RCC Newsletter – 27 April 2010

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We also post the newsletters here on our website. Read below and enjoy! Previous newsletters can be found here.


Richmond Cycling Campaign recently successfully bid for £9000 of funding.  This money is likely to be match funded.  Our bid is based on a travelling bike club that can visit schools, businesses and other organisations providing cycling related activities such as maintenance training, rides, cycle training, Go-Ride sessions and anything we can think of and are able to deliver.  So the only thing we won’t be able to provide is unicycle training and we’re working on that.
If you would like to see something happen at your children’s school or you know of an organisation (business/charity/community) that would benefit, then get in touch.  If you have an idea for a cycling activity (e.g. a ride), now is the time to try it out.
We would appreciate as much help as possible.  This bid is being run by the campaign and all of you can be involved, if you want.  We would really appreciate anyone who has any skills they would be willing to offer (cycling or otherwise), but just volunteering to take part in the events we run is useful.  In return we can offer training e.g. Emergency First Aid at Work, maintenance training, marshal training and on road safety training.  If you want to be involved, please get in touch.

LCC Bike Theft Campaign
The LCC are starting a bike theft campaign and things already look promising.  Help them out by filling in a questionnaire here…

Our manifesto has produced some interesting responses.  More to come very soon.

Maintenance Workshop – Twickenham Wednesday 28th April
The Long Room, All Hallows Church, Twickenham, TW1 1EW
20:00 – 22:00
Location map – http://tinyurl.com/mgdvm3
Bring your bike, use the tools and learn basic (or more complicated) bike maintenance.
Some small parts available for sale (cables, brake blocks), bring your own parts if you want to fit them.
Please come along if you have some mechanical aptitude and would like to help others learn.
The Long Room can be accessed via Erncroft Way or via a side gate to the right of the church on the A316.  It has ‘Peaches Nursery’ on the door.

Richmond May Fair Saturday 8th May
The election will be over and the sun will be shining.  RCC will have a stall and there is a good chance that we will have a Dr Bike.
Come along, say hello and get the squeaks fixed, ready for the ride along the Hogs Back the next day.

Rides For Explorers
Along the Hogs Back – Sunday 9th May
Meet: Richmond , Little Green – by the library before 10.15am
Description: We meet at Richmond but cycle to Surbiton to catch the 11.05 to Guildford. Amongst the spectacular (hilly) scenery we find an art-nouveau chapel and a ruined abbey that gave its name to Scott’s first novel. Cafe/pub lunch. Total about 40 miles.
Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 020 8977 4016
Email: rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

Jonathan Rowland
Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

web – http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk