Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation on Saturday 7th March

Saturday 7th March, 7.00 for 7.30. Bookings close on 22nd February.

This is social event for all our riding groups and their partners/guests so they can meet our friendly group with whom we spend so much time. We hope that you enjoy the evening and the conversation that is not about gear ratios and the latest gadgets but includes other topics too !

The trophies will honour those that have worked hard for our club and then there are the golden and wooden crank awards as well as the presentation of award for the winner of the photo competition…..

We will again be returning to the Princess Royal at Runfold,  this year we are back to a sit down menu:-

 – 2 courses £22.95
 – 3 courses £26.95
A surcharge of £1.00 applies if you choose the Cheese Board for your pudding.

Food ordering and paying are ‘internet shopping’ style using a link which has been emailed out to all ride groups.
(Alternative booking mechanisms are also given along with the allergens list.)

If you did not receive this email, then contact me at and I will be forward the email to you.

Bookings close on Saturday 22 February, why not do it today ?????

I look forward to seeing you at the dinner.



Roast butternut squash & crispy sage soup (v)

Duck liver pâté, caramelised onion

London Porter smoked salmon, dill & fennel salad

Charred tenderstem broccoli, roasted garlic, walnuts, buckwheat (vg)


Pan-fried salmon, leek & potato cake, dill cream sauce

Confit Romsey pork belly, Fuller’s Hampshire black pudding rosti,

spring onion puree, wilted spinach

Spelt risotto, sweet potato, salsify, molasses & herb salad (vg)

Chestnut, tomato & wild mushroom cottage pie, buttered kale (v)

Chicken breast, buttered new potatoes, spinach, wild mushrooms, white wine sauce


Roasted cox apple, cinnamon & vanilla crumble (vg)

Clementine trifle, brandy cream, almond brittle (v)

Vintage Ale sticky toffee pudding, Fuller’s salted caramel ice cream (v)

Lemon posset, homemade shortbread (v)

Cheese Board (Supplement £1) Cheddar, Stilton & Brie, crackers, 

celery sticks, grapes, apples, quince jelly (v)

Prudential RideLondon charity

No doubt we will be approached by a number of charities for the RideLondon 100, so we will post them on the website for your information.  Here is the first one:


SeeAbility are offering one of the lowest fundraising targets, just £199. 

To sign up registration is only £10 (+£2 vat).

SeeAbility supports people with autism and learning disabilities, many of whom also have sight loss and we’d love to fill our team in the RideLondon 100 event on Sunday 16th August. Our charity has services across the South of England offering personalised care we believe everyone deserves, as well as offering eye testing in special schools, including working to move closer towards our vision of inclusive communities in which everyone can participate equally. Several of our services are located along the route, particularly in Leatherhead and Ashtead.


Prudential Ride 100: Surrey County Council consultation

Surrey County council have announced a consultation on the future of the Prudential Ride 100 event. They are considering whether to extend the event until 2025 and are seeking views via a short survey questionnaire. 

Ride 100 is the most successful cycling-related fund-raising event in Europe, generating more than £10m per year for good causes.  It also provides a great focal point for cycle challenges and for participation in cycling.

If you would like to have your views registered with this consultation please click on the link below. It takes only five minutes to complete the survey and the consultation document makes interesting reading.

The deadline for this is the 16th of February so act now if you would like your views to be heard.

Safeguarding Code of Conduct

On rare occasions we may get vulnerable adults or younger cyclists joining our rides. Under these circumstances it’s important for ride leaders to be aware of the precautions to be taken, and to ensure an awkward situation does not occur. Cycling UK has a number of useful safeguarding guides – see here. If you anticipate leading a ride that may include vulnerable adults or children, please read in particular the Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

The Guidelines and Advice to Ride Leaders on our WSCC website have been updated accordingly.


Russ Mantle Rides 1 Million Miles

Russ Mantle

An incredible journey began in 1951 when Russell (known as Russ) Mantle was given a Hercules upright bike by his father.  Some 68 years later on Nov 7th, 2019 Russ recorded his millionth mile by bicycle, a truly staggering achievement unlikely to be repeated very often. 

Russ will be 83 this December. A true cycling legend who over a lifetime has an impressive record as a racer, time-triallist and cycle tourer. His achievement of 1 million miles is equivalent to riding 40 times around the earth or riding nearly 15,000 miles every year for 68 years!

Russ is a long-standing member of West Surrey CTC.  For nearly twenty years, from 1970 to 1989 he led the ‘hard’ riders for West Surrey CTC and has a collection of attendance notebooks kept of every West Surrey ride he led during this period. 

Recognition of Russ’s amazing achievement came in many guises – coverage on national news channels, articles in national daily papers, video clips etc. Here is a link to Cycling UK which includes a short video celebrating the millionth mile with West Surrey Cycling Club members and others. 

click here to see video

Back in 2016, West Surrey Cycling Member Paul Gillingham wrote a wonderful article about Russ and his cycling achievements. This article was published in the April-June 2016 addition of the West Surrey Cycling magazine (see page 17). 

Russ Mantle completes 1 million miles