Friday 13th was lucky for some because clouds and showers gave way to late summer sun just as a trio of Hackney riders did a lap of Richmond Park during their reconnaissance of the route and area.
Young person Aimee Webb plus two adults Keir Apperley and Nicola Baboneau traveled to Richmond with their bikes using the North London Link over-ground train direct from Dalston Kingsland train station. The journey took about 50m using new and improved rolling stock that made the trip a pleasure as well. Bikes can be taken on the train but not during the rush hours. More info on this topic can be found here and here. On the way back it was agreed that HYWBE should return again with more in attendance.
This visit is part of the Hackney Young Womens Bike-Escape programme (initiated by CCH) that is to encourage young women to get out and about on bikes. The project is supported by the Youth Opportunities Fund via Hackney Council.
Friday 20th August is the date for the planned visit to Eastbourne - report and pictures to follow.