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

Monthly archive for April 2014

West Surrey CTC in Powys – more photos

On Tuesday we did a ride from Lake Vyrnwy … … visiting Pistyll Rhaeadr. Then on Wednesday we explored the twisty, hilly lanes heading for Caersws.    

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West Surrey CTC in Powys

We’ve been quite lucky with the weather so far. On Saturday we cycled along the Montgomeryshire Canal and visited both Welshpool and Newtown. Sunday was a grey day with quite a few showers around;  not good for photographs.  We visited Montgomery with its castle, the town of Bishop’s Castle, and cycled to the top of the road that crosses the Stiperstones ridge, at which point we saw a large grey cloud heading our way and ran for home.  That was the one shower that got us, and we only had our waterproofs on for half an hour. On Monday we rode to Llanfair Caereinion and then meandered around the hills between Welshpool and Lake Vyrnwy.

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Farnham Wayfarers night ride 28/29 June

Please note ride will now start from Petersfield Station at 6:15pm instead of Liphook Station. Please bring a mug, teabag, or coffee so we can have a “Brew-up” on the way back.

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Train assisted ride – 16th April

Train-assisted rides are great for getting outside your normal orbit, but surely not as far as Canada! Helen led a group from Haslemere station via Linchmere, Redford and Iping to Aylings Garden Centre at Trotton, where a fair few West Surrey CTC members were easily outnumbered by Portsmouth CTC. Many, sunny, twisty miles later (on wings of speed?) we arrived here:   Is there any truth in the rumour that we left one small piece of black PVC tape stuck to the signpost? From Quebec more twists and turns heading east at the foot of the South Downs took us to Cocking, where an excellent, though not cheap, lunch was provided by the Bluebell Inn.  Then a few more such lanes before turning north through Selham and Lodsworth to Gospel Green.  Some returned to Haslemere while others accepted Helen’s invitation to tea with hot cross buns at her home by

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Bluebell Evening Walk ~ Wednesday 16 April

Chris Howard, Chairman of the Surrey Hills Society, is leading a walk on Wednesday evening, 16 April. The walk starts from the Percy Arms Pub, Chilworth- just opposite the Chilworth Railway Station at 6.30pm. The bluebell wood to be visited is somewhere on St Martha’s Hill and it’s in perfect condition for it to be seen at its best.  West Surrey CTC members are now all members of the Surrey Hills Society so now’s you chance to mingle and meet the boss. No doubt a swift one at the Percy Arms to round the walk off is on the cards too. Only sorry I can’t make it myself! Mark

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The Surrey Hills Society

This is just to let you know that West Surrey CTC is now a member of the Surrey Hills Society. We use their logo so it was considered appropriate that we joined, and doubly so since a good proportion of our rides take place in the lovely Surrey Hills. Their letter of welcome is shown below. Should you wish to take part in any of the events they lay on, I am sure that you can. If you need to quote a membership number then, the number is 798/0.

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Wed Intermediates – 2 choices on 16 April

Neil Eason will lead the EI ride from Pirbright. For those wishing to cycle further afield, Louise Gagnon will lead the IE ride, departing Haslemere Train Station at 9:55 AM. Need a ride from Guildford? Call Louise.

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Sunday Ride with the Sunday Riders ~ 13 April 2014

Another superb day of gorgeous spring weather and a fine route from Guildford to coffee at Newdigate, then lunch at RSPB Wigginholt (otherwise known as Pulborough Brooks) before the ride home. Once the legs got going it was brilliant and the previous Wednesday’s ‘suffer-fest’ no doubt helped to firm the legs up for this 124km ride, taken at a slightly slower pace; and what a difference that makes! Thanks, Clive, for leading it and sorry we lost you for a while. For a gpx of the route, see http://www.strava.com/activities/129889999

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Wednesday Ride ~ 9 April 2014

What a gorgeous day! But what a ‘suffer-fest’ too! I grovelled home after doing my biggest distance of the year so far – 146kms. So why didn’t I go round the block to make it up to 150? Hmm, I was well knackered and probably only made it in home in compus mentis mode thanks to Don’s Rich Tea biscuits – thanks, Don! Other than the suffering, it was a truly brilliant day and well done to Nick + son who rode even further than me – back to Haslemere. The ride started in Chobham, but the image shows my total trip. For a gpx of the route, go to http://www.strava.com/activities/128522010

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Three New Ride Leaders for our Club

Three new ride leaders have just completed their familiarisation training with Neil Eason. See article, photo and how this links to Chris Juden’s initiative at CTC Head Office. http://westsurreyctc.co.uk/category/blogs/

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