Newsletter of Greenwich Cyclists No.29 August 2003
Bob Bartlett of Dutton Street, Greenwich was the lucky winner of our bike week raffle and is now the proud owner of a brand new mountain bike. Bob used to cycle but hasnt had a bike for some years so he told us that this would encourage him to take up cycling again.
The bike was generously donated by Decathlon in Surrey Quays who also donated about £50 worth of prizes for our bike week treasure hunt. They have a large cycling department selling reasonably priced bikes, clothing and accessories and they also carry out repairs. Decathlon is located near to Canada Water Tube Station, Surrey Quays Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 2XU.
Opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday: 10am - 7.30pm
Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 7pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Whilst there you can also stop for a cuppa at the Decathlon café that opens at 8.45am every weekday and Saturday morning
Bob is seen receiving his prize from Martin Rachet, Sales Assistant
Barry Mason, previous co-ordinator of Greenwich Cyclists has been nominated for a Local Heroes award. The award, run by the Mercury newspaper recognises the great work local people do for the community. Barry was co-ordinator of Greenwich Cyclists for 3 years. He stepped down at our AGM in June. His enthusiasm, hard work and dedication has help make Greenwich Cyclists what it is today. So wed like to say congratulations to Barry and agree you are our local hero!
Contact Greenwich Cyclists via Hilary Samuels (Co-ordinator) at Hilary_Samuels@yahoo.co.uk or on 020 8769 4661 / 07929 722 973 or write to us at leave a message at The Forum, in Greenwich (177 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, SE10 9EQ)
Bike Stall & Dr Bike Session
Following on from the success of our bike stall and Dr Bike session at CSG in June, Julian and Pete have arranged to have another bike stall / Dr Bike session on Sunday 10th August . This will take place between 11-4 at Thamesmere Leisure Centre, Thamesmere Drive, Thamesmead.
Julian has agreed to lead on the Dr Bike but it would be great if a few people could help him. We'll also need volunteers to help set up from about 10.30 am onwards, man help with the stall and then people to help clear things away at the end of the day.
If you can help in any way please let Hilary Samuels know on 07929 722 973
Rides & Events
Saturday 9 August: Herne Hill Velodrome: Borrow one of their track bikes and ride the banked
concrete. No motorised traffic, no traffic lights or potholes and no brakes or gears. Great fun, a different sort of biking. This pro-trained session qualifies you to use the track. It takes most people, and children from 8 upwards. About 10 minutes to get the hang of it is all you need, then you can whiz around the track till your hearts content!. Meet 11am Cutty Sark Gardens for slow ride there via coffee in Dulwich park, or meet us there at Burbage Road, Dulwich at 1pm for 1.30pm start. 3 hours. £10/£5 unwaged. Free to spectators! Barry. 07905 889 005
Saturday 16 August: Tower Hamlets ride. Useful Places Tour. Find out about what Tower Hamlets has to offer. An easy ride of under 20 miles all around the Borough with several stops at places of interest. Meet on the Green Bridge, Mile End Park. Steve 07974 051 766
Saturday 16 August: Lewisham Cyclists ride. Day trip to France. Details to follow keep an eye on the website and the egroup. Roger 07956 254 836
Sunday 17 August: Sustrans Ranger Ride. Meet 10am at Woolwich Thames Barrier for a ride to Erith and Dartford. Adrian 07941 462 082
Friday 22 August Tuesday 26 August: The Wild Wales Weekend. The weekend is centered around the 500 rider Wild Wales Challenge. It is a circular 80-mile jaunt starting and ending in Bala in the hills of Snowdonia. Weve blocked booked a hotel in central Bala. Join us for the long weekend or just some of it. You would need to enter the big ride in advance. See http://uk.geocities.com/wild_wales/index.html for details. Only a few Pplaces still available on the weekend, costs £20 per person per night B&B ( 4 nights). Contact Karen as soon as possible to book. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 23 August: Tower Hamlets ride to Kew and Richmond. All day outing - ride along the river to Kew Gardens (17 miles). Spend time there then option to head back or carry on to take in Hampton Court, Richmond and Bushey Parks before returning for a total of around 40 miles. Meet on the Green Bridge, Mile End Park at 8.00am. Steve 07974051766
Friday 29 August: Critical Mass. 6pm National Film Theatre. South Bank.
Sunday 31 August: Lewisham ride to join Richmond -Windsor Bike Events ride. We'll start from Lewisham and ride to Richmond for the start together. There's an entry fee (£10) and don't forget the train fare home (back to Waterloo). It was fun last year and much of this route is different to the one that some of us used to get to Windsor Park in the summer. Meet 8am Lewisham Library (jn. Lewisham High Street and Limes Grove) or 10am Richmond Green. Roger 07956 254836
Get your Pedal Power from:
Greenwich Tourist Office; Greenwich Forum; Harry Perry Cycles, Woolwich; Halfords Bike Hut, Charlton; Our e-group or the website.