Chris Juden’s posts on CTC Forum

I’ve been looking at the CTC forum.  Yesterday CJ (Chris Juden) posted two items which I think will interest you:

If you are not inclined to track all the way back through this thread, you might like to know that CJ’s first post quotes an earlier post by Si:

which in turn quotes a post by JohnW:

Plenty to think about here.

Does anybody know …

… what this is?  Photographed at an altitude of about 1300m overlooking the Grand Canyon du Verdon, Provence, France in mid-September.


Club Cycle Tops – delivery

I have now received the delivery of the new cycle tops, and very smart they look too.  In order that I may deliver them to as many riders as possible, I intend to bring them to the New Year meet at Seale, and hope that those of you who ordered the tops can be there as well, and be able to transport them home with you.
If you cannot attend on New Year’s Day, please be in contact so that we may arrange a suitable alternative.
A reminder that the prices are £31.20 for short sleeved, £34 long sleeved, and £42 long sleeved winter weight.  I would prefer that payment is made electronically direct to the West Surrey bank account, and if you e-mail me I will let you know the bank account details.  Alternatively, you can pay by cheque on the day, cheques made payable to West Surrey CTC.

Guildford Travel Club

Madagascar – it’s not just about lemurs

Chris Beynon cycles through central and eastern Madagascar seeing day-to-day life in this poor country, as well as some of the famous wildlife.

An illustrated talk at Guildford Travel Club.

  • Tuesday 6 January
  • Doors open 7.30pm, talk 8-10pm.
  • Onslow Village Hall
  • £7 admission

For further information see Guildford Travel Club website or phone 01483 452399.

[The author on tour with Chris in 19xxx – on the way to Cape Wrath; yes, it’s the ‘P’ word!]

Puncture on the Parph#cropped

‘H’ in fine form

The Mid-week Wayfarers ride this week attracted 30-40 people to coffee at Poppy’s, Badshot Lea. From there we split in several directions, with 9 of us heading for lunch at The Squirrel, Hurtmore.

After lunch we again split into 3 groups, with Chris Jeggo deciding to ride with me via Compton, the climb past Watt’s Gallery and descending through Onslow Village. Chris then suggested that as we would practically be passing Harold & Kath Coleman’s house we should call in, which we did.

Although Harold hasn’t had any involvement with the West Surrey for a number of years now, our long standing  members will remember his many contributions to the club’s activities in the past. To cite one example, our favourite award, The Wooden Crank, was made by Harold and is a twice life size replica of a Campagnolo Record crank.

As it turned out, Kath wasn’t in when we called, being out on some musical activity according to Harold. She had, however, arranged for a lady with a dog, to go out with Harold for a walk. So we went in and chatted with Harold for 10 -15 minutes until the lady and the dog arrived. Harold was pleased to see us and suggested we call again.