NOTES OF HFCYCLISTS MEETING
There are many new Councillors. It has been suggested that we organise a ride / cycle training session for Councillors to introduce them to the benefits of cycling in the Borough. We considered this a good idea. To be led by local cyclists.
At the West London Green Festival we shall invite all the Councillors and hope to make contact there.
WEST LONDON GREEN FESTIVAL
Sunday 18 June, 1 - 5pm, at Parsons Green. see www.greenfest.org.uk
On the cycling front:
We shall have a "Can you still ride a bike" run by two trainers from CTUK.. They will use 5 bikes provided by Pedal Power London.
To encourage cycling we will be giving away 10 bikes in a free draw. The bikes will be Ridgeback Speed 2006's which are commuter hybrids, complete with mudguards and luggage racks. They will come with a good lock and set of lights. There will be one demonstration bike at the festival. The winners details will be passed to Evans Cycles, who will complete the deal. The funding comes from Good Going, via LBHF, with a discount from Evans.
We will have people capable of doing Dr Bike, but not emphasising it. James, Frank, Cecile, Brian, John Marks will be available.[At the Camden Green Fair they had about 12 mechanics working, and people were queuing for well over an hour to be seen.]
We will concentrate on giving maintenance sessions.
We shall have a hospitality area where we hope to be able to talk to cyclists and those who might consider cycling.
The planning committee are having regular meetings. Gwen, Bill and Brian said that they would be available at 11am on the day to help set up and do things during the festival. Others interested in being involved please contact John Griffiths [as below]
Brian will go to the LCC head office in the next few days to pick up materials for the Festival, ie maps, booklets, LCC membership forms.
LSW / BIKEWEEK and other RIDES
Saturday 10 June 2.15pm for 2.30pm, meet Holland Park Café to ride to World Naked Bike ride
Tuesday 20 June - Jonathan Gurney will organise a Bike Week ride leaving from Furnival Gardens at 6.45pm on Tuesday 20 June. Possibly to a pub along the river somewhere.
Wednesday 21 June LBHF's Cyclists breakfast outside Hammersmith Town Hall. 8am to 10am.
DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
This coincides with an England match [possibly], and it is possible that we may go for a ride to a large outdoor screen for the meeting. More later, or check http://www.hfcyclists.org.uk/meetings.htm