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Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Easy Riders to Windmills Cafe. this ride will be on mainly quiet roads and will meander up to Royds Moor Leader Andrew Ireland 18 Miles Starting from Gynn Lane
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Todmorden Leader Steve Randerson 40 Miles
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Flat as it can be around here to Castleford. Lunch likely to be at Weatherspoons Leader Robin Stevens 50 miles
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Three Masts
Taking in Pole Moor, Holme Moss and Emley moor Masts, expect some ups and  downs along the way. Leader Steve Hall 60 Miles
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
John Lewis John Lewis 25 September 2016, 16:08
You are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the:

Kirklees Cycling Campaign
at 7:00 pm Wednesday 5th October 2016
in “The Sportsman” 1 St John’s Road Huddersfield HD1 5AY
(on corner of St John’s Rd and Fitzwilliam St)

Why should I join?

Whatever your cycling whether it be occasional or regular, road or off-road, a leisure day out on the bike, commuting to work, school or college or just shopping, cyclists need roads and routes that are safe and easy to use.

Being a member of the Kirklees Cycling Campaign gives you a voice in promoting and making the case for better cycling facilities in our district.

It gives you a voice to promote cycling and negotiate with Kirklees Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

It makes you part of a national network of campaign groups that lobbies the government for a greater share of the highways budget.

You can contribute towards developing a strategy and network of cycle routes for Kirklees.

The larger the membership the bigger the influence it will have in persuading the council and other relevant bodies to develop better conditions for cyclists.

What will happen at the Meeting?

Members of the Cycle Kirklees Infrastrucure Group will introduce themselves and say what they have been doing for the past two years. They will explain why they feel the need to evolve into a constituted Cycle Campaign Group.

Martin Stanley – Chair of Leeds Cycle Campaign – will give a short talk on the group’s successes and difficulties.

A committee - including a chair and secretary will be elected from the floor to work for the next 12 months on behalf of the members.

What will it cost?

Nothing for the first year. Just sign up as a member by giving your name and email address at the meeting OR - if you are unable to attend - send your details to:
john.lewis@zen.co.uk who is acting as interim membership secretary until the officers have been formalised at the meeting.
John Lewis John Lewis 25 September 2016, 16:07
Councillor Musarrat Khan - The new cabinet member for Highways in Kirklees has been inspired by the recent West Midlands police policy on close passes of cyclists by motor vehicles. She has expressed her intention to get West Yorkshire Police to adopt a similar policy and is asking for support from cyclists.
Stephen Kennedy Hi John

How do we do that?

Thanks Stephen
26 September 2016, 10:53
Robert Andrew Ireland Robert Andrew Ireland 23 September 2016, 15:46
The Sunday 25 September ride is to Glossop with lunch at The (Wetherspoon) Smithy Fold. We leave Somerset Bridge at 09:00 passing Honley, Winscar Reservoir and Windle Edge on the way out. Our return will be over Holme Moss. It's 42 miles and 3913 ft of ascent. Hope to see you out, Andrew.
John Lewis John Lewis 23 September 2016, 09:17
Gleaned from "El Pais" 18/09/16:
There have been a two fatal accidents involving cyclists in Barcelona this year (2016). Both of them were at a quiet time of the early morning (4am). One involved a taxi and the other a council waste lorry. There is concern about this as there were no cyclists deaths at all in the city for 2015.
I wonder how these statistics compare with those of UK towns and cities?
Steve Randerson Steve Randerson 16 September 2016, 18:03
Sunday's ride 18th Sept. meet at Somerset Bridge at 9:00 am going out via Kirkheaton with a pick up at Horbury Bridge at around 10:00am. Ride out to Crofton for a lunch stop. Return via West Bretton and Flockton.
A steady ride of 40 miles with 2800 ft of climbing. Weather forecast looks good.