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August 2012

The newsletter for north east London LCC groups
Redbridge ­ Havering ­ Barking & Dagenham ­ Newham ­ Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Cycling Action Plan bears fruit

If you or somebody you know is planning to do the test, please contact the council and Six local driving schools have choose a driving school that is already signed up to ‘bikeaware’. Bikeaware, reducing road danger at source. Getting a driving license is a good thing. Not only opens it up another transport choice. It also gives people a thorough understanding of the Highway Code, which is after all important whichever way you get around. Bikeaware is a simple concept developed by an LCC trustee ( Waltham Forest has embraced this ‘pop up brand’ and six driving schools have already pledged to teach safe driving around cyclists, to get Bikeability training for driving instructors and to encourage new drivers to get Bikeability training as well.

wildlife and of course you can do lots of cycling ­ not just there and back. You can even try bike polo. For the kids there is a pedal powered disco plus they can learn bush craft skills and even see alpacas. Dr. Bike and Police bike security marking will take care of your bike and you can enjoy a BMX stunt team. The event is near the Squadrons Approach entrance, starts at 12 noon and ends at 5. More info will be here ayouts/Lists/LBHEvents.aspx but was not ready at the time of print.

Newhaven to London: marshalls wanted
Marshalls are needed for a ride from Newhaven to Tower Bridge in London, welcoming a contingent of over 180 French, Chinese and other Paralympic cyclists arriving from France on 27 August. Their ferry will dock at 6am. After a reception in Newhaven they will ride to Lewes for a tour of the town, and through a quiet rolling country side on to Crawley for an overnight stay. The next day they will continue to London with a couple of ascents over the North Downs ­ some great views of London there. Interested? Contact Dwight Wood at

Have your say
Waltham Forest cycling Survey still open. Fill it in and win prizes.

Havering 'pedals into the A new cycling survey to assess past' cycling in theborough and the
On Sat 15 Sep another big cycling event takes place in Hornchurch Country Park.
New drivers could get Bikeability training at no extra cost to them or the driving school

A family fun festival the event celebrates the park's history. You can find out about its RAF past, its rich and diverse

needs of those who cycle and those who would like to is part of the boroughs Cycling Action Plan. You can fill it in online at or at many Waltham Forest events.

Rides & Events
Havering BARA rides (Leytonstone) http://bara­

Sussex Weald (100k): 14 August Sunday rides starting at Dwight's garage, An Ugley Ride (100k): 30th August An Audax Taster (starting at Stevenage (100k): Carlton House, Aylmer Road, Leytonstone: 4 August, 2 Sep, 6 Oct, 4 Nov, 1 Dec 13 September Details can be found on or ring Bernie Curtis on 01708 347226 (

Waltham Forest Bike Polo Ride Sun 26 Aug 10am, Walthamstow library Easy ride to Bethnal Green to see a thrilling Bike Polo day; There will be lots of stalls including LCC. This is our 'monthly ride' for August (see below) Walthamstow Family Bike Club: 2nd Sunday of each month 1pm, Ancient House, Orford rd. Walthamstow E17

E17 Art Trail We are trailing again for the biggest E17 Art Trail yet. Three weeks of Walthamstow's finest art and craft with bike rides to selcted venues on each weekend.

Rides are on 1, 8 and 16 Sep starting at Walthamstow library. Monthly ride: 4th sunday of each month, 10am There will also be a Family Bike Club ride on Sun 9 Sep starting from the Ancient House, Walthamstow town square Orford rd, Walthamstow village at 1pm. 10am Walthamstow town square; Easy pace More info at about 10­30 miles; everyone welcome
Bike Polo, the new black of urban culture

Redbridge David Giddings Havering David Gould Barking & Dagenham Colin Newman Newham Arnold Ridout Waltham Forest Gerhard Weiss