Annual Dinner 2016

The annual dinner, which was resurrected a few years ago, will be held again in 2016, and once again it will incorporate the presentation of the awards. There will be no guest speaker this year, but instead there will a surprise “performance” by one of our talented members, assisted by their friends; I can assure you that this is not to be missed.

The details are:

Date: Saturday 5 March 2016

Venue: The Princess Royal, Runfold, Farnham, GU10 1NX

Time: 7.00 for 7.30


Ham broth with crusty bread
London porter smoked salmon and caper beurre blanc terrine
Spiced roast cauliflower with quinoa and spring onions
Crispy lamb breast with rice noodles
Braised beef with kale, horseradish and celeriac mash
Roast hake with creamed leeks, crushed potatoes and spinach
Pan fried chicken breast with champ, roast swede and white wine gravy
Spring vegetable and orzo pasta fricassee
Banoffee cheesecake, toffee sauce
Baked chocolate mousse with passion fruit
Rhubarb crumble, custard
Selection of Judes ice-cream

Two courses £16.50 per person
Three courses £22.50 per person

You will note that we will be returning to the Princess Royal in 2016, which should continue to give members an excellent value for money Club dinner, avoiding the substantial room hire charge which the Mill have now introduced. It means that we have been able to maintain exactly the same meal cost as last year.

The favourable pricing is dependent on members supporting the event in good numbers. Therefore, to enable me to enjoy Christmas without worry, I would appreciate it if you would book NOW, upon reading these details. Please e-mail me (, advising your menu choices. I will then advise you how to pay by electronic transfer direct to the Club’s account; a full refund will be provided if you cancel more than 2 weeks before the date of the dinner.

John Murdoch

West Surrey AGM

I had to miss it this year.  What happened?  Has anyone written, or is anyone writing, a summary for the magazine?  I’ve received an email from Dane saying that the deadline is extended to about 6 December.

Blacknest Golf Club Cafeteria

Some of us had lunch at the Blacknest golf club café “The Nest” recently and were made very welcome. They are keen to encourage cyclists.

Small groups are welcome; larger groups please call 01420 22888  beforehand. The manager offered 10% discount for West Surrey CTC members and would be happy to discuss special menus for group bookings. Though he didn’t mention it, it might be tactful for cleated riders to use the side entrance, as people in spiked golf shoes are asked to do.

More information and menus at: