Bikestart, Aldershot

The club has had an approach from Bikestart, an Aldershot-based charity that offers services of potential interest to WSCTC members.  Bikestart offers the following range of services: Refurbish bikes that have been donated by local people which are then sold through the Bikestart eBay site.  Service and Safety Check bikes Train groups and individuals in bike maintenance skills – including charity days and team bonding days for organisations All of the Bikestart Team’s work is supervised by a Cytech & Velotech qualified Bike Mechanic.   For more details, see http://www.bikestart.co.uk/community/bikestart-13419/home

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RideLondon 100 Charity Places (again!)

The club has received several approaches inviting WSCTC members to apply for charity places on the Prudential Ride 100 ride on Sunday 4 August 2019 (and we already have 2 blog posts on this topic from other charities).  Rather than bombard the web site with multiple blogs, here’s a quick summary of the approaches we have had (this will be updated if we have more requests): Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) – details at www.rnib.org.uk/ridelondon UNICEF – details at unicef.uk/ridelondon Genetic Disorders UK – details at http://www.geneticdisordersuk.org/getinvolved/cycle#prudentialridelondon Oakleaf Enterprises – details at https://www.oakleaf-enterprise.org/ridelondon1002019/ Action for Children – details at  https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/how-to-help/fundraising-events/prudential-ridelondon-surrey-100/ only £50 registration and £50 minimum sponsorship. Email *protected email* So, that’s plenty of options to choose from if you would like to participate in this impressive closed road event whilst helping to support these very worthy charities. Derek

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Cyclists needed

We have received this request from 2 students at the University of Surrey. ( I think Level 3 cyclists are those who occasionally do Sportives and time trials) We are looking for level 3+ cyclists to be involved in a study on ‘The effects of carbohydrate mouth rinsing on time trial performance’ We are 3rd year students at the University of Surrey and completing this study as part of our dissertation. Details on the study can be found on the attached poster. We would be very grateful if you could share this to any level 3+ cyclists who may be interested in taking part.  Thank you in advance, we appreciate any help you can provide. Kind regards, Georgina Grimble and Sadie Lock

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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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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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