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

Monthly archive for October 2015

West Surrey racing across America

An example of the wide range of cycling activities enjoyed by our members is shown by the variety of organised rides, from a gentle pedal down the Basingstoke canal towpath to the energetic All Day Sunday riders.  A further and even more extreme example is provided by Tim and Debbie Richards, regular riders with the Midweek Wayfarers, who on 1st November start their challenge to race across America within a team. The website to look at is www.racetheworldcycling.com from which you will see that this is a true race between two teams.  Each team must have at least three riders on the road at any one time, and the time is recorded at the end of each stage as the third rider crosses the line.  A day’s riding for the team will be between 200 and 300 kms.  Midweek Wayfarers in particular may wish to follow Tim and Debbie’s progress by

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Club Clothing – price reductions and last chance to order

My note of 14th October advised that I had been able to negotiate very favourable prices with our clothing supplier, as well as a wider range of products.  I gave the maximum price for each garment, but advised that the I might well be able to offer cheaper prices if good orders were obtained. The orders I have received to date have enabled me to make certain reductions.  I have also been able to expand the range of products even further, specifically by the inclusion of:- Cycling shorts without shoulder straps (previously only bib shorts were offered) Winter weight bibtights I have obtained samples of various products, and everyone who has seen them has agreed that the quality is excellent; the winter jerseys and winter bibtights are particularly good.  In the case of these two particular products, if I receive 2 more orders for each, then the price will drop

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new coffee shop

There is a new recommended coffee shop near Rudgwick – The Milk Churn, just to the north of Rudgwick along Lynwick Street, which links the northern part of Church Street, Rudgwick to the A281 The postcode for SatNav is RH12 3DH, website milkchurn.co.uk

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Club Clothing – update

I have already received orders for Club clothing, so it is likely that in many cases I will be able to offer lower prices than the maximum prices shown in the previous post; I will update as appropriate. I can now also offer another product, being:- Winter Bib tights Maximum Price £61 Made from a warm and durable fabric, hence suitable for winter, chamois padding incorporated in seat, ankle zippers with reflective piping For more details of clothing look at the Club Clothing page

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Pictures – now and the 1920s – re Grade 3 ride 14/10/15

You may recall that this morning we stopped to regroup just after reaching the Bath Road at Hare Hatch, outside this pub: This is how it looked in the 1920s, a sketch by Charles G Harper in the April 1922 C.T.C. Gazette: It hasn’t changed that much, but the Bath Road certainly has: – Another sketch by Charles G Harper in the January 1922 C.T.C. Gazette.

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Club Clothing

The astute amongst you will already have noticed that this post is headed “Club Clothing”, not “Club Jerseys”.  That is because I have been able to negotiate some very favourable discounts with our jersey suppliers, which makes their wider range of products very attractive, particularly when ordering small quantities.  This is conditional on us continuing to use our existing design for all products, but this makes sense, as it helps with our club identity, whatever outer wear we happen to be wearing. You may know that I have always encouraged club members to ride in our own Club shirts as much as possible, to the extent that the committee have authorised additional discounts for purchases.  I continue to offer that encouragement, and would urge members to read the following carefully, and place your orders – the more who do so, the cheaper that the clothing will be. Please note that you

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Tomorrow’s ride and Midweek Wayfarers AGM

The ride tomorrow starts from Chobham, and incorporates the “AGM” of the Midweek Wayfarers, at coffee at Savill Garden. I would hope that all riders feel free to provide feedback to ride leaders and myself at the end of each ride, or at coffee or lunch, but the AGM is intended to add a bit of focus to this process.  Please think what is good about our rides, what is not so good, and how they may be made (even?) better. Typically the AGM does not take too long, although I will ensure that there is full opportunity for members to express their views.  However, it will be no surprise if I say that if anyone rambles I am likely to cut them short! – there is riding to be done, and the weather looks pretty good for tomorrow. As always, I will lead the grade 4’s on a magical

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Photos of September’s tour of southern France

I have uploaded my photos of this recent cycle tour to flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_jeggo/albums/72157658803960279 Barbara and George of Woking Cycle User Group were able to join me for the first week;  I was on my own for the second.  You will see some photos of the effects of serious flooding which occured during my trip, but fortunately most of the heavy rain fell overnight, and I only had one wet day, plus a few damp ones.

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Transport improvements in Guildford town centre

Surrey County Council is consulting on proposals to improve walking, cycling and public transport facilities in Guildford town centre. The consultation is open from Monday 5 October 2015 until Sunday 15 November 2015. They are inviting the public and other organisations to complete a questionnaire online or at exhibitions in October and November to share their views on the scheme. Full details of the consultation and exhibition can be found at: www.surreycc.gov.uk/guildfordtransportschemes The public exhibitions displaying the proposals and the information panels currently available online will be held in the Seminar Room at Guildford Library, at 77 North St, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4AL on: Friday 16 October                10:00 – 17:30 Friday 23 October                10:00 – 17:30 Friday 6 November        10:00 – 17:30 (note that the plan envisages a number of ‘shared paths’ being created –

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Club Magazine

The latest issue (Oct -Dec 2015) has now been published, and if you haven’t received it by email or post you can download it from here

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