Ride Leaders’ Workshop

All Ride Leaders should note that the workshop will be held on Saturday 9 May 2015 at the Bird in Hand pub at Mayford Green from 10:00am (doors open 09:45) to 12:00am. All current Ride Leaders, Backmarkers, and also those considering becoming a Ride Leader are invited to attend.

Prudential Ride London-Surrey100 2015

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices currently have 11 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 charity places up for grabs. In order to secure a charity place they ask for a minimum sponsorship of £500 which goes towards the vital services they offer to patients and their families living with a life limiting illness in Surrey.

Please find attached the Prudential Ride London-Surrey100 Application Form and be aware that the deadline to apply is the 1st May. By being a part of ‘Team WSB’ you will receive full fundraising advice and guidance. You can visit their website www.wsbhospices.co.uk for more information.

As you know the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 takes place on the 2nd August with 25,000 thousand cyclists embarking on the 100 mile ride past London’s iconic landmarks and through the rolling Surrey Hills.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Warm regards,

Melissa Stock
Challenge Events Fundraiser

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

T:  01483 881752

Prudential Ride 100 Charity Application 2015

email (17 Feb 2015) from Jacqui Rolfe

Sorting through my overflowing inbox I came across this and realised that I should have blogged it at the time.  Mea culpa!


Subject    Barry’s Funeral

From     Jacqui Rolfe <jacquirolfe@icloud.com>

To     chris@jeggo.org.uk <chris@jeggo.org.uk>

Date     2015-02-17 22:46

Can you please pass on my thanks to you and the other cyclists who came to the funeral last Friday for the lovely comments everyone wrote in the book of condolence. I didn’t have any time or opportunity to meet with you as I was surrounded with so many people who had come to remember him and pay their respects .

I would have liked to meet you as he often spoke of you all and he enjoyed riding with your group for nearly 10 years as he got his 10 year CTC certificate at Xmas before moving to Poole last March.

I did meet several members in France a few years ago when he did the Semaine Federal and indeed we did our second one together last year on our new Roberts tandem. Unfortunately I don’t know how I will ride it now he has gone and he has a garage full of his bikes which I need to get valued for his estate.

Once again please pass on my thanks to everyone and if you have any thoughts on bikes or indeed any nice stories you have of Barry I would be grateful to hear them. I still can’t believe he is gone as he was so full of life and it was totally unexpected. The only consolation is he died happy without pain and doing what he loved doing and he would never have wanted to be ill or a burden on anyone.


Jacqui Rolfe


35 mile Reliability Ride ~ 12 April 2015

Spring weather doesn’t come much better than what was dished out to us today; I trust everyone who didn’t take part in this event had something equally good going on – if you didn’t, you missed a perfect cycling day.

It’s a lovely route, tried and tested over the years, with the bonus in recent years of a good café stop at Kirdford. This is the route.

35 mile Reliability Ride Route

















Thanks, Hilary (to coffee) and Laurie (the whole way) for your company, particularly Laurie for your excellent pacing. The headwind home was challenging, particularly when you haven’t ridden a 50 mile ride since last year; suffering has never been so pleasurable. And I did just manage to make it up my hill without getting off – hurrah!


Sunshine ride

Typical 100k six hour ride also including coffee stop in Savill Gardens, pub lunch and 5 miles of Thames at Henley towpath. Glorious!  Even time to stop In Windsor Great Park to allow the photographer (Chris Ball) to record the scene.
West Surrey CTC near Windsor