Monthly Archives: May 2015

Get your kicks on route 136 “The Ingrebourne Way” – Ride the route on July 19th

Route 136 Picture

Join Sustrans volunteers and Havering Cyclists on a leisurely Go Explore with Sustrans bike ride on National Cycle Route 136 through the Ingrebourne Valley, on Sunday 19 July between 10am and 1pm,  to celebrate 20 years of the Sustrans National Cycle Network.

Event Details:

There are three joining points for this ride, meet us at:

  • The junction of Chequers Road/Noak Hill Road and Lower Noak Close, RM3 7NB at 10am. The nearest Station to the start point at Noak Hill is Harold Wood.
  • Next to Upminster Park car park (free) at 11am. Access this car park via St. Mary’s Lane opposite Champion Road and next door to New Windmill Hall, RM14 2QH. The nearest stations to Upminster Park is Upminster and Upminster Bridge.
  • Meet us next to Hornchurch Country Park car park (free) at 11:30am. Access this car park at the end of Squadrons Approach, Hornchurch, RM12 6TS. The nearest station to Hornchurch Country Park is Hornchurch.

This ride will end at RSPB Rainham Marshes Visitor Centre at around 1pm.

Places are limited and need to be reserved here.

Register now for Sky Rides in Havering

There are four more Sky Rides in Havering this year following two different routes.

On Sundays 9 August and 8 November, each time starting at 10am from Upminster Library, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, RM14 2BB, is the South Havering Circular ride.

More information on the Upminster ride is available here

On 19 July and 13 September, each time starting at 2pm from Lodge Farm Park, Lodge Avenue, Romford, RM2 5AD, is the Romford Ride through Raphael and Lodge Farm Parks.

More information on the Lodge Farm Park ride is avaible here

Havering Sky Rides are free and include guides.

A list of other local Sky Rides is available here.

Votes sought for public artwork at the site of the new Bridge over the River Beam

Votes sought for public art work

Local people asked to vote on a local character for art bench on at site of new bridge.

Havering Council and the sustainable transport charity Sustrans are asking local residents to vote for one figure that represents the local area to appear in a piece of permanent public art near the new bridge over the River Beam in Bretons Outdoor Centre.

The artwork comprises a bench with three 2-D life-size silhouettes standing behind it. These are cut of sheet steel which will weather over time as the Portrait Bench becomes a distinctive part of the local landscape. Sustrans want these silhouettes to immortalize local icons whether it be local famous faces, characters from the past or someone living in the area today. Karl Brierley of Sustrans said “The Portrait Bench artwork is all about the characters that the local community are proud of.”

The following local characters were chosen for the shortlist and it is now up to the public to vote for one character.

Humphry Repton (1752-1818)  Famous landscape gardener.

Edward Hillman (1889-1934)  Aviation extraordinaire of the 1930s.

Ian Dury (1942-2000) Popular singer, songwriter, and actor.

Ian Fisher (1971 – 2013) – Elm Park local Fisher was a Warrant Officer Class 2 who lost his life in Afghanistan.

Amy Marren (born 14 August 1998). British Para swimmer.

To find out more about each character and to vote on your choice please visit the following link.  

http://tinyurl.com/Portraitbench

A vote will also be conducted at the Eastbrookend Country Fair from 11am-4pm on 7th June at Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham. The results of the vote will be released following this event.

The Ingrebourne Way bike ride – Havering – 19 July 2015 10am – 1pm

Join Sustrans fantastic volunteers and Havering Cyclists on a leisurely Go explore with Sustrans bike ride through the Ingrebourne Valley to celebrate 20 years of the Sustrans National Cycle Network.

We’ll be riding along the Ingrebourne Way, National Cycle Network route 136, towards the beautiful RSPB Rainham Marshes in Purfleet. This 16-mile bike ride is 90% off road, on mostly tarmacked paths and suitable for all types of bicycle.

If you don’t fancy the whole bike ride, there are two other meeting points along the way to reduce the distance to under 10 miles. There is a restaurant and toilet facilities at RSPB Rainham Marshes.
Event Details:

There are three joining points for this ride, meet us at:

The junction of Chequers Road/Noak Hill Road and Lower Noak Close, RM3 7NB at 10am. The nearest Station to the start point at Noak Hill is Harold Wood.

Next to Upminster Park car park (free) at 11am. Access this car park via St. Mary’s Lane opposite Champion Road and next door to New Windmill Hall, RM14 2QH. The nearest stations to Upminster Park is Upminster and Upminster Bridge.

Meet us next to Hornchurch Country Park car park (free) at 11:30am. Access this car park at the end of Squadrons Approach, Hornchurch, RM12 6TS. The nearest station to Hornchurch Country Park is Hornchurch.

This ride will end at RSPB Rainham Marshes Visitor Centre at around 1pm.

Please wear suitable clothing for the weather, bring sun protection, waterproofs and something to drink. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Sign up now.

Places on the ride are limited. Reserve your place using the link below to save disappointment on the day.

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/events/ingrebourne-way-bike-ride-havering

Havering and B&D Cyclists at Eastbrookend Counry Fair – 7 June 2015 11am – 4pm

Havering Cyclists in conjunction with Barking and Dagenham Cyclists will be holding a stand at Eastbrookend Country Fair on Sunday 7 June.

We will be giving out advice on all things cycling. There is also a Dr Bike and other cycling related stalls.

Its not just cycling though there will also be

Falconry Displays
Sheep Racing
Reptile Handling
Punch and Judy Shows
Novelty Bikes and Free Bike MOT’s
5k fun Run
Farmyard Animals
Chainsaw Artist Displays
Archery
Climbing Wall
Face Painting
Pony Rides
Dog Show (bring your four legged friends)
Local arts and crafts
Live music and workshops
Local Beers and Refreshments