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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com. You will then be sent a link to the Zoom meeting a few days before the 29th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Also see the longer post in the August newsletter for a fuller explanation.
We are pleased to report that pop-up cycle lanes are coming to the A1000 between The Bishops Avenue and Tally Ho corner.
We support this positive move by Barnet Council and suggest members of Barnet Cyclists contact your local councillors to congratulate them on providing their first semi-protected cycle lanes on one of our top priority routes in Barnet. You may like to let them (and us at email@example.com) know where you want cycle lanes, low traffic neighbourhoods and school streets in your area – ideas from our campaign team are shown on the Safer Cycling Mapped Out page.
You can see what people want around Barnet, endorse their suggestions and add your own at Widen My Path.
Detailed design drawings were provided by traffic engineers at Barnet Council for the first A1000 cycle lanes and we have given our feedback on the temporary scheme and also the improvements needed to provide a permanent design.
Pressure is mounting for the cycle lanes to extend up the A1000 to High Barnet – yes, right up Barnet Hill to Monken Hadley. Barnet Cycling Campaign and LCC were interviewed by The Barnet Society, who have written this informative article.
We welcome all support to help our campaigning for safer cycling in Barnet.