NOTES of HFCYCLISTS meeting
Tuesday 1 May 2007 , 7.15pm for 7.30pm in the Info Centre
PRESENT: John Griffiths, Paul
Alexander, Julie Askins, Andy Ellard [briefly], Louanne Tranchell, Jane
Eggleton, Mihaly, David Marsh
APOLOGIES Gavin Donovan, Gwen
Cook, Stephen Burke, Alan Rowden, Chris Tranchell, Bill Ogden.
RIDES and EVENTS
The barbecue on Easter Saturday
to watch the boatrace by the milepost went well.
We have arranged / suggested
rides as below, but are waiting for people to come forward to lead some
Monday 28 MAY, bank holiday,
Kingston Green Fair. 11am to 8pm.
May cost to get in. Leave at noon from Furnivall gardens.
Contact john as below
Sunday 3 JUNE, Camden Green
Fair, 12noon - 7pm. [Awaiting leader]
Saturday 9 June 3pm
WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE 2007
Was interesting last year. The full route, plus photographs of last year's
ride can be found at: www.worldnakedbikeride.org/uk [Awaiting leader]
17 June 1 -5pm
GREENFEST - West London, Planning for this coming along well. Mihaly will
help on the day. Julie and Louanne involved with the Fairtrade clothing
show at the festival. Andy prepared cheques to lbhf including £40
for fee to use the space and £200 for a deposit against damage.
Same day, 17 June London to
Brighton charity ride. Paul is going on this and would welcome any other
riders, but the ride is now full.
WEDNESDAY 20 June 2007 7.30pm
A BIKEWEEK ride through Richmond Park to meet with other LCC groups at
the Roebuck on Richmond Hill. An annual get together where we meet old
friends and make new ones. Meet in Furnival Gardens beside the river,
200m west of Hammersmith Bridge, to leave at 7.30pm. Remember it may get
dark later so bring lights and shiny stuff. Contact john 020 7371 1290
/ 07789 095 748 firstname.lastname@example.org
TOUR DE FRANCE, 7th July prologue, arrangements, how people will be involved.
Jane Egg says she will help co-ordinate things. John, Mihaly, Louanne
will be involved. Gwen previously said she was interested. We have invited
the mayor of lbhf to be part of this, but at the moment it is not certain
who the mayor will be at that time.
The plan is to leave from Ravenscourt
Park at 11am going to Hyde Park. Groups are encouraged to register for
the event on the lcc website, to get entry to the special viewing area.
http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=854. We can publicise the ride
at the Greenfest.
WESTFIELD CYCLING STRATEGY
The new White city development is developing a cycle strategy. At a meeting
last week John, Simon Franklin, Chris Bainbridge, John Lee, Suzanne Hilton
amongst others pressed for a strong cycling strategy to be developed.
It already has 4,500 car parking spaces. The present intention is to have
parking for 570 cycles around the periphery. Westfield were pressed to
have the parking highly secure, and to have it so that the amount could
be increased if necessary. Routes within the complex and external cycle
routes were discussed. It would be good to develop a cycling overview
for SBG, the common and the roundabout. The CRISP for Uxbridge rd may
be extended to cover this area, but in light of the changing circumstances
it would be good if the SBG CRISP could be revisited as its recommendations
no longer fit with new bus movements.
There is to be a route over
the motorway spur, including a glass fronted lift on the Westfield side
and a ramp on the other side.
KING STREET Cycle track.
Julie pointed out again that the gaps in the new cycle track do not permit
you to turn right into Macbeth street. John will follow up.
FULHAM POLICE BIKE DAY.
PCSO Beverly McFarlane is organising a day to promote careful and safe
cycling, and to encourage cyclists to obey the law and not to mow down
pedestrians. On Thursday 17th MAY from 0800hrs to 1600 hrs. I said we
would have a presence if anyone available. Anyone interested in taking
part? Julie may if she is available.
David questioned whether police on bikes could fine you for cycling on
the pavement. We pointed out that any policeman, especially the Police
Community Support Officers, could give you a £30 fine. If approached
in this way being demure may be a less expensive option.
EVENING STANDARD CHARTER
For the last week the Evening Standard has been running articles on cycling
including a cycling charter. Louanne had a copy of it. Today it was concerned
with cycle theft. Hopefully the attitude to cycling is changing. Charlie
Lloyd posted details of this recently.
John issued with a cheque for £48.67 to cover
April refreshments 14.43
May refreshments £15.45
Website name/hosting charges £18.79
DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm in the info centre.
John Griffiths [chair / co-ordinator]
020 7371 1290 / 07789 095 748
OUR WEBSITE www.hfcyclists.org.uk