[newham-cycling] NEWHAM CYCLIST March 2000 Issue 4
- THE NEWSLETTER OF THE NEWHAM CYCLING CAMPAIGN
(WRITTEN BY SIOBHAN AND POSTED BY ROBBIE)
Welcome to the new Treasurer, Nick Jakob, who was elected at the meeting on
1st March 2000.
If you wish to receive the newsletter by e-mail please contact Siobhan.
DIARY OF EVENTS
The next meeting of the Newham Cycling Campaign is on Good Friday 21st April
2000 after the Family ride (see below). We will find somewhere quiet to hold
the meeting when we return from the ride. If it is deemed necessary, there
may be a further meeting on Wednesday 3rd May at 8:00pm in the New Dog Bar
at the Old Spotted Dog Public House, Upton Lane, Forest Gate.
If you have any items for the agenda please contact Siobhan.
The Council Liaison group is now operating mainly by e-mail, if you are
interested in getting involved contact Rob Owens 0207 476 5176 or
Good Friday (21st April), meet 1:30pm Plaistow Greengate for ride to
Victoria Park, Hackney, approx 10 miles round trip. Since most of this ride
will be on the Greenway, child seats, trailers etc. may pose a problem. For
more information contact Greg Smith on 0208 470 4631.
DOCKLANDS EXPLORATION RIDE
May Day (Monday 1st May), meet 11:00am Plaistow Greengate for ride around
Docklands approx 15 miles. For more information contact Greg Smith on 0208
MILLENNIUM FESTIVAL OF CYCLING (A.K.A. BIKE WEEK) 17th - 25th June.
A feeder ride is planned, to the London Cycling Carnival in Mile End Park on
Saturday 17th June. Contact Siobhan for more information.
A 'progressive meal ride' is planned, cycling between eateries in Newham,
probably on Wednesday 21st June.
Also proposed is a 'Commuter Race', between bikes, cars, and public
transport, from West Ham Town Hall to East Ham Town Hall, on Friday 23rd
June in the morning rush hour.
Last Friday of every month, 6-6:30pm from south side Waterloo Bridge,
cyclists congregate and then ride en mass through the West End. For
information contact Siobhan.
STICKING & STUFFING
Come along to the LCC head office near London Bridge and help out. On Monday
22nd May: putting address labels on envelopes for the London Cyclist
magazine mailing. On Thursday 25th May: putting the magazines in envelopes.
From 6pm onwards, includes free veggie food. On either Tuesday or Wednesday,
I usually go in to put this newsletter in with the magazine. If you would
like to help, contact Siobhan.
OTHER LOCAL GROUPS EVENTS
'Dordogne Cycling trip' 27th May - 2nd June. A few places still available.
Contact Bernie 01708 709638.
Ride to Ingatestone Manor House - Sunday 14th May, meet 10:00am East Ham
Station, take District line to Upminster and cycle from there. Contact Tony
0208 558 3801.
The Woodford Meet - Part of Millennium Festival of Cycling. Saturday 24th
June, this is a re-enactment of a popular, early 20th century cycle ride and
fancy dress parade to raise money for local charities. Newham members could
go as a team in themed fancy dress, helpers may also be required. Contacts:
Gill (Redbridge) 0208 989 4898, Siobhan (Newham) 0207 476 5176.
N.B. If you intend to go on a ride, please contact the organiser first. Some
rides may be cancelled due to lack of interest.
Siobhan Owens - Newham Borough Co-ordinator 0207 476 5176, e-mail:
ex7184@... (term-time) Siobhan.Owens@...
Matthew Hill - Newham Council Cycling Officer 0208 472 1430 Ext 22311