Kids Cycle: Saturday 23 October 2-5pm

We have had late notice of an event for families with children being held at Tiverton Green near Queen’s Park. It would suit families living in the south west of Barnet.

This is the launch of KidsCycle – monthly meet-ups for families to encoureage kids to cycle in a safe space. Future meet-ups will be held in different locations.

Contact email: KidsCycle@barnetcyclists

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 28 Oct 8pm

Our monthly round up of what is going on.  This month we will have member David Sullivan to talk to us about a recent trip on Bromptons on the North Coast 500. A stunning – and probably challenging – route in the north of Scotland.

Rides and events: Hear how the first ride under the ‘new regime’ went. There will be a Christmas lunch on Sunday 12 December – find out how to book.

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 – 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.