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

Monthly archive for September 2016

Big Cat Charity ride – organised by Cranleigh Cycling Club for Cranleigh Lions Club

In aid of Cranleigh Lions, who do a tremendous amount for the community and helping those in need, this is an exciting event for local cyclists of every level of proficiency. On Sunday 2 October, at 8.30am we meet at the Bandroom on Village Way, where tea/coffee and bacon rolls will be served (similar refreshments will also be available at the end) – local cyclists will gather for a memorable sporting day. The ‘Big Cat’ rides, all with suitable names, on roads and the Downs Link, are as follows: Lion’s Roar – a challenging 72 mile journey to Shoreham Airport Lion’s Mane – a 42 mile trip to Seale Tea Rooms Lion’s Paw – 34 miles to Stan’s Bike Shack, and for the family Lion Cub – 10 miles to Shamley Green and back. To enter a donation of £5 in advance or £8 on the day, with families at

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EMPowered People disability cycling charity

I wrote recently about the great support provided by Club members on the Tour of the Hills.  Amongst the willing marshals were Ian Pickering and Penny Knight, and they have now showed that it is not only Club events that they support, but also other very worthy causes.  They have provided the following note about their involvement in a recent disability cycling charity event.  It is too late to help in practical ways (until next year no doubt), but if you would like to provide support, then please note the donation link below. “Penny and I are just back from a fantastic weekend support-riding for EMPowered People disability cycling charity in Cumbria and Lancashire. We covered over 160 miles in four days with approx 16 disabled riders taking part, supported by around 24 able-bodied riders. Despite getting completelysoaked on both Thursday and Friday morning, everyone had a great time and

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Sunday 4th – all things new

A select group of four of us set out from Elstead on a cool Sunday morning, our leader, our retired airline pilots – who are no doubt far fitter now than they were when they were forced to retire – and me.   Our route was south out of Elstead along the straight, to Churt, Headley, Hollywater, Whitehill, Blackmoor. Oakhanger and West Worldham before picking up the A339 across Alton. Much of it highly familiar except that we always cycle much of it the other way. I have said it before, and no doubt I will say it again, it is amazing how different a road is depending on which way you cycle along it.   Coffee, or in the case of Don, brunch, was taken at the Departure Lounge, a new venue for him and he was as much taken with the aircraft bits scattered across the site as with the

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