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Monthly archive for February 2017

Come and Try a Time Trial

Have you ever wanted to try a time trial but felt a bit intimidated, or are you a triathlete looking to improve your bike split? Cranleigh Cycling Club are running a ‘Come and Try It’ 10mile Time Trial on Sunday 9th April. Open to all, it’s a relaxed & friendly affair, perfect for anyone who fancies giving a Time Trial a go. When:  Sunday 9th April, first rider at 8:30am Where: Course G10/44, 10 miles on local quiet roads with marshals, from Kirdford to Wisborough Green via Petworth. HQ:  Plaistow Village Hall A ‘Come and Try It’ event is a means of enabling newcomers to try time time trials without some of the usual restrictions: e.g. riders do not have to be members of an affiliated club, they can ride in any type of clothing (helmet required), or on any type of roadworthy bike. £5 per rider: please book in advance by emailing Andrew Tell:

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Roly Masset funeral details

Dear fellow cyclists. The funeral details of Roland (Roly) Masset are: TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 10.30am – Private Cremation at Guildford 1.00pm – Service to celebrate the life of Roland at ST MARY’S CHURCH, EPSOM ROAD, WEST HORSLEY, KT24 6AP followed by Reception (local) – details on the day. The church is situated on A246.  From Guildford – just beyond Squires Garden Centre and on right hand side of road. From Leatherhead – 0.5 mile beyond Duke of Wellington Pub, left hand side of road. Parking rear of Church – Care when turning – brow of hill.    NO PARKING on A246. FAMILY FLOWERS ONLY DONATIONS TO LYMPHOMA ASSOCIATION would be appreciated either at the Service or c/o Funeral Director, Alan Greenwood, 1 New Parade, Leatherhead Road, Gt Bookham, KT23 4RL The family would be very happy for those who wish to arrive via bike and in cycling gear – our Rector

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Roland (Roly) Masset

To all fellow club members, I regret to have to inform you that our dear old cycling friend Roly died last Saturday afternoon, 11th February. It is a long time now that Roly cycled with us, but old-time members of the club will have known him from years back. He was a lovely man, very gracious and tall with a large-framed steel bicycle. He was a true hard-rider, a long-time member also of the Charlotteville Cycling Club in Guildford. Even in his Seventies he completed the LEL (London-Edinburgh-London) classic non-stop and regulars at the Ripley Bike Jumble will remember him as a regular welcoming presence on the door. He was until very recently a very active member of the Guildford Travel Club, where he was formerly Treasurer, and I always looked forward to meeting him there and having a chat with him and his lovely wife Ann. He was there

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Annual Dinner 4 March

The annual dinner and awards presentation will take place in just over two weeks, and this is the final reminder to book your places if you have not already done so, taking advantage of the subsidy which has been made available by the Club.  Simply e-mail me ( with your menu choices by this coming weekend; see the Latest News Post of 5 December, and Blog Post of 3 December, for further details, including menu. John

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