RCC Newsletter – 4 February 2011

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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/2 hours.

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

Monthly meetings
Next meeting is Monday 14th February for the single, lonely and unromantic.
Meet in the Old Ship in Richmond at 20:00.

Maintenance workshops
The workshop in Mortlake is now so popular, it’s running twice a month on
the second and third Thursdays…
Thursday Feb 10th – the Old Bakery, 19:00-21:00

Thursday 24th Feb – the Old Bakery, 19:00-21:00

Twickenham – All Hallows Church
Wednesday 23rd Feb – 20:00-22:00
Do you use Tibbets Corner?  Wandsworth Cycling Campaign would like to know
your thoughts on the subway provision.  Get in touch with Susie Morrow…

New Cycling (and bus, car club, pedestrian) Map of Richmond
LBRuT have a new mixed mode map in draft.  You can find them here…
Cycle Map – http://tinyurl.com/6ajplcb
Bus & Cycle Map – http://tinyurl.com/6abhuzc
Send your opinions and we’ll collate and present them to the council.

Lighten Up campaign
Our secret campaign took place on the 25/01 and 03/02.  We went to
Teddington town centre and joined up with the Theft Reduction/Dr Bike event
run by the council and gave away lights to those who didn’t have them.  On
the 03/02, we gave more away at Teddington Lock.  In total, we’ve given away
19.5 sets of lights.  We’ll be giving more away at other locations in the
borough later this month.  Let us know if you’d like to help out.
Some interesting info – in Teddington we saw 42 cyclists, 5 of which didn’t
have lights.  A lot of people at Teddington Lock were walking their bikes
because they didn’t have lights.
The lights were supplied by The Bike Light Shop, a local online business…
Use the code EC776032 for 12.5% discount and get the lights delivered by

Strictly Cycling
Twickenham Cycling Club (TCC) and LBRuT, along with other partners
(including RCC and The Turning Hub), are running a project called Strictly
Cycling.  It’s based around an inter school grass track competition and
regional grass track races which will take place at Orleans Park school,
Teddington school and Waldegrave school.  We’re expecting elite riders to
race, so there should be some good racing.  The regional final will take
place in Marble Hill on the same day as a big bike festival and there’ll be
the opportunity to take part in races and all the usual bike stalls and
things (look out for RCC).  There will also be a sportive following the 2012
road race route which will go past Marble Hill and the civic centre on its
way out to Box Hill (route TBC).  Surrounding all this will be led rides,
bikeability training, maintenance/Dr Bikes and lots more.  It’s a really
exciting project and a lot of work has already been done.  If you want to
take part in any way, let us know.

Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

Jonathan Rowland
Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign