RCC Newsletter – 13 June 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.


Next weekend sees the beginning of Bike Week and Twickenham Cycling Club and LBRuT have organised a BikeFest (http://wp.me/pSDFw-FX), taking place in Old Deer Park in Richmond from 12:00 – 16:00.  Richmond Cycling Campaign is leading a ride and providing an information stall.  We need volunteers for the information stall, so if you would like to chat to people about bikes and cycling in Richmond then reply to this email.  Volunteers get a free t-shirt and lunch.

Monthly Meeting
Next monthly meeting is Monday 13th June at The Old Ship pub in Richmond from 20:00 – 22:00.
Agenda is here…
We will be discussing the LCC name change, TfL’s work at Blackfriars and how it affects work on the A316, the LBRuT traffic management group and other changes at the council.

Rides For Everyone – Saturday 18th June – Bedfont Lakes

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

Strictly Cycling Ride – Sunday 19th June
Meet at Old Deer Park at 10:00
You have to register at the link below…
It costs £2.50 but you can ride for free if you can answer the following question on the day…
What is the name of the woman who is Beating the Bounds of Richmond on her bike on 26th June?
Register at the link above and bring your answer to Jonathan Rowland on the day for your free ride.

Rides For Everyone – Sunday 26th June – Beating the Bounds
Circumnavigate the whole borough by bicycle in one day.  There will be two rides:
Meet at 09:00
Richmond Bridge SW side, corner of Willoughby Road, approx 20 miles
Ride the loop and end for lunch on the east bank of the Thames
Meet at 13:30
On the riverbank, immediately to the south of Richmond Bridge on the east side of the river, just by Bridge House Gardens, approx 18 miles.
Ride the loop, then end back at Richmond for a drink
Ride contact: Bryony Evens 07989 974406
The ride is part of her challenge to ride all the London Borough boundaries:

Contact Paul Luton

Maintenance Workshops
The Twickenham Maintenance session on the 22nd June has been cancelled as we’re off to the Roebuck on Richmond Hill to greet our neighbouring campaigners who are taking part in the annual South West bike week evening solstice ride.  The workshop starts again in July on the 27th but starts at the earlier time of 19:00 finishing at 21:00.

Mortlake Maintenance – 23rd June
19:00-21:00 at The Old Bakery in Mortlake

Bike Week events
Rides for Everyone on the 18th and 26th June, see above.
Strictly Cycling BikeFest – bike racing, Dr Bike, security marking, have a go at sprints, cargo bikes and skills
22nd June – Roebuck evening drink from 20:00 onwards.  Come and have a drink at the Roebuck to meet cyclists from Wandsworth, Ealing, Kingston and Hammersmith.  Get in touch if you fancy a quick ride beforehand.
23rd June 19:00-21:00 Maintenance workshop at The Old Bakery, Mortlake see above.

Here’s a short video about cycling in bike lanes in New York – you may have
seen this already…
And here is our Hot Link of the Month…

Thanks for reading and keep cycling,

Jonathan Rowland
Borough Coordinator
Richmond Cycling Campaign

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