RCC Newsletter – 9 May 2011

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


May Fair
We have our usual stall at the Richmond May Fair on Saturday 14th May. We need some volunteers to cover for lunch and to give our stalwarts a much needed rest. If you have a basic knowledge of cycling in Richmond, why not come along and talk to people about what cycling in Richmond can offer?
You’ll get a free hi viz vest, handlebar bag and water bottle for your troubles. Email jules@colza.co.uk if you want to help out.
Come along to Richmond Green on the 14th and say hello if you can’t

Monthly meeting
Usual monthly meeting – Monday 9th May, The Ship Inn, Richmond at 20:00.

Minutes available here, finally…

Rides For Everyone – An Explorer and a Ride in the Park – 21st May

Meet: Mortlake Station 10.30am
Description:We drop in on Richard Burton (the explorer) before heading up to Richmond Park (the park). A quick look at Isabella Plantation and a coffee then enjoy the downhill freewheel back to Mortlake. Expect to be back before 12.30.

Rides For Explorers – Along the Grand Union – 5th June
Meet Richmond Little Green – by Theatre – 10.10am.
We head through Isleworth to Osterley Park to get onto the towpath of the Grand Union Canal. Near Southall we turn into the Paddington Branch which we follow into town. Lunch in a canalside pub. Home from Paddington via Kensington Gardens and Hammersmith Bridge. Lots of traffic-free riding – a bit bumpy around Southall but generally a reasonably smooth surface.

Rides For Everyone – Bedfont Lakes – 18th June
Meet Strawberry Hill Station 10.10.
We cycle through Crane Park and search out green spaces through Feltham on the way to the Nature Park created from old gravel workings. About 8 miles. Back about 12.00

Rides For Explorers – Beating the Bounds – 26th June
Ride the borough in a day, spilt into a morning and afternoon sessions.
More details are here (too much for an email) – http://tinyurl.com/5v2rsxt
Morning session approx 20 miles – 9am
Meet Richmond Bridge SW side, corner of Willoughby Road
Ride the loop and end for lunch on the east bank of the Thames
Afternoon session approx 18 miles – 1.30pm Meet on the riverbank, immediately to the south of Richmond Bridge on the east side of the river, just by Bridge House Gardens.
Ride the loop, then end back at Richmond for a drink

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

Maintenance workshops
Mortlake maintenance on 12th May is cancelled, come to Kneller Gardens at 18:30 for grass track fun instead. More details on the Strictly Cycling project to follow.
25th May – Twickenham 20:00-22:00
26th May – Mortlake 19:00-21:00

Bike hire
Now available at Richmond Station on weekends only, including Bromptons. £10 per day = cheap!!! Take advantage before the prices go up.

Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

Jonathan Rowland
Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

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