Bike buddy - Finchley to Kings Cross/London Bridge

I have a colleague who is keen to start cycling to work, but not confident on the roads.  I talked to someone at RideLondon about a bike buddy scheme where a seasoned rider accompanies novice until they are happy & confident with their commute.  As it doesn't apply to me, I didn't take any details & now can't find any information on it online!  Does anyone know about this scheme, perhaps run in connection with the Mayor's office/Barclays cycle hire/TfL...?

Alternatively, her route will be from Finchley to London Bridge, at first once per week.  Is there anyone out there that already does this route that would be happy to help?  (I could take over for the Kings Cross to London Bridge segment.)  I have found the Camden Commuter Sky Ride this Sunday, but need to link it up to East Finchley.

Many thanks in advance for any help.

Jen

This post was edited by MamboMouse at 11:20am 26 March 2015.

Replies

Hi Jen,

I do Finchley to Camden via Archway. It's main roads and possibly not the best for someone who is not a confident cyclist. Happy to show her the route on a weekend when it might be quieter if she's interested, but I'm afraid I might lose her on a normal commute.

email if you want to discuss further: the_moodster@yahoo.com

Tom

Hi Jen, 

 

Great to hear your colleague is keen to start cycling to work. 

The 'Bike Buddy' scheme you refer to was probably mentioned by the cycle trainers working for TfL at Ride London in Green Park. They were encouraging people to take up cycle training sessions, which are cheap or free in most London boroughs where you live work or study. 

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/11689.aspx

Unfortunately, Barnet Council scrapped cycle training for adults, so Camden Council (which might be where your friend works?) would be your best bet. Once registered, a cycle trainer will contact you, and may be able to accompany your friend on a commute at a weekend to practice. 

https://forms.camden.gov.uk/cus/servlet/ep.app?ut=X&type=45648&auth=211

We recommend all cyclists, even seasoned commuters should take up some cycle training - you never know what you might learn!

 

Thanks both for your replies & sorry for the delay in mine!

Thanks for the very kind offer Tom - that's a pretty busy route you do via Archway & I agree, I'm not sure it'll be the best for her, but I'll mention it & email if she wants to take you up on it.

She actually did the Camden Commuter Sky Ride the other week & it has given her a confidence boost & a good route to Kings X.  So I'm going to "pick her up" from Kings & show her the cross-London bit tomorrow.  It's actually forced me to find a quieter route to take her on, which has been interesting in itself! 

Thanks too for the TfL links - I did search, but didn't find that page, I'll point her towards it.  It was the Green Park cycle trainers that mentioned it - shame Barnet doesn't do it anymore.  Will check out Southwark as it's where we work.

I agree on the training.  I undertook quite a rigorous cycling proficiency training at school, including on road training, & have never forgotten the lessons.  Knowing what to do in traffic & at junctions is vital.
Thanks all & happy cycling!
Jen

 

  • By jack13 at 8:25am 14 February 2015

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:24pm 19 March 2015.

  • By jack13 at 5:45am 16 February 2015

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:22pm 19 March 2015.

  • By AsharSeo at 7:33am 16 February 2015

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:21pm 19 March 2015.

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:22pm 19 March 2015.

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:27pm 19 March 2015.

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:23pm 19 March 2015.

Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place..   hgh reviews

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:26pm 19 March 2015.

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:24pm 19 March 2015.

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:27pm 19 March 2015.

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:24pm 19 March 2015.

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:25pm 19 March 2015.

This content was deleted by AmySummers_LCC at 1:25pm 19 March 2015.

Hi there! Nice stuff, do keep me posted when you post again something like this!

  

no credit check title loans

Der Schwerpunkt unseres Angebots liegt in der Konzeption, Gestaltung und Entwicklung von Websites sowie im Online Marketing. SEO-Optimierung, Social Media Marketing (SMM) oder Responsive Webdesign sind dabei keine Fremdwörter für uns, sondern Teil unserer täglichen Arbeit.

Rüsselsheim

You’ve got some interesting points in this article. I would have never considered any of these if I didn’t come across this. Thanks!.

 

how to date a female model
  • By mishi at 7:30pm 21 March 2015
Interesting post. I Have Been wondering about this issue, so thanks for posting. Pretty cool post.It 's really very nice and Useful post.Thanks   http://rebelmouse.com
This is very educational content and written well for a change. It's nice to see that some people still understand how to write a quality post.!  quantum vision system ebook

  As it doesn't apply to me, I didn't take any details & now can't find any information on it online!  Does anyone know about this scheme, perhaps run in connection with the Mayor's office/Barclays cycle hire/TfL...?

3 questions that make her want you
Great Information sharing .. I am very happy to read this article .. thanks for giving us go through info.Fantastic nice. I appreciate this post.

 

how to get a girl that's way out of your league
I’ve been searching for some decent stuff on the subject and haven't had any luck up until this point, You just got a new biggest fan!..

 

manfaat jelly gamat gold-g

Fotograf Reinhard Simon und Waltraud Pioch begrüßen Sie herzlich in ihrem Fotostudio “das portrait” in Frankfurt. Fotoatelier für anspruchsvolle Fotografie. Die erste Adresse in Frankfurt für Bewerbungsfotos, Businessfotos und Portraitfotos.

Fotoshooting

These are truly fantastic ideas in regarding blogging.

You have touched some fastidious points here.

 

Any way keep up wrinting.

www.ClashResources.com

I just couldn't leave your website before telling you that I truly enjoyed the top quality info you present to your visitors? Will be back again frequently to check up on new posts.   www.rebelmouse.com/amandaletofibroidsmiracle

Shows what you can do when you have the support of the leadership. Lambeth have been doing great things for cyclists for years.

marketing bulk email

great experience of backlinks blog comments and i will increase your site rank within few days

list email
The information you have posted is very useful. The sites you have referred was good. Thanks for sharing...

 

girlfriend activation system buy

We stand behind our products quality and ensure that people can use them without any worries
Original watches in Pakistan

Watches brands in Pakistan

Branded watches in Pakistan

I wish more authors of this type of content would take the time you did to research and write so well.  I am very impressed with your vision and insight.

 

visit this URL

Thanks for a very interesting blog. What else may I get that kind of info written in such a perfect approach? I’ve a undertaking that I am simply now operating on, and I have been at the look out for such info. 

http://test-metod.ru/?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=16507
This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is very nice one and gives indepth information. Thanks for this nice article.

 

información
Someone Sometimes with visits your blog regularly and recommended it in my experience to read as well. The way of writing is excellent and also the content is top-notch.  Thanks for that insight you provide the readers!   instagram followers
hello!! Very interesting discussion glad that I came across such informative post. Keep up the good work friend. Glad to be part of your net community.   visit this URL
This is my first time i visit here and I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially it's discussion, thank you.

 

m3 system michael griswold
Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information specially the last part   I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.   online media solution in new york

Thanks for making such a cool post which is really very well written.will be referring a lot of friends about this

archive management software
I just love riding. I have a V rod engine and my bike is fully powered and ready to go. I think this would be a great spot to take it for a ride. I will see you guys there on the bridge. ICD 10 Training

Post a reply

Sign in to post a reply.