Monthly Archives: July 2015

Free Bike Maintenance Classes available at My Place, Harold Hill, Havering

Places are still available for bike maintenance classes 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:

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.

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, members of the public need to call 01708 376004 or visit the website–Maintenance-classes.aspx

Space for Cycling Petition gets 2 page spread in Romford Recorder

Havering Mayor Councillor Brian Eagling and Councillor Robert Benham accepted our petition on Friday, and this will be formally passed to the Mayor and presented at the next full council meeting. The Romford recorder gave it a 2 page spread in this weeks edition. Read the article at pages 6&7.


Recorder petition coverage

Beginner and Family Friendly 2.5 mile Wildlife and Wilderness Skyride through Lodge Farm and Raphael Parks – 26 July 2:00 p.m.

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Sunday 26 July 2015 – Start Time 2:00 p.m. – 2.5 miles

“A 2.5 mile Wildlife and Wilderness ride through Lodge Farm and Raphael Parks”

Very suitable for beginners, families and children.

Start From: Lodge Farm Park Carlton Road (southern) entrance RM2 5AA
Join us on this fantastic easy-going ride through two of Haverings great parks.  This traffic free route is perfect for anybody wanting to get out on their bike in a safe environment.  At around two and a half miles long you will get the chance to stretch your legs without over doing it on a Sunday!

More details and registration at


Sky Ride Local rides are free, fun guided bike rides that offer a great way of getting out and exploring the local area with friends and family. The rides are guided by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes. With different levels, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge.

For more information about Sky Ride Local and other bike riding opportunities in your local area, visit

Ride London 2015 Feeder Ride Gidea Park Station to Fenchurch Street, picking up in Barking and Dagenham

Ride London 2015

We want as many people as possible – of all ages and abilities – to enjoy Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle so we’ve put together a guided ride to deliver you to the heart of the action in central London on Saturday 1 August.

The Ride London 2015 Free Cycle feeder ride starting from Gidea Park Station in Havering and finishing at Fenchurch Street. The route goes via Barking and Dagenham and picks up B&D riders at the start of CS3. After following CS3 for part of the way it then leaves CS3 and enters central London.via St Katherines Canal and the Tower of London.

Please register at

Barking & Dagenham

Route: Barking to Leadenhall Market
Start point: River Road / Alfreds Way / Cycle Superhighway 3 Junction, Near Greatfields Park, Barking IG11 0EU
End point: Leadenhall Market
Start time: 10:00
Distance: 9 miles
Return ride start point: Leadenhall Market
Return ride start time: 15:00


Route: Gidea Park to Leadenhall Market
Start point: Gidea Park Rail Station Car Park, Crossways, Havering RM2 6AT
End point: Leadenhall Market
Start time: 09:00
Distance: 16 miles
Return ride start point: Leadenhall Market
Return ride start time: 15:00

Free Police Bike Security Marking this summer

In addition to the normal !st Saturday of the month bike security marking at Romford market from 11:00 to 14:00 the police will also be at:

Weds 12th August 2015       Bike Event at Thames Chase    10.30am – 2.30pm

Fri     21st August 2015       Bike Marking  at Hornchurch Country Park    10am – 2pm

Thurs 27th August 2015       Safer Transport Team Fun Day  Romford Market   10am – 2pm.

1st Sept  2015           Bike Marking  at Hornchurch Country Park      10am – 2pm

Sat 3rd Oct 2015                Bike Marking at Open Day Visitors Center  Hornchurch Country Park

Tues 27th Oct  2015           Bike Marking at Hornchurch Country park    10am – 2pm

Sat  28th Nov  2015            Bike Marking at Hornchurch Country park    10am – 2pm.