Editor flees to China
Sean Goggin, a central member of the Dublin Cycling Campaign and former editor of the campaign's newsletter has accepted an offer he couldn't refuse. He has gone to work in Beijing for some time.
We understand that one of his tasks is to teach English to the students there. Perhaps we should be learning Chinese instead!
If you haven't paid your annual subscription yet, Jim Wolfe, Membership Secretary, would love to hear from you. Send him your cheques made out to Dublin Cycling Campaign (£10 waged, £5 unwaged) at 5 Loreto Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 Tel: 4933169 / 4921925.
A steady and sedate pace with frequent stops for chocolate cake and eulogies about the view were important features of the DCC trip to Glendalough.
Bicycles parked at the bike park in Dame Street - that's the one opposite Iskander's - are liable to have a part (such as a saddle or quick release bolt) stolen.
Dates for your diary
18 October Funeral for Luas (see front page)
8 December Monthly Dublin Cycling Campaign Meetings - Second Monday of every month: Mother Redcaps, Christchurch 8pm.
DCC Working Group meetings Fourth Monday of each month, Mother Redcaps, Christchurch 8pm.
Sat 11 October, St Stephen's Green.
Uses for Tubes
Recent research has revealed that bike shops (as well as individual cyclists) throw out lots and lots of old bicycle tubes. What a waste. There must be numerous uses for these fantastic objects. Some suggested uses for them include sleeves for chains used for locking bikes - to prevent the chain rusting and to prevent scratching of the frame as the lock is wrapped round it; bungies/stretchies (when tied on to a hook) and used on front and rear carriers; as knee-stretching devices.
DCC-Crann Joint Event
Did you ever fancy going on a Cycling and Tree Planting Picnic? Well, now's your chance.