Stolen Bikes ~ Can You Help?

Here’s a note from a couple who had their garage broken into recently. Details below. If you can keep an eye out for them – difficult we know – but you never know…  Contact Mark if you have any info.
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Make: Giant Trance 2 MTB

Difference from picture below: bike had been fitted with gold hubs and cables, and white handlebar grips

Specialized Myka Pro

Custom titanium bike. 
Distinctive engravings on frame (above). Initials CRH engraved on head tube. Name engraved on seat post HOLMES

Josie Dew Talk ~ 31st January

Here’s a rather special event which members are sure to be interested in attending. The talk has already been moved from the school hall to the local village hall, so expect a good turnout for what promises to be a very enjoyable evening.

An illustrated talk by Josie Dew
Thursday 31stJanuary 2013 at 7pm
at Milland Village Memorial Hall
Milland, W. Sussex GU30 7NA
Local cyclist Josie Dew has cycled 457,000 miles across 6 continents and 49 countries (some of them by accident). The survivor of several wonky knees and a handful of bottom brackets, she is still firmly fixed in the saddle.
Josie will take you on a whirlwind tour around the world describing what it is like to cycle alone across America, around Japan, Iceland, India, Hawaii, New Zealand and North Africa among other places. She will also be showing pictures of her two trips this year – cycling 1000 miles across Holland, Germany and Denmark with her two young daughters.
Tickets £10
(All proceeds go to supporting cycling projects at Hollycombe School)
Ticket price includes a glass of wine or soft drink, as many of Josie’s homemade biscuits and chocolate flapjacks as you can eat (doggy bags can be provided for the still hungry) and a free puncture repair kit.
To buy tickets, send a cheque or cash directly to the school marking your envelope ‘Josie Dew Talk’. If you are able to enclose a SAE please do so. Please also provide an email address and/or phone number with your booking.
Hollycombe School
Wardley Green, Milland, Hampshire GU30 7LY
tel: 01428 741332

NEW Cycle Tops ~ get your order in quick!

Another order for the new cycle tops is about to be placed. If you want one – and let’s face it, how could you not! – you need to leap into action within the next couple of days.

Pease advise John Murdoch ( by Sunday 13th January at the latest, specifying size (small, medium, large, XL or XLL, bearing in mind that the jerseys are sized to be “snug”, so you may therefore require a larger size than normal) and whether short or long sleeved.  The price (£36.50 for short sleeved and £39.50 for long sleeved) is based on putting an order in for at least 10 shirts, and we will order at least that number this time. If you miss this order then it may be a while before we are able to place a further order at such a favourable price.

CTC West Surrey ~ Grand Nosh or The BIG Dinner

It’s been some time since we held a dinner but, following expressions of interest at last November’s AGM, your Committee has organised one which we very much hope you will want to come to. You’re most welcome to bring a friend or two along with you.

Date & Time: Saturday 9th February 2013 at 19.30 hours.

Venue: The Mill at Elstead;
Address: Farnham Road  Elstead, Surrey GU8 6LE.   Tel 01252 703333.

Cost: £20 per head for all 3 courses, £15 for two courses (starter & main or main & dessert)


(a) Confit Duck pate, onion jam & toast
(b) Leek & potato soup, country bloomer
(c) The Mill prawn & crayfish cocktail
(d) Black pudding hash, soft poached egg & hollandaise

Main Course:
(a) Pan seared breast of chicken, thyme potato cake, creamy mushroom reduction
(b) Roast topside of beef, goose fat roasties & chasseur sauce
(c) Loin of pork, grain mustard mash & creamy cider sauce
(d) Roast fillet of salmon, pumpkin & sage potatoes
(e) Root vegetable & goats cheese pie, tomato sauce (v)

(a) Chocolate profiteroles, hot chocolate sauce
(b) Braeburn apple crumble & custard
(c) Vanilla cheesecake, red berries
(d) Sticky toffee pudding & vanilla pod ice cream

Guest Speaker: yet to be confirmed. It’s possible that we may not have one on this occasion.

Action required if you want to attend:

Please confirm your intention to attend as soon as possible by …

1. …sending a deposit of £5 (or full payment if preferred) per person by cheque. Deadline 1st February.

2. …providing the menu choices of everyone in your party along with your cheque.

Send these to John Murdoch at 4 Park Avenue, Camberley, Surrey GU15 2NQ.
John may be contacted by phone on 01276-681131 or by email at with any queries.

Contact him also if you would find it easier to make your payment by bank transfer over the internet; he will provide you with the account details.

John is also happy to take cheques and menu choices directly from people when on a ride, but please don’t expect him to remember your menu choices – write them down clearly on a bit of paper with your name on it, preferably enclosed in an envelope with the cheque.

Look forward to seeing you there!