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Space for Cycling Big Ride

Please join the London Cycling Campaign on Saturday 17 May 2014 for the ‘Space for Cycling’ Big Ride, which is a fun ride with a serious message, telling politicians we want streets that are safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.

Our event starts in Park Lane, with crowds gathering from 11am for a midday start, and from 1pm there’ll be a rally on the Embankment with guest speakers (to be confirmed), with the event ending at 2pm.

Enjoy riding through famous London locations such as Hyde Park Corner, Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square in a motor-traffic-free environment that’s suitable for the whole family (see the route below).

En route, the Big Ride will also meet with the London Tweed Run, which this year takes place on the same day, and has LCC as its charity partner.

Feeder Ride

Enfield Branch will be starting a Feeder Ride from the Civic Centre at 9am

Guide rides to Big Ride

Our safe, family-friendly event is organised with the cooperation of the Metropolitican Police and Transport for London, and takes place on motor-traffic-free streets under close supervision of our expert ride marshals.

Participants will be encouraged to wear bright colours, fun costumes, to bring flags and banners, and lots of parents and children are expected, along with Londoners from all walks of life.

In 2012, LCC organised a similar, hugely successful Big Ride the weekend before the mayoral election, which played a key role in persuading Mayor Boris Johnson to massively increase his commitment to cycling, set out in his groundbreaking ‘Vision for Cycling’ blueprint for London cycling.

This year, thousands more are expected to send a message to local election candidates (as well as Mayor Boris Johnson and the media) on the weekend before the local elections, telling them that ordinary Londoners want streets that are safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.

Space4Cycling Ride 4th May 2014 Enfield Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3XY, at 9:45

To promote the current cycle campaign – Space for Cycling – being run by the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) – Enfield Cycle Campaign (local branch of LCC) will be leading a short ride around the Borough of Enfield on Sunday 4th May 2014.

The ride will be about 10-12 miles and mostly on the quieter roads and through a few of the parks in the Borough.

The ride is open to anyone but particularly for those not yet confident in cycling on roads.

If interested in seeing a few of the cycle routes available in the borough, then meet at Enfield Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3XY, at 9:45 on 4 May 2014.

Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent / responsible adult throughout the whole ride

New date for our AGM

Our Annual Meeting is taking place on the evening of Thursday, 8th May 2014.

If you are a member of LCC living in Enfield, you are automatically a member of the Enfield Cycling Campaign. Local groups, through a network of fellow volunteers and co-ordinators can organise local rides, events, meetings, campaigns and social events. So there can be lots to great cycling activities to get involved in, if you aren’t already! The Enfield Group are currently looking for new and existing members to fill some vacant committee positions to help the group in various ways, so please do take a look and contact Adrian Lauchlan (info@enfieldcc.co.uk) if you’d like to find out more.

WHERE: The Wheatsheaf Pub, 185 Baker Street, EN1 3JT
TIME: 8pm.

The meeting is open to everyone (including non-members), and the Local Group would be delighted to see some new faces! Please note that only LCC members are able to: –

a. stand for election
b. make a nomination
c. second a nomination
d. vote

The meeting will include the elections for the following committee posts:

1. Borough Co-ordinator: executive officer of Enfield Cycling Campaign
– position currently held by Adrian Lauchlan
2. Treasurer: responsible for the finances of Enfield Cycling Campaign.
– position currently held by Trisha Smith

3. Secretary: keeps a record of decisions reached at any official meeting (as directed by the Enfield Cycling Campaign Management Committee), including the Annual Meeting, and is responsible for convening all meetings
– position currently vacant

4. Committee members without portfolio:
– currently three committee members: Les Bailey, Roger Kingsnorth ( elected onto the committee on the 6th March 2014 ),Paul La Fosse and Mark Smith

Nominations – If you would like to stand for any of these posts or nominate someone then please send an email to the Groups’ Borough Co-ordinator Adrian Lauchlan by 7th April 2014.

Other business:

The Treasurer will present the accounts, for the financial year ending 31 March 2014, to the Annual Meeting for approval.

Enfield Cycling Campaign Meeting 8.00pm Monday 24th February 2014 Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield EN2 0AJ

Would you like to cycle but are worried about safety?

Would you like more safe places to cycle with your family?

Then come to a meeting and help plan our campaign for the coming council elections. Are these improvements for cycling important to you?

Safe routes for school children            Greenways                     Protected space on main roads Areas without through motor traffic    20mph speed limits      Liveable town centres

The London Cycling Campaign will ask candidates for one of these improvements in every single ward in the coming local council elections. Have your say by completing our survey Selecting our Enfield Ward Asks You can read more about these 6 policy themes at http://lcc.org.uk/articles/looking-ahead-2014-local-elections-campaign.

Any queries, contact either:

Adrian at info@enfieldcc.co.uk or Roger at r.kingsnorth4@gmail.co.uk

Space for Cycling Online Survey for Enfield Ward Asks

We have now created an online survey Selecting our Enfield Ward Asks to help focus and promote our contribution to the London-wide Space for Cycling http://lcc.org.uk/articles/2014-campaign-space-for-cycling] campaign in the run-up to this year’s London borough elections.  Information about local cycle-friendly priorities supplied by members of the public will be supplied to every candidate in every ward prior to the May elections.

