HELP FUND BARNET CYCLISTS

Just hiring the hall for our monthly meetings costs more than the grant we get from “our parent” the London Cycling Campaign, and that is apart from the rides and campaigning we do. So normally we ask you to help by making a contribution in the spring, but this year the new data protection regs got in the way.

Belatedly we would now like to ask you to make your annual contribution to our group funds. If you are a full LCC member then about £4 would help. If you just associate with Barnet Cyclists and come on our rides or to our meetings, then a larger contribution of about £10 would be appreciated.

Ideally we would like you to pay by bank transfer (internet or phone banking) directly into our own 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.

But be assured if you would prefer to donate by cash or cheque we will still grab it. (Cheques to ‘Barnet Cyclists’ or the full a/c name as above)  If posting send to: Treasurer, Barnet Cyclists, 38 Glenwood Rd. NW7 4LJ)

So in anticipation – many thanks for your valued support.

group treasurer – peter R

 

Stay Wider of the Rider

Close passing is intimidating, dangerous and in the worst cases life threatening for cyclists.

Drop a pin on the Stay Wider of the Rider map to tell us where and when you were close passed while cycling.

stay-widerLCC regularly sends location data to the Metropolitan Police so they can use it to inform their decisions on where to conduct close pass operations.

Let’s get the worst roads indentified in Barnet.

If you wish, you can also sign the petition asking Jesse Norman, the minister responsible for walking and cycling policy, to raise awareness of the issue and educate the public, so that close passing becomes socially unacceptable.

Stay Wider of the Rider website

Ride Reminder: Thursday 5th July: Evening Ride

The sunny weather continues…….so enjoy an evening bike ride this Thursday.

Enjoy pottering along on a long summer’s evening in the local area. Stopping for a meal at about 8.15 at a Turkish restaurant in Finchley Central.

Meet:7:00 pm Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12   (NB no second meeting point this time)

Ride leader: Kathryn Ehrich   07974 706516

Thursday 19th July (NB EARLIER IN MONTH THAN USUAL)

Monthly Meeting – Travellers Tales (Albania and Vietnam)

After the normal ‘business’ meeting and coffee we will hear from three of our members about their recent cycle trips in foreign parts. Talia has been to Albania and Charlotte and Laura have been to Vietnam.    All welcome.

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

 

Sunday 15th July: Ride to Cromer Windmill (not the one in Norfolk…..)

An up-and-down ride to the only windmill in Hertfordshire, starting at Welwyn Garden City. Lunch at Ardeley, returning along some quiet lanes stopping at Hertford for tea. Slightly longer than our usual ride to make the most of the summer day but the distance (30-35 miles) should be manageable for all Barnet Cyclists.  Train times:

Alexandra Palace        09.28               09.58

New Southgate            09.31               10.01

Oakleigh Park             09.34               10.04

New Barnet                 09.37               10.07  

Welwyn Garden City   09.55               10.25

Please check train times, nearer to the date.

NB ENGINEERING WORKS SOUTH OF FINSBURY PARK – NO TRAINS BETWEEN MOORGATE AND FINSBURY PARK

Meet: 10.00 for a coffee at Mc Donalds, Welwyn Garden City, (just outside the station entrance)  ready to leave at 10.30am

Ride leader:  Ray Thorn 07956816195

Thursday 5th July: Evening Ride

Enjoy pottering along on a long summer’s evening in the local area. Stopping for a meal at about 8.15 at a Turkish restaurant in Finchley Central.

Meet:7:00 pm Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12   (NB no second meeting point this time)

Ride leader: Kathryn Ehrich   07974 706516

Sunday 1st July TUAG: Turn-Up-And-Go

Nothing planned in advance: turn up early if you want a coffee and to talk about where to go. Ready to leave at 10am.

Meet:McDonalds near Tally Ho, North Finchley N12

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

 

Saturday 28th July Prudential RideLondon Freecycle

The LCC is planning to run a feeder ride from Tally Ho Corner at 10am on the 28th. They will provide a leader but they need marshals to help. If you would like to volunteer please read on….and contact the LCC direct.

Ride marshal volunteers needed for Freecycle Feeder rides

The Prudential RideLondon Freecycle is on Saturday 28th July and London Cycling Campaign are running a ride from every London borough into the event, and back home again. These rides escort families and those less confident at cycling on London’s busy roads into the closed-road course at a relaxed pace. We’re looking for experienced cyclists to lend their confident pedal power to those less experienced and provide a safe escort into the City! We need as many volunteers as possible from every borough, so please register to volunteer asap!

Ride Marshal and Ride Leader training

We are running our first marshal training next week in the evening on Tuesday 26th June – please forward to anyone interested in marshalling for Freecycle this year! See here for direct sign up link.

In addition we have two other dates for marshal training, and some ride leader training: see here for more info.

Sunday 24th June: East Finchley Festival, Cherry Tree Woods, East Finchley

We will have an information stall at this popular local festival – plus Barnet Council is providing a cycle mechanic to do Dr Bike safety checks and carry out minor repairs. So bring your bike along for a check – and tell your friends.  The mechanic will be there between 1-4pm.  Helpers will also be needed to man the stall and talk to visitors about cycling locally and encourge them to join the LCC.

Any questions contact: alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

Ride Reminder- Sunday 17th June: Gorhambury 3-in-1 Ride

Good rides come in threes! As the Zeppelin ride has been postponed, we will instead be heading to St Albans for another chance to explore the Gorhambury estate. Lunch will be at the swimming pool cafe in Verulam park after which there will be a choice of three rides:

Group 1 – Talia will lead a longer route through the Gorhambury estate before returning to Barnet via Chiswell Green, Radlett and a tea stop at Shenley Park.

Group 2 – Kathryn will lead a shorter route to the ruins of Old Gorhambury before returning to St Albans to meet up with Group 3.

Group 3 – Ian will lead a ride after lunch taking in either the Roman museum or new Town Hall museum before returning to Barnet with a tea stop en route.

1st Meet Point – 10am Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12

2nd Meet point – 10.30am Barnet, The Spires, by the bandstand outside Waitrose.

Contact Talia Ross – Tel: 07816 767 212 / Email: talia.ross2012@gmail.com