RCC Newsletter – 19 May 2010

Once or twice a month, we send out an email update on cycling in Richmond. If you’d like to sign up for these, contact us here.

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

 Campaign

 Our cycling parking audit is under way, we are starting at train stations.

 http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk/2010/05/17/cycle-parking-audit-at-railway-stations/

 Our results will be on the web site and we’ll be delivering them to the council at the next Cycling Liaison Group (CLG) meeting. If you’d like to take part, email campaign@richmondlcc.co.uk

 The New Conservative Council

 Details of which councillors have been assigned to which roles are detailed here…

 http://tinyurl.com/39tahkg

 Cllr Clare Head has taken over from David Trigg.

 You can find out about every cllr here…

 http://www.richmond.gov.uk/who_are_my_councillors.htm

 News

 Members of RCC are off to Konstanz on Thursday 20th for the twinning affirmation that happens every so often in each of the twinned towns. We will be taking part in the many different activities planned. More details on the Konstanz web site here…

 http://www.konstanz.de/rathaus/00746/00854/03804/index.html

 Details of all the events planned are here (PDF 772Kb)…

 http://tinyurl.com/3399lx3

 We’ll be taking pictures of their cycle infrastructure and will report back on our return. We’ll also be enjoying ourselves. Details of our journey are here…

 http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk/2010/05/19/twin-towns-the-journey-begins/

 Events

 Twickenham Maintenance Workshop – Wednesday 26th May – 20:00 – 22:00

 http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk/2010/05/05/maintenance-workshop-twickenham-26th-may-2010/

 The Long Room, All Hallows Church, Twickenham, TW1 1EW

 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.

 Twickenham Charity Fair – Monday 31st May, Bank Holiday

 Twickenham Green, 10:00 – 16:00

 RCC will have a stall at this charity only event. Come along and do some fund raising.

 We need volunteers for our stall. If you can spare an hour or so to stand and talk about cycling and hand out maps, we’d be most grateful for your help.

 Reply to this email if you can spare an hour or two.

 Ride For Explorers – Sunday 6th June

 http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk/2010/04/12/box-hill-ride/

 Meet at Twickenham riverside by 10:30 for a lovely ride to Box Hill.

 Twickenham Regatta – Saturday 29th May – all day

 This takes place along the river from Ham House to Buccleuch Gardens in Richmond and is well worth a visit to shout for the locals – Twickenham Rowing Club.

 There will be a beer tent and other refreshments and there is usually some music in the afternoon when racing stops for tea.

 Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

 Jonathan Rowland

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 Borough Coordinator

 Richmond Cycling Campaign

 web – http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk