Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ealing Cycling Campaign – Rides Past Present and Future

We've tried hard, but have been unable to find a ride leader to take our “First Sunday of the Month” leisurely ride for December, so we’re going to skip it this year, there will be no ECC organised led ride on Sun 7 Dec.

It’s a free country though, so if you pop along to Ealing Town Hall at the usual time you may find other riders there happy to buddy up!

It's been a great year again for rides and we all extend our thanks to the ride leaders, marshals and backstops that have taken us all over London and environs, and thanks to you all for coming along and making them the special events they are.

We’ll be back sharpish in 2015 with our famous “Take to the Hills” Ride on Sunday 4 Jan; a great way to blow out the cobwebs for the New Year, taking a leisurely ride up and down a few of Ealing’s Hills (and one in Harrow).

Finally, we're always on the lookout for new ride leaders, and early next year we'll be running a "How to Lead a Ride" ride.

Ride leading is hard work but very rewarding when you can take 30 or 40 riders out for a memorable day on their bikes. If you would like to come along to learn the skills required for ride planning, leading and marshalling please email rides@ealingcycling.org.uk to register your interest.

See you in the saddle in 2015!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Boston Manor Road Cycle Lane

This is just over the border but Hounslow are finally making plans to improve Boston Manor Road. There are two options - one is a segregated two-way cycle lane on the West side of the road, the other is for improved cycle lanes on the road itself. It's well worth giving the council your support for this scheme, as the removal of a handful of car spaces is likely to cause some local opposition. You can see details and respond here. If you want to go along and meet the planners, there is a consultation meeting on Thursday 13th November from 4pm to 8pm. It's at Boston Manor House. Directions here.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

£40 to keep cycling through winter

Ealing Council is offering residents £40 vouchers to buy winter cycling gear. The offer is available to any adult who has attended the council's cycle training since 1 January 2014, or completes it by 31 October 2014.  The vouchers can be used in selected local bike shops, and can be spent on accessories such as mudguards, lights, puncture resistant tyres, gloves or other clothing for the winter weather.
If you missed the cycle training this year, it's well worth doing - whether you're a beginner or an experienced cyclist.  Instructors provide training anywhere in Ealing. It costs only £5 to book, and is free for the unwaged. It's great for giving you the skills and confidence you need for on-road cycling, and ECC thoroughly recommend it.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Support the Cycling Superhighway

TfL want your views on the East-West Cycling Superhighway. This new cycle route will take you all the way from Shepherd's Bush to the Tower of London - almost entirely on a segregated traffic-free path. It  includes some excellent proposals such as opening up the Lancaster Gate gyratory to two-way traffic, and running a cycle path beside the Thames along the Embankment. It also includes a  proposal to run a cycle path along the raised section of the Westway. Overall we think this is an excellent scheme, but it will only get built if it gets the support of the public. Please register your support online here

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Annual General Meeting

Don't miss out. This Wednesday, 1st of October, we're holding our Annual General Meeting. It's at our regular venue: downstairs at Cafe Grove, The Grove W5 5LL. The meeting starts at 7.30 pm, and normally ends around 9pm. The cafe serves food, beer, wine, coffee, and excellent cheesecake, and you are welcome to eat and drink during the meeting. We will be electing the committee, and all members of London Cycling Campaign living in Ealing are entitled to vote. We welcome new members and non-members, so if you haven't been before, come along and find out what we do.

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