Ride and meeting dates

Hello all

advance notice of rides and meetings until the end of the year:

Sunday 3 November          TUAG Turn Up And Go

Sunday 17 November        Sunday Ride

Thursday 28 November   Monthly Meeting

Sunday 1st December      TUAG Turn Up And Go

Sunday 15 December       Christmas Ride and lunch (venue to be confirmed)

Look out for the newsletters for further details. The booking form for the Christmas Lunch will be available on the website during November.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th October: Shenley Park Apple Day

This is a change to the ride as advertised in the October newsletter. In place of the Barnet Parks ride, we will head into Hertfordshire and take in a visit to the Shenley Apple Day. A great chance to try and buy an amazing array of locally grown apples. All set in the Shenley Park Walled Garden. On site café is also open for refreshments.

Meet: 10.30am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – by the bandstand (NO Tally Ho pick up).
Ride Leader: Talia Ross

 [NB – We hope to run the Barnet Parks ride at a later date.]

 For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tubein case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  Remember your lights in case it is getting gloomy going home after rides.

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

 

Improving air quality in East Finchley What can we do?

FIND OUT Thursday October 17th at 7pm

Martin School Hall, Plane Tree Walk, High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9JP

Breathing polluted air harms our health, even when we might not feel the effects day to day.  Many Londoners -including in East Finchley-are living in areas that exceed the World Health Organisation guidelines. Half of this pollution is caused by road traffic but other factors such as dust from construction works have an impact. This meeting is an opportunity to get an overview of the problem and to assess what individuals, schools and other organisations and the wider community can do to improve the situation.

Speakers:

Leonie Cooper Greater London Assembly Member for the Labour and Cooperative Party (environment lead)

Pupil Representative from Martin School Eco Council on initiatives taken by one school community 

Spokespersonfrom London Borough of Barnet Invited

For more details: brown.kate@btinternet.com

Organised by East Finchley Community Trust

RIDE REMINDER: Sunday 6th October 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.  Remember your lights in case it is getting gloomy going home after rides.

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

 

Study on Cycling: Can You Help?

Christopher Bonner is a student at Royal Holloway University of London and has requested of Barnet Cycling Campaign if they and others would be able to complete a survey on cycling experiences:

“I am recruiting participants for a nationwide study exploring experiences of cycling. In particular, the study aims to explore the types of beliefs that UK cyclists hold about other road-users whilst cycling. It involves completing a short questionnaire that will take about 10-12 minutes.

“The questionnaire can be accessed using this link: 

https://rhulpsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0eVzgyshJfjsXM9

As a way of saying ‘thank you’, participants have the option of being entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Amazon gift voucher.

Best wishes,

Christopher Bonner, Trainee Clinical Psychologist

Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX

MEETING REMINDER: Monthly Meeting: Thursday 26th September

After business and coffee, we would like to hear about your cycling adventures over the summer. And we need YOU to volunteer! We are looking for a few people to tell us about where they went cycling, what was it like, is it something they would recommend?  If you have photographs all the better and we can show these. They can be short chats – 5 or 10 mins would be great. We guarantee a friendly audience!

Please email Alison if you can help – alison.ewington@ntlworld.com  If you have photos we can project it would be good to send them in advance.

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

Cycle sale at Aldi 29 Sep

We have been tipped off that Aldi will be having a special sale of cycle clothing and accessories starting on Sunday 29th September. See the link at the bottom of this message. This is not an official endorsement, but the clothing on offer is very competitively priced. Be warned – the good stuff goes fast!

https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/dates/2019-09-29?sort=popular&q=%3Apopular%3AtransactionalStatus%3Atransactional%3AtransactionalStatus%3Anontransactional%3AEvent%3ACycling%3AEvent%3ACycling+Clothing&page=0

 

RIDE REMINDER Sunday 15th September: Welwyn Garden City and beyond

A chance to get into the quiet lanes of northern Herts. With Malcolm leading, the group will head to Vanstones Garden Centre for lunch. Then head north through St Paul’s Walden on to a track for a bit of ‘rough-stuff’. Tea at Emily’s Tea Shop in Whitwell then back to WGC.

Meet: 11am outside the station (Howardsgate Shopping Centre – by MacDonalds) in Welwyn Garden City. Be ready to leave at 11am – come early if you want a coffee.

Trains:                        New Southgate          10:22

Oakleigh Park            10:26

New Barnet                10:28

Arrive WGC                10:49

Ride leader:  Malcolm Nightingale  07538 402147

 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 alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

London Weekend 21-22 September

Lots happening in and around London on 21-22 September with Open House London 2019 on 21-22 September and Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September and you can visit them by bike.

With Open House London it is possible to visit hundreds of buildings of architectural interest and historical, cultural and general interest in central London and the Boroughs. With the Car Free Day on Sunday, 22 September road closures or bus-only zones will be enforced between 10.30am and 5pm with twenty kilometres of roads closed in central London and cycling and walking encouraged around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London.

You can learn more at:

https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-car-free-day-2019-what-will-this-years-event-involve-everything-you-need-to-know-a4174536.html

Buildings open include for example the Treasury Office, Foreign Office, Whitehall, various embassies, Saville Row, etc. Some building visits require email booking in advance (eg Wrotham Park, Barnet) and others are by ballot only with those ballots mostly closed now (eg No. 10 Downing St and new US Embassy).

But don’t be discouraged, hundreds of other buildings are still accessible and open in your area and in London and don’t forget the Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September and maybe use your bike to get to some of these famous buildings?

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 26th September

A reminder that the next indoor meeting will be on Thursday 26th September.

We would like to hear about your cycling adventures over the summer. And we need YOU to volunteer! We are looking for a few people to tell us about where they went cycling, what was it like, is it something they would recommend?  If you have photographs all the better and we can show these. They can be short chats – 5 or 10 mins would be great. We guarantee a friendly audience!

Please email Alison if you can help – alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

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