cycling in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and beyond…..

Monthly archive for March 2013

Surrey Hills AONB

The Surrey Hills offers some of South East England’s most beautiful and accessible countryside. Famous beauty spots include Box Hill, Leith Hill and the Devil’s Punch Bowl. You’ll discover an extensive footpath network, open commons, breathtaking views, attractive market towns and villages and much more. And by ‘much more’ we all know that this means a wonderful network of beautiful lanes to cycle, not to mention some excellent off-road riding. Our new CTC West Surrey cycling tops now incorporate the Surrey Hills logo, which has made them aware of our existence and we look forward to a fruitful partnership in the future, perhaps introducing some more people to the wonderful world of cycling. Take a look at the Surrey Hills website  http://www.surreyhills.org/

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Illustrated Talk at Ripley – 18 April 2013

In return for Ripley Village Hall providing free viewing facilities during the recent Olympic Road Races, former National level rider, Wally Happy of the Norwood Paragon, is putting on, free of charge, at the Ripley Village Hall Annexe, an illustrated talk of events at Herne Hill,the only remaining 1948 Olympics venue still in use. Impoverished after WW2, we ran a superb ‘Austerity Games’ in which all our cyclists won a medal. The talk will be given on Thursday 18th April, starting at 8pm. A donation of £1 per person to the Hall is suggested. All people interested in cycling are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Les Bowerman(on behalf of Wally Happy and Ripley Village Hall)

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Stolen Bikes ~ Can You Help?

Here’s a note from a couple who had their garage broken into recently. Details below. If you can keep an eye out for them – difficult we know – but you never know…  Contact Mark if you have any info.   Atum 22   Make: Giant Trance 2 MTB Difference from picture below: bike had been fitted with gold hubs and cables, and white handlebar grips  Litespeed Specialized Myka Pro Custom titanium bike.  Distinctive engravings on frame (above). Initials CRH engraved on head tube. Name engraved on seat post HOLMES

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