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Pot Holes – we love em…or do we?

  The Road Repair Fund is based on miles of road with no account of usage.  Surrey’s roads have more traffic than most counties with Guildford town only exceeded by some large cities. A Fairer Funding Formula will  increase Surrey road repair and up-keep budget. If we want pot holes fixed, sign Report Pot Holes: Use to report Pot Holes in Surrey. The Surrey County Council (SCC) page indicates if the pothole has already been reported and if its repair is scheduled. Other reporting systems currently do not interface to the SCC system following a change in the SCC system. We have requested SCC investigate and report back, as there are many systems in use including the CUK/CTC  “Fill That Hole” app and the Surrey Police web page; Google “surrey pothole reporting”.  If you report it, there is more chance it will get fixed, and the SCC Cabinet

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G-BUG latest news about Guildford to Godalming cycle route

Success – Guildford Godalming off road all weather cycle and footpath plan from GCC & G-BUG adopted by Surrey County Council & Guildford Borough Council Yesterday, after 74 miles on John Child’s excellent Wednesday ride, Pat (WSCTC & G-BUG)  joined Nigel Burke (G-BUG), Martyn Sandford and two fellow Godalming Cycle Campaign members in the Guildford Council Chambers for a well-attended joint SCC & GBC meeting. See item 10, page 19 for details of the presented documentation and path . Becky Willson (Transport Planner Cycling Surrey County Council) proposed to adopt the Guildford to Godalming Greenway into the Guildford Borough Cycle Plan , and it was accepted nem con. Indeed, all the Councillors who spoke were very supportive, and praised the thoroughness of the documentation initiated by Martyn from GCC. The Councillors main concern was perhaps the danger of raising expectations beyond what could be funded, but Becky said that by

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Two new archive webpages

Bill Thompson’s Photographs Reminiscences  

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The Sun Shone on the Elstead Audaxes

A hot sunny day provided ideal conditions for the Elstead, Danebury and Stonehenge Audax events run from Elstead Village Hall by our club members on Sunday. Unfortunately entries were down this year, which may have been due to an Evans Sportive from Woking. The Club Sunday All Day Riders turned out in force on the Danebury and only just made the control time due to stopping at too many ice cream parlours!

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G-BUG meeting 11 June

Help Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council improve cycling infrastructure and make cycling safer – 6pm 11th June, Guildford Council Chamber. Your chance to learn about planned cycling infrastructure (or the lack of) in the Guildford (Borough) Transport Strategy and ask the leading councillor questions. Number count, so your presence is important. Assume 60 to 90 minutes for the meeting. There is secure cycle parking outside the chamber, if the fixed loops are full, chain up to the railings.  The Suffragettes did, and they got the vote.  Make yours count.  

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Mayday Midweek 2018 – photos

Nine cyclists and three non-cyclists enjoyed a Tuesday-Friday ‘weekend’ (we’re nearly all retired these days) at The Bell House Hotel in Sutton Benger, near Chippenham in Wiltshire.  Here are a few of my photographs.  There are more (and larger) photos at Malmesbury Market Cross Paul, Angela, Sue, Pat, Dave, Hilary and Charles at Castle Combe Wild garlic Sue, Peter, Pat, Paul, Hilary, Angela, Charles and Dave at Calne 8 cyclists inside the ancient yew tree in Alton Priors churchyard (2 not visible) Our base. The Tithe Barn in Bradford-on-Avon and Angela riding past.   Corsham Court yew hedge

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IOW Randonnée 2018

A few pics of of our G3 team cycling the 2018 IOW Randonnée – a fantastic ride in glorious weather.  Sorry no pics of the G4s who were also well represented!      

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Semaine Fédérale 2018

message from Bob McLeod:   I was with Fleetcycling today and they have extended an offer to our club members to join in with Fleetcycling’s camping area at the Semaine Fédérale. There are 8 of us from Fleet including me. The Semaine Fédérale is based in Epinal within the Voges region of France from 5 to 12 August. This will be splendid event with wonderful cycling routes for 7 days. We will camp/caravan/motorhome as group on the fédérale camp site situated 4 kms from the centre of the town. If interested please contact Colin Waters *protected email* and he will register you with Fleetcycling or advise you what to do. Please click here to read Paul Gillingham’s blog of last year’s event . Bob McLeod  

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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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