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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

HF CYCLISTS MEETING NOTES 14th MAY 2019

Present: Casey, Claire, Pet, Peri, Ken, Ruth, Michael, Teneille

Apologies: Roger, Paul,

WELCOME TO ANY NEW MEMBERS

Welcome to Claire and Pet.

  • INFRASTRUCTURE – WE DO NOT HAVE ANY UPDATES FROM THE COUNCIL ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES
  • GOLDHAWK ROAD – UPDATE: WE WILL BE MEETING WITH COUNCIL OFFICERS ON 5TH JUNE
  • UXBRIDGE ROAD – we wanted to know if lbhf had been in contact with ealing about proposals for a segregated cycle lane along the length of uxbridge road
  • FULHAM HIGH STREET – WE HAD ASKED THE IMPLICATIONS OF MOVING THE TRAFFIC ISLAND TO REMOVE THE NEED FOR VEHICLES TO CUT IN TO THE CYCLIST’S POSITION
  • WHITE CITY – NOTTING HILL

TfL is consulting on road and junction improvements from Holland Park roundabout to Notting Hill. We need to generate as much support for the scheme as possible. Consultation closes on the 16th of June 2019. Please follow the link below for details and to respond, there are drop-in sessions at:

The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LJ – Wednesday 5 June 2019 (17:00 – 21:00)

The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LJ – Saturday 8 June 2019 (11:00 – 15:00)

 https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/wood-lane-notting-hill/

We need volunteers to help distribute fliers and engage with schools, bodies and organisations to get the word out. Vin Aithol contacted staff members at Imperial College who are happy to help reach out to the students union.

  • HAMMERSMITH BRIDGE: The future of Hammersmith Bridge as a world-class walking & cycling link – Sat, 18th May 2019, 11:00-13:30, Rutland Arms, 15 Lower Mall, W6 9DJ

          Marco from London Car Free Day attended and gave us an introduction to the ideals behind London Car Free Day and the initiatives to see space as more than just a repository for parked vehicles. They attended as organisers of the Hammersmith Bridge discussion.

          We attended this discussion and walk and it was an involved debate which generated a lot of understanding and support for trialing the bridge as a walking and cycling destination. We will continue to work with London Car Free Day and other stakeholders to impress upon the council the important opportunity this represents.

  • FREECYCLE, HFCYCLISTS MONTHLY RIDES, SCHOOL CLIMATE STRIKE,

          We will be organising a feeder ride to Prudential London FreeCycle on the 3rd August. We want as many marshals as possible to support the led ride. Please email hfcyclists@lcc.org.uk to notify us if you can join as a marshal.

          HF cyclists monthly ride was to Teddington via Richmond Park. The destination was the Landmark Art Centre.

          Climate Strike On  A Bike: We attended this and joined with the LCC to support thousands of young people at Parliament Square on Friday 24th May 2019.

  • BIKE HANGERS UPDATE – No update from the council at present. Teneille spoke about her frustration with the process of requesting a bike hanger. She had signed  up for a bike hanger in October 2018 but was told she is 29th in the queue and it is more than a years wait.

   Update: Cllr Iain Cassidy has said that he will look to see what is slowing the pipeline and try to speed the process up.

  • FINANCE – Ken updated us on the current finances and the fact that we can apply for a grant if required. Normally we would forgo the grant but we need to budget for a new or overhauled website so we will apply for the grant to support this capital expenditure.
  • COMMUNICATION
  • Contributors – We want your stories, pictures, cycling successes and fails, inspirational rides, infrastructure notes and observations etc. Send us your pictures and notes by WhatsApp, Viber or to our Facebook page for us to share.
  • Website – We are seeking a volunteer webmaster if possible.
  • Calendar – Still looking for our best solution for ease of use
  • RIDES AND SOCIAL EVENTS

               We attended the following:

  • The future of Hammersmith Bridge as a world-class walking & cycling link –
    Sat, 18th May 2019, 11:00-13:30, Rutland Arms, 15 Lower Mall, W6 9DJ
  • Hammersmith Festival Fri & Sat 17-18th May 2019
  • HFCyclists Ride – Sunday, 19th May 2019 to the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington.

