RIDE REMINDER Sunday 21st July: Columbia Road flower market

Something a bit different this month – a ride into town to visit Columbia Road which is transformed every Sunday into an amazing flower market. It will be one of Alison Assiter’s renowned convoluted routes taking us through intriguing bits of north and east London. We will ride to the river Lea and then to Victoria Park and the Columbia Road flower market. We will find a way back along part of the Regents Canal. It will be a windy ride through parks and side roads and therefore not for those who want to step on it for exercise. Very approx. length of 20-25 miles from Tally Ho to the end of ride in London. Ride will end at Highbury & Islington where you can either ride the short distance to Kings Cross or Finsbury Park stations to get trains back to Barnet or the ride leader will lead those who want to cycle back, north towards Finchley.

Meet: 10.00am at Tally Ho, North Finchley N12.

Ride Leader: Alison Assiter

Any questions about rides please contact Alison Ewington alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

RIDE REMINDER – Update – 4th July – Evening Ride – In and Around Barnet

A gentle ride on a summer’s evening using sections of paths through parks and residential streets. Starting at Tally Ho, small tree and bench area next to pub, North Finchley and finishing with a meal after the ride in Whetstone at Rizo’s – known for catering for cyclists with a Mediterranean and European food theme – meat, fish, vegie and vegan choices. Join us for the meal if you can’t make the ride.

LIGHTS ARE A MUST FOR THIS RIDE TO GET HOME.

Meet: 7.00pm Tally Ho, North Finchley N12.

Ride Leader: Charles Jennings info@barnetlcc.org. Please let me know if you think you might join this ride or just come for the meal – send me an email if poss by early afternoon on day of the ride – not essential but helps with restaurant booking.

Saturday 3rd August LONDON FREECYCLE

FreeCycle is a major closed-road event where everyone can cycle round an 8 mile car-free circuit past major London landmarks. The LCC is promoting the event which is part of a festival of cycling sponsored by Prudential. NB it is necessary to register in advance.

Participants may find their own way into London or join an LCC organised group from Tally Ho Pub, North Finchley N12 0BP at 10am.The group will ride (approx. 10 miles) from North Finchley to the Museum of London, London Wall/St Martins le Grand (EC2Y 5HN) in Central London. The group will be led back to North Finchley at 3pm
from the Museum. Please note the ride from North Finchley and return is considered a long distance ride into and out of London on roads with traffic and hills – suitable for experienced riders.

Volunteers will participate as marshals and other volunteers are invited from Barnet
Cyclists as marshals for the North Finchley-led Group. We have two members volunteering as marshals but more are needed.

Please see the link  https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/  for more information and to register for the ride. Please speak/email Alison Ewington or Charles Jennings (see Contacts) if interested in being a volunteer marshal to help lead the North Finchley Group into London.

Sunday 21st July: Columbia Road flower market

Something a bit different this month – a ride into town to visit Columbia Road which is transformed every Sunday into an amazing flower market. It will be one of Alison Assiter’s renowned convoluted routes taking us through intriguing bits of north and east London. We will ride to the river Lea and then to Victoria Park and the Columbia Road flower market. We will find a way back along part of the Regents Canal. It will be a windy ride through parks and side roads and therefore not for those who want to step on it for exercise.

Meet: 10.00am at Tally Ho, North Finchley N12.

Ride Leader: Alison Assiter

Sunday 7th July 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.

MEETING REMINDER: Thursday 27th June

Monthly Meeting: The ‘M25 Ride’ continued…….

There is quite a lot happening on the campaigning front in Barnet at the moment and we will catch up with this in the first part of the meeting. Then after the coffee break we will continue round the M25 in the company of Doug Nevell. This is a continuation from the April meeting, and we are keen to hear about the rest of the route round the south and east of London mirroring the M25. All welcome.

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

Ride Reminder – London Prudential FreeCycle on 3rd August 2019

The event is not until August but it is necessary to register in advance. FreeCycle is a major closed-road event combining a free solo or family-style ride in central London. LCC is promoting the event which is part of a festival of cycling sponsored by Prudential.

The actual FreeCycle 8 mile ride is in Central London on Saturday 3rd August 2019.  Participants may find their own way into London or join an LCC organised group from the park adjacent to Tally Ho Pub (N12 0BP) at 1000 in North Finchley which will ride (approx. 10 miles) from North Finchley to the Museum of London, London Wall/St Martins le Grand (EC2Y 5HN) in Central London. The group will be led back to North Finchley at 1500 from the Museum. Please Note the ride from North Finchley and return is considered a long distance ride into and out of London on roads with traffic and hills suitable for experienced riders.

Volunteers will participate as marshals and other volunteers are invited from Barnet Cyclists as marshals for the North Finchley-led Group. We have two volunteers volunteering as marshals but more are needed.

Please see the link  https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/  for more information about the ride and to register for the ride. Please speak/email Alison Ewington or Charles Jennings (see Contacts) if interested in being a volunteer marshal to help lead the North Finchley Group into London.

RIDE REMINDER:Sunday 16th June: Bricket Wood and Gorhambury (NB start at 10am at The Spires)

In contrast to the short easy ride in May (let’s call that a 1-star ride) this month we move up a notch to a ‘2-star ride’. Longer distance and a little brisker in pace. To allow enough time there will be one start point at The Spires in High Barnet at 10am. The route will go via Bricket Wood and the Gorhambury Estate to lunch at the leisure centre cafe in St Albans park. Distance to lunch will be around 20 miles – there will be a brief ‘comfort stop’ but no coffee! Bring a snack if needed.

Additional info:

There will be an additional, slightly shorter ride to Gorhambury and the same lunch stop led by Kathryn, which will also start at 10am from the Spires. Do note this will be only slightly shorter distance than the faster ride so bring a snack if needed.

The route has off-road sections which are suitable for all bikes except road with skinny tyres as there is some gravel. A tea stop is planned at the White Hart in South Mimms.

Meet: 10.00am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – by the bandstand (NO Tally Ho pick up).
Ride Leader: Talia Ross  tel. 07816 767212

RIDE REMINDER: Wednesday 5th June Evening Ride: Mays Lane to Maydonoz

A relaxed easy evening ride around Barnet and Whetstone, with dinner at 8pm at Maydanoz Turkish restaurant, N12. There are good choices including reasonably priced vegetarian, meat and fish options. If anyone would like to join us just for the meal, please let me know before 6.30pm so I can let the restaurant know.

LIGHTS ARE A MUST FOR THIS RIDE.
Meet: 7.00pm outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – by the bandstand (NO Tally Ho pickup).
Ride Leader: Kathryn Ehrich, tel. 07757 751896