2018 Photo competition – and the winner is……

After a long (and heated!) discussion, the committee finally agreed a winner for our 2018 Photo competition.

Over 60 excellent entries were received and it was very difficult to make a unanimous decision, however the winner was eventually deemed to be:

Derek Tanner

with his very wet ride photo.

You can see all the other submitted entries below – sorry if you don’t agree, but the Committee’s decision is final!

Annual Dinner 2019

It has been pointed out that the heading in my post about the annual dinner showed the incorrect date, although the text of the message was correct.  The actual date is confirmed as Saturday 2nd March 2019. More details, including booking arrangements, will be provided in the New Year, although naturally you may wish to ensure that the date is in your diary.John

Cycling Holiday in the Peak District 7-9 May 2019

A group of cyclists from West Surrey CTC are heading to the Peak District in May to explore this area by bike. We have reserved several rooms at the special rate of £60 single room / £80 double room at the Manifold Inn in Hulme End near Hartington (www.themanifoldinn.co.uk). The rooms are currently reserved for three nights from 7-9 May, but there is the option of adding an additional night on the Bank Holiday Monday 6 May. Some cyclists in the group have opted to rent cottages nearby for the entire week. There will be led rides every day visiting nearby places of interest.

If you would like to join us for this adventure, please contact Hilary Stephenson for further information (hilary878@btinternet.com). You can book rooms directly with the hotel with a 10% deposit and mention that you are part of the cycling group. Please let Hilary know if you are planning to go that we have an overview of numbers. Eleven cyclists have signed up so far. Non-cycling partners are welcome to join us and there are plenty of opportunities for them to enjoy walking or other activities whilst we are out cycling.

Happy cycling!

Hilary Stephenson

Consultation on making Lucas Green Road and Ford Road, West End one-way

This proposal affects cyclists. A mandatory one-way system would force cyclists, for some journeys, off minor roads on to the busy, narrow A322, unless contra-flow cycle lanes were included. An advisory one-way system might work, and would not affect cyclists.


This is by far the shortest questionnaire I have come across for years. There is no excuse for not doing it!