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Prudential Ride London – places!

Thinking forward to glorious summer cycling days, perhaps you’ve just decided you want a challenge. Joe Ward writes…. We have places available in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 at a discounted rate for team entries – the bigger the team the bigger the discount. We would very much appreciate your support: I write on behalf of VICTA, a national charity in the UK that works to empower children and young adults who are blind or partially sighted. We work hard to help our youngsters question limiting presumptions they might have, helping them to view themselves and their potential in a new way. We want them to be able to make a difference to their own lives. Help us to help more blind children. Kind regards  Joe Ward Fundraising Manager

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Next quarter’s rides

The next quarter’s rides have now been added to the calendar and can be downloaded from the downloads page. If you have installed them on your smartphone they should automatically update. The Midweek Wayfarers have two new start points, one near  Aldershot and one near Shalford which will open up new areas to explore.

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The Bicycle Icycle is Cancelled

Owing to deep snow and too many icycles, this event is cancelled. Many apologies. Mark

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The Bicycle Icycle – Will It Happen?

In case you’d somehow overlooked the fact, it’s our First Event of the Year tomorrow and the weather isn’t looking promising from a cycling point of view. I don’t want to cancel it yet because all the forecasts say something different and there might be someone out there unafraid of the zero temperatures. If the snow doesn’t hit us over night, there’s still a possibility that the roads will be dry, but it’s important to bear in mind the effects of cold on the accumulated choss which covers copious sections of the route. It really was very dirty out there yesterday when I rode the full route in fine conditions. My reluctant recommendation would be not to ride the Icycle tomorrow. If anyone chooses to ride and s/he comes to grief, then they must accept the fact that they chose to ride against my recommendation; I will not be held

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Dinner 3rd March

The dinner on Saturday is scheduled to go ahead as planned.  I have sent an e-mail to all those who have booked with further details, if you have not received that e-mail please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you.

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West Surrey cycling trips – spaces available

There have been a couple of cancellations on 2 trips organised by Hilary Stephenson: 8-11 May Wiltshire     Two double rooms available at the Bell House Hotel, Sutton Benger 3-8 July   Cornwall     One single room at the Donnington Guesthouse, Truro. If you are interested in going please contact Hilary on *protected email*before 15 Feb for further details.  

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Annual dinner – March 3rd

As already advised, we will again be holding an annual dinner in March.  This is our main social occasion of the year, and is an opportunity for anyone who is associated with West Surrey CTC in any way to get together for what we hope will again be a very enjoyable evening.  It will also  include the presentation of awards, both formal and informal, by our President, Keith Chesterton. Details are as follows:- Date:  Saturday 3rd March Time:  7.00 for 7.30 dinner Location:  The Princess Royal, Guildford Road, Runfold, Farnham, GU10 1NX  Cost:  £17.50 for 2 courses, £24 for 3 courses; a subsidy will be provided by the Club to hold prices down Menu:  See attached. Booking:  Contact John Murdoch by e-mail (*protected email*) or ‘phone (01276-681131), advising names of attendees and menu choices; you will receive a response advising how payment should be made, either by bank internet transfer

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next G-Bug meeting

If you haven’t already seen the blog post, there is an important meeting taking place at the Council Chambers on 30th January to discuss cycling in Guildford ( Please come along and give your support. Pat Daffarn  

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2018 dinner

The annual dinner in 2018 will take place on Saturday 3rd March, with the venue again being the Princess Royal at Runfold, who looked after us well earlier this year, and provided very good food.  You may wish to make a note of the date now.  I will post further details, including the menu, and how to book, in the New Year.

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Ladies cycling jersey

It has been pointed out that the only ladies jersey available is the sport fit, which is described as unisex, and therefore may well not be ideal for ladies. I have therefore added another item to the list of clothing available, being:- Ladies short sleeve pro fit jersey, 3/4 zip  Price £43  Sizes S1 to S10 (see Owayo website for full details) The pro fit is more expensive than the sport fit, but I have applied a similar level of discount.  The pro fit is also a more snug fit, we have had one previous order for this item (in 2015), at size S7, and if you are concerned about sizing I can put you in touch with that purchaser, if you e-mail me to let me know. If you wish to order this item, please e-mail me by the deadline, this Sunday, 19th November. John Murdoch

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