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Whitmore Common ~ Bridleway Event

The Worplesdon Bridleway Association are celebrating the re-surfacing of a large stretch of bridleway on Whitmore Common this Friday (18 August). If you use this common, located just north of Salt Box Road, you might wish to support this event. If so, please contact Philippa Wright, Chairman on 01483 560583.

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Midweek Wayfarers ride 2 August

In view of the poor forecast for tomorrow, it has been decided that the planned train assist rides from Micheldever should not take place. Instead, the following local rides have been arranged:- Grade 3 – start at New Inn, Send (GU23 7AE) at 9.15, coffee at Polesden Lacey Grade 4 – start at Normandy Crossroads (GU3 2DB) at 9.30, coffee to be decided on the day Grade 2 – no change

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Tour of the Hills Sunday 20th August – volunteer to marshal

The Tour of the Hills is the Club’s major event and requires a large amount of support to enable it to take place, including volunteer marshals.  Marshalling is not an onerous job, but an essential one, as well as being very rewarding; competitors in the past have been full of appreciation for the work of the marshals.   The event is now only 4 weeks away, on Sunday 20th August, so please volunteer now by contacting me at johnmatsouthview@btinternet.com.  Those first to respond will have the best chance of getting their preferred marshal post and time slot (early – 10.15 onwards, late 12.30 onwards), so please let me know your preference when responding.  Whenever you assist, please make sure that you visit Shere Village Hall and tuck into the superb food provided by other club volunteers, for both you and the competitors. It is worth mentioning that the Tour of the

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100/75 mile rides Sun 16 July

Change of start location. Although the cafe at Rokers is still open, the golf course is not, which means the cafe and the car park close too early for us to use for these events. The event will therefore start and finish at my house, Hunters Moon, Weydown Lane, Guildford GU2 9UT. Parking space is limited, so if you can cycle to the start, please do. Entry fee will still be £2 but this will include refreshments at the start and finish. Happy cycling Roger   gpx files 100 mile~2017.pdf 75 mile~2017.pdf  

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High Turnout for Elstead Audaxes

Warm and sunny weather prevailed for the three Audax events [Stonehenge 206k, Danebury 152k and Elstead 112k] run by club members yesterday. Eleven club members swelled the high turnout of 94 entries.

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Audax Rides from Elstead on Sunday 4th June

This Sunday there will be three Audax rides organised by West Surrey members based at Elstead Village Hall. The ‘Nearly Stonehenge 200k”, ‘The Danbury 150’ and the ‘Elstead 100’ will start from the Village Hall at 8, 8.30 and 9am. Food and drink will be served at the start and finish. Route sheets will be available at the start as well as GPX files on the AUK website. Entry on the day for £7.

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Woking Sunday Riders

Please note that the ride on Sunday 21st May from Boots in Woking is cancelled as there is no ride leader available on that day. Good wishes to all John Wills

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Centurion Way Update

The route from Chichester to West Dean was extended last year to reach the main A286 passing under the road but ended at a fence. The South Downs National Park announced today that new steps have now been built with a bike ramp to reach Motor Road, which leads to the main road, opposite the pub at West Dean village.

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50 and 35 mile Reliability Rides 9th April 2017

Over the years I have received a number of adverse comments about the fact that these rides finish about 12 miles from where they start. A few have also commented that they like the ride to Kirdford but are not so keen on the ride from there to Holmbury St Mary. As a trial to gauge reaction, this year’s rides will finish back at the Crown Court car park, Godalming where they start . If you can’t see me outside at the start it will probably be because I’m in the Jack Phillips having breakfast. Click below to download route sheets and TCX files for the new routes. Roger Route notes 35 mile Route notes 50 mile TCX files

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Too Close for Comfort?

The latest edition of Cycling UK’s monthly newsletter to member groups included this piece* : Too Close for Comfort? Cars overtaking too close…. we’ve all experienced it and we wish they wouldn’t. West Midlands Police back in September last year began to tackle this problem with plain clothes officers on bikes and close pass education mats. The results were instant, with a 50% drop in reported close passes. Cycling UK decided to try and make sure this result was replicated in other areas by raising enough money to ensure every force across the UK had its own mat. Our ‘Too Close for Comfort’ appeal reached its target in 48 hours, and now we’re looking to pass these mats on to police forces across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We’d love to get our groups involved in their handover and create a bit of a local PR about the perils of close passes,

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