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.
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:
Down in the West Country an alarming case of anti-cyclist aggressive driving has resulted in a jail term
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