HF CYCLISTS MEETING 13th MARCH 2019

HF CYCLISTS MEETING  13th MARCH 2019

  1. WELCOME TO ANY NEW MEMBERS
    Present: Casey Abaraonye, Henrietta Bewley, Janusz Carmello, Ken McCosh, Mark Wan, Nick Moffitt (ECC), Pat Tookey, Paul Saunderson, Peri Abaraonye, Shirin Khan
    Apologies: Amy Ingram, David Marsh, Marc Wentworth
  • EAST-WEST CYCLEWAY FROM PADDINGTON TO ACTON
    • Construction work on the route is set to begin on 18 March 2019, with the work expected to be complete by the end of the year.
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    • We have suggested to TFL that to make the route more appealing and usable it should have noise shielding, which is common in Europe.  
  • PUBLICITY AND COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS
  • HFC is looking for contributors and communication volunteers in relation to our web site, facebook and twitter. If you are interested please get in touch.
  • HFC needs a WordPress developer to volunteer to carry out monthly website updates. If you are interested please get in touch.
  • RIDES AND SOCIAL EVENTS
  •  HFCyclists will organise a ride every 3rd Sunday of the month.
  •  HFC Ride 17th March 2019: from Hammersmith to Kensington Gardens
  •  North End Road Spring Market – 14th Apr 2019
  •  HFC April’s Ride will be on the 28th of April because the 3rd Sunday of April is Easter
  •  Cycling events and rides will be added to HFCyclists Google Public Calendar which will be shared for everyone to access.
  •  Ride Leader’s training will be organised by LCC in the coming months. We will inform you asap.
  • ANY OTHER BUSINESS
    • From Superhighways to Cycleways: TFL have finally taken the decision to rename SuperHighways and QuietWays to CycleWays. Therefore CS9 is changing to CW9.
    • HFCyclists meeting place: We have discussed whether to change the place of our regular meetings from a member’s residence to a public place. Suggested locations are Hammersmith Town Hall, local pub or cafe,  or a community space. If the location is changed to a public place will that be more appealing to you and where do you suggest we should meet?
    • Bike Theft – Casey and Peri’s bicycles were stolen from North End Road within 5 minutes of locking the bikes about 4pm on a busy Saturday. So far no good news but we have requested the Police to provide us with the CCTV which will be shared for people to see how easy and quickly a bike can get stolen.
    • Pat Tookey is thankful to everyone who got in touch to offer her kind words of support after the theft of her bicycle.
    • Richard Duffill (LBHF) is trying to organise a meeting between local businesses, community groups and local cyclists in relation to drafting a new Walk and Cycle Strategy for the borough.
    • Macbeth Centre, Hammersmith offers Bicycle Maintenance Part 1 & 2 and  City & Guilds Bicycle Maintenance Award/Certificate. The number of people attending these courses has dropped. In order to support and encourage more people to use the service OMA Bikes, a local cycling business is offering “Build Your Own Bike” project where you buy a bike in need of refurbishment and then you can enrol on a course where you learn to fix your bike. The outcome is that you get a bike and acquire the skills to maintain it.
      Nearby bike courses where you can enrol:
      – Macbeth Centre, Hammersmith: hfals.co.uk/courses/bicycle-maintenance/
      – BikeWorks: bikeworks.org.uk/Pages/Category/book-a-maintance-course
      – London Bike Hub: londonbikehub.com/maintenance-training/
  • Cycling Achievements for the month

HFCyclists organising a lovely ride from Hammersmith to Tooting and Wimbledon

  • DATE OF NEXT MEETING
        9th April 2019, 19:30-21:00
  1. IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DAIRY

14 Apr 2019, 10am-5pm, North End Road Spring Market