New London Contact & Events

Hi Everyone,

Some contacts / members will have already been informed of our VRUK contact for the London area, Dave Arnold who has been associated with VRUK since we were formed in July 2004 at the London Vegan Festival. Earlier in the summer Dave moved from the south coast to London and is keen to arrange training sessions to help vegans & veggies improve their fitness through running and possibly cycling / other associated activities if there is interest. If you would like to be kept informed of training activities / meet-ups please e-mail Dave on .

Please note that Dave is currently on holiday for the next couple of weeks otherwise there is an opportunity to meet Dave at the London Vegan Festival at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street on Sunday, 7 September.

A suggested event for VRUK members & contacts to meet-up is the annual Rainforest Foundation 10K (a charity event) which is less than three months away. This year the event is scheduled for Sunday 2 November at 10am, venue Finsbury Park, North London. For more information and entry details please visit

The Vegetarian Cycling & Athletic Club also have their 120th anniversary cycling meet-up in Richmond Park on Sunday 21 September. Assemble at the Bike Hire facility / cafe short distance south of Roehampton Gate between 10.30 & 11am and again 1-2pm where we will have lunch. Full details were given in a separate e-mail otherwise please e-mail me on .

On Sunday, 17 August, just over a week away, member Annette Herold will be running in the Hackney half marathon. We wish Annette luck and hope the weather is kinder otherwise the many veggies and vegans will be running in the Burnham Beeches half marathon (near Slough) on the same day.

If you are entered for any events, please keep me informed so that we can publicise them in the club diary. The current diary is on the blog.

Peter Simpson
Club Secretary