BARNET CYCLISTS’ RIDES

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  alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

Also see the longer post in the August newsletter for a fuller explanation.

Cycle Lanes coming to the A1000

We are pleased to report that pop-up cycle lanes are coming to the A1000 between The Bishops Avenue and Tally Ho corner.

Pop-up cycle lane on Euston Road

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 campaigns@barnetlcc.org) 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.

Widen My path lets you suggest Cycleways, Pavement widening and Traffic Filters

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.

London to Brighton: Sunday 13th September

A message from Nadia from Barnet Mencap:  “Love Cycling? Ready to take on an exciting challenge and raise money for a local charity at the same time? Barnet Mencap is a leading charity supporting both children and adults across the borough of Barnet. The London to Brighton Bike ride is set to be an incredible adventure and takes place on Sunday 13th September 2020. Lunch is included. Starts at Clapham Common. Coach travel back to London is available. Common questions and answers can be found here:

https://www.londonbrightoncycle.co.uk/faqs/

If you are interested in taking part, and importantly collecting sponsorship funds for Barnet Mencap, please contact Nadia at nadia.topper@barnetmencap.org.uk.

Please help with the campaign for emergency Covid-19 infrastructure in Barnet!

If our local politicians don’t do more now the opportunity will be lost.

So if you haven’t done so already, please use both of these email templates to show your Council representatives what people who don’t want to use public transport or have the roads clogged with cars need them to do.

Let them know where you need pop-up cycle lanes, roads closed to motor traffic, school streets, 20mph speed limits, safer junction designs and pavement widening in your area.

For further details please see our post: Emergency Cycle Lanes in Barnet, which is being updated with the latest situation in Barnet. Thank You!

Contributions time 2020

These are exceptional times for all of us. Given the current push by the government to increase cycling we are stepping up our campaigning to get the cycling infrastructure Barnet so badly needs. We want Barnet Cyclists to survive to do this and in the future to provide you with the rides and meetings we all used to enjoy. Also in the meantime we want to maintain our website.

For this we would like your help – if you feel able to please make your annual contribution of £10 or £4 if you are a full LCC member, by direct transfer to: Unity Trust Bank, account; London Cycling Campaign Barnet Branch, sort code; 608301, account; 20225687, and vitally important give your name as the payment reference. Failing that a cheque made out as above and posted to: Treasurer, Barnet Cyclists, 38 Glenwood Rd. NW74LJ.

Thank you,

peter R. Treasurer.

Shop for cycling gear

A Barnet Cyclist is a smart cyclist. Is your cycling gear fit to be seen on the road on your solitary rides? There is no reason to let standards slide. There are cycling bargains to be had at Aldi from today – click on the link below. If looking for a specific item check if your branch has it before making a special trip. You can order online with free delivery for orders over £20. Or Click and Collect at some stores.

Barnet Cyclists’ events

In the light of official guidelines concerning Covid-19, and the emphasis they have put on social distancing, it is necessary for us to cancel events in the near future.

We are cancelling rides and indoor meetings from immediate effect until further notice. Once it is safe, we will post details of rides and events on this website.

Sensible cycling on your own is still possible – even desirable!

Stay safe.

 

 

 

RIDE REMINDER: Sunday 15th March: London

A chance to get into London by circuitous means – just follow Malcolm. Ride from Tally Ho to Kensal Green for a coffee stop at the Sainsbury’s. Then, using the canal, we will make our way to Paddington basin for lunch. After that there will be a visit to Two Temple Place (near Blackfriars). This is a chance to visit the exhibition and/or have a cup of tea. (Admission is free – and it’s a great building to visit).

Then head back to King’s Cross station for trains north – or ride back if feeling energetic.

Meet: 10am Tally Ho, North Finchley N12    and 10.15 at East Finchley Library

Ride Leader: Malcolm Nightingale 07538 402147

For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tube in 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

 

Sunday 15th March : London

A chance to get into London by circuitous means – just follow Malcolm. Ride from Tally Ho to Kensal Green for a coffee stop at the Sainsbury’s. Then, using the canal, we will make our way to Paddington basin for lunch. After that there will be a visit to Two Temple Place (near Blackfriars). This is a chance to visit the exhibition and/or have a cup of tea. (Admission is free – and it’s a great building to visit).

Then head back to King’s Cross station for trains north – or ride back if feeling energetic.

Meet: 10am Tally Ho, North Finchley N12    and 10.15 at East Finchley Library

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.  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