz

A relaxed easy evening ride around Barnet and Whetstone, with dinner at 8pm at Maydanoz Turkish restaurant, N12. There are good choices including reasonably priced vegetarian, meat and fish options. If anyone would like to join us just for the meal, please let me know before 6.30pm so I can let the restaurant know.

LIGHTS ARE A MUST FOR THIS RIDE.
Meet: 7.00pm outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – by the bandstand (NO Tally Ho pickup).
Ride Leader: Kathryn Ehrich, tel. 07757 751896

Thursday 27th June Monthly Meeting: The ‘M25 Ride’ continued…….

After the coffee break we will continue round the M25 in the company of Doug Nevell. This is a continuation from the April meeting, and we are keen to hear about the rest of the route round the south and east of London mirroring the M25. All welcome.

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

Sunday 16th June: Bricket Wood and Gorhambury

In contrast to the short easy ride in May (let’s call that a 1-star ride) this month we move up a notch to a ‘2-star ride’. Longer distance and a little brisker in pace. To allow enough time there will be one start point at The Spires in High Barnet at 10am. The route will go via Bricket Wood and the Gorhambury Estate to lunch at the leisure centre cafe in St Albans park. Distance to lunch will be around 20 miles – there will be a brief ‘comfort stop’ but no coffee! Bring a snack if needed.

Additional info:

There will be an additional, more leisurely ride to Gorhambury and the same lunch stop led by Kathryn, which will also start at 10am from the Spires. Do note this will be only slightly shorter distance than the faster ride so bring a snack if needed.

The route has off-road sections which are suitable for all bikes except road with skinny tyres as there is some gravel. A tea stop is planned at the White Hart in South Mimms.

Meet: 10.00am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – by the bandstand (NO Tally Ho pick up).
Ride Leader: Talia Ross  tel. 07816 767212

Wednesday 5th June Evening Ride: Mays Lane to Maydonoz

A relaxed easy evening ride around Barnet and Whetstone, with dinner at 8pm at Maydanoz Turkish restaurant, N12. There are good choices including reasonably priced vegetarian, meat and fish options. If anyone would like to join us just for the meal, please let me know before 6.30pm so I can let the restaurant know.

LIGHTS ARE A MUST FOR THIS RIDE.
Meet: 7.00pm outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – by the bandstand (NO Tally Ho pickup).
Ride Leader: Kathryn Ehrich, tel. 07757 751896

Sunday 2nd June 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!

(NB quite a lot of the group will be on the Huntingdon weekend, but if anyone is free this is an opportunity to turn up for a ride]

Meet: McDonalds near Tally Ho, North Finchley N12

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

SPECIAL BARGAIN OFFER

Where else could you have a year’s interesting cycle rides, and indulge in sociable monthly indoor meetings all for just £10 or less. Just by making such a meagre contribution to Barnet Cyclists funds, all this can be yours plus an elegant membership card.

We do get a grant from the LCC but this only covers about a third of our annual operating costs. So we would like you to dig deep and cough up a whole £4 if you are a paid up LCC member, or if you are an associate of Barnet Cyclists at least £10 would be appreciated.

Ideally we would like you to pay by bank transfer directly into our account. It is “London Cycling Campaign Barnet Branch”, sort code 60 83 01, a/c no. 20225687 and vitally important, give your name as a reference.

If you are unable to do a transfer don’t hesitate, just give us cash or a cheque. (Cheques to “Barnet Cyclists” or the full a/c name as above). As we now have to pay a bank handling charge for cheques please add an extra 50p to cover this. If posting send to: Treasurer, Barnet Cyclists, 38 Glenwood Rd. NW7 4LJ.

So in anticipation and hoping you can do this promptly, by end of June at the latest – many thanks for your valued support, group treasurer – Peter R.