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HFCycling meeting 9 Feb 2021

H&F cyclists Feb 2021


Sebastian Dunnett – Ecology Officer, HF Climate Emergency Team.


Perunika Petkova

Pat Tookey – resident member of climate emergency commission. 

Nicky – pedal back cycling

Angela Grashoff – Hounslow cycle group.


Sebastian Dunnett is Visiting H&F cyclists to talk about Greenfest. The climate emergency commission & the council are keen to restart Greenfest.

Groups we might invite:

Dr Bike

Food stalls, 

Allotment society?


Friends of the earth


Climate emergency commission

Car Free Day

Any possibility of involving schools?

Universities in H&F?

Imperial College Greening team?

(Air pollution team at imperial college doing study on white city.)

Greenfest used to have a music stage, electricity, insurance from the council.   We rented tables etc from a company and then sublet them to the stall holders. 

Discussion on Furnival Gardens – Greenfest always used to be held in Furnival Gardens.  Most central, easiest to get to, point of the borough.  However, maybe  too small & difficult to get to with social distancing, Town Hall redevelopment blocking one of the underpasses, Dove Passage closed for social distancing etc.

Pedal Gives Back

Reconditioning bikes for people who otherwise would not cycle. 

Partnership with United Hammersmith & Fulham charities. 

Donations of abandoned bikes from SW railways.

Upcycles  are another group elsewhere in London doing the same. 

Free for people in need. To get people who wouldn’t usually cycle out on a bicycle.  

Application process up and running through United Hammersmith & Fulham charities. 

Referral thorough non profit groups in the borough. Aim for 50 people a year.

They were doing this in a small way last year with the food bank and a charity for children nearby.

Pat Tookey  suggested asking Westfield for more abandoned bicycles. 

Casey had a similar scheme to restore bikes for imperial.  

Raynaud’s syndrome

Lively discussion on the WhatsApp group about cold fingers & toes and electrically heated gloves.

This month is Reynaud’s & Scleroderma awareness week.

Can have a big impact – it puts Casey off cycling in the winter.   Fulham to Wimbledon – maybe 20 minute ride. Casey can find after 10 minutes his fingers get too cold and painful to cycle. Casey was first diagnosed by a friend.

Could possibly be a problem for other would be cyclists. 

Local Group Survey

LCC sends a survey out every year to ask what the local groups need and what our experience of the LCC is, what community outreach we have done,  rides etc. We will fill this in at a later date.

What would our members like of LCC & H&F cyclists?

King St Cycleway

Not much progress.  The Cycling Commission will meet next week. TFL may take over part of the project, to ensure Hammersmith Gyratory will be OK.

South Fulham Low Traffic neighbourhood. 

Area within the LTN has seen traffic fall by around 80%.  Plan to create a West Fulham LTN.

Wandsworth Bridge Road Residents don’t want to have traffic displacement.  They would like a cycle lane on Wandsworth Bridge Road, with one fewer lanes of traffic.  

Casey has met with the Wandsworth Bridge Road residents to discuss their plans and possible outcomes.



Present: Casey Abaraonye, Peri Abaraonye, Richard Duffill, Aidan Chisholm, Christian Wolmar, Henrietta Bewley, Beatrice Goater, Natalie Lindsey, Barney Stringer

Update from the council by Richard Duffill, LBHF Cycling Officer: Adult Cycle Training, Cycle Parking, E-scooters and E-bikes

Council had planned to book 6 Dr Bike sessions and cycle training for adults. Cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions

Aiden advised that Westminster council are looking at promoting cycle buddy scheme to help confidence of eg key workers cycling to work. LBHF would like to start this within the borough. HFCycling was looking at this before the rounds of restrictions came in and we will look to institute it when conditions allow.

Cycle parking. The borough successfully bid for funding for a further 200 more Sheffield stands. Most of these will be allocated around commercial hubs but if anyone has a request for a specific location please email

Beatrice Goater asked about parking for cargo bikes. LBHF looking at putting in anchor points in the ground, similar to motorbike. Looking at dedicated cargo bike parking unit. Regrettably Richard also informed us that a community charity delivering meals on e cargo bikes has been broken into. Council looking at storage container. If anyone has a request for a cargo bike parking unit please email us at

Looking at new cycle hub under the motorway in Hammersmith. This has been a long planned project. It is being built this spring.

