Notes of meeting 4 September 2002
Present: 24 attending
Notes Action by
Welcome to all new members
2. Note of August Meeting
3. Bala Weekend
Barry reported that the Bala weekend and hugely hilly Wild Wales Challenge ride had gone very well. Eleven of us went, and 5 finished the 90 mile monster. It was worth noting that there were only about 30 women entrants out of 480 for the WWC. Of those 30, 6 were from Greenwich! We'll go again in 2003. Barry
4. Working with GEMs
Barry tabled a paper produced by Greenwich Environmental Management Services, a local transport and environmental consultancy. They wanted to work with Greenwich Cyclists on a number of projects, including bike recycling, personal travel plans, bike training and other matters. The meeting agreed that this work should be progressed and that GEMs be invited to the October meeting to discuss progress and plans.
5. Cycling strategy
Nick had a very positive meeting with Councillor Brooks, who commended the report and said that he had sent it to David Jessup in the transport section for comments. The Councillor has agreed to set up a meeting with GC and the transport officers to assess the extent to which the strategy could be adopted.
5. London Cycle Network +
LCN+ is a slimmed down version of the London Cycle Network providing direct, high demand, high quality routes. After considerable debate about segregated and non-segregated routes, the London Cycling Campaign agreed a reasonably pragmatic view! The routes will follow desire lines and Woolwich to South Bank will be among the first three routes to be developed.
Current balance is £1285, though we have a few outstanding bills to pay to the Forum. Our accounts are now computerised.
Scheduled for 14 December at West Greenwich House. Tickets £12. 200 capacity maximum. Cheques payable to 'Greenwich Cyclists' and sent to Barry. Karen is printing tickets. First priority to cyclists: Email via London Cycling Groups, publicity at our events (Velodrome, CFD, Hospice Ride etc.) Then posters and on website. Bar and catering bought in, plus a bouncer will be necessary.
8. Sustrans Rangering
Adrian is acting as our lead ranger. We've been asked to work with Sustrans to iron out the right angled bends etc. They want us to identify the landowners and do some basic research. Sustrans will lease the land and develop detailed solutions. Fencing, lighting and speed all raised as issues.
This was agreed, and a sub-group to be established. Rushton volunteered. Other volunteers needed. Rushton/all
Meridian Delta and English Partnerships are offering groups grants for Bike Week events. Follows our event proposal. Council is keen. Greenwich and Bexley Health Trust also keen.
Convoys Wharf Lewisham - Richard Rogers' development features 3000 new homes at half a car per dwelling! Includes River Path and route behind Shipwrights House.
Greg Englefield has being doing lots of work responding to planning applications but is unable to come to a lot of meetings. Might be possible for Greg to provide a written report or for a volunteer to report back to the meeting on his behalf. Barry to discuss with Greg. Barry
Upcoming rides list circulated (now on the website)
5 October another easygoing ride.
Need someone to lead the easygoing rides in November and December (to Borough Market)
2 November ride Julian
Need to step up publicity for Easy going rides.
Press release Liz
Via community college Paul/Kate
Westcombe News, University, PCT, Bike shops, GLL Kate
Johnathan will explore the idea of a joint ride with the local CTC Johnathan
11. Winter Work
See Sustrans stuff above.
Also, need to develop beginners rides for the spring.
12. Any Other Business
Pedal Power should have web address on front page for use as poster Kate
Julian is planning another cycle maintenance course for late September/early October. Details via e-list. Julian
Community Learning Champions
Appeal for volunteers to become learning mentors in the local community. Free training for local people.
Crown & Thistle pub on Sustrans Route 1 is cycle friendly!
9 September 2002.