Meeting Reminder

Thursday 28th March

Monthly Meeting: Auction Night

PLEASE LOOK OUT THINGS TO BRING AND DONATE TO THE AUCTION. AND REMEMBER TO BRING SOME MONEY TO BID FOR SOME TIP-TOP ITEMS!

After a quick bit of business, and a coffee break, it will be auction time. This is a fundraising night where you can truly ‘recycle’ things you no longer need. The emphasis should be on cycle related items – but other things (in good condition, no tat) can also be offered. Proceeds to group funds. Please take away any unsold items that you bring.

All welcome.

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

Workday – Reminder – Please Sign Up

This is a reminder – please let me know if you can help even for an hour or so. Volunteers on short notice to help finish clearing the Dancers Lane cycle path of bramble and black thorn. Your help is needed for Saturday, 23 March – please let me know if you can make it. We need 10 volunteers.

Tools
Herts County (HCC) Countryside & Rights of Way (CROW) will supply a van and driver with tools and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gloves, eye protection (when cutting black thorn), hard hats and hi-vis jackets. Volunteers are requested to wear gardening clothes including long trousers and long-sleeved tops. You may want to bring your own garden gloves and tools such as secateurs, but they will be provided by HCC.

Task
There are around 50 metres of the path left to finish off which previous volunteers of CROW started. We will be checking the path the day before to ensure no birds are nesting – the Workday will need to be postponed if any birds are nesting.

Contact details
It is important if you are volunteering to send me your contact details, preferably a mobile number included in case I need to cancel everything the day before. You don’t have to be a member of the BCC, but we are unable to allow children of 16 years and under to help.

On the day
The Workday starts at 10:30 am with a brief explanation of H&S requirements and similar – we are working under HCC management and their insurances. All volunteers will need to conform to the conditions, which I understand include wearing a hi-vis jacket and hard hat and PPE depending on the job you may be doing. We will have to limit the number of volunteers to 10.

I’ll send more details to volunteers, but the tasks are generally to clip, lop, cut, rake and clear off the overgrown bramble and black thorn. It will take about 4 hours plus time for breaks including lunch.

Refreshments
Barnet Cyclists will cover the costs of sandwiches, coffees, etc. back at the S. Mimms Services, which is just up from the work area.

Access to the site
You are welcome to drive or cycle to the site. If driving, the HCC van driver will be able to open the Wash Lane gate and you should be able park on Wash Lane behind the services, since a 2-hour restriction applies in the S. Mimms services. I will send more details to the volunteers.

Volunteer!
Please email me (Subject heading: Workday) if you are able to help and provide your contact details.

Thanks

Charles

E-mail: info@barnetlcc.org

Barnet Cyclists Volunteers Needed Urgently, Saturday 23 March

I mentioned at the February meeting that Jon Crosby and I need volunteers on short notice to help finish clearing the Dancers Lane cycle path of bramble and black thorn. Your help is needed for Saturday, 23 March – please let me know if you can make it. We need 10 volunteers.

Tools
Herts County (HCC) Countryside & Rights of Way (CROW) will supply a van and driver with tools and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gloves, eye protection (when cutting black thorn), hard hats and hi-vis jackets. Volunteers are requested to wear gardening clothes including long trousers and long-sleeved tops. You may want to bring your own garden gloves and tools such as secateurs, but they will be provided by HCC.

Task
There are around 50 metres of the path left to finish off which previous volunteers of CROW started. We will be checking the path the day before to ensure no birds are nesting – the Workday will need to be postponed if any birds are nesting.

Contact details
It is important if you are volunteering to send me your contact details, preferably a mobile number included in case I need to cancel everything the day before. You don’t have to be a member of the BCC, but we are unable to allow children of 16 years and under to help.

On the day
The Workday starts at 10:30 am with a brief explanation of H&S requirements and similar – we are working under HCC management and their insurances. All volunteers will need to conform to the conditions, which I understand include wearing a hi-vis jacket and hard hat and PPE depending on the job you may be doing. We will have to limit the number of volunteers to 10.