Casey: Belgium and Holland have attended bike storage in shops in town or commercial centres. They allow people to park, shop, visit and use town centre facilities with ease and security.

Tfl announced that they have allocated money for bike parking. Richard suggested that this might be the pot of money they had just allocated, from which he had bid for funding for parking. We noted that ULEZ money can be used for sustainable transport.

King Street Safer Cycleway and Chiswick High Road

Hounslow temporary cycle lane mostly up and open.

King St will put in wands soon, including through Gyratory, to connect with Hounslow. Semi permanent. Will have adjustments to signals.

Henrietta asked about Goldhawk road and Uxbridge road temporary cycle lanes to join up with the Ealing semi permanent cycle lanes west from Acton. Richard Duffill said that the council was unable to remove enough car parking.

Natalie pointed out that there is no cycle provision at all in Fulham. Can we have a serious look at the Wandsworth Bridge Road? It needs proper protected lane. There is no alternative parallel route.

Casey also pointed out that New Kings Road has the highest number of cyclists in the borough and an abysmal safety record.

High Street Kensington – latest developments on the removed cycle lane

RBKC are reviewing the removal of cycle lane. They have been threatened with judicial review. 

 Cycle Buddy Scheme – Organising our participation 

This is an LCC initiative for people who are more confident and know routes to help new or returning cyclists. It is to help build road confidence and help plan and discover routes that might encourage independent riding. More details at

H&F cyclists had started leading gentle, shorter rides for less confident cyclists. All activities are suspended at present but you may register your interest for when they become available again.

Dr Bike and similar by LBHF, HFCycling, Oma Bikes, including bike registration and marking

Bike marking is sometimes done by the police. RD said Lyric theatre has bike marking kits. We strongly recommend that you register your bike as it not only enables cursory checks to see if a bike is marked as stolen but it allows the police to reunite a recovered bike with it’s owner. As proprietors of Oma Bikes, Casey and Peri register every bike they sell and have had success stories where clients’ stolen bikes have been returned to them by police following checking the register.

Please look for the frame number – often under the pedals. Go to and create an account to register your bike. You can use their free service or upgrade to their permanent marking kit which we recommend you put in a prominently visible location. If you have a bike that doesn’t have a frame number you can use permanent marker to put your post code and door number or other identifier on the frame.

Old Oak Park development – discussions with the planning authority

This covers the area Around Old Oak common and is a HS2 development. It is to provide housing and regeneration and Ealing, Brent and H&F LCC representatives met with senior figures from the Oak Park Development Corporation, the local planning authority. RD said that LBHF had also had meetings with the same authority and said that neither TfL nor H&F were satisfied. He said that none of Old Oak Common designs were accepted. Both LCC and RD concluded that they didn’t meet design standards; no strategic routes, not joined up, no idea where it was going etc. No planning for transport strategy to dedicated services. We had recommended that OPDC go back and start again.

 Fulham Low Traffic Neighbourhoods update

Sands End east, west, residents associations etc met in December with further meetings scheduled to continue in the future. Residents from the west are urging the council to implement an LTN on their side while residents from the east are working out the bugs and kinks with the council team. There remains opposition from various residents on both sides and the Wandsworth Bridge Road Association has taken up the position that Wandsworth Road should be made one way northbound with southbound traffic routed through Imperial and Townmead Roads.

Beatrice Goater pushed for one vehicle northbound lane Wandsworth Bridge road, cycle lane and bus lane, and one Southbound vehicle lane Imperial & Townmead Road, with a cycle lane and bus lane. Junction of Townmead road and Wandsworth Bridge Road has a limit of 400 cars an hour, so would reduce traffic capacity.

Doesn’t want yellow boxes on Wandsworth Bridge Road as they make the road more dangerous to cyclists.

Wandsworth Bridge Road is the local high street with shops and restaurants etc.  

The council at its last meeting with the residents showed what the impacts of current traffic flows are and how they would introduce both more traffic volume and greater stacking if this gyratory was implemented.

