RCC Newsletter – 24 December 2011

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Richmond Cycling Campaign wishes everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year.
We’d like to suggest a new year’s resolution: encourage at least one person you know to go out on their bike at some point in the year.  Why not try one person a month?
2012 promises to be a bumper year for cycling – there’s the Summer Of Cycling events (http://www.summerofcycling.net) and possible success in the Tour de France and the Olympics.  Don’t forget that the road race goes through the borough and the time trial starts and finishes in Hampton Court. Both should be wonderful displays of athletic prowess.

There’s a few months to get through before summer and the Olympics, so here are our rides and events to help you make it through and to aid with that new year’s resolution.  Why not get someone to come on our Box Hill ride or
attend a maintenance workshop?  And don’t forget that the Kingston, Ealing, Wandsworth and Hammersmith campaigns have rides as well – http://lcc.org.uk/events

Monthly Meeting
Monday 9th January, 20:00 – The Old Ship pub in Richmond
We have a new chair and will be discussing the new year’s campaigns and publicity. Get in touch if you have any agenda items you’d like to see discussed.

Rides for Explorers – 1st Sunday of the month
Sunday 8th January – Box Hill
We meet at 10.15 on Twickenham Embankment (by Eel Pie Bridge) and cycle through Horton Country Park and Ashsted Common to the cycle track through the Mole Gap. Then we go up Box Hill (not actually that steep) to be rewarded by a spectacular view and lunch at a friendly pub. The way back is mostly downhill so we won’t be too late back but do bring lights.

Sunday 5th February – Olympic Park
By public demand we repeat our venture to the other end of London to see how much progress has been made. Can we find the little cafe where we had lunch before?  Meet Barnes Green by the pond 10.15.

Rides for Everyone – 3rd Saturday of the month
Saturday 21st January – Chiswick House
We meet a Mortlake station on the Green side at 10.30. A riverside ride takes us to the pioneering landscape gardens of Chiswick House and coffee. We then cross Kew Bridge and return to Mortlake along the South Bank of the Thames.  A short ride so we should be back in Mortlake soon after 12.

Saturday 18th February – Bushy Park & the Thames
We meet at Strawberry Hill station at 10.30. and cycle through Bushy Park to Hampton Court. We then follow the Thames downstream to Teddington Lock, pausing for coffee en route, and hence back to Strawberry Hill.  10 miles and flat.  Route – http://tinyurl.com/ckgrh84

Contact Paul for more info: rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Putney Vale Cycling Club
Regular Saturday afternoon rides leaving from the Telegraph pub, just the other side of Richmond Park.  More details on the website.

Maintenance Workshops
Ham – 10:00-12:00 – Every other Saturday
Location – http://tinyurl.com/c4lkb5v
Saturday 7th January
Saturday 21st January

Mortlake – 19:00-21:00 – 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Location – http://tinyurl.com/d8czgbq
Thursday 26th January

Twickenham – 19:00-21:00 – 4th Wednesday
Location – http://tinyurl.com/38ffgg9
Wednesday 25th January

Thanks for reading and keep cycling.
Merry Christmas!

Jonathan Rowland
Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

web – http://www.richmondlcc.co.uk
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