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Forty Years Ago

Here are two more runs lists from 1976:  

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Brief report on the Cycling UK AGM

Thank you, those 13 of you who asked me to be their proxy at the recent CTC/CUK AGM.  There were about 50 people present in the meeting, and from the voting figures announced in the meeting it would appear that they were able to cast roughly 100 proxy votes between them in addition to their own.  The chairman on the other hand held about 2900 proxy votes, including 900-odd discretionary ones which were all cast in favour of the Council line as set out in the April ‘Cycle’.  Thus all resolutions were decided in advance of the meeting by the proxy votes, and the only two that did not go the Council’s way, via directed proxy votes vested in the chairman, were: Resolution 6 – passed:  that candidates for election to Council must have been fully paid-up members for at least a year; Resolution 8 – passed:  that CTC follow

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Today I decided to be indecisive

Yesterday I made all the decisions, what to wear, which bike and when I would bail out. I had studied the map most carefully and much though I wanted to cycle to East Meon, as I had once visited a school chum who used to live there and I have never been back, I thought that the ride back to W Horsley would get me home long after my elder daughter had departed following her flying visit. And as teenagers like lying in bed I would have been long gone before she surfaced. Today, I put one top on but a few minutes later changed my mind having felt the chill when I let the chickens out of their house. I was aiming to leave by 7.50 but my indecision meant it was 7.55. It is 16.8 miles to Elstead so I was going to have to get the wings

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Dorset Delight – G2’s Gone West

Eleven riders (Hilary, Roger, Dave, Carol, Sue and Paul, Brian and Helen, Nick and Marion) headed West on the Bank Holiday Weekend. Our base was the Rising Sun Pub in Middlemarsh a very popular local watering hole, which is midway between Sherbourne and Dorchester. We were joined by Paul G, who came up from his Dorset cottage. Saturday turned out to be a lovely day after a dull morning. We headed out to Yetminster, which is a very pretty village with stone cottages, for coffee at the On the Boil Café and Gallery. Then South via Rhyme Intrinseca on the NCR 26, which became a track through farmland as it crossed the Dorset Downs where we had our only puncture of the weekend. Eventually we picked up the Frome valley and a quiet Roman road, which led us into Dorchester where we arrived at the old Castle, the scene of

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Petition for A245 cycleway

A staunch member of Woking Cycle User Group, and a former Woking councillor, Norman Johns, has created an online petition to Surrey CC to convert the footway between Byfleet and Cobham to shared cycling/pedestrian use.  Please read it, at  I hope lots of you will support him by signing it.

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Paddy Shea’s funeral, Monday 16 May

2.45 at Woking Crematorium Paddy’s son Paul writes: “Past and present members of the club are most welcome to attend, my dad’s one big passion in life was cycling and he successfully transferred that to me, although my fitness has dropped off in the last couple of years following the arrival of our daughter Nuala – time is too short. “I can recall the last time I cycled with him. It was his birthday in the late 90’s and we cycled down to The Haven on a beautiful July day. On the way back we cycled up Newlands Corner from Albury – I waited an age at the top but eventually my dad’s bobbing head appeared….he assured me he hadn’t walked!”

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Norton (Paddy or Pat) Shea

Paddy gave up cycling a good many years ago because of a knee problem, but a few of you will remember him from when he was very active in the club way back.  I have just received an email from his son Paul to say that he died suddenly last week aged 75.  His funeral will be at Woking Crematorium – details to follow later.

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Anne Milton MP Meets G-BUG 22nd April 2.30pm

The next meeting of G-BUG (Guildford Bike User Group) takes place on 22 April and local MP Ann Milton will be attending. You are welcome to attend – 22nd April 2.30pm at GBC Offices Meeting Room 5      

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100 mile / 100 kms Tri-Vet Rides with Fleet Cycling

Colin Waters writes… This year we are running our first ever open event and have chosen two Tri-Vet rides of 100 miles and 100 kilometres to be held on 19th June 2016.Information about the rides can be viewed here Briefly the 100 mile ride starts at 8.00 am from Hart Leisure Centre in Fleet and the 100 kilometre ride at 10.00 am. The rides will be led by our ride leaders in groups of about 10 entrants. Refreshments will be served at the end of the ride and gels/energy bars distributed at two points during the ride. Entry fee is £9.00 which includes the above refreshment but a hot lunch and beverage is extra at £6.00. We would be grateful if you could let your members know about the rides. Many thanks, Colin WatersSecretaryFleet address: 61 Victoria Road, Fleet, Hants, GU51

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Tour of the Hills Catering “gros fromage” – Replacement Needed for 2016!

The Tour of the Hills event, held yearly in August at Seale and brilliantly organised by Don Gray, is the major source of funding for the West Surrey CTC.  Such funding is essential as it allows our club to partially subsidise a wide variety of things which are dear to us, from the purchase of club shirts, an occasional CTC membership for a member in need, first aid training for ride leaders, refreshments at AGM or club events, etc. I have thoroughly enjoyed assisting Don by organising the catering for the 160 plus riders we typically get but time for a change after 3 years in the job so this position of “Catering Big Cheese” will become vacant in 2016.  Not much to it: recruiting the best volunteers for the job (already a fantastic crew of 6 on hand!) purchasing the food a few days prior to the event and

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