Now that our rides are finished for the year there are a few campaign issues I would like to bring to your attention.
First from Annette:
As cyclists I think this proposed one way system is of interest to us and our community. If this one way system goes ahead and a provision is not made for cyclists it could force us on to the busy A322 on a very busy stretch, through dangerous bends where there is currently no cycle path. I know quite a few of us use Ford Road/ Lucas Green Road when cycling over towards West End, Bisley, Lightwater, Bagshot, even if only occasionally.
The Surrey County Council Consultation runs until the end of November. If we could share this amongst our cycling community that would be great.
So long as safe provision is made for cyclists I personally would not be opposed to a one way system. My concern is cyclists safety being over looked.
And then from our chairperson, Norman:
“I would like to arrange a regular meeting with Geoff McMannus at WBC I rather like the opportunity to meet 3 or 6 monthly… please see what folks think. Who would like to join me at the meetings? Also I would like to contact the WBC officer who has the job of encouraging shoppers into the town centre. We could encourage cycle use- ” saving car miles, parking fees and time” if we had WBC detail the easy cycle routes in, especially from the Pyrford, Sheerwater, Woodham points. Thoughts please.
Congratulations to all members who led or did back up for the rides. “
A few years ago we had a forum meeting about 3 times a year where we discussed cycling issues with members of SCC. They came to an end when the role of dedicated cycle officer was cut. Norman recently has been meeting with the WBC to champion our case for consideration of cyclists in and around the town centre. He would welcome some company at these meetings. If you would like to help and join Norman, please reply to this e-mail and I will pass on your information to Norman.
We heard from Daniel Williams about his response to the objections that caused the enquiry on Muddy Lane to be adjourned in May. We have read it and think it is very positive for us. But we have thought that before so we shall see.
Our last pub night of the year will be 27 November. We don’t have a pub night in December.
A reminder to be sure to have lights and reflectors on your bikes so you can be seen in the dark.