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

Monthly archive for April 2013

The Bicycle Icycle 2013

The Bicycle Icycle 70km Bike Ride ~ 7 April 2013 The ride attracted 11 people, ten of whom were West Surrey riders. These were Peter Hackman, Clive Richardson, Anne Etherington, Bob McLeod, Roger Philo, Pete Chimes, Anne & Derek Tanner, Arthur Twiggs, John Gillbe plus Mark Waters, the organiser. We also welcomed one rider from north London, namely our old friend and CTC Tourist Competition winner, Mike Batchelor (West London).     You might remember that last year there had been some excellent weather leading up to the ride, resulting in a record entry of 18. It was all somewhat different this year but, on the positive side, the ride probably enjoyed one of the best days of the year so far: not too cold, fairly still, dry and relatively sunny. What more could one want, given what we’d become used to over the past months!   The organiser must

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Confessions of a Cycling Snob (Independent article)

I enjoyed this article: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/change-of-gear-confessions-of-a-cycling-snob-8552129.html

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CTC West Surrey Trips to Wales

The Intermediates Group are organising two mini-trips to Wales in late April / early May. With a couple of days off in between the trips, it would easily be possible to do both, making it an 8 day trip away. Any intermediates wishing to join are welcome – Contact Derek & Anne Tanner (annederekin-wsda@yahoo.co.uk) Trip 1. 27 April – 2 May: The Presceli Mountains – “All Day Rides” leaving from Village Centre Newport (Pembrokeshire)  Trip 2.  4 – 6 May: The Taff Trail (NCN 8) and Brecon Beacons National Park. Base – the Tregenna Valley Hotel in Merthyr Tydfil. http://www.tafftrail.org.uk/http://www.mytafftrail.co.uk/index.php

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2 Day Local Cycling Event in Aid of The Brigitte Trust

Help support people with cancer and other life threatening conditions living in your area by participating in a fully supported 2-day ride through Surrey & West Sussex. Starting out from Denbies Wine Estate and finishing at Box Hill, the challenge includes: 1 night hotel accommodation en route with all meals and free charity T-Shirt …even sports massage Land Rover Discovery support vehicle/ride manager You need to raise £650 or more sponsorship for The Brigitte Trust to help provide free and regular support to families You can register for the event on the Ride to Raise website www.ride2raise.co.uk and go to tab “Challenge” and Scroll Down events to The Brigitte Trust Or for more information please call us on 01306 881816; E-mail *protected email*or visit www.brigittetrust.org

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