Spokes rides and events
Spokes AGM and monthly rides
We had booked a room and speaker for our AGM in April. However, in view of the current government health advice regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and public meetings, we have decided to postpone the AGM until further notice.
We expect that most public events will be cancelled for the near future, so we will cancel rides following the advice regarding group activities. Currently, there is nothing to prevent individuals going on rides with others, provided that they keep the recommended distance from other persons.
I will shortly circulate a chairman’s annual statement summarising our activity in the past year. The current committee will continue in a caretaking role in these exceptional circumstances.
Paul Rees, Chair, Spokes
A virtual concert for the marshes
26 April, 7.00pm
Specially recorded performances of songs and poems to celebrate Hambrook Marshes and the Wincheap Water Meadows will be 'broadcast' on Facebook and Youtube on Sunday night. The concert is in aid of the Love Hambrook Marshes fund raising campaign to create a new footpath following the destruction of the boardwalk by arsonists.
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Richborough Connection project
The Richborough Connection project is a new overhead electricity connection between Richborough and Canterbury. It will connect the Nemo Link - an electricity link between Herdersbrug in Bruges and Richborough - to the UK's high voltage electricity network. Spokes received an email from the project's Senior Stakeholder Advisor alerting us to the next phase of the construction work between Canterbury and Richborough. This work will involve large plant using and crossing roads in the area which may present dangers to cyclists and other road users. The busiest areas will be Gore Street, Nethergong Hill, Hoath Road, Shalloak Road and Herne Bay Road. The construction sites are well signed and maintained but, sadly, some road users have failed to observe the signage and instructions putting themselves and the workforce at risk. The routes and areas affected by the Connection project are shown on these maps. Take care.
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