Sunday's bike stall / kid's cycle obstacle course / news from LCC (long)
- Thanks to all those that helped out at last Sunday's stall and Dr Bike session at Thamesmere Leisure Centre. We chose a good day despite or more accurately because of the heat. Lots of people were in and out of the leisure centre and came over to see what we were doing and 4 have joined the e-list to keep updated on what we're doing. We also mended about 10 bikes and got people on the move again...pity there isn't a local bike shop in Thamesmead.Hopefully we'll be able to have a stall and do another Dr Bike session in Greenwich at the Car Free Day celebrations on Sunday 21st September...watch this space for more details-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you've got children or young relatives don't forget that they can beat the summer holiday boredom by going along to the free Cycle Obstacle Course that Bexley Cyclists are organising for 8-12 year olds. A fun way for children to improve their cycling skills with professional trainers.Monday 18th August 2-4pmOcean Park, West Street, ErithContact Frances on 01322 441 979 to book a place or for more details-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Latest news from the London Cycling Campaign (LCC).CONTENTS
Welcome to ChéCampaigning UpdateLCN+ UpdateCycle AwardsBecome a Cycle TrainerAGMCycle 2003HealthPersonnel UpdateHelp NeededWelcome to Ché
Ché, LCC's new information officer has just joined us and some of you
may have already spoken to her on the phone. Ché will be in the
telephone front line as she tackles assorted enquiries. She will also
be producing a range of information sheets that we hope will help people
solve their cycling problems. Please give her a warm welcome when you
have the opportunity. (Some of you will have met Ché at our last Greenwich Cyclists meeting)
Borough Groups Officer on the way.We have, at long last, secured funding, through the Association of
London Government, for a Cycling Development Officer. The funding comes on-stream in November and we hope to have someone in place shortly thereafter. The demands on borough groups have soared in recent times and a BG officer is much overdue. We hope the support provided will help ease the pressure on local groups, strengthen our campaigning
capacity and help communication with the office. Thanks to Ben, Simon,
Alison, Mark and others who helped with the funding application. We
will let you have specific details of the post as soon as soon as we
Borough Spending Plans for LCN+ routes in 2003/4 should now be in and
awaiting Project Manger (Camden) approval and Transport for London
financial support. Boroughs are allowed variations from the original
routes if Camden approves. Groups that need advice on LCN+ can
contact the CPEG group ( contact cneely@...) which is participating in sector and CRIM/CRISP (stakeholder participation) meetings. TheCRIM/CRISP model for consultation is still being prepared by TfL following comment from LCC. Until the CRISP model is ready borough groups need to liaise with their local cycling officer on the
implementation of LCN+ routes.
If anyone hasn't seen the LCN+ proposed routes (200-3-2009) they can be found at www.londoncyclenetwork.org under cycle maps, pan and zoom, proposed LCN+.
The draft design manual for LCN+ has been delayed till later this year.
It will be somewhat broader in scope than originally planned.
In answer to questions about cycle lane widths we've been advised by
CCE that 1.5 m is the standard for new LCN+ projects. If narrower
facilities are being installed local groups can contact the LCN+ project manager festus.agwu-jones@....
London's Cycling Oscars- Deputy Mayor will present the awards - More
Jenny Jones, the Deputy Mayor, has agreed to present this year's awards
at the AGM. We've had a few nominations but we'd love more. Nominations should be accompanied by some photos, testimonials and a one page summary of the project/facility and why it deserves an award. Cycling officers, project leaders, companies can all nominate their own projects so if you know of a worthwhile initiative you can suggest that they send in a self-nomination with the appropriate documentation. The categories are:
Best Cycle Facility
Best Workplace Cycling Activity
Best Community Cycling Initiative
Best Cycling Initiative for Young People or Children
Full details on the website under Awards: For more details contact
David Love (Tues and Thursday 10.00 - 13.00) or Tom Bogdanowicz on 020 7928 6112, email office@...
Become a Cycle Trainer
From Bob Davis in Ealing: As you know LBE employs Cycle Training UK to do a lot of cycle training and Bicycle Support Team work here. CTUK are very overstretched at the moment and need new trainers.
Rates are from £8 per hour for beginners to £12 for experienced
trainers. CTUK train you up. You also get allowances for distance
travelled. You will get good training and improve your maintenance
PLEASE consider this yourself and forward this to ANYBODY who you think
may be interested. Contact Eric at CTUK on eric@...
7582 3535, or the local head honcho, Ian Pearson on ian@... 020 8995 9225.
Wishing all those who are taking a break in August a pleasant and well
Marketing and Membership Update
This years AGM will be on the 25th of October at the London Volunteer
Resource Centre, Holloway Road, N7 - doors open 12.30pm. The deadline for proposing motions and nominations to the Management Committee (MC) is the 22nd of August at 5pm. Nomination forms are available from the LCC office and must have both a proposer and seconder who are current LCC members. There are six places up for grabs and the LCC is particularly looking for people with skills in human resources, finance, marketing, and research. If you are interested in standing or know someone who is, please contact Simon Brammer tel. 020 7928 6112, email simon@... or Crispin Truman email chair@...
We will be present at the cycle show 'Cycle 2003'. Last years show was
very successful - we signed up dozens of new members and hope to beat last years figures. We need volunteers to help out as the show runs
from the 24th to the 28th of September. Expenses will be paid, and you
get a chance to look around the show for free. You can help out for
several days or just come in to relieve staff over lunch. Contact Anna
Trafford on 020 7928 6112 or email anna@... if you can help.
Membership at the end of July 2003 stood at 8747 (up 152 from the end
We have a number of membership promotions running this month - members who join or renew can win one of 15 sets of cycle lights or tickets to Cycle 2003 (although volunteers can get in free - see above) and we will also be sending out Rough Guides to new / renewing members on request
Marketing & Membership Team: Anna Trafford, Duncan Exley
LCC is really beginning to engage with the Health Sector. Following
discussions with the NHS Workforce Confederations (the part of the NHS
charged with improving the working lives of staff) we have secured a
contract with a local Primary Care Trust to help it develop incentives
to encourage both patients and staff to travel by bike. We are also
working with the Confederations to help them encourage cycling through
LCC has also been busy attending NHS conference and seminars to ensure that the health sector recognise the benefits of cycling - both in
terms of health improvement and myriad of solutions cycling can offer to an overstretch NHS transport system - the NHS accounts for 6 percent of
If any of you have been working with your local PCT or NHS services I
would be very happy to hear from you to ensure that we can build on all
these efforts both local and pan-London. simon@...
Thanks to the fund-raising and recruiting efforts of Ben, Simon,
Alison, Sue, Ashok and Suzanne LCT has an information assistant. Ché Sutherland started on 28th July. She is a dedicated cyclist and comes to us from the Parkinson's Society. Ché will be leading improvements to our enquiry response and information provision and developing a series of cycling fact sheets along with many other duties. Lottery funding has been provided through the New Opportunities Fund SEED programme.
Development Officer - see above.
As you know Summer is the busiest time at LCC. Lots of people wanting to join, get out on their bikes and generally needing information about
all things cycling.
Do you know of anyone who would be willing to help answering the phone
in the LCC Office? Even a couple of hours a week would be very helpful.
Please email suek@... or ring 020 7928 7220 for further
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