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G-BUG ‘MODAL SHIFT: ENCOURAGING SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

Guildford Borough Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee session on Tuesday 11 September 2018 at 7pm, Millmead GBC council chambers. “To consider the need for ‘Modal Shift’ in Guildford, how it will be achieved, and what might be learned by drawing on experience elsewhere”. The meeting will include a presentation and discussion with Dr Steve Melia from the University of the West of England. Dr Melia lectures in transport and planning and has advised government departments on how to achieve more sustainable transport and helped with the transport planning of the London 2012 Olympic Park. This formal council meeting will impact cycling and non-motorised transport facilities. Click here for link to website    

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Tour of the Hills – CyclingUK’s review

Excellent review for this year’s Tour of the Hills from CyclingUK (click either image to go the article):

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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 johnmchild@yahoo.co.uk closing date Sep 30th 2018 open to our regular cycling members only

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Tour of the Hills Write-Up from 2017

This is worth a read…. (also posted on our two Facebook pages) https://www.broleur.com/tour-of-the-surrey-hills-august-2017/ 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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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 https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/217930 Report Pot Holes: Use https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/do-it-online/report-it-online 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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