West Surrey DA in "The C.T.C. Gazette"

"The C.T.C. Gazette" was the magazine of the CTC from the nineteenth century to November 1963 (followed by "Cycletouring" from December 1963 onwards).  CTC activities in West Surrey started in 1921, as related in "Sixty Years On".  On this page are a few items selected from the 1920s at random (1921, 1922, 1928).  The 1930s are on a separate page.

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(In 1922, West Surrey cyclists formed a Woking and Guildford Section of the Windsor, Eton and Slough Section of the Metropolitan D.A.  The Windsor, Eton and Slough Section itself had not been in existence for long:  -  CRJ)

---------- 1921 ----------

January 1921, p. 11 - Doings of the District Associations

It is proposed to add yet another section to the Metropolitan D.A.  This, the eighth, is to be called the "Windsor, Slough and Eton" Section, and it will operate in the district indicated by the title.  Mr. M. A. Leaman, 4 Australia Road, Slough, has agreed to act as Hon. Runs Secretary, and all enquiries should be addressed to him, or to Mr. P. J. Randall, F.Z.S., St. Clair, Montem Lane, Slough, Councillor for Bucks, and organiser of the section.  There is undoubtedly scope for a large section in this interesting area, and the M.D.A. trust that Mr. Randall will receive enthusiastic support.

March 1921, p. 48

Members who desire to ride faster than 8 to 10 miles an hour are invited to ride with the newly formed section of Met. D.A. "Hard Riders."  All members of the Club may, of course, ride with the Hard Riders, but to become eligible for the Hard Riders' badge they must qualify by fulfilling a test of 100 miles in 8 hours (men), or 50 miles in four hours (women).

December 1921, p. 259 - District Association Runs

(CRJ:  A Woking Secretary and Woking runs appear for the first time:  )

METROPOLITAN (WINDSOR, ETON AND SLOUGH SECTION).
Hon. Sectional Secretary, Mr. C. G. Pither, 1 Amby Villas, Elm Road, Windsor.
Hon. Asst. Secretary (Woking Dist.), Mr. G. Canning, The Gardens, Pyrford Court, near Woking.
(CRJ:  Then come runs starting at Windsor, Slough and Maidenhead, followed by:)
Woking District.--Informal Sats., 2.30, Woking, Chertsey Bridge ;  Suns., 9.30, Godalming, Town Hall.

December 1921, p. 260 - List of Candidates

(In those far-off days you did not just join the C.T.C., you applied for membership and your name appeared in this section of the "Gazette".  Presumably if anyone thought you were an unsuitable person you could be "black-balled".  Anyway, here are the three founder members of the D.A.  -  CRJ)

Surrey

Eldridge, H. J., Woodham P.O., Woking
Gribble, G. S., 137 Maybury-rd., Woking
Inder, W. E., Speedwell Ho., Commercial-rd., Woking


---------- 1922 ----------

January 1922, p. 23 - District Association Runs

(CRJ:  Similar to December, finishing with:)
WOKING DISTRICT
Jan. 7--Informal.  Meet Chertsey Bridge, Woking, 2.30.
Jan. 15--Surprise Run.  Meet Chertsey Bridge 10.
Jan. 22--Haslemere.  Joint with above section.  Town Hall, Godalming, 9.30,
                          Chertsey Bridge 10.45.
Feb. 4--Informal.  Chertsey Bridge, 2.30.

February 1922, p. 43 - District Association Runs

METROPOLITAN (WINDSOR, ETON AND SLOUGH SECTION).
Hon. Sectional Secretary, Mr. C. G. Pither, 1 Amby Villas, Elm Road, Windsor.
Hon. Asst. Secretary (Woking Dist.), Mr. G. Canning, The Gardens, Pyrford Court, near Woking.
Runs start Saturday 2.30, Sunday 9.30.
 . . .
Feb. 12--Four Marks.  (Joint Woking Section)  Memorial Hall, Eton ;  Railway
                         Hotel, Farnborough, 11,  Tea, Tongham.
 . . .
Mar. 4--Sandhurst.  Eton.  Royal Hotel Ascot, 3.30, Joint Woking Section.
                         Tea, Edward's, Bagshot.  (Monthly Meeting.)
 . . .
WOKING DISTRICT.
Sats., Chertsey Bridge, Woking, 2.30.  Suns., Town Hall, Godalming, 9.30.
Feb. 12--Four Marks.  (Joint Windsor Section.)  Godalming, 9.30.  Tea,
                         Tongham.
Mar. 4--Sandhurst.  (Joint Windsor Section).  Woking, 2.30.  Tea, Bagshot.

