Newsletter of Greenwich Cyclists No.26 May 2003
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Greenwich Cyclists has another excellent selection of local rides for Bike Week 14th-22nd June. Picnics and treasure hunts; commuting and evening rides; the famous Locks, Docks ride, and for the 4th year, the 2am (yes, 2am) ride to Primrose Hill to see the magical summer solstice sunrise on the longest day of the year. All these rides are free, just turn up!
We've won a grant from the London Cycling Campaign so professional trainers will join many of the rides to help with advice and riding tips. And for those of you that need some help to get ready for these great events, our Get Set for Bike Week programme offers all youll need .
Sat 14th Locks, Docks and one Smoking Ferry, Improver ride. The legendary one with professional trainer to help! 10am CSG.
Sun 15th Peaks of Greenwich, Intermediate. Beautiful views & trainer support. 10 CSG.
Mon 16th Bike to Work, Greenwich to London to test out your commute. 7.30am CSG.
Mon 16th Afterworker to Dulwich Park. 7pm CSG.
Tue 17th Afterworker; The Love Lea Valley. 7pm CSG.
Wed 18th Afterworker to The Dome. A short gentle ride on the Thames. 7pm CSG.
Thur 19th To-worker. Via Canary Wharf to the City. 7.30pm CSG.
Thur 19th Afterworker along the Waterlink Way. 7pm CSG.
Fri 20th Afterworker Sunset ride. 7pm CSG. Leading the way for
Sat 21st Midsummer Madness ride. 2am CSG. Another legend - Primrose Hill via deserted London for that sunrise!
Sun 22nd Treasure Hunt 10am 5pm CSG. A day of fun, finishing in time for
Sun 22nd Picnic in Greenwich Park. 6pm CSG for the short ride to the park.
Get Ready, Set, Go Programme:
Sun 1 June: Cutty Sark Gardens 11am-4pm: Dr Bike and Cycling Information stall. Get your bike problem diagnosed and maybe sorted out too.
Sun 8 June: Free cycle training with professional trainers. Behind Woolwich Waterfront Leisure Centre. 10.30-12.30 and 2-4pm. Reserve a place: 07929 722 973. Loan bikes available. Absolute beginners very welcome.
Tues 10 June: Afterworker. Easy-going ride east along the Thames Path with a professional trainer. Cutty Sark Gardens 7pm.
Thur 12 June: Afterworker. Easy-going ride east along the Thames Path with a professional trainer. 7pm behind the Waterfront Leisure.
And then youre set for bike week!
10 cycle lockers have recently been installed at Greenwich Station. Users can hire these for £15 per 3 months. You will need a lock and proof of address. Apply at the ticket office. David Moorhouse, Greenwich Councils Cycling Officer is planning to install some bike stands on the platform in the next few weeks. Watch this space!
Barry Mason is stepping down as Coordinator. After 3 years in the role, it's time to give someone else a chance! This and the other Committee posts are up for election at our AGM on Wednesday 4th June, 7.30pm at The Forum@Greenwich, 177 Trafalgar Road, London SE10.
At 9pm we cross the road to the pub opposite. It's an open meeting, so if youre interested in cycling come along! If you're interested in taking on a role, talk to Barry on 07905 889 005.
We have a large childs / small adults bike and a ladies bike. If you would like to borrow them for a ride please contact Hilary on 07929 722 973 with at least 2 days notice.
All rides meet 10am Cutty Sark Gardens, unless otherwise stated. For more details, or future rides see our website
Sat 3 May: Easygoing ride. Sculpture Vultures. Ride to Canary Wharf and guided tour of more than 20 outdoor works of art. Karen 020 7394 8642.
Sun 4 May: Sustrans Ranger Ride. Adrian 07941 462082
Sun 4 May: South (Suffolk) Circular. 10am Liverpool St Station. 20 miles before lunch, 20 miles after... Cheryl 07946 378 174.
Wed 7 May: Monthly meeting. See right for details.
Sat 10 May: Cycling: capital conference. See article for details.
Sun 11 May: Docklands Express. Meet 9.45 for 10am at Dean's Yard next Westminster Abbey. 30 miles Barry 07905 889 005.
Wed 16 May: Riverside Afterworker. 7pm Cutty Sark Gardens. Barry 07905889 005.
Sun 18 May: Sustrans Ranger Ride. Meet 10 Woolwich Thames Barrier for Erith & Dartford. Adrian 07941 462082.
Sat 31 May: Herne Hill Velodrome: we've taken it over for our exclusive use again. 11am CSG slow ride there or Burbage Road, Dulwich 1pm for 1.30pm start. 3 hrs. £10/£5 unwaged. Free to spectators! Barry. 07905 889 005
The spring conference of the Cycle Touring Club,
the London Cycling Campaign and the Cycling Campaign Network. TfL will be there too. Sat 10th May.
Essential for anyone interested in both what these bodies are up to (or not) & cycling promotion generally. Only a few places left! It's free of charge - so's the lunch.
To get a place contact Tom at LCC: 020 7928 6112 firstname.lastname@example.org
We run easy going rides on the first Saturday of every month. They are slow, flat rides, off-road, and suitable for beginners and families, but all welcome. If you would like to join us, come along to Cutty Sark Gardens, 10am on the following dates;
Sat 3rd May Sculpture Vultures. Aguided tour of 20 works of art at Canary Wharf. Karen 020 7394 8642
Sat 7th June Ride to Camden. Hilary 07929 722 973.
Pick up the latest Pedal Power at;
* Greenwich Tourist Office
* Greenwich Forum
* Harry Perry cycle shop, Woolwich
* Halfords Bike Hut in Charlton
* Our e-group
* The website www.greenwichcyclists.org.uk
Come along to our meetings! Theyre at 7.30 on the first Wednesday of every month at Greenwich Forum, 177 Trafalgar Road.
If you cant make the meeting, join us for a drink after 9pm in the pub opposite.
Next meeting dates are;
Wed 7th May
Wed 4th June AGM. The all important one make sure you have your say
Wed 2nd July
This newsletter is published monthly. Contributions are always welcome!
Send your news, pictures and tips to Kate Horne at
Deadline for Junes newsletter Wednesday 29th May.
Julys deadline Wed 25th June
Keep in touch!
For ease of communication, we usually keep in touch via e-mail. Join our e-group by logging on via our website www.greenwichcyclists.org.uk
If you dont have access to the internet, please contact us with your address. Phone Barry Mason on 020 7232 04444, or write to us at Greenwich cyclists C/o Greenwich Forum Trafalgar Road SE10 6PQ