Our last Finsbury Park session of the year took place last Saturday. It was a a fabulous sunny session with a great turnout of our regular members plus plenty of new faces, soup, cakes, giant bubbles and volunteer Beauty dressed as Santa. We’ll be back again on Sat 4th Feb 2017.
Pedal Power was again shortlisted for Haringey’s Sport’s Club of the Year Award. From a great variety of clubs in the borough, Pedal Power made it to the final selection of three. Club Chair Anne Lavery said: “We’re delighted that Haringey continues to value the wonderful work we do with our inclusive bicycle club. We won the Sport’s Club of the Year award in 2014 so it’s only fair for someone else to have a turn. “
Founder and club manager Jo Roach was interviewed for a piece on the Guardian website. It’s a wonderful inspiring story that we hope will encourage others to set up similar clubs.
You can ready the full article here:
Next Saturday, 11th September, we’ll be holding a one-off extra Saturday session, to make up for the one we had to miss during the Wireless festival in July. We’ll also be celebrating Pedal Powers 12th Birthday. No races this year as the track is still closed but we can always eat cake. So come join us next to the Basket Ball Courts in Finsbury Park, 12-4pm.
Race for Life is using the park. If you are driving to Pedal Power you will need to show the letter that we emailed to you earlier to gain access by car as the park gates are shut to normal traffic. Additionally security may delay entry for a short while if there are a lot of runners using the park’s road at that point. Most of the runners will be done by 1pm and we are hoping that that access will be easier after that.
Unfortunately we will be unable to hold a session on Sat 9th July due to the Wireless Festival taking place in Finsbury Park. In previous years we have been able to use the Althletics Track, but it is currently out of action with improvement works. These works have overrun and the track is now predicted to open sometime in August.
We will continue to hold the Tuesday Pedal Power sessions on 5th & 12th but these will probably move to another area of the park. Look out for signs.
We are going ahead with today’s session after initially thinking we would have to cancel it. We found out rather late that the council is no longer holding a festival in the park this weekend. Apologies to our members for the late notice and hope to see all of you this afternoon.
Please come along to our annual general meeting. All members & supporters of Pedal Power are welcome.
Date: Tuesday 17th May
Place: Centre 404, 404 Camden Rd, Islington, N7 0SJ
The upgrade work on the Athletics Track means that our Tuesday (and Wednesday) sessions have temporarily moved to the Basketball Court area. The fabulous facelift including a high quality new track and landscaping is due to be completed by the end of May.
Our winter break is over and Pedal Power sessions resume in Finsbury Park the first week of February.
2nd Feb - Weekly Tuesday sessions on the Althletics Track 10-1pm
6th Feb – Fortnightly Saturday sessions on the Basket ball Courts 12-4pm.
Looking forward to seeing all out members again!