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

Monthly archive for January 2014

Charity Ride for the halow project

Hello,  My name is Hannah Adair and I work for the halow project, a Guildford based charity supporting young adults with a learning disability across Surrey.  The halow project is currently recruiting for the halow250 charity bike ride which is on 2nd May- 4th May 2014, 250 miles in 48 hours taking in some of the best English and French countryside. The ride has a unique route and is our premiere fundraising event of the year aiming to raise significant funds for our work helping young people with a learning disability live the life they choose, as independently as possible. I was wondering whether you could help us promote this event to your members and supporters as this year we are aiming to have 100 riders in the event?  I have attached some information on this fantastic ride and pdf of a poster which perhaps you may consider advertising to

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Change of plan for the Annual Dinner 2014

Please note that the Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation will now be held on  Saturday 1 March 2014 and not 25 January, which was mentioned as the likely date in West Surrey Cyclist. The recent flooding has caused the venue to change as well, and it will now be held at the Princess Royal in Runfold, post code GU10 1NX. Full details may be found on the blog here.

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Annual Dinner 2014

John Murdoch writes… The details for this year’s Annual Dinner have taken longer to finalise than expected, as The Mill at Elstead was unfortunately flooded at Christmas.  Initially it was thought that they would reopen by the beginning of March, but the damage was worse than they had first believed, so now it will be mid-March at the earliest.  It was therefore necessary to find an alternative venue, which has now been done, enabling us to retain the date of 1 March. The important information is as follows:- Date  –  1 March Venue  – The Princess Royal, Guildford Road, Runfold, Farnham, GU10 1NX Time  –  7.00 for 7.30 meal Guest Speaker –  Josie Dew, cyclist, adventurer, writer, cook, mum…  and CTC Vice President.  It is a real honour that Josie has agreed to be our guest, and will be coming along with her husband, Gary, and 6 month old son,

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The Farnham Cycle Challenge

From Sophie Colwell, Events Manager of Disability Challengers.org Dear friends, I am contacting you from local Children’s Charity Challengers (providers of play and leisure to disabled children and young people in Surrey & Hampshire).  On Sunday May 11th we are holding a brand new event that I wondered if you and your club could be interested in – “The Farnham Cycle Challenge”. Starting and finishing at Farnham Park this is a fantastic event for everyone of any ability. There is the choice of a 45 or 23 miles cycle along the quiet and stunning country lanes of Hampshire and a fun ride through the park for those not quite ready for the roads. All proceeds from this event go directly to Challengers. The short ride loop is here – http://www.mapmyride.com/gb/farnham-eng/challengers-short-ride-route-247138425 The long ride loop is here – http://www.mapmyride.com/gb/farnham-eng/challengers-long-route-247176713 For more information please feel free to contact me or go to

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Wednesday Ride ~ 8 January 2014

Lots of riders out, amazingly mild weather – and the rain stopped for the day. Louise wished everyone a Happy New Year with kisses on both cheeks – how many in total, Louise? – and some great cycling, particularly the group I rode with: can’t speak for the others. The route went something like this (from my house): Or check it out in more detail here: http://www.strava.com/activities/104859264 Being a darkish sort of a day, though the sun did show its face a little, some of the photos taken on the day could be a little sharper.

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