List of Candidates ( - during 1922 in the Woking and Guildford area)

(F)  Indicates that the Candidate is joining the Club under the Family Membership Scheme.
(J)  Indicates that the Candidate is joining under the Juvenile Membership Scheme.
Ordinary Subscription, 10s. per annum ;  family and junior members, 6s. per annum ;  entrance fee, 1s. (junior 6d.).
Month Page Name and Address
February 44 Denny, C. E., Hydon Ridge, Nr. Godalming.
(F.) Denny, Mrs. E. P.,   "             "
March 68 Carlton, Mrs. H. D., Braeside, Midhope Road, Woking.
May 121
122
(F.) Bishop, E., Lindfield, Marshall Road, Godalming.
Gamble, Br. Gen. R. N., C.B., D.S.O., Gorse Cottage, Hook Heath, Woking.
(F.) Gamble, Mrs. R. N.,                                 "                     "               "
(J.) Massey, B. P., Charterhouse, Godalming.
(J.) Morgan, R. E. S.,       "                  "
(F.) Smith, Miss B. H., Hydon Ridge, Godalming.
Wilde, Mrs. C. L., Lindfield, Godalming.
(J.) Winther, H. D., Charterhouse, Godalming.
June 150 Curwen, R. J. M., Camberley Vicarage.
Venables, P. A., Ford's Farm, Pirbright.
August 206 Bult, F., Cartref, Moor Lane, Westfield, Woking.
September 232 (F.) Denny, Miss E. F., Hydon Ridge, Godalming.
(F.) Denny, F. C.,                  "                    "
Lovy, Miss M. H., Maybury Ho., Woking.
Phillips, R. R., Highdown, Milford Heath, Nr. Godalming.
October 256 (F.) Heisch, Mrs. G. P., Pembroke Rough, Woking.
Stern, L. M., Weyleas, Godalming.
(J.) Stern, W. J. E., Jun.,      "
Tudor, I., New Pl., Bagshot.
November 288 Chapman, J. H. A., Melbury, Constitution Hill, Woking.
Etherington, H., Lower St., Haslemere.
(J.) Wyatt, C. W. F., Allington, Busbridge Lane, Godalming.
December 318 Giddings, Miss G., Mizpah, St. Johns, Woking.
Pearce, N. W., Bridge Ho., Chertsey Rd., Woking.

1922 Runs Lists

In June Gar Gribble became Hon. Asst. Secretary.  Runs started at Woking Council Offices at 9.30 from June to September, and then from October at Victoria Arch at 9.30.  For about half of these months that was all the information that was published in the "Gazette", while in the other months weekly runs were advertised, a typical example following. - CRJ

July 1922, p. 176 - District Association Runs

METROPOLITAN (WINDSOR, ETON AND SLOUGH SECTION).
Hon. Sectional Secretary, Mr. H. Du Heaume, Piper's Cottage, Gt. Kingshill, High Wycombe.
Hon. Asst. Secretary, Mr. G. S. Gribble, 137, Maybury Rd., Woking.
Runs start Saturday 2.30, Sunday 9.30.
 . . .
 Runs starting at Slough, Maidenhead and Eton.
 . . .
WOKING DISTRICT.
July   2--Arundel.  Tea, Wheatsheaf, Petworth.
July   9--Kingsclere.  Tea, Basingstoke.
July 16--East Grinstead.  Tea, Horsham.
July 23--Ramble in Sussex and Hants.  Tea, Dale's, Liphook.
July 30--Petersfield.  Tea, Crown Hotel, Alton.
Aug.  6--Gt. Missenden.  Tea, Amersham
Runs start Woking Council Offices, 9.30..

More 1922 Runs

Date Destination Tea
Aug. 13 Ramble in the Thames Valley Marlow
Aug. 20 Informal  
Aug. 27 Crawley Ockley or Ewhurst
Oct. 1 Stoner Hill Crown, Alton
Oct. 8 Stokenchurch High Wycombe
Oct. 15 Petersfield Dale's, Liphook
Oct. 22 Crawley Horsham
Oct. 29 Surrey Hills Ivydene, Epsom
Dec. 3 Billingshurst Angel, Petworth
Dec. 10 Checkendon. (Joint with Windsor Section.) Pearce's, Reading
Dec. 17 Surprise Run.  Mr. Gribble. Free tea to member guessing tea place.
Dec. 24 Odiham Home for tea.
Dec. 26 Meet Victoria Arch 10.30.
Destination to be decided at meeting place.
 
Dec. 31 Midhurst Dale's, Liphook.
Invitation to S.W. Section's New Year's Soirée at Oak Tree, Cobham.


