August monthly meeting postponed to September 12th and AGM will be held on October 10th

Our August monthly meeting is not being held due to holidays and lack of attendees. The next meeting will be the September meeting on Monday 12th September at J.J.Moons in Hornchurch.

This is also an early call and warning for our AGM which will be held as part of the monthly meeting on Monday 10th October an agenda for the AGM will be sent out to members in due course.

I attach the minutes from the last AGM as a reminder. The agenda is likely to be the same except the first item, our constitution, is now agreed and does not need to be on the agenda.

If anyone is interested in becoming an officer of our group please let one of the committee know.

We are looking for someone to take on the role of Cycling Infrastructure Advisor who will be our representative on LCCs Infrastructure Review Group.

Havering Cyclists Annual General Meeting 2015

Ray Whitehouse

More help needed with Ride London Freecycle Feeder rides from Havering, and Barking and Dagenham on July 30th

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We are still looking for ride leaders to help get riders from Havering and Barking and Dagenham to the Freecycle.

We will be leaving Gidea park Station at 09:00 and picking up at the start of Cycle Superhighway 3 at 10:00 to get the riders to the Freecycle by 11:00, and then returning at 15:00.

Please contact Ray Whitehouse  at contact@haveringcyclists.org  if you can help.

You’ll get a free t-shirt and tabard, and hopefully lunch.

Next SkyRide in Havering – South Havering Circular – Sunday 17th July 10:00 – Meet at Upminster Library

Havering – South Havering Circular – 24 miler
Sunday 17th July 10:00 a.m.
Register at http://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=73956

Starting Point: Upminster Library 26 Corbets Tey Road RM14 2BB
Overall Duration: 3 hours 15 mins (2 hours 15 mins cycling)
Bike Type: Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road

Explore the south of Havering in a mixture of roads, parks and country paths. From Upminster Park we pass Hornchurch Stadium before heading up to the church which gave Hornchurch it’s name. After crossing the lake in Harrow Lodge we head towards Brettons Outdoor Centre and on to Beam Parklands. Then it’s back on the road and onto Rainham Marshes for our halfway stop and homemade cake. Leaving the RSPB we pass the Purfleet Royal Gunpowder Magazine before turning away from the river for a short section alternating road and paths. We cross the A13 and join the Mardyke Valley to Davy Down. We leave the path and head back to Upminster through Ockendon and past The Thames Chase Forest.

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Help needed with Ride London Freecycle Feeder rides from Havering, and Barking and Dagenham on July 30th

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We will be leaving Gidea park Station at 09:00 and picking up at the start of Cycle Superhighway 3 at 10:00 to get the riders to the Freecycle by 11:00, and then returning at 15:00.

Please contact Ray Whitehouse  at contact@haveringcyclists.org  if you can help.

You’ll get a free t-shirt and tabard, and hopefully lunch.

Become a Cycling Instructor in Havering

Become a Cycling Instructor in Haveringcycle instructor

Are you:

  • Looking to be your own boss and control how many hours you work each week?
  • Wanting to boost your income?
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing?
  • Motivated to help children and adults make a positive change in their lives?

Escape the normal 9 to 5 and become a certified cycle trainer. Cycle Confident, Havering’s new cycle training provider, is looking to train new instructors to work at schools throughout the borough.

Sponsorship is available to cover course costs in return for a commitment to deliver cycle training in Havering.

Visit Cycle Confident to find out more or call Cycle Confident on 020 3031 6730

IMAGINE A BETTER LONDON FOR CYCLING – Sign For Cycling Petition

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We’re campaigning for a better London, where cycling is safe and enjoyable for people of all ages and abilities. If enough of us Sign for Cycling today, we can get our next Mayor to commit to:

1. More space for cycling on main roads and at junctions

LCC secured a huge investment in cycling at the last election. But London urgently needs more high-quality, protected space on main roads and at junctions – these places force cyclists to mix with heavy or fast moving motor traffic, which can put people off cycling. Our next Mayor must triple the number of miles of protected cycle lanes on London’s roads, to help people of all ages and abilities access the road network by bike.

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2. A ‘Mini-Holland’ for every London borough

‘Mini-Holland’ schemes create cycle-friendly town-centres. They encourage people to make local journeys by bike or on foot, help regenerate communities, and bring more customers to local businesses. We’ve already secured new schemes in Waltham Forest, Enfield, and Kingston. Now we want every borough to get its very own Mini-Holland.

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3. An end to lorry danger

Lorries are the largest vehicles on our streets and pose the greatest risk to cyclists – their design restricts the driver’s vision. London’s next Mayor must act to end lorry danger. This must include upgrading the Safer Lorry Scheme and using planning powers over major construction projects so that only the safest lorries, with ‘Direct Vision’ cabs and minimal ‘blind spots’, are allowed onto London’s streets.

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TFL – Gallows Corner Improvements – Not doing enough for cyclists.

TFL have just released their proposals for improvements at Gallows corner. You can comment on the proposals at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/gallows-corner-road-safety.

Yet again TFL, although making some improvements for cyclists are not doing enough.

For example, although they are proposing to improve the shared paths between Straight Road/A12 East/A127. They are doing nothing to improve the shared facilities between Straight road/A12 West/Main Road/A127.

In particular the shared pathway between Main Road and A127 is seeing no improvements and this is too narrow for safe use. A safe link needs to be created around the corner and then linking with the improvements at the junction between Main Road and Upper Brentwood Road.

The A12 West crossing also needs improving as it is very unsafe as traffic leaves Gallows Corner along the A12 West.

Make your voices heard and tell TFL what’s needed for cyclists.