Casey pointed out that between reduced demand from an LTN on the west side and permanent streetscape interventions and redesign you could both reduce traffic and massively improve the feel and utility of the road.

Natalie Lindsey: campaign to get all the roads in the borough 20mph. Most are. The main roads used by cyclists – new kings road, Fulham road etc are 30mph.


H&F working on tender for e scooter trial. Council evaluating the tender submissions. 12 month trial. Choice between 2 or 3 suppliers across London. So users can ride the scooter across boroughs.

Will speed limit and are looking at technological applications that could vary the speed according to the area. This would allow for slower speeds in busier footfall areas and full restriction in pedestrianised squares and walks.

Hope to have first 100 scooters in April. Will increase numbers according to demand.

Those that already have them are finding most scooters are being hired 7 to 8 times a day.  

Meanwhile LBHF are in discussions with Police to crack down on private scooters (!)

Henrietta Bewley: Given that accidents are overwhelmingly caused by vehicles, shouldn’t we be limiting the speed of vehicles rather than e scooters?

Barney Stringer: all new cars will have speed limiters from 2025.

Cargo bike share/ hire: LBHF are looking at purchasing a dozen cargo bikes to rent. Some of the questions that arise include: Where do we store them? Need storage with electric charging points and if dockless, streetspace and clutter mnagement.

Hounslow already have a scheme up and running.

Beatrice Goater: Cargo bike. She uses one to take her children around. They got rid of their car.  Their children are 6 and 8 and big enough to cycle themselves, but the roads are too dangerous without cycle lanes.

The “Othering” of activists – Extinction Rebellion, Black Lives Matter and popular push back

Looking at how activists are now being tagged, labelled and dismissed we discussed the need to be aware of this form of silencing and to open the discussion on the de-representation of parties, bodies, groups using this approach. It is one of the tragic legacies of the last few years of mis- and dis-information. Please read this blog by Karen Liebreich as it applies to cyclists. It is being used against various groups seeking anything from parity, ecological responsibility or social equality.

The Othering of Cyclists

Rides status and outreach

Group rides are not allowed with Covid19. In the previous weeks it was allowed to go out in a pair – rules might have changed by the time you read this. At this time LCC is not organising or permitting any activity and no insurance cover is currently provided for any rides or cycle buddy schemes. Dr Bike type activities are still permitted subject to registration. HFCycling is not organising any of these at the moment.

HFCycling meeting 13/10/20

Present in Google meet:

Karen Miller

Casey Abaraonye (Chair HFCycling)

Peri Abaraonye (Communications & Management)

David Ford (Easy Ride Leader)

John Everard

Henrietta Bewley (Secretary)

Toby Hopkins (Cycle Buddies, Wandsworth LCC)

Low traffic neighbourhoods

John Everard – councils are coming under lots of pressure by motorists to remove LTN & the temporary cycle routes.

Council in talks with Brackenbury residents association and Hammersmith grove.  Council got funding from TFL for 6 cycle routes.  We don’t know which they are.

Casey – in S Fulham the council has cameras installed and working.  The council sends out PCN notices to motorists.  Traffic within the S Fulham LTN has fallen a lot – 90%???.   Non compliance rate started at 60%, now fallen to 30% of traffic – those who get a PCN. Now council looking at west side of Wandsworth road. Next they will look at Wandsworth bridge road itself.

Everywhere in the world  traffic has risen by 120 to 150%

Please write to your councillors to support cycle routes & LTN’s.  Please keep Making the case  for sustainable transport on social media. The council listens to what they hear on social media,  next door, in the newspapers etc.  We believe the silent majority want cleaner air and quieter streets, but to get them we need to be LOUD.

LCC elections & AGM etc

The AGM is on 28th October, and will be virtual.

Members can submit questions in advance.

3 LCC board members are up for election.

Neil Webster, who is standing for the board this year, has been very helpful to HFCyclists, RBCK LCC, Ealing and Hounslow.

LCC campaigners conference:

Also online, Tuesday Oct 20th, Wednesday Oct 21st, Tuesday Oct 27th, 18:30 to 20:30.

Lots of advice, tools, tips, discussions etc.

