Sunday, June 18, 2017

Campaign Win - Cycle Barriers Removed


Last year we submitted a report to Ealing Council and Transport for London detailing the numerous barriers on the A40 subways. We're pleased to report that we are finally seeing some improvements. Last week contractors cut down some of the barriers on the Park Royal subway. It is now far easier to cycle under the A40. Please take care around people walking along these shared-use paths, and be prepared to stop if necessary. Enabling more cyclists to use these routes helps reduce crime and makes them safer for everyone, but we need the support of as many people as possible to continue making these improvements. 

South side - before
South side - after

North side - before

North side - after

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Summer Events

Join a ride, discover our stalls, and get your bike checked, in our packed season of activities.
















Saturday 10 June

West Ealing Farmers' Market

From 9am - 1pm join us at West Ealing
Farmers’ Market, Leeland Road. Get your
bike checked at our stall. 

Wednesday14 June

Sunset Ride

Our annual Richmond Park ride to relish
the summer sunset from the hill in
front of the Roebuck pub, and catch up
with our fellow West London cycling
groups.
Meet at Ealing Town Hall at 6.45pm for
a 7pm departure; return to Ealing by
11pm. Don't forget locks & lights!

Saturday17 June

Hanwell Carnival

Come by Elthorne Park from 12-6pm
and have your bike checked at our stall.

Sunday18 June

Father's Day Family Ride

A gentle ride for families with accompanied
children on their own bike, on
child seats or in trailers, and suitable for
adult beginners. We will have a short ride
at a very gentle pace to a local park for a
picnic.
Meet at Ealing Town Hall at 9.45am for a 10am departure

Sunday 25 June

Pitshanger Party in the Park

We will be operating a stall at Pitshanger
park from 1pm to 5pm.

Saturday 1 July

Southall Community Sports Day

Come by and get your bike checked at
our stall.
10am to 3 pm. Spikes Bridge Park, Southall, UB1

Sunday 2 July

Leisurely Ride: Bedfont Lakes

A quiet route through Twickenham,
Hounslow & Feltham to Bedfont Lakes
Country Park, a peaceful nature reserve
and ideal place for a picnic. Please bring
your own food and drinks as there are no
cafe facilities.
Meet at Ealing Town Hall at 9.45am for
a 10am departure; back in Ealing by 4pm

Saturday 29 July

RideLondon Freecycle Feeder Ride

We will lead a ride into the Prudential
Ride London Freecycle where central
London streets will be closed to motor
vehicles.
Meet at Ealing Town Hall at 8.45am for
a 9am departure.

Sunday 30 July

Gears Without Tears

Take our short course (about 4 hours
including time for refreshment) on how
to make good use of your gears. Each
bike and rider is different, so you need to
know how to get the best out of your bike
and your capabilities.
Meet at Ealing Town Hall at 9.45am for
a 10am start. Make sure that the gears on
your bike work (can shift to any combination)
before coming.

Sunday 6 August

Family Ride

A gentle ride for families with accompanied
children on their own bike, on
child seats or in trailers, and suitable for
adult beginners. We will have a short ride
at a very gentle pace to a local park or
beauty spot for a picnic.
Meet at Ealing Town Hall at 9.45am for
a 10am departure.

Sunday 3 September

Leisurely Ride & Brentford Festival

A short local ride around the quiet
roads, paths, canals and parks of the area,
finishing at the Brentford Festival in time
for lunch.
Come see us alongside Hounslow
Cycling Campaign at our shared stall, and
get your bike checked.
Meet at Ealing Town Hall at 9.45am for a 10am departure. 

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Acton Roundabout

We welcome 2017 with some good news. Two years ago the council installed a cycle path at the roundabout on Acton High Street and Steyne Road. People frequently parked their cars on it, blocking the path and making it unusable. Many cyclists complained, and for nearly two years, Ealing Cycling Campaign has lobbied the council to do something. In mid December, the council installed some bollards along the edge of the path. This should ensure that in future the path will be car-free.


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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mini Holland

Ealing Council began work this month on the mini-Holland scheme to improve Ealing town centre. The aim is to improve the area, especially for pedestrians and cyclists, but they will also resurface the highway. The first phase includes the installation of segregated cycle paths along the Uxbridge Road at Ealing Common. The complete scheme will take three years. More Details
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Advanced London by Bike


We are holding a free workshop / seminar this Thursday, 20 October as part of a TfL scheme to improve cycling in London. David Dansky from Cycle Training UK will run the session which will cover advanced riding skills, group riding skills, understanding London's new infrastructure, cycling ambassadors, and cycle myth busting. All invited, but please send an email to reserve your place.

The event takes place at 7pm, Thursday 20 October at CafĂ© Grove, The Grove W5 5LL. 







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