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Times ‘Cyclesafe’ Survey

One or two members felt that other members might like to add their input to this survey. The details are below. To participate, click here to access the survey. (James Harding is the Editor of The Times, by the way.) And, yes, about 100 cyclists are killed each year on our roads – I checked with CTC’s Campaigning Department. Mary’s accident happened last November.

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Club Cycling Tops

Distributed at the recent AGM was the first batch of our newly designed CTC West Surrey cycle tops. We hope you like it – if you do, and would like to buy one, contact Rides Secretary John Murdoch. Your order will be processed as soon as possible, which basically is when we have enough orders to achieve a certain cost level – the bigger the order the cheaper each top. The first batch was a mix of summer weight long and short sleeved tops – 19 in all – which cost a tad under £40 each. Thanks to our models, Peter and Bob, not to mention Louise who is clearly excited by something – presumably our models! You see the effect a well designed cycling top can have! Several people have asked about winter weight tops – a copy of their price list may be found below, from which you

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That sinking feeling….

Yes, the CTC West Surrey website has been down for a couple of days, but now it’s up again. For an explanation, please speak to Plusnet, that highly recommended services provider. Only this time the very nice customer services person got it a bit wrong, which is why the site was down for a while. Oh well…..never mind…Worse things have happened. Apologies anyway!

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CTC West Surrey Cycle Tops ~ The Final Design

We’re all set for getting these produced – just waiting for the list from John M to send off. Below is the final design with the logo design too.

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Rides List for October – December 2012

The Rides List for October – December 2012 is now re-posted on to the website, with the bonus that you don’t have to lie on your side to read it! Photo shows our fave Manxman, Mark Cavendish, winning the stage on Guildford High Street.

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CTC West Surrey LOGO

Here are some further ideas for the logo. Obviously one can fiddle around with ideas until domesday but this is yer lot for now! Comments welcome either directly or why not post them below for others to see. The first is obviously the current one with the letters ‘DA’ taken out.

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Summer Navigator Results

Summer Navigator – 17 June 2012 Name Start Finish Points Penalties Total Mark Heal 10.05 14.05 1040 0 1040 Roger Philo 10.12 14.02 600 0 600 John Wilkins 10.12 13.54 430 0 430 Celia Wilkins 10.12 13.54 430 0 430 Sue Shaw 10.12 13.54 430 0 430 Hazel Steventon 10.12 13.54 430 0 430 Basia Pietrusiewiez 10.12 13.54 430 0 430 Hugh McKee 10.28 14.19 855 0 855 Liz Palethorpe 10.28 14.19 855 0 855 Carole Moore 10.28 14.19 855 0 855 Mark Aldridge 10.12 ??? checkpoint “Hugh” Mark Heal Roger Philo Easyriders 1 70 70 2 70 70 3 40 40 4 5 50 50 6 30 30 30 7 20 20 20 20 8 30 30 30 9 50 50 10 40 40 40 40 11 30 30 30 12 80 80 80 13 60 60 60 14 45 * 90 15 80 80 80 16 90 90

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Hospice to Hospice Charity Bike Ride ~ Sunday 30 September 2012

The charity, Shooting Star Chase, provides incredible support to families with a child never likely to reach its 19th birthday. It’s an almost unimaginable situation for most of us and it’s not hard to imagine how important any available support must be. So instead of your usual Sunday ride, why not raise some money and take part in what is bound to be an enjoyable and very worthwhile day. Starting in Guildford (so there’s no excuse!) a choice of rides – 40, 24 or 16 miles (Hampton start) – will all finish at Lord’s Cricket Ground in Maida Vale, West London (24 mile ride ends at Hampton). Lord’s has long been seen as the ‘Home of Cricket’ and the game’s spiritual ‘headquarters’. It remains, to this day, perhaps the most important single place in world cricket. If for no other reason, having the chance to take a look around Lord’s

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CTC West Surrey Reliability Rides 2012

The four rides ~ 35 and 50 miles ~ from two starting points ~ Pyrford and Godalming – went well with an increased turnout compared to last year – always pleasing for the organiser, who was Roger Philo. Thanks, Roger! A great course and sunny weather, although it was a shame the temperature was more arctic than spring-like! Those who completed the ride were Mike Batchelor (guest rider from London and current CTC Tourist Competition Champion), together with Chris Boggon, Nick Davison, Jane Gillbe, John Gillbe, Peter Hackman, Chris Jeggo, Clive Richardson, Geoff Smith, Anne Tanner, Derek Tanner, Arthur Twiggs, Jonathon Walters, Mark Waters, from CTC West Surrey. Photos from the ride may be found here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/markw48/sets/72157629490798190/show/ (Larger versions of all the images available from me if required.)

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Cycle Theft Prevention

Here’s something useful sent in by Nick D. Winston Churchill once described the Second World War as history’s most avoidable war; could bike theft be our most avoidable crime? The growing problem of bicycle theft (over ½ million last year) is relatively easily tackled. A very cost effective piece of the jigsaw of deterrants, designed to prevent crime, can be utilized by any club member. Possession is still nine tenths of the law. Look at the Home Office web-site and you will see that they strongly advise people to mark their possessions. The reason is quite simple: if the Police or Trading Standards come across suspected stolen goods, they need to have some identification on the items so that they can be linked to the crime. Otherwise they’re wasting their time, as the courts will not support any action for stealing or dealing in stolen property unless there is proof

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