HF CYCLISTS MEETING NOTES 9th JULY 2019

  • FREECYCLE MARSHALS

We might be facing a possible issue over numbers of Marshals available for Prudential Freecycle. We will renew the call for volunteers to register. Training is available on Thursday 25th, July at 5:30pm at the LCC Offices in Wapping. Sign up https://membership.lcc.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=243 

  • PLAY STREETS

There are a few Play Streets currently being suggested and there has been a successful one held recently in Cobbold Street W12 https://nextdoor.co.uk/agency-post/england/london/hammersmith-council/play-street-cobbold-road-friday-12-july-join-the-fun-17592191544259/ Coinciding with London Car Free Day / Week we can support some suggested applications. These can be applied for with guidance from London Play  and we will look to create flyers, help knock on doors to discuss with neighbours and generate interest / mitigate opposition. Please email with possible street suggestions.

  • WHITE CITY – NOTTING HILL

Please continue to write in to your councillors to voice your support for this scheme. You can find your Representatives’ details either on the LBHF website http://democracy.lbhf.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1 or at www.writetothem.com.

  • ROYAL PARKS CONSULTATION

This closed on 14 July 2019. The Royal Parks are looking at reducing the presence of and pollution from the vast amounts of through traffic that goes through many of their parks. They have been consulting on this. As always you can still email in to voice your support for proposals to stop the parks being used as through-routes for motor traffic. People will still be able to access the parks by car but the main traffic passing through would be eliminated, creating safer, more pleasant environments. See details and stay updated here. https://membership.lcc.org.uk/royal-parks-consultation

  • LONDON CYCLING CAMPAIGN SUMMER SOCIAL

LCC Local Group members are organising a Summer Social event on July 31st at 6:00PM in Look Mum No Hands (49 Old St, London EC1V 9HX). There’ll be a talk at by the #MakeTheLane organisers, followed by a chance to get to know your fellow activists, make new contacts, and most importantly, have fun! More information is available on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/2204287269693061/ and on the LCC website https://lcc.org.uk/events/london-cycling-campaign-summer-social. Everybody is welcome!

  • EXTINCTION REBELLION AND HFCYCLISTS RIDE ON TOWN HALL

HFCyclists and Extinction Rebellion are riding to support the

Council on Wednesday 17 July 2019 to support the motion to declare a Climate Emergency in the borough and to call for action. Meet at Hammersmith Bridge on Wednesday at 5.30pm. We will ride across the bridge, convene on the opposite side for a photograph, turn and ride back to the Town Hall in time to meet councillors on their way into the meeting. An Extinction Rebellion group of riders will start out at Waterloo Millenium Green, Baylis Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7AA at 4.00pm and join us at Hammersmith Bridge for the Ride On The Town Hall. They will continue onwards after the assembly outside the Town Hall, returning to Marble Arch.

A number of us will attend the council meeting to support the motion.

We will write to contact the media regarding the ride.

  • HAMMERSMITH BRIDGE:

There are a few Facebook groups springing up to discuss the perceived impact of the closure of the bridge to motor vehicles. One such is The Impact of the Closure of Hammersmith Bridge https://facebook.com/groups/507440140087966/ . We suggest joining some of the discussions to counteract  the negativity and allusion that all that needs to happen is for cars to be returned to the bridge for traffic nirvana to occur.

Philippa wrote to St Pauls school asking them to measure absentee levels across the coming and previous terms. This is to see if the bridge closure has stopped children from attending school.

  • HFCYCLISTS MONTHLY RIDE

The next ride is to Osterley Park on Sunday Sunday, 21/07/2019, 10 am

From Pekoe Mellow Tea House, 22 Aldensley Road W6 0DH

We will start our ride about 10:15 am from Brackenbury Village meeting at Pekoe Mellow Tea House. Come early to experience quality fresh teas and British ‘teatime’ treats.

This is a leisurely ride to Osterley Park, using a 15 mile circular route through quiet streets, parks, canal paths and farmland. 
Rest and refreshments at Osterley House.

Families and Children are welcome.

  • DAVID EALES MEMORIAL RIDE TO AMSTERDAM

Registration https://membership.lcc.org.uk/london-amsterdam-ride-registration is now open for this ride. Details are on https://zork.net/amsterdam. On Monday 22nd July, there will be a little meet and greet to explain more at: 

The Queen’s Head in Holborn, 64 Theobalds Rd, Holborn, London WC1X 8SF from 6.30pm onwards. 

  1. RIDES AND SOCIAL EVENTS
  2. Heading For Extinction talk by Extinction Rebellion on 10 July 2019 – this was hugely successful and enlightening.
  3. Extinction Rebellion Summer Uprising – 15 – 20 July 2019 https://rebellion.earth/event/summer-uprising-act-now/
  4. Extinction Rebellion Ride On Hammersmith Town Hall – Wednesday 17 July 2019
  5. HFCyclists Ride – Sunday, 19th July 2019
  6. Stop Killing Cyclists – 7 September 2019 http://stopkillingcyclists.org/
  7. David Eales Memorial Ride to Amsterdam – Sep 2019 
  1. DATE AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING
    13th August 2019, 19:00-21:00

Pekoe Mellow Tea House, 22 Aldensley Road, Hammersmith London W6 0DH

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