Sunday 19th August: Shaw’s Corner, Ayot St Lawrence

Visit the home of an old CTC member – George Bernard Shaw. (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/shaws-corner) a lovely country house set in a delighful garden. Shaw lived here for 44 years and was regularly seen cycling around the area. National Trust – full adult entrance to the whole property is £8. If you are an NT member bring your membership card for free entrance.  We will arrive as the property opens at 12 noon. After visiting the house we will go down the hill (whey hey!) to lunch at the Cross Keys at Gustard Wood. Afternoon tea stop at the John Bunyan, Coleman Green. Then a choice of cycling back to Welwyn Garden City to catch a train, or cycle back to Barnet.

 

Train times (Please recheck train times, nearer to the date):

New Southgate                        09.51               10.21  

Oakleigh Park                         09.54               10.24  

New Barnet                             09.57               10.27

Arrive: Welwyn Garden City  10.18               10.48

 

Meet: from 10.30am for a coffee at McDonalds, Welwyn Garden City, (just outside the shopping centre/station entrance)  Be ready to leave at 11am

Ride leader: Malcolm Nightingale

11th – 12th August: Another Peterborough weekend

Charles is leading a cycling weekend in Peterborough for the Ealing LCC group on the weekend of 11th / 12th August. If you missed out on the Barnet Cyclists weekends in Peterborough in 2014 and 2016,or would like to repeat some of the rides, you would be most welcome to join them.  For further information, please contact Charles Harvey     charles.harvey@hotmail.co.uk     020 8455 5174    07961 194 771

Sunday 5th August 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.

PLEA FOR MORE MARSHALS! Saturday 28thJuly:  Prudential Ride London – Freecycle

We have a leader supplied by the LCC for the feeder ride as below.  And we have some volunteers from Barnet Cyclists to help marshal the ride. We are expecting quite a large ride so could do with some more help. If you are free on Saturday and can help, please be at  Tally Ho at 9.30am to meet the leader.  Best also to officially register for the ride – and as a marshal – see link below.

If you have any questions – or would like me to forward your name to the ride leader -then email me at alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

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This is a chance to ride a loop in central London that is free of traffic. For details and how to register see: https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/

Central LCC are organising a feeder ride from Tally Ho, N12 at 10am – note that the 10 mile route from here into the city is not traffic free and will include crossing some busy junctions. Volunteers are needed to marshal the feeder ride – if you can help please contact:  https://membership.lcc.org.uk/volunteer-lcc-freecycle-rides-2018

Ride Reminder: Saturday 28th July: Prudential Ride London – Freecycle

This is a chance to ride a loop in central London that is free of traffic. For details and how to register see: https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/

Central LCC are organising a feeder ride from Tally Ho, N12 at 10am – note that the 10 mile route from here into the city is not traffic free and will include crossing some busy junctions. Volunteers are needed to marshal the feeder ride – if you can help please contact:  https://membership.lcc.org.uk/volunteer-lcc-freecycle-rides-2018

Ride Reminder: Sunday 15th July: Ride to Cromer Windmill

NOTE CHANGES TO TRAIN TIMES – NEW TIMETABLE AND TRAIN IS A BIT EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY ADVERTISED

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 MIGHT BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE- REVISED TIMETABLE BEING INTRODUCED AT THE WEEKEND – CHECK BEFORE TRAVELLING

New Southgate                        09.51              

Oakleigh Park                         09.54              

New Barnet                             09.57              

Arrive: Welwyn Garden City  10.18  

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

Or cycle up to Welwyn Garden City – or even use a car to bring your bike up!

Meet: MacDonalds, Welwyn Garden City, (just outside the shopping centre/station entrance).  Be ready to leave at 10.30am

Ride leader:  Ray Thorn 07956816195

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

 

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

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