Richmond Cycling Campaign Needs Help!

Our group is run entirely by volunteers. We are trying to live up to the LCC mission of promoting and encouraging cycling but we need people to chip in with help now and again. Our needs are urgent this month, as we have several events and rides that require the brain and brawn that only cyclists have.

  • Our most pressing need is for marshals at the London Freewheel on 23rd September. Training will be provided and it involves helping a large group of cyclists negotiate the most traffic free route to Ravenscourt Park from Richmond Green.
  • We need someone who will help with the running of the RCC stall at the In Town Without Your Car event on the 15th September in Teddington. This involves setting up the stall (putting out leaflets, really) and talking to people about local issues. Generally, people want info about commuting and leisure routes, insurance, maintenance, training and a general chat about their own cycling. If you feel you can spare an hour or more standing on a stall talking about cycling, please let us know.
  • Volunteers for the stall on the 22nd of September or alternatively, you can create and lead a ride of around 20 miles that goes through the Crane valley.
  • We need your help with cycle provsion in the borough. Keep a look out for these things on your route and let us know of any issues. Is the route continuous? Does it have the necessary signage and is it pointed in the right direction? What is the quality of the route?
  • Want to help us with our campaigns? We need poeple to take on responsiblity for specific campaigns. Is there something you know of in your area that needs attention? We have a list of places that need changes, are you interested? Email us or come along to one of our meetings or rides and have a chat.

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The London Freewheel

The London Freewheel is a major cycling event, to rival the Tour de France prologue and the London to Brighton bike ride. Streets in central London will be closed to motor traffic for most of the day, so people can cycle round the route and take in the sights. More details and registration are here.

The idea is that you ride to your nearest hub, where there will be lots of stalls and entertainment. From there you ride to St James Park with hundreds of other riders, where the whole thing starts. There is nothing stopping you from riding by yourself to St James Park.

We are providing a feeder ride to our nearest hub, which is Ravenscourt Park. Meet at The Little Green, Richmond, here, at 09:45 to leave at 10:00.

RCC needs volunteer marshals for this event.
Marshals will help a large group of cyclists negotiate their way to Ravenscourt Park. If you volunteer, training is available and this is very worthwhile. Let us know if you are willing to help out - email us or come along to one of our stalls or on one of our rides.

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In Town Without Your Car Rides - 22nd September

To coincide with Richmond council's In Town Without Your Car event on Richmond Green on 22nd September, RCC have organised two rides.

The first is a gentle ride starting
at 10:15 to leave at 10:30, from either the bridge by Eel Pie island or Richmond Little Green. The two groups will meet up on Duck's Walk by the Lightwater information board between 10:45 and 11:00. The ride will then continue along the Crane river to the Shot Tower, where there will be a stop for tea. Then it winds its way back to Twickenham, where it will return to Richmond Green for those who want to experience the council event. Route is available here. Total distance is about 10 miles. Bring a sandwich to eat at the Shot Tower.

The second is a longer ride and will also meet at the Shot Tower. This will start at Richmond Green at 10:30 and will return around 13:00. Route is available here. Distance is around 20 miles. See west London at it's best, green parks and rivers sandwiched between suburban roads.

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In Town Without Your Car - Richmond 22nd September

The second of Richmond council's events encouraging people out of their cars. This one starts on Richmond Green on the 22nd September from 10:00 to 16:00.

RCC will have a stall along with Moore's Cycles, the CTC and British Cycling, so all your cycling needs will be covered.

There will also be a unicyclist, cycling assault courses, the police will be marking bicycles for free and RCC are organising two rides which will start from Richmond Green. See these posts for more info on our rides.

RCC need volunteers for the stall and the rides, so if you can help out for an hour or two, please let us know.

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In Town Without Your Car - Teddington 15th September

Richmond Council are holding two events intended to encourage people to use their cars less and think more about the impact their cars have on the environment. These follow on from last year's successful events and Richmond Cycling campaign are due to have a stall at both events.

The Teddington event is to take place on the Causeway in Teddington from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday 15th September. There will be free repair & maintenance advice from Moores cycles, the CTC
will be handing out campaign and touring advice and RCC will be there with local advice. All this and lots of entertainment.

RCC need volunteers for this stall, so if you can help out for an hour or two, please let us know.

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1st Sunday of the Month Ride

This month's ride is cancelled in favour of the London to Windsor bike ride which starts on Richmond Green at 09:00. Entries are taken on the day and there will be a few people from Richmond Cycling Campaign there, so come along and say hello. It's all for a good cause. Details here.

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