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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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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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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G-BUG ‘MODAL SHIFT: ENCOURAGING SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

Guildford Borough Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee session on Tuesday 11 September 2018 at 7pm, Millmead GBC council chambers. “To consider the need for ‘Modal Shift’ in Guildford, how it will be achieved, and what might be learned by drawing on experience elsewhere”. The meeting will include a presentation and discussion with Dr Steve Melia from the University of the West of England. Dr Melia lectures in transport and planning and has advised government departments on how to achieve more sustainable transport and helped with the transport planning of the London 2012 Olympic Park. This formal council meeting will impact cycling and non-motorised transport facilities. Click here for link to website    

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trip to Welsh Festival of cycling

A hardy delegation of West Surrey All Day Intermediates supported the Welsh Festival of cycling based in Ruthin this year. Cycling at times “with heads in the clouds”, the scenery was superb as we tackled “epics” such as – The Shelf, Horsehoe Pass, Worlds End, Panorama Tea Rooms – and “the highest pub in Wales” Derek & Anne

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Cycling Safety

To all West Surrey CTC members From the Committee Many of you will be aware of a recent serious cycling accident on one of our Wednesday rides. Following this, a number of members asked the committee to consider three aspects: the prevention of accidents whilst riding in a group, making helmets compulsory and the importance of next of kin information. Group Riding (safety on the road) Group riding requires a higher level of concentration and consideration for fellow riders on the road. Some of our riders have had cycling safety training or have considerable peloton riding experience and offer to share this. The committee will therefore be arranging a number of events where riders can be briefed and then apply this coaching out on the road. We encourage members from all of our groups to attend these sessions even if you are an experienced rider. We will let you know

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WSCTC Photo competition

West Surrey CTC photo competition. Have you taken any dramatic or unusual cycling photos? We are holding a competition for our regular cyclists to enter any photos they have taken, any cycling related theme is acceptable. We are looking for unusual pics with originality, humour or drama! We will be announcing the winner at the AGM on October so all entries should be submitted by 30 September, there will be a prize!. All entries will be posted on the website. small print: to be judged totally impartially by the Committee! send entries to johnmchild@yahoo.co.uk closing date Sep 30th 2018 open to our regular cycling members only

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Tour of the Hills Write-Up from 2017

This is worth a read…. (also posted on our two Facebook pages) https://www.broleur.com/tour-of-the-surrey-hills-august-2017/ Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible riding or helping out on the 19th August. I wonder if it’ll get cooler by then – decidedly sweaty today!

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