Cycling Safety Focus Group – Guildford

Steven Cammiss, a Senior Lecturer in Law at Leicester Law School, University of Leicester, is undertaking a research study on the safety of vulnerable road users.  He will be holding focus groups with cyclists to discuss why we cycle, how safe (or otherwise) we feel, what can make us feel safer, and the role of the law in promoting safety, at the CyclingUK HQ in Railton Road, Guildford,  GU2 9JX.  He hopes to organise groups with a range of cycling experiences, but is particularly interested in hearing from occasional or social cyclists.

You do not need to have been involved in an accident/incident; he is seeking views on perceptions of safety, not necessarily on actual incidents/prosecutions. Finally, when the research is published, participants will not be named; your anonymity is guaranteed.  There may be a small incentive offered to anyone who participates but details of this are not available at this stage.  If you are interested and wish to see more details please click on one of the links below.

August 13th event

August 14th event

Barry Annis

I think I am the only current rider who remembers Barry, but there may be former riders who visit our website.

Sadly, Barry died as the result of a brain tumour on 16th July. He was a kind, gentle man and a gentleman. I was sad when he gave up club riding many years ago, for he was always good company. My memories of time spent together awheel are all happy ones.

In 1981 Barry had his arm twisted to ride a trike in the National 24-hour Time Trial, accompanying two other W Surrey CTC members, Stuart Jackson and Edwin Hargraves, who were keen on breaking records on trikes and tandem trike. Riding for Farnham Road Club they won the team prize with a National Competition Record of 1230 miles (Stuart setting a club record of 456.6 miles). (See, where the name Mantle is also to be found.)

There is to be a private service for family and close friends at 3 p.m. on Wednesday 8th August at Guildford Crematorium.

On Friday 10th August at 11.00 a.m. there is to be a Memorial and Thanksgiving Service at St Mary’s Church, Bramshott (near Liphook), GU30 7SQ, for all Barry’s many friends. The vicar is arranging for Barry’s bike to be at the church ‘as he lived on it’.

Tour of the Hills Sunday 19th August – marshals required

It is now less than 5 weeks to the Tour of the Hills, our big event of the year.  As always, it requires a number of marshals to man the control points, and enable the event to take place.  Please volunteer your services, by e-mailing me (, specifying whether you have a preference for your control times – early 9.00 to 11.00, middle 10.30 to 16.00, and late 12.30 to 18.00.  Those times are approximate, and do not mean that you will be required for the entire time.  Early volunteers will be given priority for their preference.A number of regulars have volunteered in recent years, which is much appreciated, but it would also be really good to welcome others who have not marshalled before.  It is not an onerous task, you will be given full instruction, and it will involve you in the club as well as supporting the organisers of this prestigous event which is so important to us, not least financially (therefore benefitting members generally). I look forward to hearing from you.