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

Monthly archive for September 2015

Sunday All-day Intermediates 27th September

An excellent route, a visit to a place of interest, wall-to-wall sunshine and an excellent tea place. Many thanks, Hilary

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Guildford & Godalming Wayfarers – Sunday 20 September at 0930

All,   Kindly note change of café destination on Sunday morning for the Guildford & Godalming Wayfarers, as previously notified by email.   This advice is for those not on the GGW email distribution list, and who planned to go directly to Haslemere for coffee on Sunday (as advertised in The West Surrey Cyclist).   The ride on Sunday starts at Godalming at 09h30, and will now go to the Orchard Barn Café, Hale House Lane, GU10 2LU (near Churt) for coffee.   Kind regards   Laurie Mutch +44 7887 650777  

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Today’s ride is cancelled

All,   Reviewing the very poor weather conditions throughout today, we have taken the decision to cancel today’s ride.     Kind regards   Laurie Mutch +44 7887 650777  

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Wanted – Experienced cyclists for NEW leisure cycle club in Ash.

We have received the following request from Susan Keywood, the CTC Cycling Development Officer for Surrey and Hampshire, who is looking for people to help set up a club in the Ash area, would any of our members who live in that direction like to help?: About me My role is to set up community cycle clubs in the Blackwater Valley, as part of a funded project and Ash is one of my target areas. I have started to offer taster rides in Ash, to engage with residents and weigh up the interest. Well the interest is definitely present, so the next step is find people to lead the club, lead the rides, etc. As mentioned I have funds to help with start-up costs, for equipment, training people, etc. However, a cycle club needs people to run it, so I am keen to reach out to experienced cyclists who might live locally,

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Most people lose weight through cycling: I lost weight in order to cycle!

    Louise Gagnon writes… Sipping tea on a glorious September Sunday morning at the Seale coffee shop I met a gentleman who is likely to become the newest member of our Club. Very early in the conversation, Johnny mentioned that after a challenging period in his life he had ballooned to 19 stones (266 pounds). He vividly remembers that fateful morning of May 2014: “I felt awful going up a Surrey hill on my bike. My legs were hurting so badly that I climbed off my bike and had to stop”. “I was disappointed with myself and knew I had to do something about losing the weight as otherwise I would have to stop cycling. So a few weeks later I exchanged my hybrid for a road bike with drops and got on a strict diet that still enabled me to gradually increase my mileage”.  Superbly determined, Johnny kept

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