We are the members of the London Cycling Campaign who live in the London Borough of Bromley.
we have a Borough Coordinator – Spencer Harradine; Treasurer – Linda Rampling; Secretary – John Wood. We hold quarterly meetings for our members.
We also have a Management Committee made up of officers of the group as above, as well as Richard Gibbons – Communications; Tracey Parker – Rides Coordinator; Eve Evans – Membership Coordinator.
Some of our members have taken the time to train as ride leaders and as such give up their time to arrange and lead rides, attend local events and to put on Cycling Courses. This is all done voluntarily, without payment, in an attempt to encourage more people onto bicycles and to support the London Cycling Campaign.
John Wood, Beckenham writes:
In 2000-2001 I found a bike in a skip and did it up and after a break of twentyish years I started cycling again and loved it. Initially I just did leisure rides on my own. In 2009 I started to commute by bike and bought a better one through cycle-to-work. In 2012 I went out for my first ride with Bromley Cyclists. They were great; I made new friends and got involved. I write some of the ride reports!
Stephen Hardy, Orpington writes:
Having moved back to the area in early 2011, I was encouraged by my brother to come along to a “Wednesday Night Wander” having not ridden a bicycle since my teens I was rather apprehensive. Initially I borrowed a bike from Spencer, after experiencing a few Wednesday nights I was encouraged to come along on some of the other rides organised by Bromley Cyclists. Since those first few rides I have not looked back and now ride regularly with Bromley Cyclists. There is something for everyone from long lazy Sunday rides to the fast and fitness orientated Velo Club rides which I am involved in organising, not only have Bromley Cyclists helped me get fitter, I have made some great friends.
Eve Evans, Petts Wood writes:
I bought my first new bike ever about four years ago and started cycling with Bromley Cyclists, my first ‘Big Ride’ being from Orpington to Bromley. Now I cycle regularly with them and am Secretary of the Bromley group. Biggest achievement to date riding on the Dunwich Dynamo, a 120 mile overnight ride to the East Coast and making lots of new friends on the way.
James Harradine, Orpington writes:
When I was seven I could not ride a bike without stabilisers, but now at the age of twelve I have gone out so much with Bromley cyclists I am now extremely confident about riding on the road and I now even ride a two wheeled recumbent with them.
Spencer Harradine, Orpington:
I began riding because my eldest son eventually got off his stabilisers!!! So I bought a bike!!!! Then I got sooo frustrated with the inefficiency of our road network I began to ride to work.
At this point I went from being a motorist on a bike to a cyclist with a car who also uses any other means of transport that provides the easiest and most efficient and effective way for me to persue my transportational needs.
I am also very competitive so I now help to run a British Cycling Community Go Ride club.
I also co ordinate the needs and desires of the most diverse group of cyclists on the planet. THIS ONE!!!!!
I also have four fabulously different children and a VERY understanding wife!!!! Who cycled to Amsterdam this summer. Thank you darling xxxxx
Bromley Cyclists is a local group of the London Cycling Campaign, and is the the voice of cyclists in the London Borough of Bromley.
We’re here for you, whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a complete novice. We offer help and advice, organise rides and events, and campaign on behalf of cyclists in Bromley.
Most of all though we’re about riding bikes. So why not join us on one of our rides.
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org