TOUR OF THE HILLS / TOUR OF THE GREENSAND 18 August 2019

The forecast for the day had looked promising right up to the evening before the event, but  at the last minute rain was forecast for the morning. And that’s exactly what happened: it started to fall at 9.35am, just as the riders were heading off, and lasted for about two hours. The rest of the day provided pleasant riding conditions. One suspects that instant access to the latest forecast via the internet can have a considerable effect on event attendance, as the following statistics clearly reveal. If rain is forecast, then a lot of people who have signed up to ride just don’t turn up. 2019 2018 2017 Entries (on the line) 190 (6) 180 (19) 150 Finishers 105 135 103 No-shows at start 39 24 24 Didn’t finish ride 46 21 25 Last year, two weeks out from the event, there were only 70 entries; this year entries came

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Elstead Audaxes

Sixty five riders enjoyed a sunny Sunday on the Overton 100, Danebury 150 and Stonehenge 200k Audax events based at Elstead Village Hall. Many thanks to those members for helping to make the event a great success.

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Tour of the Hills 18th August – marshals required

The Club’s major event of the year takes place in under two months, and marshals are required in order to record the attendance of riders at all control points on the route.   If you are able to help and wish to volunteer, please e-mail me on *protected email*, specifying whether you would prefer an early, mid, or late, slot. An e-mail with further information has also been sent to all members who are included in the e-mail lists for each individual ride group. Thank you John Murdoch

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Elstead Audaxes – Helpers Wanted

The Elstead Audaxes [200,150 and 100km] will be held on Sunday 21st July and are run by our club from Elstead Village Hall. I should like a helper for serving hot drinks at the start and preparing cold food for the finish. Also, a helper to sign-in the finishers for the 100km event [from 1.30 to 5.00]. Please contact Nick Davison [nickandmarion.davison@hotmail.co.uk]

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G-BUG Open meeting 12th June

G-BUG (Guildford Bike User Group) open meeting ‘Guildford Cycle Network and Bikeshare proposals Wednesday 12th June in the Council Chamber at Guildford Borough Council offices Millmead Guildford GU2 4BB, starting at 6pm. GBC has conducted two related studies into, respectively, improving Guildford’s cycle network, and a bike share scheme (similar to London’s ‘Boris Bikes’). In this meeting GBC Officers and their consultants will tell us about their proposals. Please come along to hear about this important development for cycling in our town and offer your feedback on the proposals. All very welcome. G-BUG Round the Hogs Back Cycle Ride Sunday 9th June. Please join us for a leisurely 24 mile cycle ride along quiet lanes and off-road cycle tracks. The ride will pass through Shalford, Binscombe, Puttenham, Runfold to Tongham then back to Guildford via the ‘Christmas Pie Trail’. Departs: 9.30 am from Guildford Borough Council Car Park, Millmead. Coffee

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