NOTES OF HFCYCLISTS MEETING
PRESENT: John Griffiths, Bill Ogden, Louanne Tranchell, Gwen Cook, Alan Rowden, Andy Ellard [briefly].
APOLOGIES: Stephen Burke, Mo Morgan, Chris Tranchell, Paul Alexander, Mihaly, Roger de Freitas, Susie Gretz.
GREENFEST - WEST LONDON
Some of the organisers had a meeting recently and John presented some of the comments made then. The event was considered a great success. At that meeting good points were the venue by the riverside, the whole atmosphere of the event, the music, the quality of the stands, the general level of interest that the stall holders had from the visitors. We agreed most things went very well.
Some things that did not go as planned on the day were the non-arrival of the toilets that were ordered from the Council, and the late arrival of the stage, twenty minutes before the program started at 1pm, rather than at 10am as expected. We had been expecting environmental tours led by local pupils organised by the Urban Studies Centre, but the pupils did not materialise.
On the planning side we need more people to be involved and committed in organising it. Although we ended up with adequate funding, this was not clear until late in the day, and hopefully this will be different in future. This would make planning the event more of a pleasure.
Things that need more attention in any future event include the recycling [not prominent, need to co-ordinate with Council better over this], design of posters and publicity for the event such that more people are aware of it.
Tonight Bill said he had been particularly impressed with the bike tryouts by the Company of Cyclists. We discussed sausages, meat, vegans, free choice. Stalls people liked and mentioned included the animals, herbs, flashing pedal stand, hfcylists stand, food, fairtrade fashion show.
On the hfcyclists / LCC stand, Gwen, Susie Gretz, Gerry Berridge from our group, Susie Morrrow and Mike from Wandsworth, Marzia and a colleague from central LCC were all involved and helped promote the cause of cycling.
The deputy Mayor of LBHF Cllr Andrew Johnson was there with Cllr Rachel Ford, and also Cllr Eugenie White. There will probably be some coverage in the next issue of hfnews.
Photos from the event can be seen at www.greenfest.org.uk and click on link.
John will apply for some Fast Track funding from the Council to help finance an event next year.
TOUR DE FRANCE, 7th July prologue,
We will be meeting at 10 30am to 10.45am [at latest] for an 11am departure from the main south entrance to Ravenscourt Park, [under the railway bridge, next to Ginko, at the end of the short cul de sac Ravenscourt Avenue]. We will be riding to Hyde Park, to a meeting point near Marble arch.
We will have a rickshaw carrying the Deputy Mayor of LBHF along with us, pedalled by Bjorn Volk.
Gwen is going to a planning meeting at CTUK on Thursday 6 - 8pm for leaders / marshals.
Before the ride starts, participants need to fill up a short registration form, and then will be given a wrist band to provide access to parking facilities and the special viewing area. Remember to bring a lock.
There is a peoples village with attractions, and the prologue starts at 3pm and finishes at 6.20pm. For return rides we will see what people want on the day.
There will be a cycle route
inspection meeting and cycle route inspection stakeholder plan outing
for the following links in July, dates to be confirmed.
Link 73 begins at the borough boundary with Ealing at the junction of Uxbridge Road with Askew Road and Old Oak Road, and travels along Uxbridge Road ending at the Holland Park Roundabout, which marks the boundary of Hammersmith and Fulham with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Link 74 begins at the boundary of the Borough of Hounslow and travels along Chiswick Mall and Great West Road before meeting the Hammersmith Gyratory and then following Hammersmith Road until the boundary with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Our study will focus on the borough managed portions of this link as the Great West Road (TfL managed section) has been previously assessed.
Link 75 travels south from the Hammersmith Gyratory along Hammersmith Bridge Road to the boundary with the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.
TIME OF YOUR LIFE EVENT
HFCYCLISTS SUMMER GARDEN PARTY
Date for next meeting September 4th, 7pm at the info centre. [Note a break in August]