I received the following in regard to our Muddy Lane application for a MMO (Map Modification Order). At least it is still moving along. “Following the first public consultation, it became apparent that a small part of the route is over land where ownership cannot be determined. On 14 March the Secretary of State granted Surrey County Council dispensation on this so another 42 day statutory public consultation period has now commenced ending 8 May after which the Secretary of State will make a decision.” Dare we hope we can cycle Muddy Lane starting this summer????
Norman has been working away on the pedestrian and cycle friendly route from Chobham to Woking and is about to launch a petition. When we have the details, I will send an e-mail so you can sign the petition.
Norman went to the Space for Cycling workshop in London at the end of Jan. and he will be at our next pub night to fill us in on what was talked about and especially the “tube maps” that he and others are working on. Pub night this month will be on 28 March. It is at the Sovereigns on Guildford Road in Woking starting at 7:30.
Our first cycle ride of the year was yesterday and the weather was pretty good and Norman was delighted there were no punctures! Please remember to bring a spare inner tube for your bike. Our next ride will be on the second Sunday of the month April 9th.
The reason for the switch is that some of you may like to attend the Elmbridge Vaguely Interesting Easter Egg hunt run by George James on Easter Sunday the 16th. If you haven’t been to one, they are great fun. Starting from the Hand & Spear at Weybridge Station at 10am on Easter Sunday, the Easter Egg Hunt will take you on a tour of the area looking for hidden “Easter eggs”. In teams of two or three cyclists, and using a map and a clue sheet you will have 2 hours to find as many answers as possible. You can ride in a team of two or three. Don’t worry if you don’t already have a buddy to ride with, you can be paired up with someone suitable at the start. There will be no fixed route, but expect to cycle around 20 miles or so. And there are prizes! Also you can stop at the pub at the end for lunch if you like. No need to book, just be at the start by 10:00. If you want to follow George’s rides, get on his email list by going to www.elmbridgecycle.org
I hope everyone has perfected the Dutch reach and practice it all the time.
WCUG membership secretary