Elstead Audaxes – Helpers Wanted

The Elstead Audaxes [200,150 and 100km] will be held on Sunday 21st July and are run by our club from Elstead Village Hall. I should like a helper for serving hot drinks at the start and preparing cold food for the finish. Also, a helper to sign-in the finishers for the 100km event [from 1.30 to 5.00]. Please contact Nick Davison [nickandmarion.davison@hotmail.co.uk]

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G-BUG Open meeting 12th June

G-BUG (Guildford Bike User Group) open meeting ‘Guildford Cycle Network and Bikeshare proposals Wednesday 12th June in the Council Chamber at Guildford Borough Council offices Millmead Guildford GU2 4BB, starting at 6pm. GBC has conducted two related studies into, respectively, improving Guildford’s cycle network, and a bike share scheme (similar to London’s ‘Boris Bikes’). In this meeting GBC Officers and their consultants will tell us about their proposals. Please come along to hear about this important development for cycling in our town and offer your feedback on the proposals. All very welcome. G-BUG Round the Hogs Back Cycle Ride Sunday 9th June. Please join us for a leisurely 24 mile cycle ride along quiet lanes and off-road cycle tracks. The ride will pass through Shalford, Binscombe, Puttenham, Runfold to Tongham then back to Guildford via the ‘Christmas Pie Trail’. Departs: 9.30 am from Guildford Borough Council Car Park, Millmead. Coffee

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John Harper

Not many riding now will remember John Harper, who died recently at the age of 94, his final years spent in a care home as a victim of dementia. He was a well liked and respected member of West Surrey CTC. John and his family were frequent participants in club rides and events during the 1970s to 1990s, he and his wife Polly helping in the running of some of them. His son James says, “the CTC was a very important part of his life, and indeed of all our lives at that time.” He is in two 1975 photos in http://www.jeggo.org.uk/wsctchistarch/photos.html and in another in an August 1980 entry in http://www.jeggo.org.uk/wsctchistarch/cycletouring.html. Son James is mentioned in 1977 in http://www.jeggo.org.uk/wsctchistarch/sixty1977.html and daughter Emma in 1979 in http://www.jeggo.org.uk/wsctchistarch/news7903.html. In addition to his children he is survived by his wife Polly, who is also in a care home.

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First Aiders

We have recently held two first aid courses and over 20 of our members attended. If you would like to attend a future course please contact Phil Gasson.

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Annual Dinner 2 March

Just a quick reminder that if you wish to attend the annual dinner and awards presentation on Saturday 2nd March, you should contact me in the next couple of days. We have plenty of bookings, but there is plenty of space for more. John

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Annual dinner 2nd March 2019

As previously advised, the Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation will take place on Saturday 2nd March, 7.00 for 7.30. We will again be returning to the Princess Royal at Runfold, although this year there will be a buffet meal.  This means that there should be more opportunity to mingle and socialise.  It also means that the cost can be kept low, just £12 per head, avoiding a hefty increase that would have applied for a more formal dinner. The menu is:- Mains Meatballs in tomato sauceBeef and mushroom stroganoffChicken tikka masalaMushroom & spinach lasagne (vegetarian option) Sides Chunky chipsSteamed riceWatercress, baby gem and herb salad Puddings Apple crumble (by popular demand!)Profiteroles, chocolate sauceVanilla cheesecake Please book your places by e-mailing me at *protected email*, and I will advise how to make payment online.  As it is a buffet, a specific pre-order will not be required, but please let me now

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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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Using GPS devices

Laurie Mutch has written this excellent guide to plotting cycle routes using different route planning websites, and then shows how to download them to your GPS device. To see the guide click here

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