Campaigner awards

There is still time to nominate people for cycle campaigner awards.   Lots of Categories, for both LCC campaigners and people outside of the LCC, including: Best Campaign Initiative,  Campaigner of the Year,  Streetspace Council of the Year, Best Communication Initiative etc.

Casey is nominating Ken McCosh, for Community Outreach.  He has created a wonderful series of rides.  Once a month,  Ken takes people to places we haven’t been to before, exploring parts of London many didn’t know exist, and also has a wealth of historical information about the places we visit. These bike rides have helped reinvigorate the group and are attracting more and more riders.

Weekly bike Rides

The leisurely shorter rides on Sunday are also helping to give inexperienced and older returning cyclists more confidence. These are very popular for all ages – children to people over 80. Last Sunday we went to China Town to eat cake.

This Sunday – Monthly Leisurely Ride to Greenwich. Goes through some very nice areas and a nice market at the end. Start Pekoe Mellow tea shop in Brackenbury. If too tired to cycle both ways, can go home with the bike on the train.

This ride departs from Pekoe Mellow Tea House, 22 Aldensley Road, Hammersmith W6 0DH at 10am.

We will have a local pick up from Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, SW6 1TR at 9.30am. If you wish to join from there please confirm on the WhatsApp group or text 07975612368.

To join this ride please book here 

We are comfortable with two groups of 6, so 12 in total.  We are hoping that the rule of 6 outdoors will continue to be OK for a while.

Cycle buddy scheme with Toby Hopkins.

Pairing experienced riders with inexperienced riders over 18.  One to one.  Our own Peri took Karen on a ride to find a good route for her to cycle with her son to school.  Not the same as bikeability and cycle training which is free from local authorities.

HFCyclists would love to set up cycle buddies. If you would like to volunteer to help a novice rider, please contact cycle buddies or  They are doing the same for K&C.  If there are enough volunteers in H&F, we could have our own group.

Please talk about this with as many people as possible,  and write about it in NextDoor, Covid response groups, parents chat rooms etc, so that the less confident riders get to know about it.

Hfcyclists meeting September 8th 2020


Perunika Petkova

Casey Aberaonye

David Ford

Petrina Beaufoy HELM

Ken Mc Cosh 

On google meet, which seemed to work ok.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.

There is vocal, organised opposition to Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.  Everyone who has experienced a LTN would not go back to normal traffic levels.  Better air quality, less traffic, better quality of life.

There is one new LTN in S Fulham, on the East side of Wandsworth Bridge road.

At the moment Hammersmith bridge is closed, Vauxhall Bridge and Wandsworth bridge are being repaired so narrowed.

People in Sands End West are complaining that there is more traffic through their area.  We need people in Sands End to call for their own Low Traffic Neighbourhood to stop the extra traffic.  The people who are complaining are a minority (most H&F residents do not have a car), but they are very vocal.  We need the silent majority to become vocal supporters of Low traffic neighbourhoods.  

There is a link in the newsletter, to send an email to the councillors to support LTN.  Please fill in and send the email, and pass it on to as many people as possible.

Casey will circulate to WhatsApp groups and NextDoor.


Leo Murray – member of Possible, W6 families for Safe cycling etc, is running a campaign against the advertising (badvertising) of SUVs.

Please sign the petition and circulate.

These cars are 25% more polluting, kill and injure more people, and take up more space. They are popular because of the advertising that sells them as safe for the occupants, but ignores the reduction of safety for other road users.

More information:

Consultation on making the Highway code more cycle friendly

Closing date October 27th.

The LCC and other organisations have been successful in lobbying the Department of Transport to update the highway code with lots of cycle and pedestrian friendly changes.  Please participate in the consultation to strongly support the proposals.

School Streets

People should be walking, cycling, or scooting to school.  Most car journeys to school are less than half a mile.  These are ideal for switching to sustainable transport.

H&F council are trialling 13 schools. This will involve closure of part of the street outside the school, at drop off and collection times.

Residents and trades people can drive along the road.  

In some boroughs the council workers erect the barriers.  In some the children man the barriers.  It has been very successful where schools have championed the traffic free school streets.

If the parent tries to drive and has to park away from the school, and then leaves their car to walk their child to the school gates, they risk the parking attendants fining their car.  

