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

Monthly archive for February 2014

Woking Sunday Riders 9 March

Please note that the Woking Sunday Riders coffee stop has been changed from Newlands Corner to Seale Craft Centre

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Annual Dinner

Forgotten to book for the annual dinner this Saturday?  Not a problem, just contact John Murdoch by midday Friday and you could be accommodated.  However, if you fancy trout, you will have to choose another main course, as the Princess Royal are already sold out.

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Chris Juden and Mark Waters trip to Greece

For a great description of their trip to the Peloponnese see the link below in the CRC feed.

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Farnham Wayfarers’ Second Sunday Ride ~ 9th February 2014

Marlies van der Hurk writes… At 8am in the morning the sun was out – but so was the wind. It sounded as if it was quite strong and suddenly the idea of a day’s cycling didn’t seem hugely sensible or appealing: flooded roads, strong wind, potholes – an enticing prospect? But then there were 11 eager, keen and enthusiastic riders at the usual meeting point, so there was no longer any question or doubt about what to do. The start of the route was slightly hilly, up and down through Rowledge to Frensham, then to Churt and across the A3 at Thursley. We then went uphill again towards Bowlhead Green. A very pretty road and quiet too – we hardly met any traffic on this section. Then it was on to Witley Station where we picked up another member of the group. The footbridge over the tracks at Witley

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Insurance Cover – Guidance to Ride Leaders

         John Murdoch writes…     You will recall that there was some discussion at the recent AGM regarding insurance cover, and I thought that it would be useful to set out the position insofar as you, as ride leaders, are concerned. The basic position is that you, as ride leader, are covered on rides against any claim made against you or the Member group (West Surrey) for injury or damage caused to a third party (e.g. any other rider, any other road user, pedestrian etc).  I think that we can agree that it is essential that this cover is in place. The conditions for it to be in place are:- 1. You are a fully paid up member of CTC 2. You have been registered by your Member Group as a volunteer ride leader 3. The ride is run in accordance with any guidance issued by CTC, and

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RIde Leaders and Back Markers Workshop

Ride leaders and back markers are invited to attend a workshop on 8 March. Below is an explanation as to what people should get out of it.  Lunch at the pub follows afterwards, and the club is stumping up for the first round.  Not that bribery should be necessary to induce you to come because it should be a very interesting, not to mention useful, morning. Organiser Brian Ross would appreciate being advised if you intend to come. Brian Ross writes… We ride in groups to be with friends and to make new friends.  I hope this workshop will develop the friendships between those who have volunteered to lead groups and be back markers by helping each other make the responsibilities easier and the difficulties more manageable. Thanks to everyone who has given us their thoughts on workshop content.  We’ve already enough material for at least three workshops, which we’ve

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