West Surrey CTC Newsletter No. 22 - July/August 1981

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WEST SURREY D.A. NEWS LETTER No.22

Our friend OLE SKEANE has written from Norway to say that the snows have now gone, and he and his son HAAKEN are now riding his handsome Mercian tandem again.  There are no organised club runs as we know them, but they do have Audax type events which are run as a road race with medals for those finishing within specified times.  Ole is looking forward to greeting Dave Bolingbroke when he visits NORWAY with his trike, and they set off on tour together.

The MIDSUMMER MADNESS SOCIAL was a great success.  SEVENTY D.A. members and friends enjoyed the boat trip, meal, and getting together for a chat.  It was a perfect summer's evening and the banks of the River Wey were alight with wild flowers shining in the sunshine.  Thank you GILLIAN and BERYL, and all those who helped - particularly KATH, who gave up her boat trip to look after the bar!

Do you remember FOXEY HALLAM?  JOHN WHATMORE met her at the MERIDEN SERVICE recently.  She is riding with the Birmingham and Midland D.A. now.  John says that her young son is now becoming a very tight fit in his basket seat on the back of Mum's bike.

John also met DAVID LOE, who is now riding with the group from BURTON-ON-TRENT.

The BENSTEAD CUP Competition events have been happening at a great pace lately.  Recent results are:- SPEEDJUDGING - 1st Keith Parfitt (who's he?); 2nd R. Ryan; 3rd K. Williams.  ROUGHSTUFF - 1st C. Seymour; 2nd K. Williams; 3rd R. Mantle.  STONEHENGE 200km Reliability Ride - of 48 starters, 43 finished including 16 from the D.A.  A very good event on a scenic route, most of which was on very quiet roads.  The present position in the competition is:-
1st (new man) K. Williams 213 points
2nd (old man) H. Coleman 180 "
3rd C. Seymour 175 "
4th R. Mantle 172 "
5th K. Parfitt 140 "
The next event is the 100 MILE RELIABILITY RIDE on July 7th.  This is the third of the Reliability Rides, any two of which count towards the Benstead Cup.  Another attractive route through BEAUTIFUL BERKSHIRE and the CHARMING CHILTERNS.
Leading in the ATTENDANCE COMPETITION is BILL INDER 86, 2nd KEITH PARFITT 78, 3rd RUSS MANTLE 76, 4th GRAHAM RICHARDSON 73, 5th HAMISH SMITH 66, 6th GRAHAM BARNES 60.
Don't forget the SUPER GRIMPEUR 100km ride on July 26th.  This is a hilly Audax event organised by RAY CRAIG (Tel: Tadley 6867).

Whilst on the STONEHENGE ride a group of us arrived at a road junction with a main road exactly as STUART JACKSON turned whilst taking part in BORDER C.A. 100 MILE TIME TRIAL.  We all shouted encouragement and in spite of this Stuart came 4th, with our old friend from the CHARLOTTEVILLE - ALUN MILLARD, 5th, and another great friend to the D.A. JOHN ESSEX winning the handicap award.
 
Ray Craig is organising a 400km AUDAX ride over 8/9th August.  It will include a most welcome hot meal at SALISBURY Y.H.  You can start at Salisbury if you want to be different. 

STOP PRESS - BOB WATT completed the 600km WINDSOR-CHESTER-WINDSOR Audax ride.  Well done Bob, a credit to the INTERMEDIATE SECTION and the D.A.!
 

Harold 

P.S.  Thank you again
for the picture Simon


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