NOTES OF HFCYCLISTS MEETING
PRESENT: Susie Gretz, Alan Rowden, Ayse Kardes, John Griffiths, Gerry Berridge, Marta Wojcik, David Marsh, Hamza, Mihali, Paul Saunderson [later]
APOLOGIES: Petrina Helm, Loretta Reehill, Ruth Mayorcas
1] We welcomed Hamza, who David
introduced to the group. Hamza is finishing his studies on a management
Also volunteers are needed
for the Bikefest part of it. They still need people to help out stewarding
the Bicycle Tournament and particularly to person the LCC stall over the
whole weekend.. If you are able to help out please contact them at
Saturday 18 June, 1-5pm. Bikeworks
event on Shepherds Bush Green,
Wednesday 22 June, 8 - 10am. LBHF are laying on a Cyclists' Breakfast for members of their staff who cycle, and members of our group have been invited to join them. There will be a Dr Bike there. This takes place in the forecourt of Hammersmith Town Hall on King street. Contact at LBHF: Simon Franklin, 020 8753 3353, email@example.com
Wednesday 22 June. Sunset ride
to the Roebuck on Richmond Hill, where we will meet up with other west
If anyone wants to lead a ride on another day please contact John as below.
4] CONSULTATION ON THAMES PATH.
John may go down to the Thames path this Saturday morning at 10am to tell passing cyclists with families about the consultation. If you are interested in helping please let me know and come down.
Alan pointed out that in the
morning peak cyclists race past the area by the pubs. And Ruth Mayorcas
has been badly injured by a cyclist on the Upper Mall. However, as with
speeding cars, it is not an excuse to ban all cyclists. Measures can be
taken against those who cause problems, and those commuting at speed are
unlikely to obey no cycling signs anyway.
5] TWO-WAY ONE-WAY.
However anecdotal evidence is that there is a lot of dangerous speeding in 20mph and 30mph areas. To highlight this problem and to try and spur the Council and the local police to take action, we will do our own speed checks. John is going to pick up a radar speed gun from Susie Morrow of Wandsworth cyclists the day after this meeting. Gerry, Susie, David, Marta, John, John Ashford have said they will help in speed checks, working as pairs. Perhaps for an hour at a time. There was great enthusiasm for this.
Suggested streets include Brook
Green, Bradmore Park rd, Dalling rd, Sinclair rd. If you want to be out
there, or help in the analysis and presentation of the results, please
let John know. Also if you have a street or school near you that would
David also mentioned the poor state of the cycle path beside the Talgarth rd near the Novotel. Perhaps he should try contacting the Cycling Officer Simon Franklin as above.
Problems can be reported on the lbhf website at http://tinyurl.com/4x9sxw5 . John has just reported a sunken drain in the North End rd outside the Co-op opposite West Kensington Station. Watch to see if there is any action.
9] CYCLE RACKS
Big LCC Ride Sunday 26 June: As announced in the new mag there will be a LCC bike ride from central London to Greenwich. The route is similar to Colin Wing's Docks & Ducks ride featured in the April/May magazine. All members, friends and family are welcome to join. The ride is suitable for all ages and abilities, just a nice relaxed day out on our bikes. If you are a confident cyclists good with people please comsider helping to marshal the ride. Get in touch with Gerhard@lcc.org.uk if you are able to help.
8] DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING