Think you can’t cycle? Think again!
Do you know about ECC’s Easy Riders?
This event on Saturday 28 July is brilliant – cycling around London on traffic-free streets! There will be an 8-mile circuit of central London roads closed to motor traffic with a variety of entertainments enroute. https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/
Enfield Cycling Campaign are leading feeder rides to the event for anyone cycling direct from here.
Our main ride will start from Edmonton Green and is almost entirely either off-road (eg along towpaths or through parks) or on a segregated Cycle Superhighway. Trained ride leader David Hilliard and marshals will help keep everyone safe. It’s quite a long ride – approximately 12 miles each way – at a gentle but reasonable pace, so it is suitable for all ages and abilities. The ride will end on Cornhill, in The City, which is on the FreeCycle route and is the meeting point for anyone wishing to join the return ride at the end of the day.
Meeting points: Edmonton Leisure Centre, N9 0TR at 0900 for the outward ride.
Cornhill, EC3V 3NJ at 1445 for the return journey.
We will also be leading a ride from Palmers Green to join the Haringey feeder ride at Turnpike Lane. This will be mainly on-road but a leader and team of marshals will help to keep everyone safe. The distance is about 10 miles and all ages and abilities are welcome. The Haringey feeder ride will end on Lothbury, in The City, which is on the FreeCycle route and is the meeting point for anyone wishing to join the return ride at the end of the day.
Meeting points: Palmers Green Library, N13 4EY at 0900 for the outward ride.
Lothbury, EC2R 7HF at 1445 for the return journey.
If you want an easier day (either both ways, or just the return journey) we recommend taking bikes on the Overground between Edmonton Green or Enfield Town and Liverpool Street. Liverpool Street station is about a 5-minute walk from the FreeCycle route.
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 our particular feeder ride so we know to expect you. If you plan to join our Palmers Green ride, please register for the Haringey feeder ride https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/
If you have any questions please contact us on email@example.com and we will try to help.
Our monthly meeting will be held on Monday 16 July 2018 at 7:30pm. The venue is Green Towers Community Centre, 7 Plevna Road, Edmonton N9 0BU.
Here is the agenda:
1. August monthly meeting
2. Freecycle feeder ride 28 July
4. A1010 opposition
5. Progress on infrastructure – report
6. Quietway pre-consultation
7. Easy Riders 25 August, 29 September
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:
- Monthly meeting venues
- Freecycle feeder ride 28 July
- Urbo and Ofo
- Progress on infrastructure – report
- Easy Riders 30 June, 25 August
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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
- Treasurer’s report (Mark)
- Coordinators report (Hal)
- New committee post – Ride Organiser
- Election of committee members:
- Joint coordinators
- Joint secretaries
- Infrastructure Coordinator
- Ride Organiser
- Other committee members
- Presentation on low traffic neighbourhoods (Clare)
- Discussion: what should our campaign priorities be for 2018/19?
(Please bring your thoughts)
- Running try-a-bike at Palmers Green festival
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:
- Local elections – leafletting.
- Feedback from Enfield Cycle Forum 10 April.
- Feedback to council on A105 issues – for information.
- Monthly ‘Easy Rider’ rides.
- London Freecycle 2018 (Saturday 28 July).
- Double yellow lines on the A1010.
- AOB – please let us know before the day of anything you wish to raise.
On the afternoon of Sunday 11 March we’re gathering to ride the new cycle lanes along the A105!
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 email@example.com 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.
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 Monday of the month from 7.30 – 9.30pm. In odd-numbered months we meet in Edmonton Green, and even-numbered months in Enfield Town. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org 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.