Once a month, we send out an email update on cycling in the Richmond Borough. If you’d like to sign up for these, contact us here to be first to hear the cycling news that affects you across the borough.
We also post the newsletters here on our website the following week. Read below and enjoy! Previous newsletters can be found here.
Welcome to 2014 and as ever, many have been dusting down their bicycles and getting out and about as part of their New Year’s resolutions. Let’s home they stay the course. Monday see our annual meeting – a chance to get involved in this important newsletter year (and maybe even take over crafting this newsletter) We have results from LCC’s survey of cyclists’ priorities for Richmond and the usual round up of rides, workshops and consultations. Here’s to 2014 being a year of change for cycling in the borough where it is taken seriously as more than just a leisure activity but a viable means of getting around and making our borough a nicer place to live in.
On Monday 12 January it will be time to elect the new RCC Committee for 2014 and outline our priorities for the year ahead. With the upcoming local elections, 2014 will set the council’s approach to cycling for the next four years, so a real opportunity to make a difference. For an outline of the Committee roles and details of the meeting have a look online – http://is.gd/qxFvFl
You don’t have to be on the committee to make a difference, come along to the meeting and find out how you can get involved, particularly in the upcoming elections, or get in touch on email@example.com
On Saturday 18th January there is a ‘Ride for Everyone’ to Chiswick House following tracks and quiet roads with a coffee stop. Meet Mortlake Station 10.30, back about 12ish – http://is.gd/yAbqhm
We aim to organise a long (30-40 mile) day ride on the 1st Sunday and a short-and-easy (6-10 mile) morning ride on the 3rd Saturday of each month. If you have an idea for a ride or even better would like to lead one please contact Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The maintenance sessions will start back up in February – have a look on our website calendar to find the latest dates closer to the time – http://is.gd/U06HlX
LCC Election Survey
As we highlighted in last month’s newsletter, LCC carried out a survey at a borough ward level to identify the key local issues for the 2014 local elections. Well the results are in and there was an overwhelming response from our borough, with someone from each of the 18 wards responding. Right across the borough, the same priorities were chosen (which aligned very closely with the work we’ve been doing this past few years) with ‘Protected space on main roads and major junctions’ coming first, followed by ‘Safer routes for school children’ and ‘Liveable town centres’ (think Twickenham!).