I’ll send more details to volunteers, but the tasks are generally to clip, lop, cut, rake and clear off the overgrown bramble and black thorn. It will take about 4 hours plus time for breaks including lunch.

Refreshments
I am asking if the BCC will cover the costs of sandwiches, coffees, etc. back at the S. Mimms Services, which is just up from the work area. I can confirm this in my email to volunteers.

Access to the site
You are welcome to drive or cycle to the site. If driving, the HCC van driver will be able to open the Wash Lane gate and you should be able park on Wash Lane behind the services, since a 2-hour restriction applies in the S. Mimms services. I will send more details to the volunteers.

Volunteer!
Please email me (Subject heading: Workday) if you are able to help and provide your contact details.

Thanks

Charles

E-mail: info@barnetlcc.org

MEETING REMINDER

Thursday 28th February

Monthly Meeting: Ride, Ride, Ride.

Tonight we are going to have a group discussion about how we run our rides and how to get more people to lead them. What are the barriers to leading a ride? It is not as hard as some may think once you have a little help. Stating the obvious: no leaders = no rides. We will discuss our Ride Programme (Is it what you want? Do you want more rides?).

We will also try and cover ‘Ride Etiquette’ (or sadly the lack of it at times). We need to make sure our rides are well run and everyone is safe. There will of course be time for usual business round-up and a cup of tea.

All welcome.

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

 

Thursday 31st January: Monthly Meeting

After our usual catch-up and coffee break it will be film night – of the cycling variety. We will be showing ‘The Raleigh Story’ and those that have seen it say it is an excellent film.  All welcome.

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

 

Meeting Reminder: Thursday 29th Nov

Hello, have you remembered that the last indoor meeting of 2019 is this week:

After the normal ‘business’ meeting to catch up on what has been happening, we will talk about to go about buying a bike:

Have you just bought, or are about to buy, a new bike?

How did you decide what sort of bike to buy?

What sort of frame: carbon fibre, titanium, aluminium, steel, bamboo, cardboard?

Did you consider an electric bike?

Did you know what size to get, or did the dealer help?

How did you decide where to get it from and did you consider online?

Was it a present?

Did you have any problems?

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Have you just gone, or are going through, the questions above?  If so, we would love you to tell us all about it.

Alan Wallace will be bringing his electric bike. If you have a new bike how about bringing it along. We promise to be envious!

If you are going to ask Santa to bring you a new bike – you need this meeting!

All welcome.

Meet: 8pm Carey Hall, Trinity Church, 15 Nether Street, North Finchley N12 7NN

 

Thursday 29th November MONTHLY MEETING – How to Buy a Bike

After the normal ‘business’ meeting to catch up on what has been happening, we will talk about how to go about buying a bike:

Have you just bought, or are about to buy, a new bike?

How did you decide what sort of bike to buy?

What sort of frame: carbon fibre, titanium, aluminium, steel, bamboo, cardboard?

Did you consider an electric bike?

Did you know what size to get, or did the dealer help?

How did you decide where to get it from and did you consider online?

Was it a present?

Did you have any problems?

******************

Have you just gone, or are going through, the questions above?  If so, we would love you to tell us all about it.

Alan Wallace will be bringing his electric bike. If you have a new bike how about bringing it along. We promise to be envious!

If you are going to ask Santa to bring you a new bike – you need this meeting!

All welcome.

Meet: 8pm Carey Hall, Trinity Church, 15 Nether Street, North Finchley N12 7NN

 

MEETING REMINDER: Thursday 25th October – How do we get bums on saddles?

After the normal ‘business’ meeting to catch up on what has been happening, we want to discuss how we, as a group and as individuals, get others cycling. We will start with Veronica from the ‘Breeze’ initiative who is looking to increase the participation of women in cycling – may with some help from our group. We want to consider what are the barriers to getting our own friends and family out on a bike – and what practical things we can do to help. What advice can we offer on the website, on leaflets? What resources are available? Should we run a programme of ‘beginners’ rides?  Lots of questions – come along and help provide the answers.

All welcome.

Meet: 8pm Carey Hall, Trinity Church, 15 Nether Street, North Finchley N12 7NN