Photo competition 2019

The committee has decided to run the photo competition again next year, prize to be awarded at the AGM. We are looking forward to seeing your amusing/dramatic/artistic photos. Photos must be taken on any of our club rides over the next 12 months – so you’ve got plenty of opportunities to get snapping!.

Read more

2018 Photo competition – and the winner is……

After a long (and heated!) discussion, the committee finally agreed a winner for our 2018 Photo competition. Over 60 excellent entries were received and it was very difficult to make a unanimous decision, however the winner was eventually deemed to be Derek Tanner with his very wet ride photo.   You can see all the other submitted entries below – sorry if you don’t agree, but the Committee’s decision is final!

Read more

Annual Dinner 2019

It has been pointed out that the heading in my post about the annual dinner showed the incorrect date, although the text of the message was correct.  The actual date is confirmed as Saturday 2nd March 2019. More details, including booking arrangements, will be provided in the New Year, although naturally you may wish to ensure that the date is in your diary.John

Read more

Cycling Holiday in the Peak District 7-9 May 2019

A group of cyclists from West Surrey CTC are heading to the Peak District in May to explore this area by bike. We have reserved several rooms at the special rate of £60 single room / £80 double room at the Manifold Inn in Hulme End near Hartington (www.themanifoldinn.co.uk). The rooms are currently reserved for three nights from 7-9 May, but there is the option of adding an additional night on the Bank Holiday Monday 6 May. Some cyclists in the group have opted to rent cottages nearby for the entire week. There will be led rides every day visiting nearby places of interest. If you would like to join us for this adventure, please contact Hilary Stephenson for further information (hilary878@btinternet.com). You can book rooms directly with the hotel with a 10% deposit and mention that you are part of the cycling group. Please let Hilary know if you

Read more

Consultation on making Lucas Green Road and Ford Road, West End one-way

This proposal affects cyclists. A mandatory one-way system would force cyclists, for some journeys, off minor roads on to the busy, narrow A322, unless contra-flow cycle lanes were included. An advisory one-way system might work, and would not affect cyclists. https://www.surreysays.co.uk/environment-and-infrastructure/lucas-green-road-and-ford-road-woking-consultation/?fbclid=IwAR2LGKdkot7cKlFFVL91dfsKmAe-iwvLt5cipmrDNGr9MG215UrEVbpuSvM This is by far the shortest questionnaire I have come across for years. There is no excuse for not doing it!  

Read more

Spring Training in Andalucia

Received today…. Hi,  I am a Richmond Rouleurs cycling club member who is starting a cycling holiday venture in southern Spain. I have an introductory offer available to local cycling clubs and thought you might be interested. Are you looking for a pre-season training camp for Spring 2019? Look no further than www.velezvacaciones.com  Two training camps planned for March 2019, following fabulous routes through the Andalusian countryside. Daily routes 70 -100 miles led by an experienced (Mallorca, Mont Ventoux) training camp leader, plenty of elevation to test your legs. Come and try some of the Vuelta España 2018 routes.  2nd -9th March 2019 16th -23 March 2019  £425  B&B per person per week(shared twin rooms), including airport transfer(Murcia Airport).  10% Early Bird Discount On Bookings Before 30th November 2018 Bike Hire Available Contact via the webpage or directly to Sally  07743734255

Read more

Annual Dinner 3 March 2019

The annual dinner will take place next year on Saturday 2 March, once again at the Princess Royal at Runsfold. Menus have not yet been agreed, but the choices will be advised later, probably early in the New Year. Meanwhile, you may wish to make a note of the date in your diaries. John

Read more

AGM Update

The Agenda, Draft Annual Report and Financial Report are now up on the website here for members to view prior to the meeting in ten days time, that is Saturday 27th October at 10am in Godalming at the usual venue. There will be free tea and coffee prior to the meeting (supplementary charge for gin), but we’ll pay for the gin or another drink of your choice following the meeting. Please ask any member of the Committee on arrival how to claim your drink(s) – there is a process. We know AGMs can be dull affairs but you can liven it up by voicing all those ideas you might have had about how we can improve what the Club offers its members; we have a very healthy and happy club at the moment but surely there’s something else we could be doing to make it even better! Do have a

Read more

Countryside Car Park Charges

This article is relevant to all West Surrey riders who want free access to our local countryside. John Oliver of the Save Newlands Corner Campaign Group has asked us to please consider passing the following information on to our members. If you would like to reply personally to John, please contact Mark Waters for John’s contact details. Today, Surrey Live has launched a campaign to have parking charges removed from the countryside car parks for which Surrey County Council is responsible. This includes a petition. The Surrey Live article is here: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/petition-surrey-council-parking-charges-15241937 The petition link is at the bottom of the article – but for ease of reference it is here https://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/Charges/ The article mentions another petition by a Chobham resident, which already has nearly 10,000 signatures. This is here: https://www.change.org/p/surrey-county-council-restore-public-access-to-surrey-commons In addition, in case you are not aware, SCC has launched a ‘consultation’ about the Surrey countryside over the next

Read more