LCC praises local borough volunteers for campaign efforts: could you help?
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:00am 18 February 2011
- Posted in: News and blogs, Take action, Tower Hamlets, Bromley, Harrow
- Tagged with: coordinator, biking borough
- Boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Bromley, Harrow
photo LCC social rides bring together hundreds of new and experienced cyclists in the borough every year
LCC's local group volunteers have come in for praise from cycling development officer Gerhard Weiss, with two outgoing coordinators receiving special attention:
"We send a big thank you to the outgoing coordinators in Harrow and Bromley for their incredible commitment and hard work."
Colin Waters, Harrow Cyclists
Colin has revitalised Harrow Cyclists in a very short period of time, presiding over an excellent new website, an impressive rides programme, and stronger engagement with the local council.
Colin used to live in Tower Hamlets, where he was active in the local LCC group, the Tower Hamlets Wheelers, leading the efforts to combat bike theft in an area that includes Brick Lane Market.
At Harrow his skill and enthusiasm brought together LCC members and built the foundations for Harrow Cyclists to prosper. We are sad to see him leave London and wish him very well.
New coordinator Tony Levene said: "Colin will be an almost impossible act to follow. Without his enthusiasm, Harrow Cyclists would have been punctured from the start. But he's laid down a great foundation for us to build upon."
Rev Charles Potter, Bromley Cyclists
A veteran campaigner and coordinator for over three years, Charles has delivered three fabulous community Go Ride clubs for children, the award-winning Bromley Bike Blast annual jamboree, as well as helping lead over 250 people from Bromley to central London for Skyride 2010.
Charles has singlehandedly managed the Bromley Cyclists website.
Despite standing down as coordinator, Charles will continue to support Bromley Cyclists.
New coordinator Spencer Harradine said: "Charles has also worked tirelessly with various council departments. During his tenure Bromley became a ‘Biking Borough’, partly down to his hard work."
Get involved with local cycling
Local volunteers can make a difference in their area: helping with rides, lobbying the local council, or just turning up for drinks and offering moral support.
Find out where your local group is meeting and what rides are taking place here.