A lot of consultation has been going on in regard to the M25 Junction 10/A3 and two members went to a workshop regarding this. I copy their reports here Workshop-reports since I think they will be of interest to all.
In regard to our usual matters, we had to cancel our first ride of the season (first time that I can remember) due to snow! So our first ride of the year now will be 15 April leaving from near the children’s playground in Woking Park at 2PM. The contact number should you need to contact the ride leader will be Norman Johns 07761 221310. May the sun shine and may it be a nice day.
I don’t know how many have seen the plusBike started by National Rail. Many of us like to take our bikes by train to the start of an adventure and PlusBike is a one-stop shop for information about your combined cycle and rail journey. To find out how to use it, go to www.nationalrail.co.uk/PlusBike
I sent out an email (see below – Editor) a few days ago reporting on the successful campaign to get an off road route along the A245 from Cobham to Byfleet.
Also a reminder that the public enquiry regarding Muddy Lane will be 22 May 2018 at the Council Chamber, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6YL starting at 10 a.m.
Lastly, pub night will be 24 April at the Sovereigns pub starting at 7:30.
Good news from Norman regarding the off road route along the A245 from Cobham to Byfleet. I have enclosed an article Norman has written regarding this long campaign which seems to have come to fruition, and a picture.
I am delighted to see the work is being carried out along the A245 to provide drop curbs at the points where drives lead off this very narrow and busy road. This follows a petition presented to the Elmbridge Local Transport Committee in 2017. The Surrey County Council Engineer agreed that the road is too dangerous for other than very experienced cyclist to use. Additionally the many HGVs using this road are not able to pass a cyclist due to the narrow carriageway.
When the whole 2 miles have had the full footway cleared of encroaching material, there will be a safe 2 mile route from the Seven Hills junction to the Byfleet roundabout. Surrey Police confirm that cyclists are out of the traffic dangers when on this off-road route.
Our thanks go to all the vehicle driver and cyclist supporters of the petition, the Elmbridge Local Transport committee members and the Surrey Advertiser.
Norman Johns, Chair of the Woking Cycle Users Group, said that this will encourage new and young cyclists to consider cycling between Cobham and Byfleet. If only more Local Transport committee groups were willing to back petitions for off-road cycle routes between villages, the use of cars would be reduced and much healthy exercise encouraged.