RCC Newsletter – 26 July 2010

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

Hello,

Events
Maintenance Workshop – Wednesday 28th July, 20:00 – 22:00
http://tinyurl.com/32cldeh
The Long Room, All Hallows Church, Twickenham, TW1 1EW
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.
Location – http://tinyurl.com/38ffgg9
All workshops are listed here…
http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk/tag/maintenance-workshop/

Ride For Explorers – Sunday 1st August, 10:00 at Eel Pie bridge
http://tinyurl.com/2vvjjft
After a backroads route through Kingston we take off-road paths through Horton Country Park and Ashstead Common and again through the Mole Gap. A steep climb takes us to the woods and almost alpine meadowlands of Norbury Park from where we descend to Bockets Farm for lunch. Home via Claygate. About 35 miles.
Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 020 8977 4016
Email: rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Ride Reports
Have a look at some pictures of the our rides here…
http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk/tag/ride-report/

Monthly Meeting
http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk/2010/07/26/monthly-meeting-9th-august-2010-2/
The Old Ship, Monday 9th August at 20:00
Send in your agenda items.

LBRuT Co-optees
The council is asking for local residents to get involved in some of the key decisions affecting the borough.  This is an opportunity to have a say in what happens in the borough.  More details here…
http://www.richmond.gov.uk/co-optee_recruitment.htm

Bike Theft
Tfl’s new anti-theft proposals and your chance to comment…
http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1904

Register your bike here, a local intiative…
http://www.bikerevolution.org/

Another bike register…
http://www.bikeregister.com/

And another (for all property as well as bikes)
http://www.immobilise.com/

A list of locks worth using…
http://www.lfgss.com/thread17938.html

Gumtree working with the LCC…
http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1924

A web site for viewing bikes on gumtree and ebay, useful for seeing if your stolen bike is up for sale or just to browse bikes online…
http://bikeshd.co.uk/

We will have some local bike theft data on the website soon.

Richmond Station bike hire…
http://tinyurl.com/33cxjsh
This one has been brewing for a while and now finally seems to have started.

Ealing Sky Ride
We had a small number of takers for our feeder ride to Ealing but those who didn’t come missed out on a relaxed mostly traffic free ride to Lammas park, followed by more traffic free riding round the streets of Ealing.  Who knew there was a thatched cottage in Ealing?  A relaxed, fun day out for all.
Look out for our feeder ride to the London Sky Ride on Sunday 5th September.

Congestion Charge Western Extension Consultation
Let your views be known on the proposed changes to the congestion charge…
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/congestioncharging/15520.aspx

Hot Link of the Month
http://www.bicycling.com/tour-de-france/tour-features/saying-no-sag-wagon
You can see more of these on the web site on the left hand side under ‘Link of the Month’
Want to see a link here?  Send in your suggestions.

The Turning Hub
Our mobile bike project continues, we have finished our first half term sessions and are currently working with a hostel for youths in Richmond and a youth centre on the Hounslow border.  It’s all a great success, one school has asked us back next year and offers keep coming in.  Next term we are off to a scout group and a secondary school.  We will be sending out an email with some more detailed news to all interested parties soon so if you’d like to know more, let us know.

Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

Jonathan Rowland
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Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

web – http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk