Ride to Darent River & Hall Place

Meet on Sat Feb 22nd, 9:30 AM at Cutty Sark Gardens, by the entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, SE10 9HT

This is a ride out eastwards from Cutty Sark along the Thames Path to Erith and Dartford. We then explore the Darent River and return to Cutty Sark via Bexley Heath. We stop off at Hall Place for a refreshment break.

To book, and see the route, go to: https://www.strava.com/clubs/497231/group_events/629740

Dog & Bell Crew Meeting Minutes - Dec 21st 2019

Dog & Bell Crew - Meeting Minutes
Dec 21st, 11.30 to 12.00
Sackler Courtyard, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Attendees: Bruce, Werner, Philippa, Lambeth Jane, Fred, Lynne, a new person from Greenwich, Nigel
Apologies (courtesy WhatsApp!): Lola, Laura, Omar, Penny, Andrew, Liz, Isabel

1. INTRODUCTION

With my attempts to set up Dog & Bell Crew rides planning meetings for Sep, Oct and Nov having failed, with no one being willing to turn up, it's now a case of "if the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain." And if the mountain had come to Mohammad, everyone would have been crushed anyway!

Let's give Penge Cycle Club a run for their money!

I was going to report that bike politics steps up a gear on this ride from the Southwark Needle to Chartwell:

But, on reflection, it would be more appropriate to say we stepped down a gear! However, tempers are boiling over as we seek to preserve Barry Mason's longer social rides as part of the Greenwich/Southwark Cyclists rides portfolio. It is almost beyond belief the lengths that the London Cycling Campaign has gone to prevent control of Barry Mason's cycling group from falling "lock, stock and barrel" into the hands of Cycling UK or British Cycling following his death in 2011. "Divide and conquer" has been their approach and we have stood by in amazement as Barry's rides programme was carved up and handed out to Hackney Bicycle Film Society, Lewisham Cyclists, Greenwich Cyclists, Over the Hills Cyclists, Spokes London Cycling, Pollards Hill Cyclists, Cranky Cycling Club, Southwark Cyclists, Cyclists in Southwark, Newham Cyclists and the Central London Outdoor Group!

Dog & Bell Crew AGM

Meet 11am Wednesday Dec 25th at the Southwark Needle, outside Evans Cycles, London Bridge.

The 2019 Christmas Day Ride will be preceded by a short Dog & Bell Crew AGM, where we will elect our 'official' Christmas Day Route Planner. We only have one candidate for this post, Bermondsey Bill Owen. I will be proposing that his appointment should be ratified by the esteemed body of the Dog & Bell Crew there assembled, but this proposal will need to be seconded.
Nigel Bee

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