RCC Newsletter – 26 September 2011

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.


Jenny Jones will be visiting the borough this Thursday 29th September and we have been asked to talk to her about cycling in our borough.  Jenny Jones is a Green party member of the GLA and is visiting every borough in London to get the views of local cyclists.  If you have anything cycling related you’d like to bring up with Jenny, either meet us at Richmond Station at 13:50 on Thursday 29th September or email your issues to Jenny’s assistant (please CC info@richmondlcc.co.uk so we know your issues, too)…

Rebecca Parsons; Rebecca.Parsons@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4964
Let us know if you are going to turn up so we know who to expect and can contact you if any details change.


Monthly Meeting
Monday 10th October, 20:00 at The Old Ship pub in Richmond.  Meet in the bar, then head upstairs for a chat.  Send us any agenda items you’d like to talk about – info@richmondlcc.co.uk. This meeting is always on the second Monday of the month.

Cycling Liaison Group Meeting
Now rearranged to Monday 24th October.

Rides – Contact Paul Luton – rides@richmondlcc.co.uk for more info.
Check the website the morning of the ride for any last minute changes.

Rides For Explorers – Sunday 2nd October – Through Woods and Fields to Bookham
Meet Twickenham Riverside by Eel Pie bridge 10.15. We head south crossing Littleworth Common, and Esher Common to Cobham and then a path across open fields and wooded Bookham Common. After a pub lunch we return taking in Oxshott Heath and Princes Coverts.  About 35 miles avoiding main roads and using fairly smooth tracks – most bikes should cope.

Rides For Everyone – Saturday 15th October – Autumn in Bushy Park and along the Thames
Meet Strawberry Hill station 10.30. We cycle through Bushy Park to Hampton Court where we join NCN4 alongside the Thames, crossing at Kingston Bridge. After a coffee break we cross again at Teddington Lock to return to Strawberry Hill.  8 miles half on-road and half smooth off road. Flat. Back by 12.30.

Maintenance Workshops
*NEW* Workshop on the weekend
Ham – Saturday 1st October – 10:00-12:00
At the Ham Youth Centre, Ham Close, TW10 7PL (off Ashburnham Road).
This workshop will be running every other Saturday in conjunction with Ham United Group and Ham Youth Centre.

Thursday 13th October 19:00-20:00
Thursday 27th October 19:00-20:00
Location – http://wp.me/pSDFw-4X

Wednesday 26th October 19:00-20:00
Location – http://wp.me/pSDFw-4U

Become a Breeze Champion
The Breeze network from British Cycling is looking for more inspirational Breeze champions. You don’t have to be an expert cyclist, just enthusiastic and enjoy riding your bike.

And finally, if you are looking to get some new lights for the encroaching darkness, you can get a discount at an online shop run by a local cyclist:
12.5% discount to everyone on the Richmond Cycling Campaign email list till end of 2011 from the Bike Light Shop – just type XXXXXXX (You’ll have to sign up to our newsletter for the code – click here to sign up :-))  at the checkout.

Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

Jonathan Rowland
Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

web – http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk
web – http://www.theturninghub.co.uk