RIDE: Sunday 2nd February TUAG: Turn-Up-And-Go

Once again – route not planned in advance. Meet, predict the weather (good luck with that!) discuss 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 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 01707 376282 alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

MEETING REMINDER: Thursday 30th January: Monthly Meeting

First evening meeting of 2020. To start with we will deal with business as usual, have a cup of coffee with a chat and a chance catch up with what everyone has been doing. In the second half Ray Thorn will do ‘a show and tell’ about the bike he has adapted for night riding. And he does some extreme ‘night riding’!   Do come and share your tips for staying safe in the dark – bring any clothing and bits of gear you can recommend – or even advise not to waste time on!

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

All welcome.

 

Ted Talk by Rob Ainsley on Cycling

This short video is part of last week’s Cycling UK “Cycle Clips” submitted by Charles H. Several Barnet cyclists have watched it and thought it a “nice amiable and personal account of the joys of cycling”.

It is 12 minutes long and covers thoughts on why people may like to cycle as well as some issues on expectations of climate changes in the UK and longer term views in a sort of upbeat manner.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/blog/cycling-against-tide-why-i-love-cycling

Ride leaders wanted!

Ask not what your cycle club can do for you – ask what you can do for your cycle club! (Apologies to JFK). New year coming up and we need ride leaders for TUAGs and 3rdSunday rides. We have some ideas, and some vague offers to help, but we need to pin people and dates down.  Following on from our discussion on rides last year, we are planning have a follow-up at an upcoming evening meeting which we hope will help expand our rota of ride leaders. We have a core group of ride leaders who do such a great job but we need more people to come forward.

In the meantime, we need people to offer to lead rides on Sunday 16thFebruary and Sunday 15thMarch. If you can help please contact Alison at alison.ewington@ntlworld.com   or phone 01707 376282

Thursday 30th January: Monthly Meeting

First evening meeting of 2020. To start with we will deal with business as usual, have a cup of coffee with a chat and a chance catch up with what everyone has been doing. In the second half Ray Thorn will do ‘a show and tell’ about the bike he has adapted for night riding. And he does some extreme ‘night riding’!   Do come and share your tips for staying safe in the dark – bring any clothing and bits of gear you can recommend – or even advise not to waste time on1

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

All welcome.

 

RIDE REMINDER: Sunday 19th January Winter Wander – with Malcolm!

The traditional January ride with Malcolm. Options have been recced and the pub for lunch might be Harpsfield Hall in Hatfield or might not – destination will be decided on the day depending on weather and on the group. Will also try and fit in coffee and tea stops. Remember to bring high viz and lights in case it gets gloomy coming back.

Meet: 10.00am Tally Ho, North Finchley N12 or 10.30am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – Stapylton Road entrance, by the bandstand

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 01707 376282 alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

Ride: Sunday 19th January Winter Wander – with Malcolm!

The traditional January ride with Malcolm. Options have been recced and the pub for lunch might be Harpsfield Hall in Hatfield or might not – destination will be decided on the day depending on weather and on the group. Will also try and fit in coffee and tea stops. Remember to bring high viz and lights in case it gets gloomy coming back.

Meet: 10.00am Tally Ho, North Finchley N12 or 10.30am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – Stapylton Road entrance, by the bandstand

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 01707 376282 alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

 

RIDE REMINDER: Sunday 5th January TUAG: Turn-Up-And-Go

A very happy New Year to all Barnet Cyclists!

Not only the first Sunday of the month, it’s the first Sunday of a new year! Start the new year off on the right pedal – 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 01707 376282 alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

 

RIDE REMINDER: Sunday 15th December The Jingle Bells Ride!

Our pre-lunch warm up (the lunch is now fully booked).A morning only ride into south Herts (with a coffee stop at the Dutch Nursery) before arriving at the restaurant for 1pm. There will be two options: Kathryn will lead one group – note that the pace will be ‘brisk’to fit everything in and get to lunch in good time. Ray will lead a second group that will be even more brisk.As it is the season to be jolly, decorate your bike and/or yourself in tinsel, lights and baubles. Stupendous prizes for the best dressed rider and best decorated bike!

All welcome on the ride even if you aren’t coming to the lunch.

Meet: 10.00am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – by the bandstand (NO Tally Ho pick up).
Ride Leaders: Kathryn Ehrich and Ray Thorn

For those coming to the lunch (if you have already booked) but are not coming on the ride, please be at Chez Tonton, 182 East Barnet Road, New Barnet EN4 8RD (between, and on, the same side of the road as Tesco Express and Sainsbury’s.) in good time for 1pm.

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 01707 376282 alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

RIDE REMINDER: Sunday 1st December 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 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