RCC Newsletter – 30 September 2010

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


Rides for Explorers – Sunday, October 3rd
Bookham Common
Meet : 10.30am  Twickenham Riverside – by Eel Pie Bridge
Description: Out via Esher to Cobham where we switch to tracks across
the Mole and wooded Bookham Common. After a pub lunch we circle back and
return via Claygate. 34 miles. Moderately hilly.

Rides for Everyone  – Saturday October 16th
Isabella Plantation
Meet: 10.10am  Strawberry Hill Station – west side
Description: We cross the Thames at Teddington Lock then head through
Ham to Richmond Park. A short but steep hill ( walk if needed) takes us
to the plantation with a display of autumn colours. After a coffee break
by Pen Ponds we return through Kingston and along the tow path. 10 miles.

Note that the rides will be cancelled if the weather is unsuitable (Sunday 3rd is not looking good ATM).  Best to check with our website the day before.

Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 020 8977 4016
Email: rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Help send Recycled Bikes to Africa
Re-Cycle (http://www.re-cycle.org) and the veg box delivery company, Abel & Cole (http://www.abelandcole.co.uk/the-wheelie-big-bike-drop), have got together to send a ship load of bikes to Africa.  Last weekend saw a huge number of bikes dropped off at the Abel & Cole warehouse in Wimbledon and more are due imminently.  To make space for all these bikes and to get them shipped out, the bikes need organising.  RCC will be heading out to Wimbledon on Saturday morning to help them take pedals off, turn handlebars and strip bikes for parts.  The warehouse is open from 09:00 – 13:00, so we aim to get there around 09:30.  Meet at Little Green, Richmond ready to leave by 08:30 or meet us at the Abel & Cole warehouse…
Bring an adjustable spanner and some allen keys, RCC will bring some too.  Hope to see you there.

Cycling Liaison Group (CLG) meeting
The first CLG under the conservatives meets on Monday 4th October.  Details are here…

Hounslow Cycling Campaign
The Hounslow group are meeting on the 27th October at the Express Tavern on the north side of Kew bridge at 19:30.

From the latest LCC email…
There is a Superhighways and Bike Hire survey at TfL here…
Kingston Cycling Campaign have been busy and we’ll be pushing Richmond council to follow suit regarding cycle parking.

Has anyone tried the hire bikes?  Want to write a quick report for our website with a Richmond angle?  Reply to this email with your views and we’ll post them online.

Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

Jonathan Rowland
Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

web – http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk