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


trip to Welsh Festival of cycling

A hardy delegation of West Surrey All Day Intermediates supported the Welsh Festival of cycling based in Ruthin this year. Cycling at times “with heads in the clouds”, the scenery was superb as we tackled “epics” such as – The Shelf, Horsehoe Pass, Worlds End, Panorama Tea Rooms – and “the highest pub in Wales” Derek & Anne

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All Day Intermediate Group tour to Cornwall

  Arranged and Lead by John Wills – Excellent Weather, Excellent Routes, a good time was had by all. Regards Derek & Anne

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Cycling Safety

To all West Surrey CTC members From the Committee Many of you will be aware of a recent serious cycling accident on one of our Wednesday rides. Following this, a number of members asked the committee to consider three aspects: the prevention of accidents whilst riding in a group, making helmets compulsory and the importance of next of kin information. Group Riding (safety on the road) Group riding requires a higher level of concentration and consideration for fellow riders on the road. Some of our riders have had cycling safety training or have considerable peloton riding experience and offer to share this. The committee will therefore be arranging a number of events where riders can be briefed and then apply this coaching out on the road. We encourage members from all of our groups to attend these sessions even if you are an experienced rider. We will let you know

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WSCTC Photo competition

West Surrey CTC photo competition. Have you taken any dramatic or unusual cycling photos? We are holding a competition for our regular cyclists to enter any photos they have taken, any cycling related theme is acceptable. We are looking for unusual pics with originality, humour or drama! We will be announcing the winner at the AGM on October so all entries should be submitted by 30 September, there will be a prize!. All entries will be posted on the website. small print: to be judged totally impartially by the Committee! send entries to closing date Sep 30th 2018 open to our regular cycling members only

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Cycling Safety Focus Group – Guildford

Steven Cammiss, a Senior Lecturer in Law at Leicester Law School, University of Leicester, is undertaking a research study on the safety of vulnerable road users.  He will be holding focus groups with cyclists to discuss why we cycle, how safe (or otherwise) we feel, what can make us feel safer, and the role of the law in promoting safety, at the CyclingUK HQ in Railton Road, Guildford,  GU2 9JX.  He hopes to organise groups with a range of cycling experiences, but is particularly interested in hearing from occasional or social cyclists. You do not need to have been involved in an accident/incident; he is seeking views on perceptions of safety, not necessarily on actual incidents/prosecutions. Finally, when the research is published, participants will not be named; your anonymity is guaranteed.  There may be a small incentive offered to anyone who participates but details of this are not available at

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Tour of the Hills Write-Up from 2017

This is worth a read…. (also posted on our two Facebook pages) Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible riding or helping out on the 19th August. I wonder if it’ll get cooler by then – decidedly sweaty today!

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Barry Annis

I think I am the only current rider who remembers Barry, but there may be former riders who visit our website. Sadly, Barry died as the result of a brain tumour on 16th July. He was a kind, gentle man and a gentleman. I was sad when he gave up club riding many years ago, for he was always good company. My memories of time spent together awheel are all happy ones. In 1981 Barry had his arm twisted to ride a trike in the National 24-hour Time Trial, accompanying two other W Surrey CTC members, Stuart Jackson and Edwin Hargraves, who were keen on breaking records on trikes and tandem trike. Riding for Farnham Road Club they won the team prize with a National Competition Record of 1230 miles (Stuart setting a club record of 456.6 miles). (See, where the name Mantle is also to be found.) There

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Tour of the Hills Sunday 19th August – marshals required

It is now less than 5 weeks to the Tour of the Hills, our big event of the year.  As always, it requires a number of marshals to man the control points, and enable the event to take place.  Please volunteer your services, by e-mailing me (*protected email*), specifying whether you have a preference for your control times – early 9.00 to 11.00, middle 10.30 to 16.00, and late 12.30 to 18.00.  Those times are approximate, and do not mean that you will be required for the entire time.  Early volunteers will be given priority for their preference.A number of regulars have volunteered in recent years, which is much appreciated, but it would also be really good to welcome others who have not marshalled before.  It is not an onerous task, you will be given full instruction, and it will involve you in the club as well as supporting the

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Guildford and Godalming Wayfarers ride – Sunday 1st July

Please note that the coffee stop will now be at Hambledon Village shop (and not Squires at Badshot Lea). Hilary Stephenson will now be leading the ride.    

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New Event – Sunday 22 July 2018 – Mark’s Birthday Bicycle Ride

Help Mark celebrate his 70th birthday by riding his exceptionally beautiful Bicycle Icycle route in summer conditions, followed by a BBQ. No entry fee or tedious entry form. Ride as a group (or not if you prefer). Take a shortcut if necessary. Or just ride to Quarry Manor from your preferred starting point. All West Surrey CTC members welcome! If you’ve never ridden the Bicycle Icycle, there are some hills but the final little brutes can be easily avoided. (Peel off right, once you’ve crossed the A281 at Bramley, up Iron Lane. Then head for Godalming.) There are several refreshment options on the route at Peaslake, Shere and Shamley Green. The Essentials: – Ride starts at 9.30am from 4 Quarry Hill, Godalming GU7 2NW and finishes there. – If driving to start, please park somewhere at the top of the hill. – Both the route sheet and GPX track are

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