Ride London 2019

About the charity We have received a request to promote this charity who is recruiting cyclists to ride for them in this year’s Ride London event: Genetic Disorders UK is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 1141583) with a vision to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders. While individual genetic disorders are rare, it is thought that there are currently more than 6,000 diagnosed disorders and new disorders are being identified every day.  It is estimated that 1 in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. This means that in the UK, 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed each year and more than half a million children and adults are living with a genetic disorder. Our mission is to be the leading source of information and support for both those affected by a genetic disorder, and the charities and patient groups that support

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Prudential Ride London, 2019 – Charity Places available

For anyone who was unsuccessful in the recent ballot, or who just fancies the challenge of participating in this year’s Prudential Ride 100 (on 4 August 2019, 100 miles on closed roads, starting at the Olympic Park and ending on the Mall via the Surrey hills), you might like to know that Oakleaf Enterprises, a locally based charity that works to provide vocational training for those suffering from mental health issues, has up to 30 charity places available for anyone who can commit to raising at least £250 for the charity.  In addition to a place on the ride, you will get a personalised Oakleaf cycling top and support for completing the Ride 100 application. For further details and an application form, click here or send an email to *protected email* for full details.

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2019 Fleet Flyer

Registration is now open for the 2019 Fleet Flyer event, taking place on Sunday 12 May 2019.  There are three exciting routes to choose from – a c 20 mile family friendly route to more challenging c.55 and c.90 miles routes. All routes start and finish at the Everyone Active Hart Leisure Centre  in Fleet, with plenty of free parking and a cafe. The roads around northeast Hampshire pass through some glorious countryside; it will be well marshalled and signposted, with feed stations along the way. Included in the entry fee is 3rd party insurance for every rider. All riders must wear helmets

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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!.

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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!

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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

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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

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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!  

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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

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