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London to Canterbury Cycle Challenge for the Children’s Trust

‘We’re offering cycle club members the chance to sign up for just £20 with our special discount code FRANCE17.’ (Kimberley Lumm, Events Intern) Help children with brain injury by taking on the climbs of the Pilgrim’s Way in The Children’s Trust London to Canterbury Cycle Challenge on Sunday 10th September 2017! Described as “one of the best charity rides in the calendar”, the ride gives even the most seasoned of cyclists a thrill with over 1500 metres of climb between its start in London’s Kidbrooke and finish in Canterbury, Kent. Hot and cold breakfasts will be available to purchase at the start line in Kidbrooke, London, before riders are given a staggered start between 8 and 9am. Choose from a challenging 65 or 80 mile route, both fully signed and marshalled throughout. Riders will enjoy regular and well stocked feed stations. Cyclists can complete the challenge safe in the knowledge

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IOW ride 12 July 2017

Here are a few pics of the G3 ride on the Isle of Wight, courtesy of Alan Mayger – a bit grey to start with but soon gave way to a beautiful sunny day. Excellent lunch at the Crown pub at Shorwell, enlivened by the sight of huge fish fighting over bread with the ducks!

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Vosges 2017

You’ve seen the photos, now read the blog! http://bit.ly/2u9hodn

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The (not so) Wild Atlantic Way as ridden by Mark and Susan

Please find a link to the blog (with a link at the bottom to just the photos). Enjoy! http://bit.ly/2ttw7y6

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Midweek Wayfarers #Group4 – Photos of their recent Vosges trip

Sit back with a nice glass of Pimms and re-live the holiday by clicking on this link. Words to follow when time permits.   (If that link doesn’t work try this one)

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Woking Midweek Wayfarers Group 4 Ride ~ 7 June 2017

Those chasing dreams rode all the way from home to the south coast and back, and well done to them – a good 100 miles probably. And not without problems either: Don broke a spoke but was saved by  Petersfield Cycleworks who sold him a new wheel – and still he, William, Martin and Matt arrived before the train-assisted bunch (yours truly included) made it to coffee at Stansted House. This is a ride eagerly anticipated by many each year. Why, you may ask? The answer is easy: we all love the Bosham Ferry crossing. And it wasn’t long before we reached it. We weren’t entirely sure how much spray might land on our bikes during the short crossing, since it was really quite windy, but there was no need to worry – it wasn’t that bad. As you can see, it was a glorious day, if a little chilly

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Farnham Cycling Festival

For its 2nd year, the Festival is co-organised with the very successful Farnham Charity Bike Ride which has grown to 1800 participants. New free elements this year include the women’s and men’s town center road races on closed roads which will be attracting nationally, British Cycling racing licence holders. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/160594/Pedal-Heaven-Farnham-Town-Centre-Races https://www.farnhamfestivalofcycling.org/copy-of-town-centre-races   ?The event is now supported by County, District and Town Council and is set to become a major annual jamboree.?

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Guildford Cycling Campaign (G-BUG)

The next G-Bug Open Meeting is at Guildford Borough Council offices at 6pm on Tuesday June 6th, all are welcome. They have two guest speakers: Clare Rogers – Enfield Cycle Campaign Paul Gasson – Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Enfield Cycle Campaign along with Enfield Borough who have recently had a government grant of £30M installed a segregated cycle route on the A105 through the centre of the Borough. Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign have worked with the local Council in a major scheme costing £50M+ involving the villagisation of Waltham Forest by implementation of a Mini-Holland scheme where most rat runs have been closed and 20mph speed limits introduced in residential areas such that the streets now belong to the residents not the traffic. This allows safe use for cyclists and pedestrians and even creates children’s play streets! Could this be North Street? They will be offering their considerable experience to advise us on how we

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Mid-week Trip To Somerset (May 2017)

Immediately following the Mayday holiday weekend, 22 of our cycling clan headed to North Wootton for four days of riding in the glorious Somerset countryside. The first and fourth days consisted of 30-mile rides on Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning, taking in lots of lovely quiet lanes.  We also took the time to visit a 13th century tithe barn in Pilton, cycled past Worthy Farm where the Glastonbury Festival is held, slithered our way through a ford and enjoyed a welcome cup of coffee and cake in Castle Cary. The first full day (Wednesday) was a relaxed affair riding through the Somerset Levels and pondering the devastation caused by floods in recent years, however the area is now calm consisting of water meadows, nature reserves and peat beds.  Coffee (obligatory) was taken in the city of Wells with time to visit the Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and wander around the market

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Mayday Midweek

We went to Somerset last week, staying at The Crossways at North Wootton, a few miles south of Wells.  The worst weather we had to face was a few spotlets of drizzle, so we had some good rides to Wells, Glastonbury, Castle Cary, The Levels and the Mendips, including Cheddar Gorge. Many thanks to Anne, Derek and Hilary for all their organising — accommodation, meals, rides, leading etc — resulting in yet another successful Mayday tour enjoyed by 20-odd members. Here are a few photos of Cheddar Gorge.  There are more of my photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_jeggo/albums/72157683684812515.

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