Our annual general meeting takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 2nd October, and will feature a presentation by Carlton Reid, travel writer and editor of Bikebiz and BikeHub. Carlton will be giving the inside skinny on his eagerly anticipated new book, Roads Were Not Built For Cars, which earlier this year achieved more than four times its crowd-funding goal, towards which Hackney LCC was the largest single contributor among hundreds of backers.

Original research undertaken for Roads Were Not Built For Cars reveals how motoring actually owes a massive and largely forgotten historical debt to cycling and its pioneers. Carlton’s talk – like his book – will aim to show how the hidden history of who first lobbied for better roads can inform the future.

All welcome!

The meeting will start with a brief formal session during which we will hold our annual elections for chair, secretary and treasurer. LCC members resident in the borough are invited to consider standing for these posts, or to volunteer to join our committee in another capacity of their choosing such as events or rides co-ordinator.

>> Wednesday 2nd October at 7.30pm, New Kingshold Community Centre, corner of King Edward’s Road and Ainsworth Road, E9 7JE. Map