Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bike Marking and Exchanging Places events in Romford Market 18th April, 2nd May


Date: Saturday 18th April 2015

Time: 11am – 2pm

(Note: This replaces the usual event on the first Saturday of April after which it goes back to the 1st Saturday of the month unless otherwise advertised)

Location: Cycles UK, Romford Market

FREE CYCLE MARKING & ‘Exchanging Places Event’

Date: Saturday 2nd May 2015 and Saturday 8th August

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: Romford Market, O/S Lloyds Bank

Havering Cyclists will also be at each event to offer advice on all things cycling.

As part of our move to improve cycle security across London, Havering Safer Transport Team, part of the Transport for London (TfL) funded, Metropolitan Police Service Roads Traffic Policing Command, are offering FREE security marking, the ‘Exchanging Places Program’ and advice regarding to road safety, crime and personal security. Marking your bike deters potential thieves as your bike can be easily traced if it is lost or stolen.

For more information and cycle marking dates visit



Bikeability Instructor Training – 4 Day Weekend course – May 2nd/3rd,16th/17th in Chelmsford

Cycle Training East are running a 4 day Bikeability Instructor training course over the week-ends of May 2nd/3rd and 16th/17th.

Course times are 8.30 – 5.30 on 2nd, 9 – 5 on the other days.  Cost is £350 per person for the 4 days course.

If interested please contact tel: 01376 346848 for further information and an application form.

Cycling Officer Vacancy at Havering Council

Salary Range: £27,252 – £28,935 per annum. (Fixed Term Contract untill March 2017)

Using dedicated funding, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a range of projects to increase levels of cycling within the borough, including: provision of residential and on street cycle parking, improving cycle access to our town centres, and raising the profile of cycling across the borough through promotional events.

You will be responsible for collecting and analysing data to develop an improved understanding of cycling trends in Havering and for monitoring the effects of projects implemented.

You will also assist the wider Transport Planning team in wider transport policy matters and in engagement with transport providers.

The post holder is responsible for the day to day supervision of any consultants, temporary or agency staff associated with Borough Cycling Programme initiatives, setting targets and monitoring the quality of work and outputs.

The post holder is responsible for the day to day management and delivery of the Borough Cycling Programme including budgets (grants, sponsorship and other external funding) and monitors financial performance in accordance with Council policy.

The post holder is responsible for collecting and analysing data to develop an improved understanding of cycling trends in Havering and for monitoring the effects of projects implemented.

For more information goto Cycling Officer Job Advert

SkyRide open for business for 2015

Skyride is open for business for 2015 and the first 2 rides have been published.

Barking & Dagenham – City Streets & Park Life – 25 miler
(Previously known as the Previously known as East London Marathon)
Starts from Central park ay 10:00 on Sunday 12 April
Havering – Wildlife & Wilderness – 24 miler
(Previously known as the South Havering Circular)
Starts from Upminster Library at 10:00 on Sunday 26 April

New bridge links Dagenham and Ingrebourne Valley

Dagenham and Ingrebourne Valley are a step closer today after a new walking and cycling bridge was lifted into place in east London.

Bretons Bridge, which spans the River Beam between the Bretons Outdoor Centre and the Beam Valley Country Park, will provide a new link for people in Barking, Dagenham and Havering.

Read more and see the video at


Free Havering Cycle Maintenance courses now available for the rest of 2015.

I’m pleased to confirm that due to popular demand, additional  maintenance courses are being held at the Myplace Centre in Harold Hill this year.

These courses are for people looking to improve their knowledge of bike maintenance.

Basic course (aged 11 upwards) – This short (2 hour) course covers a safety check, gear and brake adjustment and emergency roadside repairs (punctures). Attendees are welcome to bring their own bicycle to this course.  This course is being held on the following dates:

May 9th – Basic – 10:00–12:00 & 13:00-15:00

June 6th – Basic – 10:00–12:00 & 13:00-15:00

July 4th – Basic – 10:00–12:00 & 13:00-15:00

August 8th – Basic – 10:00–12:00 & 13:00-15:00

September 5th – Basic – 10:00–12:00 & 13:00-15:00

October 10th – Basic – 10:00–12:00 & 13:00-15:00

Advance course (aged 15 upwards) – This 5 hour course covers the likely needs for a cycle touring holiday or to maintain your own bike, it includes advanced removal and installation of bicycle components. To get the best from this course attendees should be able to perform basic maintenance to a bicycle. Attendees are required to bring their own bike to this course.

April 18th – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

May 30th – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

June 27th – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

July 25th – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

August 15th  – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

August 22nd  – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

August 29th – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

September 12th – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

September 26th – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

October 24th – Advanced- 10:00-16:00

November 7th – Advanced – 10:00-16:00

November 28th – Advanced –10:00-16:00


Both courses are being held at MyPlace (Harold Hill) 343 Dagnam Park Dr, RM3 9EN

To book onto the course please call 01708 376004.