I hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying the freedom to be out more than an hour on your bikes and even going with your “own one person” as long as you keep the physical distance between you.
I am sure you have all also heard about the government’s announcement on extra money for cycling to encourage walking and cycling . We now need your help. Do you know of any plans you would like to see implemented in Woking to encourage more cycling ? I’m sure you’ve seen on TV the pop-up routes in London and other cities. What roads in Woking could we put forward to do similar? Do you know of any routes that would be quick wins for more cycle space? Please email me right away if you have any suggestions.We will pass them on to Cllr. Ann Marie Barker who is asking for suggestions.
Bike week will run from the 6-14 of June this year and we are all encouraged to participate. Of course it is happening “virtually “ so if you want to see how you can get involved follow the link to their website. Bike Week website
Muddy Lane report: We had a reply to our email to Daniel Williams at the end of April regarding this matter. He said “ I have been checking the decisions page several times a day since the day of the hearing- there is no decision yet. The Government Lawyers continue to inform me that they are mystified by this and despite requests for explanations have still heard nothing from the court.” : George and Barbara walked down Muddy Lane over the weekend and said the path is now much wider and easily accessible for cyclists. He thought Surrey County Council was responsible for that. George met two groups of cyclists along the lane. One group said they were still occasionally harassed when they go down there. Saga continues.
Norman couldn’t cycle to Portugal as he had wished this year so instead he has decided to do a fund raiser ride to Portsmouth Harbour and back in one day! He will be setting up a just giving page in the near future and I will let you know all the details in a later email.
We will have to give the AGM a pass this year but I will try to get out a statement of finances and membership report in the near future.
Meanwhile, we will be having another Zoom Pub night next Tues. 26 May starting at 7 pm. I will send you the link at the end of the week. Hope you can make it.
Let me know your ideas for quick wins for more cycling space.
WCUG membership secretary