New Event – Sunday 22 July 2018 – Mark’s Birthday Bicycle Ride

Help Mark celebrate his 70th birthday by riding his exceptionally beautiful Bicycle Icycle route in summer conditions, followed by a BBQ. No entry fee or tedious entry form. Ride as a group (or not if you prefer). Take a shortcut if necessary. Or just ride to Quarry Manor from your preferred starting point. All West Surrey CTC members welcome! If you’ve never ridden the Bicycle Icycle, there are some hills but the final little brutes can be easily avoided. (Peel off right, once you’ve crossed the A281 at Bramley, up Iron Lane. Then head for Godalming.) There are several refreshment options on the route at Peaslake, Shere and Shamley Green. The Essentials: – Ride starts at 9.30am from 4 Quarry Hill, Godalming GU7 2NW and finishes there. – If driving to start, please park somewhere at the top of the hill. – Both the route sheet and GPX track are

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Midweek Wayfarers Ride 27 June

CHANGE OF START LOCATION Please note that the start point for next Wednesday’s ride has been changed, it will now start from Albury Heath car park, GU5 9DB, map ref TQ 058469. and NOT Chinthurst Hill car park.  This is due to road works in the area causing congestion.  Pete Hathaway will be sending out the route in the next few days.  

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Pot Holes – we love em…or do we?

  The Road Repair Fund is based on miles of road with no account of usage.  Surrey’s roads have more traffic than most counties with Guildford town only exceeded by some large cities. A Fairer Funding Formula will  increase Surrey road repair and up-keep budget. If we want pot holes fixed, sign https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/217930 Report Pot Holes: Use https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/do-it-online/report-it-online to report Pot Holes in Surrey. The Surrey County Council (SCC) page indicates if the pothole has already been reported and if its repair is scheduled. Other reporting systems currently do not interface to the SCC system following a change in the SCC system. We have requested SCC investigate and report back, as there are many systems in use including the CUK/CTC  “Fill That Hole” app and the Surrey Police web page; Google “surrey pothole reporting”.  If you report it, there is more chance it will get fixed, and the SCC Cabinet

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G-BUG latest news about Guildford to Godalming cycle route

Success – Guildford Godalming off road all weather cycle and footpath plan from GCC & G-BUG adopted by Surrey County Council & Guildford Borough Council Yesterday, after 74 miles on John Child’s excellent Wednesday ride, Pat (WSCTC & G-BUG)  joined Nigel Burke (G-BUG), Martyn Sandford and two fellow Godalming Cycle Campaign members in the Guildford Council Chambers for a well-attended joint SCC & GBC meeting. See item 10, page 19 for details of the presented documentation and path . Becky Willson (Transport Planner Cycling Surrey County Council) proposed to adopt the Guildford to Godalming Greenway into the Guildford Borough Cycle Plan , and it was accepted nem con. Indeed, all the Councillors who spoke were very supportive, and praised the thoroughness of the documentation initiated by Martyn from GCC. The Councillors main concern was perhaps the danger of raising expectations beyond what could be funded, but Becky said that by

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The Sun Shone on the Elstead Audaxes

A hot sunny day provided ideal conditions for the Elstead, Danebury and Stonehenge Audax events run from Elstead Village Hall by our club members on Sunday. Unfortunately entries were down this year, which may have been due to an Evans Sportive from Woking. The Club Sunday All Day Riders turned out in force on the Danebury and only just made the control time due to stopping at too many ice cream parlours!

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