Sunday 18th August SUNDAY RIDE: St Albans Abbey

The  plan this month is to amble north to St Albans to visit the Abbey and see its new Welcome Centre https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48621049. This will be a relaxed pace ride – but not necessarily a short ride. There will be stops for teas and coffees as well as lunch. More details will be posted from the website nearer the time.

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

Ride Leader: Ian Ollier 0208 440 5943

For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tubein case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  You MUST bring light on evening rides.

Any questions about rides please contact Alison Ewington 01707 376282 alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

Friday 9th August (NB the second Friday of the month) EVENING RIDE: The Salt’n’Vinegar Ride!

A gentle ride on a summer’s evening with something to eat at the end of the ride back at Tally Ho. Come on the ride starting at 7pm or join the group for fish and chips at D&Q Fish & Chips, 688 High Road, North Finchley N12 at 8.15-8.30pm (opposite the Tally Ho pub on the east side of the High Road).

LIGHTS ARE A MUST FOR THIS RIDE TO GET HOME.
Meet: 7.00pm Tally Ho, North Finchley N12

Ride Leader: Ian Ollier 0208 440 5943

For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tubein case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  You MUST bring light on evening rides.

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

 

RIDE REMINDER Sunday 4th August 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 tubein case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  You MUST bring light on evening rides.

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

Reminder: FreeCycle Events This Weekend 3-4th August

Don’t forget the FreeCycle events this weekend (see Rides Blog of 28 June for more details).

Our marshals Peter, Graham and John are stepping up to muster and coax a group of cyclists to and from central London to participate in the Saturday 3 Aug event. Remember you can join them as participants or find your own way into London and there is no need to register if you don’t want to and it is all FREE!!

The start point for the organised ride in is from Tally Ho Pub, North Finchley N12 0BP at 10am with the led start back to North Finchley from London at 3pm

You can download a map of the FreeCycle area in London at the following: https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/route/

Also Barnet Cyclists want to wish all the best to the Barnet team participating in the Surrey 100 on Sunday 4th August.  GOOD LUCK – Helen, Penny and Ray!!

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.