Club Cycle tops

The order for the next batch of cycle tops is about to be despatched, and I am pleased to confirm that the price (apart from the ladies pro-cut jerseys, for which I only have one order) will be no higher than the indicative prices advised on 17th November, and could even be lower.
I have received many orders (which keeps the price down) but it appears that some have relied on a previous expression of interest and have not confirmed that order since 17 November.  If that is is the case, please advise me as a matter of urgency, as the only orders I am placing are for those requests received after 17 November.   In order that you may check, I am placing orders for Roger Philo (2 jerseys), Chris Jeggo (2), Arthur Twiggs (2), Phil Gasson, Julian Allen, Tim and Debbie Richards, Louise Gagnon, John and Jane Gilbe,
Peter Fennemore, Paddy McLaughlin, Keith Stainer, John Findlay, and Peter Hackman.
If you are not on that list and wish to be, please contact me as a matter of urgency.
John Murdoch (01276-681131)

Club Cycle Tops – update

I am pleased to say that I have received plenty of orders for the West Surrey Cycle Tops (see post of 17 November) which means that we should be able to at least match the advertised indicative prices of £38 per jersey (£44 for ladies as superior quality, being “pro-cut”), plus £2.80 for long sleeves and £8 for winter fabric.  However, it also means that any additional orders placed now will not only benefit from that low price, but could also bring the price down even further (the supplier discount increases with increased quantity ordered).  Therefore, if you think you might like a Club jersey at some time in the future, now is the time to
order.  Just contact me to place an order, or for any enquiries you might have.  Closing date for orders remains Sunday 23rd
John Murdoch

Wednesday 19 November 2014 Ride

Wednesday 19 November dawned sunny and not too cold, resulting in a massive turnout of riders. Yours truly met everyone at coffee at Watts Gallery and reckoned there must have been around 40 of us – I may be wildly out but it seemed a lot. No fewer than four groups headed off in various directions to enjoy the fabulous autumn colours which seem to just get better and better this year. The question is, will we be seeing leaves on the trees at Christmas this year? If we do, then we’ll know for sure that the world really is screwed up – actually, did we ever doubt it!

As usual I was torn between riding with the fast boys and girls in group 4 or whether to have an easier day with the group 3s; I opted for the 3s led today by Chris Williamson. The route was a straightforward one along well known roads, but no less enjoyable for that, and I always enjoy riding through Loxwood (the parentals lived there for 35 years!). Lunch was taken at the Three Compasses at Alfold, which comes highly recommended; the food and drink were good and not too expensive; the welcome was warm and sincere and we even learned how to mix a Jaegerbomb – how useful will that be!

Have a look at the photos of groups below to see if you can find yourself – remember you can always click on a photo to see it enlarged; plus there are the usual ‘on the road’ shots, including one of Chris and his new Cannondale. I should have asked the person asleep in the corner to buy me a pint if I didn’t publish the picture – missed chance there!

An excellent day; long may the good weather continue!Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

Below is the route I recorded but it doesn’t show the full route from Mayford. My total mileage for the day was 37.6. The route may be found here: