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Monthly archive for January 2015

Barry Rolfe

Barry Rolfe We are very sad to advise the passing of Barry Rolfe, a former leader with the West Surrey CTC Group. Barry died of natural causes whilst out riding last Thursday. Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife, Jacqui, and all his family and colleagues. Barry had been a member of West Surrey CTC since 2010 and until a year ago was the Intermediates group leader. He was a prime mover in successfully restoring the group back to full health in 2013. It was typical of Barry that he put a great deal of effort into the rides he led, often doing a dry run and emailing details ahead of the day. He laid down a standard that we all endeavour to follow today. A dignified, eloquent, courteous, wonderful man, he was much loved and will be greatly missed by us all. The funeral will be public and so will

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Tomorrow’s ride

The weather forecast indicates that it will remain very cold overnight and into tomorrow, with rain during the morning highly likely.  Rico will be unable to ride, sensibly taking another week to recuperate – and hoping for warmer weather next Wednesday!  If there is ice likely tomorrow (and the forecast rain makes that more of a possibility) then I, too, would think that it is more sensible not to ride, and will therefore not be leading.  I will decide tomorrow, and will post any notice of cancellation on this site by 8.30 latest, so please keep a look out.  Alternatively, you may wish to phone me (01276-68113101276-681131) Call Send SMS Add to Skype You’ll need Skype CreditFree via Skype

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Cycle from Istanbul

A message from Rob Foster, an East Sussex CTC member: Dear CTC Group I am a CTC Member (East Sussex), and wondered if anyone in your group might like to join this cycling adventure, described below. If you can pass the word on to cyclists in your area, that would be great! We seek 2 more experienced cycle tourers to join Rob & Steve. The plan to cycle from The BLACK Sea to The NORTH Sea – Istanbul to Cuxhaven, The distance is c. 3,500 km/2,000 miles. I reckon on a 2 month trip home/home with about 50 cycling days, average ~74 km (46 miles)/day. The first half would be using cheap hotels/hostels in E Europe, then camping through Czech & Germany. Time will be spent doing some tourist stuff & rest days. Cost guess £2,000 to £2,500 all in. Route is fly to Istanbul on June 15 , do W Turkey, cross Bulgaria, Romania taking in scenic Transylvania,

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Annual Dinner 28 February

A reminder that the annual dinner will be held at The Mill at Elstead on Saturday 28th February.  Chris Juden, Technical Officer of of CTC for over 30 years, and our own President, has kindly agreed to talk at the dinner. Pre booking is essential by 14 February latest, please see the attached for details of menu and booking arrangements. Annual Dinner 2015, menu and booking arrangements

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Explorers Connect Guildford Cycling talk

On Tuesday 27th January Andy Smith coming to talk about his 5000 mile adventure cycling stadium to stadium in Brazil for the World Cup! The evening is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people and get inspired. There is no need to pre-book and all are welcome. We only ask for a £2 donation on the door. Taking place 7:30pm at The Keystone (3 Portsmouth Road GU2 4BL) This link will lead you to the Facebook page and event page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ECguildford/?fref=ts    

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Phil Hampton Memorial Ride

Please see the following announcement from the North Hampshire CTC: I would like to draw your attention to our annual Phil Hampton Memorial Ride which is coming up on Saturday 21st March, and I wonder if you could advertise it to your members?  There are two routes, 30 miles or 50 miles, both beginning and ending at Medstead Village Hall.  A donation of £5 or more is requested, and all proceeds go to the Cyclists’ Defence Fund which supports cyclists in legal cases which help to clarify the law in relation to cycling. Here is a link to our website which has full details: http://nhampshirectc.org.uk/ Riders can enter at the start, but to save time on the day and to help the organisers with numbers, pre-entries are encouraged! Thanks very much, Dan Montgomerie Organiser

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Posts re “Save our CTC”

Three posts, “Save our CTC”, “Paul Tuohy’s response to ‘Save our CTC’” and “Are you happy with the way CTC is going?” were moved from the Blog to the Forum.

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