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Cycling in Brent is not attractive enough to get many more women doing it, says Kingsbury mother of two Di Hurley, and the borough's ‘Summer of cycling’ publicity needs a reality check.
On Monday 1 May 2013 Brent Cyclists held its biggest meeting to date. About 35 people turned up to the plush Sala Room in the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood, for the launch of Brent Cyclists' Cycling Plan for Brent, and to hear London's Cycling Commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, talk about The Mayor's Vision for Cycling in London and answer questions.
Brent LCC members were joined by some members from Barnet, including the Vice Chair of LCC, some people from the Campaign for Better Transport and the Canal and River Trust, two Brent council officers, and four councillors: the Leader of Brent, Cllr Muhammed Butt, the Lead Member for Children and Families, Cllr. Mary Arnold, the Lead Member for Adults and Health, Cllr Krupesh Hirani, and the Chief Whip, Cllr Shafique Choudhary: a pretty impressive line-up.
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I’m a big fan of Bradley Wiggins. He’s done a huge amount for cycling, he’s sharp, and to top it off he’s a Kilburn boy. Needless to say when I learned that he and Team GB coach Shane Sutton had both been knocked off their bikes within a 24 hour period, whilst riding as ‘everyday’ cyclists, I was concerned for their wellbeing. Read more... »
The following report was written by Anoop from Harrow Cyclists:
We rode the route on Sunday 19 August, and these are our findings and comments based on discussion of the proposed route. In general we welcome the plans to open the Belmont Trail and develop a high quality green route through Harrow. We have concerns about some of the road sections, and suggest an alternative to the narrow passage through Northwick Park station. We recommend that any general cycling and pedestrian improvements along the route that can be made for a small additional cost should also be implemented. Read more... »
Brent Cyclists' ride to Rickmansworth via the Grand Union canal took place on Sunday 22 July 2012, a beautiful day with wall-to-wall sunshine. There were seven riders. Read more... »
The weather stayed reasonably good for our Bike Week ride around the scenic, historic and curious corners of the borough on 23 June 2012.