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Re: [greenwichcyclists] Octopus help needed (not on the Green Chain)

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  • masonb
    Sorry, Southwark BBQ on 18 June is at 7pm. Excellent crowd. B ... From: masonb To: Sent: Saturday,
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 9, 2001
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      Sorry, Southwark BBQ on 18 June is at 7pm. Excellent crowd.


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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: masonb <masonb@...>
      To: <greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 9:21 AM
      Subject: [greenwichcyclists] Octopus help needed (not on the Green Chain)


      > I'll do a note of our really successful AGM tomorrow but what with having
      a
      > 5am to 3am day the morning after I'm still digesting the great work we did
      > and the team we have. Thanks to all 22 of you that made it.
      >
      > On Saturday 30 June from 10 till 6 we have a stall at Plumstead Common's
      > Anti-Racist Fair - and £500 to spend there thanks to the Trust For London.
      > At the AGM six or so people said they'd help on the day. Greg will move
      > Jim's market stall up there.
      >
      > I've booked The Octopus from London Recumbents. (£250...ouch but well
      spent
      > I believe) It's a show-stopper. A £6000 eight seater circular bike that
      > people love...anyone from 3 upwards can use it. One person steers,
      everyone
      > peddles. I'm having a 20 minute insurance purposes training session at
      > Southwark Cyclists BBQ on Monday 18 June at LonRec in Dulwich Park. Great
      if
      > other pilots could be trained too.....let me know if you want ot meet me
      > there.
      >
      > But....help needed......on Saturday 30 June we need to get it to
      > Plumstead....and there's only one fun way. Meet me in Dulwich Park at 8am
      > and we'll ride it to Plumstead, leave your bikes all day at LonRec (and
      get
      > a free once over if they've time) and pick them up after. It takes 2
      people
      > to ride the beast, 4 to make it relaxed fun. And what good publicity.
      >
      > Do help...huge fun and really worthwhile.
      >
      > ..............................
      >
      > Victims of our own success.....asked to help the Millennium School
      > reestablish its somewhat faded green credentials by helping with a helath
      > etc day on 7 June. Octopus pencilled in but I'm doing the Dunwich Dynamo
      > that night so can be around but need to stay unencumbered. Can someone
      lead
      > on this? Really good eveent for our cred and great to be approached by the
      > Moat Housing Assoc to do so.
      >
      >
      > ............
      >
      > Green Chain walking. I'm not trying to stifle debate but let's discuss
      > this off the list. The official line is that there is no overall policy
      and
      > each of the 4 councils involved have their own bylelaws and regulations
      for
      > their bits. So obey the signs.
      >
      >
      > .........
      >
      >
      > Gorg morning...time for the ride.
      >
      >
      > Thanks again.
      >
      > Barry
      >
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      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: doug <dougz@...>
      > To: <greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 6:54 AM
      > Subject: Re: [greenwichcyclists] Green Chain - shared use issues.
      >
      >
      > > I hope you do not think I am being a wet blanket about Green Chain use.
      > > What individual cyclists do is their own business but a group like GC
      > needs
      > > to be careful when promoting events that might give cause for
      unnecessary
      > > conflict with other unmotorised users.
      > >
      > > If Councils are prepared to initiate official shared use then that
      becomes
      > > their problem, not ours.
      > >
      > > I personally would like to see money spent on making roads much better
      for
      > > cyclists, instead of it being spent on making paths worse for walkers.
      > >
      > > Doug.
      > >
      > >
      > > >A thought.
      > > >
      > > >I certainly think some form of cycle route along the Green Chain would
      > > >be an excellent resource to complement the walking routes. It cannot
      be
      > > >beyond the Councils and local cyclists, walkers and others to create a
      > > >route that can accomodate all.
      > > >
      > > >Such a route would link the National Cycle Network Thames route with
      the
      > > >NCN WaterLink Way near Beckenham, and act as a feeder route to these
      > > >sections of the National Cycle Network from parts of Greenwich and
      > > >Lewisham. The NCN has been developed in the last 5 years with a major
      > > >Lottery Grant and is a major national asset. Things have therefore
      > > >developed a lot since the Green Chain was first conceived over 20 years
      > > >ago and the Green Chain needs to develop to meet these new
      opportunities
      > > >(Aiden please note).
      > > >
      > > >The added value of such a route for cyclists would be to create a
      > > >circuit going from the Thames Barrier, through Oxleas Wood and Eltham
      to
      > > >Beckenham, and then back up the WaterLink Way to Deptford and along the
      > > >Thames back to the Barrier. That would be a great additional leisure
      > > >resource for the local community in SE London. Do local Council's have
      > > >the imagination to execute it? Does anyone else think it is good/bad
      > > >idea?
      > > >
      > > >Greg
      > > >
      > > >In message
      <DBE5DC3EE4EDD211986C00606DDFE6F609890787@....c
      > > >om>, paul.mcquillen@... writes
      > > >>Barry,
      > > >>Promoting shared use of the Green Chain has been under consideration
      for
      > > >>some time but it's been put 'on hold' in recent years due to
      > > >>perceived/actual problems with conflict. A few years ago I was trying
      to
      > > >>modify the UPD so that future development of the Green Chain would
      > > >>investigate the suitability of shared use but many sections are just
      not
      > > >>feasible. Greenwich proposed a formal cycle route through Oxleas Woods
      > but
      > > >>it didn't go down too well with walkers and equestrians so it was
      > dropped.
      > > >>
      > > >>I sometimes use a section of the GCW through Avery Hill Park (which
      > Aidan
      > > >>will be familiar with) but this also attracts kids on motorbikes
      > > >>occasionally. There are opportunities but we have to be careful.
      > Generally
      > > >>it's not illegal to cycle on a footpath that does not run alongside a
      > road
      > > >>unless a specific Traffic Order is in force. This is why you often see
      > 'no
      > > >>cycling' signs on footpath links.
      > > >>
      > > >>Regards
      > > >>
      > > >>Paul McQuillen
      > > >>
      > > >>
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