APOLOGIES: Mo Morgan, Alex Forrest, John Gilbert, John Smits, Alan Rowden, Paul Alexander.
It was a lovely evening and we moved to Furnival Gardens overlooking the river.
Bill suggested that we should
have shorter rides with picnics. The problem is that very few people decide
to come on rides, although many people want them. Next week is bikeweek,
and I hope you look at the website to see what is available.
We have the barbecue on the beach this Saturday night.
In the Hammersmith and Fulham Festival we had 3 short rides, 2 with picnics, and about an average of about 6 people came on each. Going to Osterley it was just Jonathan and John Smits. Going to Kingston Green Fair on Bank Holiday Monday it was John Griffiths and Jane.
In some other areas rides are much better supported.
BIKEWEEK EVENT -
Evening Barbecue / Picnic on
a sandy beach by the Thames. Watch the sun set over the river. In case
it is chilly bring warm clothes and something to sit/lie on. Bring food
and drink. If you bring food for the barbecue, please be prepared to look
after it yourself. Explore this perfect spot to relax in the very heart
of London. If you plan to take a paddle or a dip wear something on feet.
Low tide is around Midnight.
On the forecourt of Hammersmith
Town Hall. For those cycling to work, and for cyclists wishing to meet
officers and Councillors and other cyclists.
BIKEWEEK EVENT -
[Please be involved on the day to promote cycling to others. - contact john as below.]
At Parsons Green, Fulham, SW6
Pedal powered sound with Taxi Pata Pata, Bob and Paul on Blues guitars, Capoeira, Saxophone quartet. [Volunteers required to pedal]
PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO
LCN+ NW SECTOR MEETING.
On Monday of this week John Griffiths and Jeremy Parker from Barnet were invited and went along to a sector meeting, where infra structure plans etc for West London are discussed. Very useful to know what is going on and in the pipeline. TfL have just produced new guidelines for cycling infrastructure.
This trial is soon to end, and Oybike's future depends on an analysis of how it has performed and its commercial possibilities. We hope that at least parts of this report will be made available, so that in case it does not continue, guidance will be available as to what may make a viable concern. So far very few bikes have been seen away from their docking stations, which does not bode well for its commercial future.
There have been some changes as to how the LBHF Transportation Policy Group fits in with Highways and Planning. Network Management seems to be paramount, ie keeping traffic flowing. Cyclists and pedestrians count as traffic, but will this be noticed?
If it turns out that this change implies a reduced consideration given to cycling, let us hope that it can be brought up and discussed openly in Council meetings.
John had expenses of £6.28 for refreshments
DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
July 5 - Format and Venue to be decided. eg it may be a ride to somewhere, or in the open if a lovely evening.