Our AGM was held on 12 June and you can read the minutes and updates on our campaigns on our Web site under the heading of “useful information”. We want to say a big welcome to Chris Jeggo who has very kindly accepted the role of Treasurer. We will miss Richard. Which reminds me, should you have not seen my last blog, “Dues are now Due.”
Our long afternoon ride will be next Sunday July 2. We will be meeting this time at the Bridge over the Canal by Bridge Barn and will be going out to Staines via Lyne and back along the Thames path. We will be leaving at our usual time of 2 but will be going about 24 miles and will be back later than usual.
George James is going to be leading a ride to Shoreham by the Sea on 9 July down the Downslink. They will be returning by train. If anyone is interest, perhaps the Woking contingency could meet the Weybridge group in Guildford at the start of the Down’s Link. Let me know if you are interested. It will be an all day ride.
Bike Swanky have some organized rides which can be found on their web site. www.bikeswanky.com. They even have rides for women only on Weds. starting at 5:30p.m. as well as early morning rides for the serious cyclists.
We have received a request from the Basingstoke Canal joint management Committee to ask if anyone would like to apply for a position as a non-voting co-opted Member of the Committee. The brief would be to represent the cycling interest on the Canal towpath. They would require a response by 13 July 2017, which will be considered and voted on by the Committee at its meeting on 26 July 2017. If anyone would be able to fulfil this role would they please let me know soonest so I can send you the expression of interest form to fill out.
If you haven’t had your bicycles registered and security marked please read the following from Lesley Foster (Surrey Police, PCSO, Woking):
Saturday 29th July 2017 West Byfleet Live Time: 12pm- 5.30pm West Byfleet Recreation Ground, Camphill Road, West Byfleet, KT14 6EG This is to let you know that I will be at West Byfleet live on the Saturday with a crime prevention stall and bike marking. You don’t need to bring your bike all you need to do is bring the details and I can give you the markings to put on your bike. What I need is bicycle make, bicycle model, frame number (this can always be found underneath the bike by the pedals just turn it over and take the number down) and colour. Once I have got this information you will be able to register other things on immobilise free of charge on the website. This information I will give you when you register your bike. It is so important when a bike is taken to have that number written down somewhere so you can give it to the police. I’m trying to do this for bike marking because it is of course the weekend of the bike race, so bicycles seem to be in the upper of our minds at the time, and there are too many bikes out there that aren’t registered and how many of you have looked at your frame number. l bring information with me so you can actually register them yourself if you can’t do it at the time.
I think that is about all for the moment. Our normal easy Sunday bike ride will be 16 July starting near the children’s play ground in Woking Park and Pub night is this Tues. 27 June. 7:30 at the Sovereigns on Guildford Road.
WCUG Membership Secretary