Monthly Archives: May 2018

Carole’s May Blog

Dear All,

            Only one more week to go to see if we actually mange to get Muddy Lane opened to cyclists. The public inquiry will be held at Woking council chambers on May 22-23 starting at 10:00. Everyone is welcome to attend and support our request to have the Map modification order confirmed.  You don’t have to be there the whole time. We did have an email from a cyclist to say they had used the lane starting from Byfleet recently without being challenged and that the gate at Mr. Garlands end was actually down. We live in hope.

            Soon it will be Bike Week ( 9-17 June) which encourages everyone to experience the thrills of ‘everyday’ cycling – whether that’s cycling to work, school, to the shops or just for leisure – to show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life. There are events planned all over the country. Our ride on Sunday 17 June will be shown on the event calendar. To see other events you can go to their website. And then you might like to win a bike!!!  Win a Bike a day with Love to Ride! Love to Ride are giving away a bike a day, everyday, during Bike Week. All you need to do to enter the prize draw is register at, ride a bike anywhere, anytime for just 10 minutes during Bike Week (9-17 June) and log your ride!

            We  had a message from Paul Smith who is a freelance writer who helped  create a guide called ‘How to Prevent your Bike from being Stolen’. It offers very useful tips and advice on keeping one’s bicycle safe from theft both at home and in parks and other public spaces. We have added a link to this excellent guide on our website.

            I regret I missed a letter when I was trying to pass on to you the link about using a ferry for touring with a bike. Here is the correct link: ,

            We had another interesting call for support :

            Our year runs from end of May to end of May (don’t ask me why) so this is my usual “Dues are due” email. Still £5/year or £20/5 years. Membership is for the whole family and offers free Sunday social rides and discount on an affiliated membership to CTC. To activate the CTC membership we will need to send you the code. Details of how to make payment is on the website.

Our AGM will be Monday 18 June 2018 at 7:30 at Old Woking Community Centre, Sundridge Road, Old Woking. This is right next to Woking College off Rydens Way. Come and tell us what is on your mind, if anyone would like to join the committee, you would be more than welcomed. We will have a report about the Muddy Lane inquiry.

Our next ride will be this Sunday 20 May led by Karen Smith. Should you need to contact her on the day, the telephone number is 07745208838. We meet near the children’s playground In Woking Park for departure at 2 PM.

Lastly, our next Pub night will be 29 May at the Sovereigns Pub on Guildford road at 7:30.

Happy cycling,

Carole Frost

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