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

Monthly archive for April 2015

Ride Leaders’ Workshop

All Ride Leaders should note that the workshop will be held on Saturday 9 May 2015 at the Bird in Hand pub at Mayford Green from 10:00am (doors open 09:45) to 12:00am. All current Ride Leaders, Backmarkers, and also those considering becoming a Ride Leader are invited to attend.

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Prudential Ride London-Surrey100 2015

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices currently have 11 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 charity places up for grabs. In order to secure a charity place they ask for a minimum sponsorship of £500 which goes towards the vital services they offer to patients and their families living with a life limiting illness in Surrey. Please find attached the Prudential Ride London-Surrey100 Application Form and be aware that the deadline to apply is the 1st May. By being a part of ‘Team WSB’ you will receive full fundraising advice and guidance. You can visit their website for more information. As you know the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 takes place on the 2nd August with 25,000 thousand cyclists embarking on the 100 mile ride past London’s iconic landmarks and through the rolling Surrey Hills. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. Warm regards, Melissa Stock Challenge Events Fundraiser Woking &

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email (17 Feb 2015) from Jacqui Rolfe

Sorting through my overflowing inbox I came across this and realised that I should have blogged it at the time.  Mea culpa! —————————————————————————————————- Subject    Barry’s Funeral From     Jacqui Rolfe <> To <> Date     2015-02-17 22:46 Can you please pass on my thanks to you and the other cyclists who came to the funeral last Friday for the lovely comments everyone wrote in the book of condolence. I didn’t have any time or opportunity to meet with you as I was surrounded with so many people who had come to remember him and pay their respects . I would have liked to meet you as he often spoke of you all and he enjoyed riding with your group for nearly 10 years as he got his 10 year CTC certificate at Xmas before moving to Poole last March. I did meet several members in France a few

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35 mile Reliability Ride ~ 12 April 2015

Spring weather doesn’t come much better than what was dished out to us today; I trust everyone who didn’t take part in this event had something equally good going on – if you didn’t, you missed a perfect cycling day. It’s a lovely route, tried and tested over the years, with the bonus in recent years of a good café stop at Kirdford. This is the route.                                 Thanks, Hilary (to coffee) and Laurie (the whole way) for your company, particularly Laurie for your excellent pacing. The headwind home was challenging, particularly when you haven’t ridden a 50 mile ride since last year; suffering has never been so pleasurable. And I did just manage to make it up my hill without getting off – hurrah!

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Sunshine ride

Typical 100k six hour ride also including coffee stop in Savill Gardens, pub lunch and 5 miles of Thames at Henley towpath. Glorious!  Even time to stop In Windsor Great Park to allow the photographer (Chris Ball) to record the scene.

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John Weatherburn’s American Trip

Many of you already know, eith er from my words at the annual dinner in February, or the Latest News post on 19 March, of John Weatherburn’s plans to to cycle 4,200 miles across America in May this year.  However, others have asked for details of how to access his blog which can be found: I would certainly suggest that even those who have visited the blog before do so again now, and feel even more committed to supporting him by visiting his site: Just Giving page

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