     The David Eales Memorial Ride to Amsterdam – 19 – 24 Sep 2019 is coming. Sign up link will be shared on the LCC website shortly.

DATE AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING

11th June 2019, 19:00-21:00 at Pekoe Mellow Tea House, 22 Aldensley Road, Brackenbury Village, Hammersmith W6 0DH

HF CYCLISTS MEETING 9th APRIL 2019

  1. WELCOME TO ANY NEW MEMBERS
    Present: Casey Abaraonye, David Blackett, David Ford, Iain Cassidy (LBHF), Nick Dawson, Paul Saunderson, Peri Abaraonye,
    Apologies: Christopher Brown, Henrietta Bewley, Ken McCosh, Marc Wentworth, Margaret Spector, Mike Robinson, Nick Moffitt (ECC), Neil Webster(LCC Trustee), Pat Tookey, Shirin Khan, Susannah Woodgate, Richard Duffill (LBHF)
  • UPDATE FROM LBHF: Cllr Iain Cassidy, Cycling and Walking Champion,
    Hammersmith & Fulham Council
  • CycleWay 9: Still in the planning and development phase. It will be helpful to demonstrate support for the scheme by way of emails to councillors. Please email your local councillors now and tell them why improving cycling infrastructure is important for you and your family, your neighbours and your local businesses. Find your councillors here: https://bit.ly/2WZrMyz 
  • CW9 will next be discussed at PAC Meeting 18/06/19 at H&F Town Hall. We want to encourage local residents to come and show support for CycleWay 9.
  • Children undertake Bikeability Training in primary school but most of the time they are restricted from riding on the roads by their parents. They then question the point of learning these new skills when they are not allowed to develop the confidence. More inclusive training for young people and parents is required. The environment needs to feel safer to encourage parents.
  • We need to engage with students living and youth councils in the borough to make their voices heard. Car ownership for those 35 years and younger is very low in our borough. We want to hear from them and how best we can meet their needs.
  • Cllr Iain Cassidy spoke about the state of cycling in the borough and the need for more of the silent majority who quietly support the idea of cycling to make their voices heard.
    He gave an example of BeeLines Project in Manchester where local residents got involved in the redesigning of cycle routes in the area. https://youtu.be/Py659WIZRsY 
    The project was designed from the onset with local residents involvement which gave them a strong sense of ownership. By the time it came to consultation it was received positively with points raised as tweaks and improvements. David Blackett said that in his IT Consultancy they use a similar approach where design is client and end user led.
  • Free Cycle training is available from the borough and can be booked through the council’s website: https://bit.ly/2GIMg7l   
  • DUTCH CYCLING CULTURE
    • Cllr Cassidy spoke about research by Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster on the priority for Dutch cycling infrastructure design. A defining feature was that a cycling accident should not cost your life.
      Find out more about some of the projects, publications, and events that Dr Rachel Aldred is involved in at http://rachelaldred.org/ or on Twitter at @RachelAldred.
    • “Chris Boardman compares cycling in Holland and Britain.”
      – 33% of journeys in Utrecht are done by bikes; 50% of children go to school by bike
      – Less than 1% of cyclists in the Netherlands wear helmets, yet the country has the lowest incidents  of head injuries in the world.
      https://youtu.be/zq28fU2AuMU 
    • “From the Netherlands Translating the World’s Best Bikeway Designs.” This video shows how Dutch built their cycling infrastructure. You might be surprised it wasn’t all plain sailing. Officials from US cities came to learn from the design successes.
      https://youtu.be/kp3s2EP0zVo 
    • After watching both videos we discussed the uptake of cycling in UK and compared it to Holland and Germany. We noted that the British surge in cycling only started in 2012 following success in the Olympics. Cllr Cassidy spoke of research comparing medium size British and German cities and looking at children’s independence. In the 70’s children started leaving the home for independent tasks at about the same age of 9-10 to go to school, go to the shops, etc. By the 90’s in Germany the age had gone up by about a year whereas in UK the age had shop up to 13-14. Dutch roads are as safe as British roads but the difference is that Dutch roads are recognised as space for children to play and inhabit whereas British roads have had the children replaced by cars. The British attitude is that children should be in the house, the park or the back garden while Dutch attitude is children should be playing on the street outside their home.  
  • CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES
    • Awareness of cyclists that motorists have.
    • Hierarchy of vulnerability: pedestrians, mobility vehicles, cyclists, motorcyclists, cars, vans, buses, lorries. Priority should be given to the most vulnerable in order while at present the motorcars has road priority. There should be presumed liability. In many other countries pedestrians and cyclists have priority when cars turn left or right.
    • David Ford suggested improved cycle route maintenance.
    • These points will be emailed to LCC for consideration.
  • BIKE SECURITY WITH PC BROWN
    • PC Christopher Brown promised to release the CCTV footage of the theft of Casey & Peri’s  bikes from North End Road Market. We want to show this video to help inform  people. We are awaiting the footage.
