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So the clocks have gone forward and long sunny evenings are finally with us after all that cold weather. Yet another bumper newsletter, hear about our ride (tomorrow) to discover a hidden borough gem and what we hope is a sea change towards cycling by the council. An update on our campaign push on cycling to school and a new tool to record all your niggles from your local routes. Enjoy and please do share with your cycling friends.
A great ride this weekend to take advantage of the better weather and explore hidden parts of the borough on your doorstep. Why not bring a friend who’d like to get out on their bike more.
A ‘Ride for Everyone‘ to explore the River Crane this Saturday 20 April. Discover a real hidden gem of the borough on this ride where you’ll get an opportunity to see some of the new cycle path that Hounslow council has added along the river. We’ll stop off for coffee at Kneller Gardens, back just after midday. Get yourself in the mood with this excellent article about the importance of the River Crane Corridor to the borough (and some interesting facts about it’s history) http://is.gd/ywfGJZ
Meet at Richmond Little Green (by Richmond Theatre) at 10.30am.
Details online – http://is.gd/KV0fqs
If you’re joining us, send Paul, our Rides Coordinator, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we know you’re coming.
Have a look at our Rides Information page for more details on upcoming rides – http://is.gd/IxqE3S
On Sunday 12 May The Thames Bridge Bike Ride will be coming through the borough. The organisers are looking for volunteers to get involved helping out on the day – find out more online – http://is.gd/7ordkC
Great turn out for Monday’s meeting and a couple of new faces came along to raise issues that we’re going to take forward and try to help resolve. Next month’s meeting is on Monday 13 May. Location details online – http://is.gd/eahg52
LCC Policy Forum Seminar Series
We had a big contingent of RCC members at the LCC Policy Forum seminar series launch on 8 April. The speaker was London’s new Cycling Commissioner (and Teddington cyclist!) Andrew Gilligan. General impression of the event was positive and Andrew demonstrates a real understanding of the issues and challenges, many of which we’ve faced here in the borough. The proof will be starting to see changes on the ground, and there’s evidence of that already in our dealings with Richmond Council recently. There’s an audio recording of the event online (http://is.gd/ahTrqE) and a write up by Danny Williams who chaired the event – http://is.gd/0a3ptl