Monthly Archives: July 2018

Carole’s July Blog

Dear All,

Save the day. We are having a treasure hunt as our ride in August. That is 19 August, 2018. We will be starting from our usual place…near the entrance to the children’s playground in Woking Park at 2PM. Riders will follow clues and see how many answers they can find in two hours. Then it is a return to the Leisure centre to find a winner. We hope it will be a fun afternoon and suitable for all the family.

Other news and dates for your diary. The Prudential Ride London Free cycle  will be Saturday 28 July. Follow the link to the Web site to sign up. This is a fun day for the whole family riding on traffic free streets around central London.  Either go up to London by train or if you would like to add a little extra cycling, join the group who leave from Kingston on a led ride. You can find the information about where they are meeting when you register to participate and follow the link under the “led Rides”. The rides are very well organized and only 14 miles to where they leave you in London. When I have gone on these rides we have taken the train to Surbiton and then cycled to the meeting place in Kingston, usually by the market, and ended up on the Mall by Buckingham Palace. Other  events on the day are: Ride London Classique Pro women’s race starting at 17:00,  the Brompton World championship final at 19:15 and the 2018 Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Grand Prix which will start at 19:50 .

The Brompton race is always interesting because no lycra is permitted and fancy dress is encouraged. The race starts  on the Mall with a Le Mans-style dash, with entrants frantically unfolding their Bromptons before taking on the 16km circuit.

There are all sorts of things going on that day in the Festival Zones between 9 and 4.Here is a link to the map or the route and where the festival zones are.

The big day for the dedicated cyclists of course is on Sunday 29 July. There are more choices this year to participate. There is the 100, 46 and 19 miles routes. All of the ballot places have been filled but you might still be able to get a place with one of the charities. Then the big race with professional cyclists is the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. If you want to watch them whiz by there are a lot of places to watch along the route near us since it comes through Weybridge, Byfleet, West Byfleet, Pyrford ,Ripley ,West Horsley and East Clandon before heading for Box Hill. If anyone has a place and are riding we wish you good luck.

Norman has been busy campaigning on our behalf when not cycling around Bulgaria with Steve. He noticed  a prohibition notice for cyclist at the High Street end of Chapel Street. Since Commercial Way from Goldsworth Road up to the High Street end of Chapel Street are designated National Cycle routes he asked for this to be removed. This has been done. Things are definitely a challenge for cyclists in Woking  at the moment but when this all is finished he is hoping we will have better routes . He and Steve have set up a meeting to discuss cycle plans in September with a member of the council.

We are still waiting for a new date for the resumption of the Muddy Lane Inquiry.

Ride to work day is 15 August and you can sign up at

Pub night will be 31 July

Hope to see many of you on our treasure hunt.

Happy cycling and don’t forget to keep hydrated on rides in this weather.

Carole Frost

Membership secretary.

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