    • A significant number of bike thefts have occurred at the cafe and toilet in Richmond Park. It would seem thieves come dressed as cyclists and steal bikes.
    • We asked PC Brown about reports that North End Road is being targeted for bike thefts.  
  • INFRASTRUCTURE
    • Susannah Woodgate asked about roadworks on the corner of Goldhawk Road and Ravenscourt Road, widening pavement. Awaiting update from Richard Duffill.
    • Alexander Bastin submitted photos of Fulham High Street  by Fulham Pre-Prep School where the pavement forces cyclists into the path of traffic. At present there is a traffic light and island that forces vehicles to veer left into cyclists. We are asking the council to look into possible options to improve this, including relocating the crossing, removing the island or moving the bus stop. Iain Cassidy will discuss it with Chris Bainbridge and get back to us.
    • We discussed the current state with roadworks being undertaken by utility companies. Utility companies are responsible for refilling the roads after they dig them up. They work to their own standards which do not always meet the council’s approval. However this is the current operating framework.
    • Casey suggested to the council that for any cycle paths build along trunk roads that noise shielding be erected. They can be used to generate advertising revenue. Such noise barriers are common in other European cities and shield both noise and particulate pollution. We ask that LBHF adopts this as an identifying feature. Casey has also asked the same of TfL.       
  • RIDE TRAINING / FREECYCLE
    • ECC is organising Ride Leader Training 27th April 2019. We want to encourage confident cyclists to attend this training as we will need ride leaders for the coming London Freeride this summer. The training is free for participants, but places are limited and you do need to register via the link: https://membership.lcc.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=234 
  • BRAKES & GEARS MAINTENANCE
    • Casey demonstrated how to clean and service your brake and gear cables. We recommend that if riding in the rain you do this once a week.
      In general if you cycle on a regular basis you should service your bike at least 2 times per year but rain increases the wear on your bike.  
    • Casey gave an explanation on how and why to clean your chain.
    • At each meeting Casey will demonstrate a bike maintenance tip for those present.  
  • PUBLICITY AND COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS
  • HFC is looking for contributors and communication volunteers in relation to our web site, Facebook and Twitter. I am sure most of you take photos and videos during rides, and you come across interesting places and situation during your daily and weekend commutes. As long as the image or video is related to cycling we want to share it with HFCyclists followers.
    If you are happy your story to be shared please send it by email to hfcyclists@lcc.org.uk or by Viber or WhatsApp to
    Casey (HFCyclists Chair) at 07975612368 or
    Peri (HFCyclists Administrative Management) at 07878327353
  • HFC needs a WordPress developer to volunteer to carry out monthly website updates. If you are interested please get in touch.
  1. RIDES AND SOCIAL EVENTS 
  2. HFCyclists will organise a ride every 3rd Sunday of the month.
  3. HFC Ride 28th April 2019: from Hammersmith to Richmond and Wimbledon
  4. North End Road Spring Market – 14th Apr 2019
  5. Cycling events and rides will be added to HFCyclists Google Public Calendar which will be shared for everyone to access.
  6. Thank you to Ken McCosh for organising the last ride to Kensington Gardens and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. We had a lovely ride through quiet Kensington streets avoiding Kensington High Street. Highlights of the ride were meeting Jeremy Vine with his mesmerising Penny-Farthing bicycle and visiting the Grace Wales Bonner: A Time for New Dreams exhibition. Check photos from the ride at Facebook: https://bit.ly/2GG22BV or https://twitter.com/hfcyclists 
  7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
    1. “Fancy a stroll on a new elevated park in Hammersmith?” – a site visit is being organised on 17/04. A disused railway tracks could become an elevated park in Hammersmith. A public competition is being staged to generate ideas. Do you have any cycling idea that could be incorporated? https://bit.ly/2VnLzXU 
    1. Innovative grass to protect cyclists and pedestrians from pollution. “Grass is greener for innovative Hammersmith cycle path scheme” – https://bit.ly/2uHFIkK article from 20/10/16. What’s the result almost 2.5 years later?
      Casey and Peri cycled there recently and didn’t see any grass. We asked Iain Cassidy but he wasn’t aware of this project.  
    1. Have you noticed any reduction in traffic in Central London since the introduction of the  ULEZ? ULEZ was introduced at the beginning of the Easter School Holiday, so we will wait to see its impact on daily traffic.  
    1. 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?
    1. 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.
  1. Cycling Achievements for the month
  2. No entries for this month 
  1. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 14th May 2019, 19:30-21:00
  1. IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DAIRY
  2. 14 Apr 2019, 10am-5pm, North End Road Spring Market
  3. 27th April 2019, 10am-3pm, Ride Leader Training
  4. 28th April 2019, Sunday – HFCyclists Ride