---------- 1928 ----------

June 1928, p. 204

CYCLISTS' CHURCH PARADE

On Sunday, April 29th, an inter-D.A. church parade was held at New Alresford, Hants.  About 120 cyclists attended from the Portsmouth, Reading, South Bucks, West Surrey and Wessex D.A.s and the Portsmouth North End C.C.  The service was conducted by the Rev. A. J. Robertson, and the proceeds of the collection were devoted to the Church of England Waifs and Strays society.  After the service 60 of the cyclists sat down to tea at the old-world coaching inn, " The Horse and Groom," at New Alresford, whilst the rest of the party went their several ways to take refreshment nearer home.

July 1928, p. 269 - Runs List

Hon. Runs Secretary, Mr. V. Barnard, 115, Chertsey Road, Woking
A., Gammon's Corner, Woking ;  B., Cattle Market, Guildford ;  C., Brookwood Rly. Stn.
July 8 Hannington A., 9.30 Tea, Fox and Goose, Greywell  
July 14 Laleham A., 3 Tea, Turk's Head  
July 15 Plumpton A., 8.30.  B., 9.15 Tea, Albany, Crawley Mr. Barnard
July 18 Lane Ramble A., 7.30 p.m.   Mr. Inder
July 22 East Meon A., 9.  C., 9.30 Tea, Fair View, Four Marks Mr. Norman
July 24 Walsham Lock A., 7.30 p.m.    
July 28 Wokingham A., 2.30 Tea, Bush  
July 29 Angmering A., 8.30.  B., 9.15 Tea, Cricketers, Amberley Mr. Pearce
Aug. 4/6 Cotswolds (August Tour) A (4th), 2.30 Tea, Stone's, Pangbourne  
Aug. 5 Informal A., 9.30   Mr. Spiller
WM. E. INDER, Hon. Secretary
8, Ferndale Road, Woking.

August 1928, p. 309 - Runs List

Hon. Runs Secretary, Mr. V. Barnard, 115, Chertsey Road, Woking
A., Gammon's Corner, Woking ;  B., Cattle Market, Guildford.
Aug. 11 Thursley A., 3 Tea, Ridgeway Farm  
Aug. 12 East Wittering A., 8.  B., 8.40 Tea, Malt House, Bignor (Pulboro') Mr. Inder
Aug. 15 Netley Heath A., 7.30 p.m    
Aug. 19 Bosham A., 9.  B., 9.45 Tea, Blue Anchor, Petersfield Mr. Vahey
Aug. 25 Cranleigh A., 2.30 Tea, Rye Tea Gardens  
Aug. 25/26 Beachy Head (Week-end) A., 2.30 Tea (26th), Star, Rusper Mr. Portass
Aug. 26 Wolstonbury Hill A., 8.30.  B., 9.15 Tea, Star, Rusper  
Aug. 28 Bagshot A., 8 p.m.    
Sept. 1/2 Southampton (Camping Week-end)
(To visit S.S. " Leviathan")
A., (1st), 3 p.m. Tea, Crown, Alton  
Sept. 2 New Alresford A., 10 Tea, Horse and Groom  
WM. E. INDER, Hon. Secretary
8, Ferndale Road, Woking.

September 1928, p. 350 - Runs List

Hon. Runs Secretary, Mr. V. Barnard, 115, Chertsey Road, Woking
A., Gammon's Corner, Woking ;  B., Cattle Market, Guildford.
Sept. 5 Newlands Corner A., 8 p.m.    
Sept. 8 Thursley A., 3 Tea, Ridgeway Farm  
Sept. 9 Lewknor A., 8.30 Tea, Falcon, High Wycombe Mr. Barnard
Sept. 15 Effingham A., 3 Tea, The Halt  
Sept. 16 Bradfield A., 9.30 Tea, Fox and Goose, Greywell Mr. Pearce
Sept. 22 Caesar's Camp A., 3 Tea, Edward's, Bagshot  
Sept. 23 Balcombe Forest A., 9.  B., 9.45 Tea, Star, Rusper Mr. Norman
Sept. 29 Sutton Abinger A., 2.30 Tea, Volunteer  
Sept. 30 Froxfield A., 10.  Bush, Farnham, 11.15 Tea, West's, Liphook  
Oct. 3 St. Catherine's A., 7.30 p.m.    
Oct. 6 Windlesham A., 3 Tea, Surrey Cricketers  
Oct. 7 Burstow A., 10.  Anchor, Ripley, 10.30 Tea, Red Lion, Ockley Mr. Inder
WM. E. INDER, Hon. Secretary
8, Ferndale Road, Woking.


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