Local Election Space for Cycling Campaign

The London Cycling Campaign believes that every Londoner, whatever their age or ability, deserves safe and inviting space for cycling on all London’s streets. This is at the heart of our Space for Cycling Campaign ahead of the London 2014 Local Elections.

The London local elections in May 2014, will coincide with mayoralty mid-term point. We want to make sure that cycling features on the agenda of incoming ward councillors and in turn put cycling at the top of the local political agenda at the London council elections. In doing so we will also help create ‘bottom up’ pressure that holds the Mayor to account for his election promises on cycling.

Operating at ward-level Space for Cycling campaign will be even bigger and ambitious than our Love London, Go Dutch campaign in 2012. We have an opportunity to try something no other campaigning organisation has done before, targeting every candidate in every ward across the Central, Inner and Outer London boroughs, asking them to support our pro-cycling policies and measures.

These measures will be tailored to specific wards, making the campaign truly ‘local’, while at the same time promoting broader LCC policies, including our key aim of safe space for cycling, for Londoners of all ages and abilities.

LCC member and supporters and members of the public will be asked to send emails to the candidates in their wards asking them to agree to our pro-cycling policies and measures.

Our target is to ensure that every candidate in every ward is sent messages from LCC members and supporters in their area asking them to agree to the ward level ask we have determined for that area.

To that end we are asking people in the Enfield Borough what the local issues are that stop them from cycling. Please post a comment here, or to out Twitter account @EnfieldCycling or email direct info@enfieldcc.co.uk telling us what is stopping you from cycling locally.

Campaign Questionairre

Space for Cycling Ward Ask Survey

As many of you may have seen, our survey is now live and we are encouraging all members and supporters to take part. It is accessible here: www.lcc.org.uk/2014survey This survey asks people what specific cycling actions/asks they’d like to see in their local area, and asks people for their main concerns in relation to the 6 policy themes of the campaign – this could be in relation to where they live, where they work or study, or on their commute.

Please do encourage friends and family to take part. You don’t have to be a cyclist, obviously, we are keen to hear the views of a wide range of people. The more input we can get, the more representative the campaign demands will be. If you complete the survey, you’re in with a chance to win a brand new Pinnacle bike!

Space for Cycling Campaign Organisers – Looking for volunteers in Enfield

The recent cycling deaths show more than ever that we need London’s decision-makers to make our streets safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.

In May next year, London re-elects its local councillors, and they, more than anyone else, have the power to make our local streets more cycle-friendly.

In order to put pressure on our local councils, we’re recruiting Space for Cycling Campaign Organisers, committed volunteers in every borough who’ll give a few hours each week between January and May to help make our Space for Cycling campaign a success in their neighbourhood.

Find out more about our campaign and being a campaign organiser.

Do you have the passion, time and the energy to do some or all of the following to help make London better for everyone to cycle?

  • Putting into action our campaign activities
  • Being creative about getting publicity
  • Handing out leaflets to the public
  • Coordinating other local volunteers
  • Approaching local election candidates
  • Using Twitter and Facebook
  • Organising local events

If you do, please contact us today getinvolved@lcc.org.uk

We’re also looking for volunteers to help our Campaign Organisers – perhaps you don’t have the time to devote to being an organiser, but you still want to be help improve your local area for cycling?

To fulfil any of these roles, you don’t need to be an LCC member or an experienced campaigner. There’ll be lots of support from our staff and local group members and we’ll give you some top tips and guidance to get you campaigning successfully!

NOMINATIONS FOR POLICY FORUM

Want to be involved in shaping our future policy? We’re looking for an Enfield member to join the LCC Policy Forum. You’ll need to nominate yourself (or be nominated by your local LCC group) before Christmas, for the elections in January.

Enfield’s Mini Holland Bid

You may be aware that Enfield Council are bidding for part of the Mayor of London’s offer of £100 million across 3-4 Outer London Boroughs.

See http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/10746636._Mini_Holland__bid_could_bring_bike_boom/

 

They presented their plans to Stakeholders last week and following that we have been given copies of their initial plans so that we can present them to Cyclists in Enfield generally. Enfield Council are looking for constructive criticism of their plans to enable them to improve them based on input from cyclists. To this end we are having a public meeting on the 23rd November at 10am at the Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield and will be showing the current plans. If you can please do attend as this is your chance to influence Enfield Council’s plans.

 

If anyone has a projector and screen that they would be happy to let us use for this meeting then please inform me – we don’t have one ourselves unfortunately.

 

As you may be aware 5 people have been killed cycling in London in the last 9 days. Our thoughts go out to all the families of those who have lost their lives and anything we can do in Enfield to prevent the same sort of tragedies happening in our Borough has to be a good thing.

 

If you do intend to attend, or hope to then could you reply to this so that we know the number of people who will be attending.