Do you fancy a “Christmas morning bike ride” then join John’s ride starting from Central Park, Harold Hill at 10:00 on Chrismas Day

National Cycle Route No.136 called The Ingrebourne Way.  It starts from Noak Hill  then runs through Harold Hill, Harold Wood, Harold Park, Cranham, Upminster, Hornchurch, Elm Park and South Hornchurch, then passes Rainham Hall before ending at Rainham Marshes.

We will be riding from Central Park car park Harold Hill to Hornchurch Country Park Visitors Centre and returning back to Harold Hill.

Under 16 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult who need to take full responsibility for them and must wear a cycle helmet at all times.

If you need any more info phone john on 07704793895

Register at http://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=89802

 

Bike stolen from outside Elm Park Post Office – Can you help please

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The following is an explanation from one of our Havering Cyclists, can you help please. Let us know via contact@haveringcyclists.org if you spot the bike, know where it is, or have any other details.

I had my bike stolen on 1st Dec 2016 at 10:30pm outside Elm Park Post office. A woman challenged the thief whilst he was cutting my lock with bolt cutters. She called the police and I also arrived at the same time as them which was approximately 15 minutes too late. The CCTV wasn’t working but the woman gave a description of the thief. I’ve got a feeling that he is living locally. I have informed Police and bike shops in the area. I am looking on Gumtree as well in case it is up for sale.  I am informing as many people as possible in the community in case it gets sighted. I have attached a photo. Please do send this on to anyone who gets about in the community as they might sight it somewhere.

Thief’s description

A white male aged 35 with a medium build and a shaved head wearing a dark blue jacket.

If you have any information please call 101 and quote reference: 5420095-16.

Thanks

Andrew

Havering Cyclists Sunday Club rides in Hornchurch Country Park. Last ride of 2016 on 18th December at 11:00. Register at https://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=89251 or just turn up.

Havering Cyclists Sunday Club

Last Ride for 2016 scheduled for 18th December. However, Keep a look out for next year but come along and join us for this one.

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park

Calling all cyclists, all ages and all abilities!

Do you fancy joining a regular group ride which is only off-road or along cycle paths?

The rides are aimed at those of us who want to practice our cycling, so the rides are lot too long (6-10 miles), are in a safe and traffic free environment, led by trained ride leaders, and are for all ages and for families.

After 4 successful rides in November we have scheduled 2 more in the run up to Christmas on the 4th and 18th. We will be meeting at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor centre in Hornchurch Country Park and the rides will take place around the park, and possibly to Upminster, Rainham Hall, RSPB Rainham and return.

Bikes will be checked prior to each ride if needed, and we have a lot of free SkyRide Hi-Viz tops to give out to riders.

After 4 successful rides in November we are scheduling 2 more in the run up to Christmas. If you’d like to help lead the rides let us know.

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cycle helmets, although not mandatory are advised to be worn.

The routes are suitable for most types of bikes, although if a special needs bike, tandem or tricycle is to be used, be aware that parts of the routes will not be suitable for them. All we ask is that bikes are:

  • in good working order
  • have fully inflated tyres
  • have 2 brakes that work or be fitted with a front brake if a fixed wheel bike
  • be an appropriate size for the rider to participate safely

Register at https://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=89251 or just turn up.

 

Havering Cyclists Sunday Club rides in Hornchurch Country Park now scheduled for 4th and 18th December. Register at https://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=89250 or just turn up.

Havering Cyclists Sunday Club

Rides now scheduled for Sunday 4th and 18th December.

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park

Calling all cyclists, all ages and all abilities!

Do you fancy joining a regular group ride which is only off-road or along cycle paths?

The rides are aimed at those of us who want to practice our cycling, so the rides are lot too long (6-10 miles), are in a safe and traffic free environment, led by trained ride leaders, and are for all ages and for families.

After 4 successful rides in November we have scheduled 2 more in the run up to Christmas on the 4th and 18th. We will be meeting at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor centre in Hornchurch Country Park and the rides will take place around the park, and possibly to Upminster, Rainham Hall, RSPB Rainham and return.

Bikes will be checked prior to each ride if needed, and we have a lot of free SkyRide Hi-Viz tops to give out to riders.

After 4 successful rides in November we are scheduling 2 more in the run up to Christmas. If you’d like to help lead the rides let us know.

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cycle helmets, although not mandatory are advised to be worn.

The routes are suitable for most types of bikes, although if a special needs bike, tandem or tricycle is to be used, be aware that parts of the routes will not be suitable for them. All we ask is that bikes are:

  • in good working order
  • have fully inflated tyres
  • have 2 brakes that work or be fitted with a front brake if a fixed wheel bike
  • be an appropriate size for the rider to participate safely

Register at https://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=89250 or just turn up.

 

Havering Cyclists Sunday Club rides in Hornchurch Country Park start 6th November for 4 weeks . Register at https://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=87282 or just turn up.

Havering Cyclists Sunday Club

Starts Sunday 6 November at 11:00 for 4 weeks

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park

Calling all cyclists, all ages and all abilities!

Do you fancy joining a regular group ride which is only off-road or along cycle paths?

The rides are aimed at those of us who want to practice our cycling, so the rides are lot too long (6-10 miles), are in a safe and traffic free environment, led by trained ride leaders, and are for all ages and for families.