Ken pointed out that Avonmoor school is on a busy road.  Here it might be possible to:

  1. Introduce a 10 mile an hour speed limit
  2. Have no stopping or pickup or dropoff.

This would make the road outside the school much safer.

Petrina Beaufoy pointed out that most parents with cars don’t want to put their children on bikes.  David pointed out that in Chelsea school children these days often come home on scooters.

Pollution inside a car is 140% higher than outside the car.  Driving kids half a mile to school is a waste of petrol, creates congestion, makes the roads dangerous for children to cycle, encourages children and parents to be lazy, and contributes to unhealthy lifestyles and killer air pollution.

A car hit children outside a Beatrix potter primary school in Earlesfield.  7 children and 2 parents were hit.  We need to encourage safer streets by stopping using vehicles near school.


Sunday rides.  

David, Casey & Ken have started a successful run of Sunday rides for the last 3 weeks from Empress State building North Fulham.  

Some small, short and local, 2 hours, 10 till 2pm.  

Huge success. Very positive response from the participants

2nd ride went to Chiswick Flower market – very busy – 20 minute wait to go in, but very good ride.  Almost entirely off main roads – small roads and long the river – plotted by Ken McCosh.

Peri is doing recci ride for one of the Sunday riders to find a suitable cycle route for her son to go to school.

We propose to run a ride every Sunday with a longer ride once a month.  Maybe an extra sunday when we could have 2 groups, or start a short ride, and then the keen cyclists could carry on?

David said there is a group of cyclists setting off from the design centre by Holland Park every Sunday 10 am  – they have 2 groups, one for a longer ride, and one for a shorter.

There was a discussion about starting our H&F Sunday rides from Brook Green, as being more central to H&F.

World’s Biggest Bike Ride- cycling UK

Saturday 12th September.  Please log on to Facebook and log how many miles you have done.  Aim to be the biggest big ride ever in the world.  Strava app – aiming for a million cycle miles. 

This could be an opportunity to ride the new cycle infrastructure? A critical mass to ride around Hammersmith and Fulham?  Casey will get in touch with Ealing, Hounslow, Better streets K&C, to ask what they are doing. Provisionally will meet on Brook Green, 10am. Near Dunsany Road.

Watch this space!

London to Brighton has been postponed till September 2021.

This Sunday 13th September:

Casey and Peri leading the ride. 10am – 12:00 Empress state building short ride, probably around H&F 

Note: In light of the Saturday ride we will not hold a ride on Sunday 13th.

20th September – long ride

Ken proposing one of 24 miles:  Round ride out west.   Along Grand Union Canal,  Cranford Park, South of Southall, Hounslow Heath, Crane River Park, Cafe Nellor Gardens, Home along river Thames from Twickenham.

Palace to Palace

The physical Buckingham palace to Windsor Castle 40 miles ride / walk is replaced this year by a virtual ride over 21st -27th September. Create your own cycling or walking challenge!

Like to ride Fulham palace to Windsor castle?  Remember that there is a train to come back from Windsor to Putney if you are too tired to ride back.

27th September Dave next ride – a suggestion to go to Greenwich market – 22 miles.

There was some discussion about starting the rides earlier – if we started at 9am a short ride would be finished at 11.  Petrine would like a Sunday afternoon ride, but everyone else has things to do in the afternoon, and would like to go out if anything earlier on a Sunday morning.

The LCC has increased the regulatory requirements for LCC insured rides.  The rides have to be advertised on the LCC website.  Dave has offered to do the risk assessment .  Casey, Peri, Dave and Ken will have a separate meeting to check the new leading LCC rides rules.  5pm Friday Brompton Cemetery.



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 


There are a few Play Streets currently being suggested and there has been a successful one held recently in Cobbold Street W12 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.


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 or at


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.


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 and on the LCC website Everybody is welcome!


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.


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 . 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.


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.


Registration is now open for this ride. Details are on 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. 

  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
  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
  7. David Eales Memorial Ride to Amsterdam – Sep 2019 
    13th August 2019, 19:00-21:00

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


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

Apologies: Roger, Paul,


Welcome to Claire and Pet.

  • 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

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)

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.


          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 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.
  • 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

               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.


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