The Orchard Barn Café, Churt

The Orchard Barn Café, Churt is due to close permanently on the 12.7.2019.  Sad, as it was a rather nice place where I felt welcome whenever I dropped by for a fry-up breakfast.


Elstead Audaxes – Helpers Wanted

The Elstead Audaxes [200,150 and 100km] will be held on Sunday 21st July and are run by our club from Elstead Village Hall. I should like a helper for serving hot drinks at the start and preparing cold food for the finish. Also, a helper to sign-in the finishers for the 100km event [from 1.30 to 5.00]. Please contact Nick Davison [>]

G-BUG Open meeting 12th June

G-BUG (Guildford Bike User Group) open meeting ‘Guildford Cycle Network and Bikeshare proposals

Wednesday 12th June in the Council Chamber at Guildford Borough Council offices Millmead Guildford GU2 4BB, starting at 6pm. GBC has conducted two related studies into, respectively, improving Guildford’s cycle network, and a bike share scheme (similar to London’s ‘Boris Bikes’). In this meeting GBC Officers and their consultants will tell us about their proposals. Please come along to hear about this important development for cycling in our town and offer your feedback on the proposals. All very welcome.

G-BUG Round the Hogs Back Cycle Ride

Sunday 9th June. Please join us for a leisurely 24 mile cycle ride along quiet lanes and off-road cycle tracks. The ride will pass through Shalford, Binscombe, Puttenham, Runfold to Tongham then back to Guildford via the ‘Christmas Pie Trail’. Departs: 9.30 am from Guildford Borough Council Car Park, Millmead. Coffee at Puttenham and (late) pub lunch (optional) back at Guildford.

G-Bug – The Guildford Cycle Campaign

John Harper

Not many riding now will remember John Harper, who died recently at the age of 94, his final years spent in a care home as a victim of dementia. He was a well liked and respected member of West Surrey CTC. John and his family were frequent participants in club rides and events during the 1970s to 1990s, he and his wife Polly helping in the running of some of them. His son James says, “the CTC was a very important part of his life, and indeed of all our lives at that time.”

He is in two 1975 photos in and in another in an August 1980 entry in Son James is mentioned in 1977 in and daughter Emma in 1979 in

In addition to his children he is survived by his wife Polly, who is also in a care home.