Waverley Ride4Peace

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) cycling club invites you to the Waverley Ride for Peace.

The 100km ride will begin at 9.30am from Islamabad, Tilford, and encompass the picturesque village of Tilford and its surrounding areas, including the Waverley towns of Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming.

The purpose of the event is to:
1) Encourage community cohesion by bringing the Waverley communities together through cycling.
2) Help promote the use of cycling as a sustainable, environmentally friendly and effective form of transport.
3) Promote the health benefits of cycling.
4) Support local causes in Waverley.

Date: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

Venue: Islamabad, Tilford, Surrey, GU10 2AQ

Registration: 08:30 AM
Start: 09:30 AM

Click here for details

Ripley – World famous as the ‘Mecca for all good cyclists’

This upcoming exhibition needs to enthuse all the cyclists out there who may be surprised to know that Ripley was once the most famous place on the planet for cycling .

The exhibition is called RIPLEY – WORLD FAMOUS AS THE ‘MECCA FOR ALL GOOD CYCLISTS’. It traces the origin of the so called Ripley Road which was, in fact part of the Portsmouth Road between Ditton and Ripley. The cycling craze from 1870 -1900 which brought thousands of cyclists into Ripley and in particular to the Anchor Pub and the hospitality of the Dibble family. It features the memorials in Ripley church and the ‘spin offs’ of the craze such as the Anchor Visitor books, a Ripley board game featuring the Anchor. We are delighted that The Anchor are supporting the exhibition with a free draw for lunch for 2 in their restaurant. as the new village hall is being opened)

So please encourage your members to come along from the 8th of June any Saturday morning  from 10-12 (the 22nd might be worth avoiding as the new village hall is being opened)  – we can also open at other times by arrangement

Clare McCann -museum curator

Maggie’s at the Royal Marsden – Surrey Cycle Challenge – 28 April


Maggie’s have asked whether any members of WSCC would like to act as guides at their forthcoming charity cycling event.

The event is on Sunday 28 April 2024, with 3 different distances available. The roads will not be closed for this event, but all routes will be fully signposted. The event page can be accessed here: https://www.maggies.org/get-involved/find-event/surrey-cycle-challenge/

There are staggered start times depending on the distance: 8am (100 miles), 9am (50 miles) and 10am (28 miles). These are the routes:
28-mile route: Maggies 28 mile 2024 · Ride with GPS
50-mile route: Maggies 50 mile 2024 · Ride with GPS
100-mile route: Maggies 100 mile 2024 · Ride with GPS
They are looking for some cycling guides to join them on the day, similar to the role of a ride leader, to ensure participants have a great experience. Someone to be on hand to support participants should they have any issues and for the less experienced riders to have someone to follow and cycle with. They are looking to secure six guides, two per route (and they have already secured three). Last year there were 70+ participants. They are hoping for a few more this year, up to a maximum of 100. All participants and guides will receive lots of fuelling snacks on the day and a lunch stop at their centre in Sutton. They would also be more than happy to cover your travel expenses.

All proceeds raised from this event will go towards supporting Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden, allowing them to support people living with cancer, so they’d be very grateful for our help. More information about their work here: https://www.maggies.org/our-centres/maggies-royal-marsden/

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Claudia Sandu at claudia.sandu@maggies.org or on 07725 487 951.

Overton 100, Danebury 150 and Stonehenge 200 Audax Rides

On Sunday June 16th 2024, the Overton 100k, Danebury 150k and the (nearly) Stonehenge 200k Audaxes will take place starting from Elstead Village Hall at 8.00, 8.30 and 9am respectively. These events are being run by our club so come and support us! Details are on the Audax UK website – enter now to guarantee your place.