I hope the weather is going to keep up this trend to be warmer. The visit from the Beast from the East can be over for the year as far as I am concerned!
As the lockdown continues, there is not a lot to report. Some restrictions MAY be lifted by the time of my next email. Meanwhile there is nothing stopping you from cycling with the family or one friend.
Norman continues to battle for the safer route between Chobham and Woking but with little response from SCC.
I did read in the local paper that a British Olympic cycling enthusiast, Almee Fuller, was encouraging people to participate in the British Heart foundation (BHF) 30 day virtual cycling challenge called My Cycle. The coronavirus hit charities hard last year. Join her and start pedalling to up the miles and get sponsored to help raise vital funds for life-saving research into heart and circulatory diseases. For more information visit www.bhf.org.uk/mycycle
Cycling UK has announced that Bike week this year will be 30 May to 5 June with lots of virtual events. Here is the web site to see what interests you: https://www.cyclinguk.org/bikeweek
George and I had a zoom meeting in early December with a gentleman from Taylor Wimpey to ask our views on the proposals from the development of the former Wisely Airfield site. Our main concern was the access of cycle routes to nearby stations, secure parking for cycles at stations and cycle provision within the development. We have now received an email from the lady involved with the Community Liaison Group which reads as follows:
We are gathering community feedback for the next stage of our work on the proposed development of the Former Wisley Airfield. We have been speaking with members of the CLG, local interest groups, businesses, schools and faith groups via Zoom to help us understand how much different groups know about the proposals and identify main priorities and concerns from across the community.
We want to make sure that as many people as possible feel informed about the proposal before it is submitted, and know their feedback and views have been listened to and counted. We will not be responding to any of the points raised in these interviews, but we will be recording the feedback given and using this to shape our future engagement, consultation and the eventual application.
We would very much appreciate your time if you are available and willing to take part – the call should take no more than 20-30 minutes.
Community Liaison Team
If you would like to let them know your views, go to the web site to see the full proposal and feedback form.
Virtual pub night this month will be this coming Tuesday, 23 Feb. from 7 to 8 PM. If you would like to join us, please contact me for the link.
Happy cycling and stay safe.
WCUG membership secretary