Clare Rogers

February 21, 2018

We are the Enfield branch of London Cycling Campaign, a group of volunteers who are passionate about making cycling safe, convenient and fun for everyone in the borough.

Our monthly meeting

We meet once a month on the third Tuesday of the month, unless that date falls within a school holiday, at 7.30 – 9.30pm. We no longer meet at Bike Boutique and are meeting in different places around the borough so we’re not too focused on one area. Please contact us on info@enfieldcc.co.uk to check the venue before you come, and we can also put you on our meetings mailing list.

Meetings are open to all whether or not you are a member of London Cycling Campaign, although only members can vote.

 

Easy Riders – June ride to the Lea Valley

Our June ride will go from Edmonton Green to Marksfield Park in the Lee Valley – there will also be a feeder ride from Palmers Green. It will be maximum 1 hour each way (or 1.5 including the feeder ride) on a flat mostly traffic-free route, with a decent cafe break in Marksfield Park.

For Palmers Green, meet at 1.15pm on the Triangle (Green Lanes/Aldermans Hill junction).

For Edmonton Green, meet at 2 pm at the railway arches on Belvedere Road near the junction with Fore Street, opposite Asda car park.

Contact details

Oliver Bruckhauf is the ride organiser on easyriders@enfieldcc.org.uk

June monthly meeting

Our monthly meeting was held on Tuesday 19 June 2018. It will take place at The Little Green Dragon (928 Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill, N21 2AD).

Here is the agenda:

  1. Monthly meeting venues
  1. Freecycle feeder ride 28 July
  1. Urbo and Ofo
  1. Try-a-bike
  1. Progress on infrastructure – report
  1. Easy Riders 30 June, 25 August

Easy Riders – May Ride

Are you a bit new to cycling, coming back to it after a long time, or want to ride with your kids? Then Easy Riders is for you! Run by experienced volunteers at Enfield Cycling Campaign, they are led, marshalled rides at a gentle pace using the new cycle infrastructure, green spaces and quiet roads, with a  decent café stop halfway through. We’re holding them on the last Saturday of every month, April – September.

Here are the May ride details:

Saturday 26 May

Time: 2-4pm

Start and end point: Broomfield Park, Aldermans Hill N13 (the entrance on Aldermans Hill at the corner of the park, near Broomfield Avenue).

Route: This will be a quiet route through green spaces to Oak Hill Park and back to Broomfield.

 

Email us at info@enfieldcc.co.uk for more details.

Enfield Cycling Campaign AGM: 22 May 2018

We are holding our annual general meeting on Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm. The venue is Green Towers Community Centre, 7 Plevna Road, Edmonton N9 0BU.

If you’d like to know more about the work of the Enfield Cycling Campaign, or might like to be involved yourself, our AGM is a good time to find out. It’s been another busy and exciting year as the Cycle Enfield developments on the A105 have been completed and work has started on the Hertford Road and elsewhere.

Come and review the last year and help set our campaign agenda for next year. All welcome – you don’t need to be a member to attend our meetings.

Here is the agenda:

Enfield Cycling Campaign AGM 22 May 2018

AGENDA

  1.  Treasurer’s report (Mark)
  1. Coordinators report (Hal)
  1. New committee post – Ride Organiser
  1. Election of committee members:
  • Joint coordinators
  • Joint secretaries
  • Treasurer
  • Infrastructure Coordinator
  • Ride Organiser
  • Other committee members
  1. Presentation on low traffic neighbourhoods (Clare)
  1. Discussion: what should our campaign priorities be for 2018/19?

(Please bring your thoughts)

  1. Running try-a-bike at Palmers Green festival

April monthly meeting

Please note that the venue for our April meeting has changed. See below.

Our April meeting will be on Tuesday 17th at Green Towers Community Centre, 7 Plevna Road, Edmonton N9 0BU from 1930 to 2130. All welcome.

Here is the agenda: 

  1. Local elections – leafletting.
  1. Feedback from Enfield Cycle Forum 10 April.
  1. Feedback to council on A105 issues – for information.
  1. Monthly ‘Easy Rider’ rides.
  1. London Freecycle 2018 (Saturday 28 July).
  1. Double yellow lines on the A1010.
  1. AOB – please let us know before the day of anything you wish to raise.

 

 

Let’s ride the A105!

On the afternoon of Sunday 11 March  we’re gathering to ride the new cycle lanes along the A105!

Meet here in Winchmore Hill at 2pm on Sunday 11 March

Come one and all, whether you cycle every day or haven’t ridden a bike for 40 years – this will be an easy, family-friendly ride. We are joining with Cycle Enfield who are providing cycle instructors and marshals. (And it’s Mother’s Day, so bring your mum!)

Feel free to decorate yourself, your bike or both – balloons, bells, windmills, fancy dress all encouraged – and celebrate the transformation of this road and its town centres along the route.

Time and start place: 2pm outside Capitol House / Coffee Break in Winchmore Hill, 794 Green Lanes, N21 3RB (see  image above from Google).

How far will we ride? There will be a choice of rides, either a 20-minute or a 40-minute ride, going out in groups of about 10 with a ride leader. Both are suitable for new or non-confident riders and they will stick to the bike lanes so you won’t have to ride in traffic.

How do I get there?  You can come on public transport without a bike, and rent one of Enfield’s new dockless hire bikes at the starting point!  (For ages 15 and up.) Download the Urbo app first – see www.myurbo.com. The starting point is on the 329 and 125 bus route and also a few minutes’ walk from Winchmore Hill station. You could also bring your own bike on the train.

I’d like to cycle there but I’m nervous of riding on the road. Contact us on info@enfieldcc.co.uk and we might be able to pair you up with a cycling buddy to get you there safely from wherever you live in the borough.

Come and try a bike!

Think you can’t cycle? Think again!

All the bikes in the pictures below, and more, will be available to try in the Broomfield Park tennis courts at Palmers Green Festival, Sunday 3 September, 12-7pm. Enfield Cycling Campaign and Better Streets for Enfield are hosting a try-a-bike area.

Trike from Bush Hill Park

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London FreeCycle feeder ride from Palmers Green

In addition to our ‘official’ feeder ride from Edmonton Green (see below) we will also be running an unofficial feeder ride from Palmers Green. Meet at Palmers Green library N13 4EY for a 9am departure. The ride will be led as far as Turnpike Lane by Andrew on his Triplet, and there it will join the official Haringey feeder ride into town. Please note that this ride will be mainly on-road, so willingness to cycle in traffic is necessary, and as far as Turnpike Lane it will be led but not marshalled.

The return ride from town will leave with the Haringey group as far as Turnpike Lane then continue back to Palmers Green as above.

If you plan to come, please register online for FreeCycle. You’ll get some nice freebies and a welcome email with a link to register for the Haringey feeder ride so they know to expect you. https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/ 

If you have any questions please contact us on info@enfieldcc.co.uk and we will try to help.