Why not come and join us on Sunday 6 November at 11:00? We will be meeting at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor centre in Hornchurch Country Park and the rides will take place around the park, and possibly to Upminster, Rainham Hall, RSPB Rainham and return.

Bikes will be checked prior to each ride if needed, and we have a lot of free SkyRide Hi-Viz tops to give out to riders.

We are running these for the 4 weekends in November and if there is support we will continue them indefinitely. If you’d like to help lead the rides let us know.

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cycle helmets, although not mandatory are advised to be worn.

The routes are suitable for most types of bikes, although if a special needs bike, tandem or tricycle is to be used, be aware that parts of the routes will not be suitable for them. All we ask is that bikes are:

  • in good working order
  • have fully inflated tyres
  • have 2 brakes that work or be fitted with a front brake if a fixed wheel bike
  • be an appropriate size for the rider to participate safely

Register at https://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=87282 or just turn up.

 

Minutes and notes from AGM and October meeting

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Dear Fellow Cyclists,

Please see attached the notes, above, of our AGM and also notes below from our campaign meeting both from the 10th October.

SUNDAY CYCLE CLUB

Detailed plans were set to start a club to provide family rides on a Sunday morning from the Vistor Centre in Hornchurch Country Park. Jeff has approval of the Essex Wildlife Trust. Terry has obtained the advertising banner to attach to the fence next to the Visitor centre and Ray is preparing to publicise through our internet channels. The first ride will take place on Sunday 6th November.

EXCHANGING PLACES

The Safer Transport team have invited us to support an event where cyclists will be asked to sit in the cab of an HGV to gain an appreciation of the limited visibility. The event is planned for Thursday 27/10 in Romford Market. We will support it by bringing the cargo bike and distributing leaflets.

NEXT MEETINGS

Our next meeting s planned for Monday 14th November at JJ Moons PH in High Street Hornchurch. Just look out for the table where people, (or at least one person), are wearing red LCC or Sustrans tee shirts.

As always, see the web site at www.haveringcyclists.org for the latest news.

Regards

Terry

Havering Cyclists AGM Calling Notice – Monday 10th October 20:00

Subject: Havering Cyclists AGM Calling Notice – Monday 10th October 20:00

Havering Cyclists Annual General Meeting 2016

The 2016 AGM will be held at J.J.Moons, Hornchurch at 20:00 on Monday 10th October.

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.

The Agenda for the AGM will be as follows:

1          Report from Officers

  1. Chairs report
  2. Treasurers report

2          Election of Officers

  1. The constitution calls for 4 mandatory Officers namely, Chair, Treasurer, Co-ordinator and Secretary, as defined in the constitution.
  2. Should there be more people wishing to join the management committee then other officers can be nominated and voted on, otherwise these will be undertaken as needed by members of the management committee or any co-opted members. These are :
    • Press Officer
    • Social Media Officer including Web support
    • Rides and Events Co-ordinator
      Campaigns Co-ordinator
    • Cycling Infrastructure Advisor, who will represent Havering on LCCs Infrastructure Review Group
    • Community Engagement Officer
  3. LCC members can self-nominate themselves for any of the posts, or just to join the management committee to help in our work. Please let us know before the AGM if you wish to nominate yourself for the management committee or any of the posts, or nominations can be accepted at the AGM. Current nominations for the officers are:
    • Chair Terry Hughes
    • Treasurer Bernie Curtis
    • Co-ordinator Ray Whitehouse
    • Secretary Jeff Stafford
    • Cycling Infrastructure Advisor Mark Philpot
  4. Closure of AGM
  5. Monthly Meeting opens.

Only LCC members can be part of the management committee but anyone is welcome to attend group meetings and contribute to our work and can be co-opted into the six non-mandatory roles if they wish.

Please RSVP to contact@haveringcyclists.org

 

 

4 Local SkyRides over the next 2 weeks. – 4 & 11 September

Although not in Havering they are close by and can be reached by train, car or for a bit more exercise on your bike.  Enjoy.

NEXT SKY RIDE SCHEDULED FOR NEWHAM

Sunday 4 September 2016 – Start Time 10:00 a.m. – 11 miles

“An 11-mile ride from the Olympic Velodrome to Tower Hill along Cycle Superhighway 2 and return along Cycle Superhighway 2 and Victoria Park.”

More details and registration at www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=80661

 NEXT SKY RIDE SCHEDULED FOR TOWER HAMLETS

Sunday 4 September 2016 – Start Time 10:00 a.m. – 8 miles

“An 8-mile ride through the parks, canals and greenways around Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Parks.”

More details and registration at www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=75049

NEXT SKY RIDE SCHEDULED FOR ISLINGTON

Sunday 11 September 2016 – Start Time 10:00 a.m. – 11 miles

“An 11-mile ride along canals, Quietways and through Victoria Park.”

More details and registration at www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=83096

 NEXT SKY RIDE SCHEDULED FOR WALTHAM FOREST

Sunday 11 September 2016 – Start Time 10:00 a.m. – 9 miles

“A 9-mile ride from Leytonstone station along cycle and Quietways to the Olympic Velodrome and around the QEII Olympic Park.”

More details and registration at www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=75054