Over the past few weeks there has been an upgrade to the old grass cycle track on North Meadow, Goldsworth Park. It has been transformed into a wonderful new facility with a pump track, mini MTB circuit and Cyclocross course. Clark & Kent Contractors (who built the BMX track for the 2012 Olympic events) have now finished the facility which was formally opened at an event on 23rd April. (Sorry this was too late to let you attend) The tracks will be reserved for exclusive use by Woking CC’s and Charlotteville’s GoRide groups on Saturday mornings and will prove an invaluable resource to all young riders in the area to encourage cycling and help develop skills. The improvements were paid for by matching funds with British Cycling and Woking County Council. I am sure there will be information on the opening hours on the councils web site soon.
As you may know, Woking county council has a programme called Planet Woking (https://planetwoking.co.uk) The programme is to raise the profile of what the Council and its partners are doing to tackle climate change and sustainability locally and to inspire the local community to live a greener, more sustainable life. Alongside the dedicated website and social media accounts, they hold a series of themed online talks aimed at residents, schools and businesses to inspire action.
So far they have hosted three online webinars on the themes of “Home”, “The Great Outdoors” and “Urban Life – Adapting to a Changing Climate”. They were joined by expert speakers and the sessions were followed by a short discussion during which viewers could ask the panel questions. There next theme is Sustainable Transport which you may like to join online (via Zoom or Teams) at 6.30pm on Wednesday 18 May 2022. To register. Go to the Planet Woking website.
Our first easy ride of the season will be Sunday 15 May. We will have two starts this time. We will leave Woking Park at 2PM and then meet up with those who would prefer at the bridge over the canal at Bridge Barn for departure at 2:15. The ride will be lead by Robin and go to the Field of Rememberence Café in Windlesham. If you need to contact Robin on the day, his contact number is 07812 831494. Please may we ask for all riders to bring an extra inner tube for your bike should you have a flat tyre.
Our virtual pub night is this Tuesday 26 April. Please ask me for the link if you don’t already have it.
And the meeting login (not needed if you use the link above) Meeting ID: 871 5480 8439 Password: WCUG
If you have any suggestions for infrastructure projects in Woking, perhaps you could pass them on to me so I can pass them on to Andrew Malcher who is interested in passing them on to Woking, perhaps at the Webinar .