RCC Newsletter – 2 September 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.


This Sunday sees the annual London Sky Ride.  The streets of London will be shut to motor traffic.  The route opens at 09:30 and shuts around 16:00.  Details are here…

Route – http://www.goskyride.com/city/details.aspx?cityid=4#Route

Richmond Cycling Campaign will be leading two rides into London from the car park next to the sorting office in Richmond…

The first ride will leave at 09:30 and the second will leave at 10:30.  These rides are for everyone and are a way to find a new route into town, to ride with other people and to get to town without having to worry about motor traffic, as there will be trained marshals to guide you all the way.  We’ll also be leading return rides to Richmond, so there’s no need to worry about getting back.  We don’t go very fast, our aim is to get there, to be the tortoise, not the hare.
If you want to take part, try to get to the meeting point 20 minutes before the ride leaves.  Weather forecast looks good, so we hope to see you!

Other News and Events
Bike Theft
Our campaigns coordinator has collated the bike theft data received from the police after a Freedom of Information request.  More details here…
If you have any thoughts on this campaign, please leave a comment or get in touch with Alastair, our campaigns coordinator – campaigns@richmondlcc.co.uk

Rides for Everyone
Saturday September 18th
10.30 am
Bushy Park Visitors Centre
A pick your own ride to Garsons Farm.  Get some fresh fruit and veg for an early autumn feast.

Maintenance Workshops
September 9th – Mortlake
September 22nd – Twickenham
October 14th – Mortlake
October 27th Twickenham
Details and location maps…

Richmond MIND Bicycle Recycling
Richmond MIND have quite a few recycled bikes of varying types ready for riding away.  All prices are reasonable and any profit after costs goes to Richmond MIND.  Reply to this email if you would like more details.  Current highlights are some Raleighs, Peugots, Falcons, Dawes and an almost brand new Edinburgh Bicycle Company mountain bike with suspension.

They are also looking to expand their recycling project in conjunction with RCC.  If anyone would like to volunteer to help or if they have any bikes/tools they would like to donate, please reply to this email.

Thanks for reading, keep cycling and hope to see you in London on Sunday,

Jonathan Rowland
Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

web – http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk