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

Monthly archive for July 2017

Tour of the Hills Sunday 20th August – volunteer to marshal

The Tour of the Hills is the Club’s major event and requires a large amount of support to enable it to take place, including volunteer marshals.  Marshalling is not an onerous job, but an essential one, as well as being very rewarding; competitors in the past have been full of appreciation for the work of the marshals.   The event is now only 4 weeks away, on Sunday 20th August, so please volunteer now by contacting me at johnmatsouthview@btinternet.com.  Those first to respond will have the best chance of getting their preferred marshal post and time slot (early – 10.15 onwards, late 12.30 onwards), so please let me know your preference when responding.  Whenever you assist, please make sure that you visit Shere Village Hall and tuck into the superb food provided by other club volunteers, for both you and the competitors. It is worth mentioning that the Tour of the

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ROLY MASSET MEMORIAL RIDE

Sunday 13th August, 9am Guildfordians Clubhouse Charlotteville Cycling Club are organising a ride in memory of Roly Masset, who died earlier this year. Details are: Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Roly will know he was a gentleman, club stalwart, all round good guy and an ambassador for cycling over many decades. In honour of his life I am proposing a ride, open to all, meandering through the lanes of Surrey and West Sussex. Lunch will kindly be provided by Derek and Mary who have generously opened their home to us for the event. After suitable relaxation and refuelling, we will return over the Weald and Downs to Guildford. For those who wish to join the ride for a shorter distance, mainline train stations are available at the halfway point, Havant or Rowlands Castle, and at various points along the return route. I have provisionally mapped a route of

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Reliability Ride 16th July 2017

     

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London to Canterbury Cycle Challenge for the Children’s Trust

‘We’re offering cycle club members the chance to sign up for just £20 with our special discount code FRANCE17.’ (Kimberley Lumm, Events Intern) Help children with brain injury by taking on the climbs of the Pilgrim’s Way in The Children’s Trust London to Canterbury Cycle Challenge on Sunday 10th September 2017! Described as “one of the best charity rides in the calendar”, the ride gives even the most seasoned of cyclists a thrill with over 1500 metres of climb between its start in London’s Kidbrooke and finish in Canterbury, Kent. Hot and cold breakfasts will be available to purchase at the start line in Kidbrooke, London, before riders are given a staggered start between 8 and 9am. Choose from a challenging 65 or 80 mile route, both fully signed and marshalled throughout. Riders will enjoy regular and well stocked feed stations. Cyclists can complete the challenge safe in the knowledge

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IOW ride 12 July 2017

Here are a few pics of the G3 ride on the Isle of Wight, courtesy of Alan Mayger – a bit grey to start with but soon gave way to a beautiful sunny day. Excellent lunch at the Crown pub at Shorwell, enlivened by the sight of huge fish fighting over bread with the ducks!

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Vosges 2017

You’ve seen the photos, now read the blog! http://bit.ly/2u9hodn

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100/75 mile rides Sun 16 July

Change of start location. Although the cafe at Rokers is still open, the golf course is not, which means the cafe and the car park close too early for us to use for these events. The event will therefore start and finish at my house, Hunters Moon, Weydown Lane, Guildford GU2 9UT. Parking space is limited, so if you can cycle to the start, please do. Entry fee will still be £2 but this will include refreshments at the start and finish. Happy cycling Roger   gpx files 100 mile~2017.pdf 75 mile~2017.pdf  

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The (not so) Wild Atlantic Way as ridden by Mark and Susan

Please find a link to the blog (with a link at the bottom to just the photos). Enjoy! http://bit.ly/2ttw7y6

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Midweek Wayfarers #Group4 – Photos of their recent Vosges trip

Sit back with a nice glass of Pimms and re-live the holiday by clicking on this link. Words to follow when time permits.   (If that link doesn’t work try this one)

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