On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, the RV Witten 1946 eV cycling club started its bike tour with the destination Barking & Dagenham. Our club member Ingo Ridder, who is both a member of the Barking and Dagenham Witten Club and is on the board of the cycling club, takes part in the bike tour.
The cycling group was bid farewell by the deputy mayor Beate Gronau and our club member Uli Kuhnhenn.
The bicycle group was said goodbye at the town hall and was sent on the way to Barking and Dagenham punctually at 10 a.m.
The group of cyclists is followed by an 11-meter-long support vehicle. The many roundabouts in Barking will certainly be a bit of a challenge for the driver. It will take some effort to turn left into the roundabout (that is, according to our right-hand traffic rules as a ‘wrong-way driver’) and maneuver the long vehicle safely out of the roundabout again. But here, too, practice makes perfect.
The group will reach Barking on Monday evening and then spend two days in London (Barking).
As an experienced traveler to London, Uli Kuhnhenn was able to give the cyclists a few “driving tips on the left-hand side”. After all, the bicycle group forms an “11 meter team”. We wish you a good trip!
Report and photos by Susanne Träris
The Barking & Dagenham and Witten twinning arrangement is one of the oldest existing contacts between a German town and an English town.
The Colin Pond Foundation was set up in 2001 as a Trust Fund to provide grants for young people engaged on a professional training course. The main stipulation is that the apprenticeship, training course or study programme lead to a recognised qualification.