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Richmond Cycling Campaign

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 08:26 0 comments  

Watch Out for Lawnmowers

According to this BBC article, there are around 6500 people hurt every year by lawn mowers.

According to this PDF on TfL's London Road Safety website, 3202 people were fatally, seriously or slightly injured whilst on their bicycles.

This PDF shows the pedestrian casualties, as cyclists above - 5127.

Whilst on this topic, this series of articles on the Copenhagenize blog (where the BBC article was found) is worth reading.

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 11:32 0 comments  

London Sky Ride Feeder Rides

RCC are leading two feeder rides to the London Sky Ride (previously the Freewheel).

Both rides leave from Little Green, Richmond. If you're coming along, try to get there 15 minutes before the ride leaves.

The first ride leaves at 09:30 and the second at 11:00.

There will be a return ride leaving from Hyde Park Corner (inside Hyde Park) at 15:00.

This is the route for the feeder. It'll be slightly different around Hammersmith on the way back.

Come along, have fun, the weather is bound to be good!

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 15:22 0 comments  

Cycle Lanes - are they any use?

An interesting article on the Times website talks about the distance drivers give to cyclists when there are cycle lanes compared with the distance they give them when there aren't cycle lanes. You can see it here.

You might also like to have a look at this PDF from Warrington Cycle Campaign that discusses the same issue and provides some nice pictures to prove their point.

A few years ago, some research was done to show that cyclists wearing helmets caused drivers to give them less space.

You are in charge of you when you are cycling. See, Be Seen and Communicate.

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 14:56 0 comments  

LBRuT LIP published

Richmond council's LIP (Local Implementation Plan) has been published and contains much relating to cyclists including £30k on secure parking at Richmond station, £25k on feasibility studies on all the pedestrian rail bridges to improve access for peds and cyclists, £280k on Hampton Court Road, £40k on improving the paths in Petersham Meadows, £15k on opening up one way streets in Richmond town centre to cyclists etc.

You can read it here.

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 17:43 0 comments  

Hammersmith Riverside Shared Space

Hammersmith council had a consultation on the space alongside the river between the Corinthian sailing club and Black Lion street. This is around the Old Ship pub where the path passes in front of the pub and through a covered area.

For cyclists, shared use is planned. The narrow path between the wall and the Black Lion car park will be widened. There will be a diagonal route from the end of this path leading towards the river, and a ramp will replace the present steps. There will be signs saying pedestrian priority, and warning pedestrians to watch out for cyclists.

If you have any comments or want more information, email Annelise Johns of Hammersmith council.

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 17:35 0 comments  

Cycle Ambassador Scheme - Workshop

As part of the Cycle Ambassador Scheme, there will be a workshop to give existing ambassadors and prospective ambassadors a chance to have any questions answered. There will also be lots of cycling related info available.

The workshop is on Saturday 12th September at the staff social club in Clarendon House, nr York House, Twickenham, TW1 3AA from 10:00 onwards.

Sign up to be an ambassador on or before the 12th and you could win a prize.

Hope to see you there!

More details on the ambassador scheme.

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 11:28 0 comments  

Maintenance Workshop

To help out all the new cycle ambassadors, there is a new maintenance workshop starting on Wednesday 2nd September 2009 at 20:00 until 22:00. It's mainly for the ambassadors and buddies but all are welcome, as are donations.

Turn up with your bike, use the tools and expertise available and go away with a bike that rides like a dream, probably.

The workshop will be at All Hallows Church in Twickenham, it's the same place that Twickenham CC use as their club room:

Location - The Long Room, All Hallows Church, Erncroft Way, Twickenham, TW1 1EW

It will run bi-weekly until the end of October but will continue if it's popular.

Hope to see you there!

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 13:40 2 comments  

Towpath from Kew Gardens

Taken from inside Kew Gardens:

Bikes on the towpath on a sunny afternoon, wind against tide and a beer expected...

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 16:52 0 comments  

Contra Flow on King Charles Bridge in Kingston

A new contra flow cycle lane in place in Kingston - where King Charles Road crosses the railway - after school children said it would help them get to school by bike.

Details on the Kingston Council site here and on Kingston Cycle Campaign's site with a nice picture here.

Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 14:43 0 comments