Marie-Laure Hicks

Islington

24Good deeds

51runs

20cheers

Marie-Laure Hicks completed a training run • Evening run
Mon 19 Apr
5.2km
28:20
05:26/km
Marie-Laure Hicks completed a training run • Good gym run
Thu 8 Apr
8.2km
44:45
05:26/km
Marie-Laure Hicks went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Want you bag, want you bag, want you bag for good...

Thu 8 Apr
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

Goodgym Islington members met up at the Highbury Quadrant greening project for our first gardening related group community task of 2021! Fantastic to see plenty of familiar faces and to welcome first timer Louisa.

Frannie, the green fingered powerhouse in charge of the Octopus Community Network was surprised to find a large delivery of building aggregate, bags of compost and loose pebbles had been dropped off on the street immediately in front of the Highbury Quadrant housing estate. This was not expected, and not convenient!

Luckily, we had a solid team of Goodgym runners arriving to help out on Thursday evening, and we got right to work with moving these heavy items off the neighbourhood parking bays, and over to the Highbury Quadrant meadows. We shared roles between us, switching from shoveling rocks and gravel, and then wheelbarrowing and carrying buckets and bags between the street and the gardens. We threw a slight spanner in the works when we attempted to drag the first bag full of building material in one go, and split the bottom of the sack just as we approached the gardens, but John and Ernestas quickly scooped up and swept the spilled rocks and gravel in no time.

After just over an hour of hard graft, we successfully deposited all of the rocks, gravel and compost into the garden play area, ready for local school groups to visit soon. The plan was to make all of the paths safe to run around on, even when wet and muddy. The space looks really lovely (an amazing renovation since when we first started helping here in late 2019), but certainly needs for Goodgym assistance over the coming months- we will be back soon!

More Octopus Community projects can be signed up to here:

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/back-to-market-road-gardens

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/new-task-partington-community-garden

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Marie-Laure Hicks completed a training run • SUN!
Tue 30 Mar
6.0km
33:04
05:30/km
Marie-Laure Hicks signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Highbury Quadrant Greening!

Thu 8 Apr 18:30 pm
361 - 387, Highbury Quadrant, London, N5 2TB
Back to continue our exciting work on the Highbury Quadrant Estate

Octopus Communities, the network for allotments, green spaces and projects across Islington have invited us to help with some Thursday evening gardening in Highbury Quadrant!

3 under utilised allotment spaces are ready to be renovated for the residents in the local housing estate.

Meet us at 361 - 387 Highbury Quadrant, N5 2TB, on the road nearest Green Lanes. Frannie will direct us to the allotments from there.

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Marie-Laure Hicks went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

All Ringcross, Every Friday

Fri 26 Mar
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

4 Goodgym cyclists were treated to a break in the wind and rain on Friday, and took the opportunity to assist with our weekly pedal powered deliveries for the Ringcross Community Foodbank. Our team have been on hand since the start of lockdown to help with providing to support to the volunteer staff as the centre, and to make sure that households in Islington, Canonbury and Archway have their essential items and produce every week.

If you would like to get involved, we have a special WEDNESDAY SESSION next week, as the Ringcross will be closed for the Good Friday Bank Holiday.

Sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/cyclists-wanted-ringcross-community-centre-foodbank-4a46d525-eb84-4727-b7a5-4c26a9a7bd6b

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Marie-Laure Hicks completed a training run • Lunch run
Fri 26 Mar
7.0km
40:38
05:47/km
Marie-Laure Hicks signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Cyclists wanted! Ringcross Community Centre Foodbank

Fri 26 Mar 16:00 pm
Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Rd, London, N7 8RH
Delivering essential supplies to local neighbourhood families

Ringcross Community Centre has been operating a large foodbank since the start of lockdown, and currently offers food and essentials to over 70 Islington households every week.

Islington Cycle Club have also offered assistance to the project, by arranging a food collection pickup from shops and supermarkets, often using a cargo e-bike.

Goodgym have offered to assist with delivering shopping parcels to various households around Islington (no more than 2 miles from the community centre).

Would you like to be a foodbank cycle courier?

All deliveries will be prepared in advance, with addresses and contact phone numbers attached to the parcels.

You will need:

A bike

A method for carrying pretty heavy stuff

This can be pannier bags, or a large rucksack (12 ltrs or larger). Most deliveries would be the size of 4 shopping bags of items, so a larger capacity bag will make your trip easier. A few spare bags will be available to borrow if required.

There are 3 large bags available to borrow if you are without a suitable rucksack!

Some sort of map

Google maps on your phone would be fine.

Confidence when cycling on London streets

We are looking for safe cyclists! Steady, controlled and predictable cycling is preferred over speedy deliveries!

Any questions, feel free to contact Simon Fitzmaurice (Islington Trainer).

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Marie-Laure Hicks completed a training run • Evening run
Sun 21 Mar
14.0km
01:17:30
05:31/km
Marie-Laure Hicks completed a training run • Lunch run
Tue 16 Mar
5.0km
25:53
05:10/km
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