I am organising a couple of things which are not part of WSCTC’s formal programme – they are not on the Rides List.  I have posted information about them on the the WS Forum, but have recently become aware that most members neither look at it regularly nor are subscribers (for email notifications), so they are not aware of the ride to the seaside I am organising this Sunday nor of my tour in S France in September.

WSCTC currently has two forums, ‘Discussions’ and ‘For Sale and Wanted’.  If you already have a WSCTC user name and password you can log in and then, at the top of each forum page you will find a ‘Subscribe’ hyperlink.  (If you are already subscribed it will say ‘Unsubscribe’ instead.)  Otherwise you can go to either Forum page and find the ‘Register’ section at the foot of the left-hand column.  Registering for a forum automatically subscribes you to that forum (as well as letting you post to it).

I’m fairly sure that’s how it works, but if I’ve got some detail a bit wrong I hope our Webmaster will provide a correction.

Please note that ‘Latest News’ and the Blog are intended for official stuff.  The Forum is the place where unofficial posts may appear.


  1. Can anyone inform me of the set up of Farmham Sunday all day ride? Is it very, very fast? I have a friend, new to cycling but good rider!

  2. Dear Chris and Mr Webmaster,

    I wasn’t aware that the blog was “intended for official stuff” and that “The Forum is the place where unofficial posts may appear”. Past posts certainly do not reflect this as everything including some member’s very short cycling shorts – complete with pics(!), Roger Philo’s return on the bike, a thank you message from Barry Rolfe’s widow, and photos from the 1975 Chobham meet have appeared on the blog.

    Chris and John, we need to clarify this for our members. Personally I think the Discussion Forum should be for just that: discussions. It is hard enough to get our members to register for “pushed information” such as Latest News and Blog. Indeed, I think advertising your unofficial rides on the Blog is the perfect medium.

    For your consideration, please.


    • You’re right, Louise. The Discussions forum is for discussions; it is certainly the place for items which “do not necessarily represent the views of West Surrey CTC.”

      I accept that my use of the word ‘official’ was an oversimplification and an overstatement. All the recent blog items you mention were posted by committee members or ride leaders, or else could not be conceived to be controversial. Some months ago a couple of items I posted on the blog were moved to the forum, but I accepted this as correct, and indeed the committee view, after they had met, turned out to be different.

  3. Testing

  4. I have subscribed to the Forum and will be following the discussions. If anyone has had difficulty registering for the Forum recently, please try again as our wonderful Webmaster has fixed a glitch that caused some problems.