Happy Hew Year and I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season.
I received an email from our chairman, Norman, and he wanted me to pass on this important survey which he hopes we will all respond to. The closing date is 16 Feb. 2020
“ Should the event continue in Surrey from 2021?
We want to hear what you think about the annual Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event continuing to pass through Surrey from 2021.Prudential RideLondon is an annual two-day festival of cycling which takes place in London and Surrey. Routes pass through Surrey on the Sunday of the event. A professionals race called The Classic and three amateur cycling events the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100mile, 46mile and 19mile routes. These all take place on closed roads.
The amount raised for charity by riders in the first 6 years of the event is £66 million making it Europe’s most successful cycling fundraising event with more than £4.3 million in grants being awarded to 70 projects in Surrey.
Views are now being sought on the event to inform a Surrey County Council Cabinet decision on whether the event continues in Surrey from 2021 until 2025.
To find out more and to share your views please visit our Survey on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey before 16 February 2020. Alternatively you can call 03456 009 009 for a printed copy of the questionnaire or text 07860 053 465.”
And if you know any local charities that could benefit from the money raised please let them know.
Pub night starts again this month. We will be meeting at 7:30 at the Sovereigns on Guildford Road on 28 January.