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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Pot Holes – we love em…or do we?

  The Road Repair Fund is based on miles of road with no account of usage.  Surrey’s roads have more traffic than most counties with Guildford town only exceeded by some large cities. A Fairer Funding Formula will  increase Surrey road repair and up-keep budget. If we want pot holes fixed, sign https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/217930 Report Pot Holes: Use https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/do-it-online/report-it-online to report Pot Holes in Surrey. The Surrey County Council (SCC) page indicates if the pothole has already been reported and if its repair is scheduled. Other reporting systems currently do not interface to the SCC system following a change in the SCC system. We have requested SCC investigate and report back, as there are many systems in use including the CUK/CTC  “Fill That Hole” app and the Surrey Police web page; Google “surrey pothole reporting”.  If you report it, there is more chance it will get fixed, and the SCC Cabinet

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G-BUG latest news about Guildford to Godalming cycle route

Success – Guildford Godalming off road all weather cycle and footpath plan from GCC & G-BUG adopted by Surrey County Council & Guildford Borough Council Yesterday, after 74 miles on John Child’s excellent Wednesday ride, Pat (WSCTC & G-BUG)  joined Nigel Burke (G-BUG), Martyn Sandford and two fellow Godalming Cycle Campaign members in the Guildford Council Chambers for a well-attended joint SCC & GBC meeting. See item 10, page 19 for details of the presented documentation and path . Becky Willson (Transport Planner Cycling Surrey County Council) proposed to adopt the Guildford to Godalming Greenway into the Guildford Borough Cycle Plan , and it was accepted nem con. Indeed, all the Councillors who spoke were very supportive, and praised the thoroughness of the documentation initiated by Martyn from GCC. The Councillors main concern was perhaps the danger of raising expectations beyond what could be funded, but Becky said that by

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The Sun Shone on the Elstead Audaxes

A hot sunny day provided ideal conditions for the Elstead, Danebury and Stonehenge Audax events run from Elstead Village Hall by our club members on Sunday. Unfortunately entries were down this year, which may have been due to an Evans Sportive from Woking. The Club Sunday All Day Riders turned out in force on the Danebury and only just made the control time due to stopping at too many ice cream parlours!

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G-BUG meeting 11 June

Help Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council improve cycling infrastructure and make cycling safer – 6pm 11th June, Guildford Council Chamber. Your chance to learn about planned cycling infrastructure (or the lack of) in the Guildford (Borough) Transport Strategy and ask the leading councillor questions. Number count, so your presence is important. Assume 60 to 90 minutes for the meeting. There is secure cycle parking outside the chamber, if the fixed loops are full, chain up to the railings.  The Suffragettes did, and they got the vote.  Make yours count.  

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