St Albans Cycle Campaign

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Verulamium Park Cycle Path Opening

  • Wednesday, 31st October 2012 at 11am - 11:30am
    Location: Verulamium Park

    The cycle path through Verulamium Park from King
    Harry Lane to The Fighting Cocks will…

June Newsletter

E-mail sent by Steve Brazier, Saturday, 9th June 2012 @ 10:44pm

With the summer solstice approaching the light evenings will soon be getting shorter, but not before Bike Week (16th - 24th June), for which we have organised a programme of escorted rides.

There is also a Skyride training course for female ride leaders on Saturday 23rd June in Watford.
If you’re interested in becoming a Breeze champion, you can take part in a fun one-day British Cycling Ride-Leader course. This course will include information on the Breeze network, how to lead group bike rides safely and the opportunity to meet other new Breeze champions.

Some resurfacing of the Albans Way has been done at the Cottonmill end and at Smallford.

FCC have introduced new signage at the station referring to how to properly secure your bike to reduce the risk of theft. More of this signage will be introduced over time, taking into account suggestions from STACC. There are also plans to improve the lighting and increase the CCTV coverage (in accordance with police recommendations) of the bike areas at St Albans station this year.

Some ideas from across the Atlantic:  in California, signs are put up where the roads are obviously too narrow for two-way traffic and cycle lanes. Where there is room, as on this main road into Santa Rosa, you can see signs on the cycle lanes to prevent cars or trucks stopping, representing a policy which is robustly enforced.

May Newsletter - End of the Road for Herts Highways ?

E-mail sent by Steve Brazier, Tuesday, 29th May 2012 @ 9:08am

Just a quick reminder...

Our public meeting & AGM is tomorrow:

Wednesday 30th May 2012 @ 7.30pm

so we look forward to seeing you there.

We will also give a round-up of the latest news,
and details of the many local cycle rides and events planned throughout the summer -
it's not just Bike Week this year!

Our speaker, recently back from Nepal,
is local cyclist Nick Siddall who will present:

The highs and lows of cycling in the Himalayas

As usual it's at:

St Albans District Council Offices
Civic Centre, St Peters Street
St Albans AL1 3JE


Stephen Wragg
Chair
St Albans Cycle Campaign

St Albans Cycle Campaign - February Update

E-mail sent by Steve Brazier, Friday, 17th February 2012 @ 7:48am

Dear STACC member,

We are only into February & already we have the good news that something for which we have campaigned has met with success: roads in the St Albans city-centre conservation area are  to have a new lower 20-mph speed limit.
http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/self_enforced_20mph_zone_for_st_albans_city_centre_1_1204077
 

British Cycling SkyRide Local courses Sat 18 Feb, 8.45am -17.30pm,
If you’d like to help others have fun on two wheels, and to include riding within their life - British Cycling & Hertfordshire County Council needs enthusiastic people to take one-day training courses to become  Sky Ride Local Ride Leaders & Sky Ride Local Route Planners

Get British Cycling recognised qualifications free of charge - you just need is to be confident on your bike, keen to help others, have a bike & helmet and commit to supporting this summer’s Dacorum, Watford and St Albans SkyRide Local Programme

Check out http://www.goskyride.com/News/ShowArticle/Train-to-be-a-Sky-Ride-Leader for more details & course application form.

There have been more developments on support for  Cassie's Law with The Herts Advertiser reporting that 18000 people have signed a petition http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/21244 to give police powers to suspend licences of unfit drivers following the death of a former Sandringham School pupil.

On a national level, The Times is running a cycle-safety campaign in which you might wish to participate:
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/contact/

Down in the West Country an alarming case of anti-cyclist aggressive driving has resulted in a jail term
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-17066798


If you have already paid your annual subscription of £5, thank you, but if you have not done so yet, I hope you will continue your membership of STACC which helps us influence the local authority to consider matters from local cyclists' point of view.
 

The ways to pay are:

·       Standing Order - just use the form enclosed & follow the instructions on it.
              (over 50% of payments so far this year were by SO, which saves us a lot of work).

·       Direct Transfer - for which you need STACC's bank details on the SO form
             If you pay this way please advise me that you have done so.

·       Cheque - for £5 (per household per year) payable to

'St Albans Cycle Campaign', please send to me at the address below. Steve Brazier

STACC Membership Secretary

5 The Limes

St Albans

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St Albans Cycle Campaign

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