RCC Newsletter – 16 June 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.

Hello,

News
Hammersmith Bridge
We are in discussion with the council about the changes to Hammersmith bridge, as are the Hammersmith & Fulham group.  If you use the bridge and have any comments, email campaign@richmondlcc.co.uk.

Train Station cycle audit
We are also doing an audit of train stations and their cycle parking facilities and hope to report our findings soon.  Any comments on your usage of the cycle facilities at train stations in the borough, email campaign@richmondlcc.co.uk.

Beat the Thief campaign
The LCC is running a Beat the Thief campaign and it has had some success already, as the police are setting up an anti theft squad and Gumtree and ebay are in talks with the LCC.
http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1808
http://wp.me/pSDFw-93

Police Survey
The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) is consulting on London’s policing priorities. They are interested in your opinion.
Go here to complete the questionnaire…
www.mpa.gov.uk/publications/policingplans/haveyoursay/
or call 020 7202 0063, leave your name and address and they will send you a paper copy.
This is your chance to tell the police how they should police.  Should they be enforcing 20mph speed limits, mobile phone use whilst driving, speeding etc?  Should all police officers who drive have cycle instruction?

Bike Week
We have some rides during bike week, have a look at our calendar here…
http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk/category/events/
19th June – Rides for Everyone – Palaces of West London
20th June – Greenfest, Furnival Gardens, Hammersmith
23rd June – Summer Solstice Ride to the Roebuck
27th June – Great Cockrow Railway Ride
And lots more events detailed here…
http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=55
and here…
http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/event_search.php

Ealing Sky Ride – 18th July
RCC is likely to be organising a feeder ride to the Ealing Sky Ride.  We need volunteers who would like to be marshals.  If you are a confident cyclist and would like to help out and get some training, reply to this email.
http://www.goskyride.com/location/ealing/
The London Sky Ride will be on 5th September and we’ll be leading a feeder ride to that as well.

TfL have set up a London wide cycle challenge…
https://cyclechallenge.tfl.gov.uk/index.php
Get your organisation involved and see if you can cycle more than anyone else.  Or you could join the LCC group…
https://cyclechallenge.tfl.gov.uk/team.php?team=350

The Turning Hub
RCC’s mobile bike club project is under way and had its inaugural session last week.  We’ve discovered that cycling is immensely popular.  The club continues and goes from strength to strength.  A very special thank you goes to Melissa Gregory, George Kirkin and Mike Bull for their invaluable help at the first session.
The website will be up and running soon (not much there yet)…
www.theturninghub.co.uk

Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

Jonathan Rowland
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Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

web – http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk