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

Monthly archive for December 2014

Chris Juden’s posts on CTC Forum

I’ve been looking at the CTC forum.  Yesterday CJ (Chris Juden) posted two items which I think will interest you: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=92645&start=165#p852275 http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=92645&start=165#p852284 If you are not inclined to track all the way back through this thread, you might like to know that CJ’s first post quotes an earlier post by Si: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=92645&start=150#p851717 which in turn quotes a post by JohnW: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=92645&start=135#p851589 Plenty to think about here.

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Does anybody know …

… what this is?  Photographed at an altitude of about 1300m overlooking the Grand Canyon du Verdon, Provence, France in mid-September.

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Club Cycle Tops – delivery

I have now received the delivery of the new cycle tops, and very smart they look too.  In order that I may deliver them to as many riders as possible, I intend to bring them to the New Year meet at Seale, and hope that those of you who ordered the tops can be there as well, and be able to transport them home with you. If you cannot attend on New Year’s Day, please be in contact so that we may arrange a suitable alternative. A reminder that the prices are £31.20 for short sleeved, £34 long sleeved, and £42 long sleeved winter weight.  I would prefer that payment is made electronically direct to the West Surrey bank account, and if you e-mail me I will let you know the bank account details.  Alternatively, you can pay by cheque on the day, cheques made payable to West Surrey CTC.

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Guildford Travel Club

Madagascar – it’s not just about lemurs Chris Beynon cycles through central and eastern Madagascar seeing day-to-day life in this poor country, as well as some of the famous wildlife. An illustrated talk at Guildford Travel Club. Tuesday 6 January Doors open 7.30pm, talk 8-10pm. Onslow Village Hall £7 admission For further information see Guildford Travel Club website or phone 01483 452399. [The author on tour with Chris in 19xxx – on the way to Cape Wrath; yes, it’s the ‘P’ word!]

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‘H’ in fine form

The Mid-week Wayfarers ride this week attracted 30-40 people to coffee at Poppy’s, Badshot Lea. From there we split in several directions, with 9 of us heading for lunch at The Squirrel, Hurtmore. After lunch we again split into 3 groups, with Chris Jeggo deciding to ride with me via Compton, the climb past Watt’s Gallery and descending through Onslow Village. Chris then suggested that as we would practically be passing Harold & Kath Coleman’s house we should call in, which we did. Although Harold hasn’t had any involvement with the West Surrey for a number of years now, our long standing  members will remember his many contributions to the club’s activities in the past. To cite one example, our favourite award, The Wooden Crank, was made by Harold and is a twice life size replica of a Campagnolo Record crank. As it turned out, Kath wasn’t in when we

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Sunday All-Day Riders ~ 7 December 2014

Yesterday, we all woke to a cold and frosty morning, but this morning we woke to an altogether warmer day, so there was absolutely no excuse not to get out and ride – particularly since the ride started just down the road at Godalming Station. So where was everyone – with the G&G Wayfarers indulging themselves at their Christmas lunch? Anyway, there were just two of us joining leader Clive at 9am, myself and Keith Gooders, who described himself as an ‘occasional’ rider with us. Well, Keith, just try and make it just a bit less occasional, if you please – it was great riding with you! My somewhat tardy start caused me to leave my satnav behind, so I’m relying on Keith to send me his track which will be added to this blog later (which he did, and it is). Essentially we headed south via Wormley and Lodsworth to Midhurst for

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HEARTSTART

Since this blog was written (December 2014), we have been contacted by John Hawthorne who advises us of two other articles on the subject which we might find it useful to read. John wrote the second one. https://www.cprcertificationtrainingonline.com/how-to-perform-cpr/ https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/how-to-save-a-life/how-to-do-cpr . . . . . . . . . . What to do in the following situations until professional help arrives: Cardiac Arrest Heart Attack Choking Severe Bleeding It is not only the elderly but any of the above situations can happen to anyone of any age. HeartStart  2 hour course is run every other Wednesday evening from 7.00 – 9.00  at Farnham St Johns Ambulance Station (next door to Waitrose), parking is free after 7.00 and the course is a donation. The contact is Keith Aston  *protected email*.. More info here. Roger and myself found the course excellent – just hope we never have to use our new skills

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