Monthly Archives: June 2015

Why not cycle the next SkyRide on July 5th 10:00 a.m. – “A 10 mile City Streets and Park Life ride”

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Sunday 5 July 2015 – Start Time 10:00 a.m. – 10 miles

“A 10 mile City Streets and Park Life ride”

Start From: Forecourt in front of Barking Station,
Station Parade, Longbridge Road IG11 8TU

Join us on this gentle 10 mile ride that really shows all the great things about Barking and Dagenham borough.  Perfect for riders who want a bit more confidence on the road, or would just like to see the parks of Barking and Dagenham. The route takes in a large part of wonderful newly created cycling infrastructure in the borough as well as some of the major parks in the Borough.  Along the way we will pass through Mayesbrook, Parsloes and Goodmayes Parks to name just a few as well as stopping off for a breather and to take in some of the beautiful lakes the parks have to offer.  If exploring your local area by bike is your thing then this ride is not to be missed! Easy to get to by train, right outside Barking Station.

More details and registration at

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Have Your Say – TFL Rail (Cross Rail) Liverpool Street to Shenfield and get a chance to win a Brompton

Complete the TFL Rail survey and have a chance to win a Brompton.

To complete the online survey, click here.

Remember that folding bikes aren’t allowed on the central stretch of underground part of CrossRail. You may wish to comment on this.

Some background:

From 31st May 2015, TFL began running the trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield under the TFL Rail name – bringing the stretch of the line on the underground map —

This stretch will eventually have new trains, new stations and improved public realm facilities around the stations as Crossrail, which will run all the way to Reading, becomes fully operational by 2019.

More immediately, the stations will have staff throughout the day and things will improve for all passengers.