RCC Newsletter – 12 January 2011

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

Hello and Happy New Year,

Chiswick House – a shorter morning ride – about 2 hours.
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
Time: 10.30am
Place: Mortlake Green, by station.
Description: Across Chiswick Bridge (on shared footway) then around Dukes
Meadows to Chiswick House where the renowned 18th C grounds have been
renovated. After a coffee break we return via Strand on the Green, Kew
Bridge and the Thames Path. Only 6 miles plus a walk through the grounds.

Snowdrops by the Thames
Date: Sunday, February 06, 2011
Time: 10.30 am
Place: Twickenham Riverside – by Eel Pie Bridge
Description: We ride up the Thames – on and off road – via Staines to
Ankerwyke where a short walk (can be muddy) takes us to woodlands filled
with snowdrops. Return to Staines for lunch then quiet roads back to
Twickenham. 28 Miles.

Isabella – hints of spring
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 10.15 am
Place: Teddington Station – East 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 for a short walk to look for signs of spring. If weather is
appropriate there will be a coffee break by Pen Ponds. We return through
Kingston and Bushy Park. 10 miles.

Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 02089774016
Email: rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Fontainebleau, our twin town.
After last year’s lovely trip to Konstanz for the twinning affirmation,
there is a trip to Fontainebleau planned for May/June this year.
Fontainebleau is south of Paris.  The trip is at the planning stage, so if
you’d like to come along, now is the time to get involved.  Fill in your
details of availability here..
or reply to this email.

Maintenance Workshops
Thursday January 13th, 19:00-21:00, Mortlake
Because it’s been so popular, the Mortlake workshop will be twice a month
from February, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

Wednesday January 15th, 20:00-22:00, Twickenham

Surprise Event
RCC is planning a secret campaign.  All you can be told is that it will take
place in the evening at 4 locations in the borough throughout January and
February.  If you want to be involved, reply to this email and we’ll let you
know what’s happening.  Keep an eye on our Twitter account and the website
for more details…

Free Road Safety Cycling Training if you live in Mortlake or Sheen…

Campaign News
Our new campaign coordinator has set out our campaign plan with these three
posts on our website…
Please take your time to read them and send your thoughts and observations
to campaign@richmondlcc.co.uk

Quick Win Schemes
We have been asked by the council for a list of quick win schemes that
require limited money and engineering e.g. signage.  Paul, our rides
coordinator came up with the following list…
Please get in touch if you have any further ideas of places that could be
easily fixed.  There is a good chance they’ll get done.  Email

Cross Deep/Heath Road/King Street junction
The council has approved plans to improve this area for cyclists by
reinstating the shared pavements.

The council has also approved more cycle parking at stations…

Minutes of the last Cycling Liaison Group (CLG) meeting…
All CLG meeting details can be found here..

If you have any comments about anything the council is doing, let us know.

Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

Jonathan Rowland
Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

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