18th June 2019, 7.00 pm, Tuesday: Community Safety and Environment Policy and Accountability Committee at the H&F Town Hall

OUR NEXT MEETING –

HFCyclists Meeting May 2019

Hammersmith and Fulham Cyclists invite you to our monthly meeting on Tuesday 14 May 2019.
The meeting will be held at Pekoe Mellow Tea House, 22 Aldensley Road, Brackenbury Village, Hammersmith W6 0DH.

In a change to the usual start time, the meeting will hold from 7.00pm. Please arrive 6.45 for the 7.00 – 9.00pm meeting. Pekoe Mellow offers a range of wonderful teas and beverages with home baked speciality cakes as available refreshments.
At the meeting we shall discuss topics including ongoing concerns around Goldhawk Road, Uxbridge Road and Fulham High Street; new projects from White City to Notting Hill; Hammersmith Bridge; forthcoming rides and Prudential London Freecycle among others.

Notes from our last meeting are on the website.

If you have any particular observations to bring up we will like you to bring them up. Email ahead to notify us.
Casey
Coordinator
07975612368

Contact hfcyclists@lcc.org.uk

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.
      http://bit.ly/2YLxVQI 
    • 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

HFCyclists Sunday Leisurely Ride from Hammersmith to Richmond Park

Front view of Pekoe Mellow Tea House
Front view of Pekoe Mellow Tea House

Sunday, 28/04/2019, 10 am

Pekoe Mellow Teah House, 22 Aldensley Road W6 0DH
Families and Children are welcome.

Join us on a leisurely ride from Hammersmith
to Richmond Park – Wimbledon Common – Roehampton – Barnes and back to Hammersmith.

We will start our ride from Brackenbury Village meeting at Pekoe Mellow Tea House. Come early to experience quality fresh teas and British ‘teatime’ treats inspired by the flavours of Sri Lanka accompanied by quality tea time refreshments.

About 10:15 am we will start our ride towards Richmond Park.

This ride will follow cycle paths along river Thames and quieter streets. We will stop for refreshments and break at Wimbledon Windmill.

Ride leader’s contact number: Casey 07975612368