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


G-BUG meeting postponed

The G-BUG meeting scheduled for 17 April has been postponed. Click here to read the Committee Report which was going to be discussed.    

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The Eddington Number

Here’s a link to a very interesting article for all cycling nerds out there, written by my Oxford Cycling UK friend and long-term cycling buddy Jon:

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Cornwall holiday

Hello everyone, I am looking to update and start to think about the cycle trip to Cornwall from Saturday the 3rd till 8th July 2018. (5 nights) Could anyone who is thinking of going let me know by email *protected email*, I need to have firm numbers by the 8th April to decide if we have sufficient numbers to go ahead. Please let me have an email address and contact number. To date, I understand that Sue and Paul Herber and Anne and Derek Tanner are coming. Please confirm as a number of people have dropped out for very legitimate and personal reasons! I would like to think that a viable number would be 8-10 for it to go ahead. Accommodation can be at the County Arms, Truro ( Having looked at several hotels this one seems to be the best suited to our needs.  They have ample bicycle storage and

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Prudential Ride London – places!

Thinking forward to glorious summer cycling days, perhaps you’ve just decided you want a challenge. Joe Ward writes…. We have places available in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 at a discounted rate for team entries – the bigger the team the bigger the discount. We would very much appreciate your support: I write on behalf of VICTA, a national charity in the UK that works to empower children and young adults who are blind or partially sighted. We work hard to help our youngsters question limiting presumptions they might have, helping them to view themselves and their potential in a new way. We want them to be able to make a difference to their own lives. Help us to help more blind children. Kind regards  Joe Ward Fundraising Manager

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More archives uploaded, including the ‘snowy’ Icycle

I have uploaded more photos (from 2006) and more old runs lists (from 1983, 1988 and 1993).  You can find the details here: No-one claimed the free pint offered in my recent post.  Statement (1) was true, but 2006 was not one of those years.  The snow in the photo (2) was artificial – see the explanation on the 2006 photos webpage. Also on that webpage you will see that I have been unable to name all the entrants in the Surrey Hills Saunter.  Please help out if you can. Further, if you have any photos you think are worth archiving, please get in touch with me.

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Not the club ride

With the hour change and a beautiful sunny morning I was more interested in putting my feet up and watching the world not go by – as very little passes our house except the weather.  However after some nagging I was persuaded to get out on my bike.  I decided to take the camera and idle my way around to Bishop’s Castle and back by the scenic route along the Vale of Montgomery.  Somewhere along the way – well Churchstoke to be honest I – forgot to take the right turn – but so what, the road was smooth, what passes for flat around here and pretty much traffic free.  And the views? Worth getting out of bed for, though the climb out of Bishop’s Castle was a bit longer than I expected.  All the more reason to stop have a snack and take a few pictures. Montgomery Castle The road to Chirbury

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Club clothing available

We have in stock a few items which are available to purchase: Short sleeve jerseys L and XL. –  £30 Long sleeve jerseys L and XL – £33 Women’s short sleeve jerseys sizes 6 and 7. – £43 These are excellent value so if you missed the last order and would like one please email *protected email*

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Next quarter’s rides

The next quarter’s rides have now been added to the calendar and can be downloaded from the downloads page. If you have installed them on your smartphone they should automatically update. The Midweek Wayfarers have two new start points, one near  Aldershot and one near Shalford which will open up new areas to explore.

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Snowy Icycle

(1)  Further to recent posts re The Bicycle Icycle, this year is not the only one where ice or snow has been a feature. (2)  Here is a photograph taken during the Surrey Saunter (the old name for The Bicycle Icycle) which took place on 5th March 2006: *****  Now, here’s the thing  ….  ***** There’s a FREE PINT for the first person to explain why the two statements above, taken together, are not totally true.

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The Welsh view on the Bicycle Icicle

Further to Mark’s post re the Bicycle Icicle, views from Wales: From a spring day with frolicking lambs on Friday: To snow stopped cycling on Sunday and the poor farmers are desperately trying to save the lambs    

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