West Surrey CTC Newsletter No. 31 - January/February 1983

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WEST SURREY NEWSLETTER No. 31

"Welcome 1983, the year that will bring us ?"  Surely it can't be much more rain!

Enough of the uncertainties, here are some positive dates:- the first four DA CLUBNIGHTS of the new year: 19th Jan, 16th Feb, 16th Mar, 13th April.  Please make the effort to come along, it is only by the attendance of members that the Clubroom is possible.  The entry fee of 30p is very low for the exclusive use of the facilities, but we do rely on good numbers.  Also the DA gets a 'Free' Saturday evening once a quarter which is used for slide shows, photo competitions, socials etc, so the DA certainly benefits from the Clubroom.  Talks and slide shows are arranged for most Clubnights, although there is still time for a natter and a beer - help behind the bar is appreciated and new talks and slide shows - please volunteer.

The DA ANNUAL DINNER in November went very well.  Nearly 70 members, their families and friends, enjoyed themselves.  Stuart Jackson, National 24hr Champion and multi-record holder, proposed a very generous toast to the West Surrey DA and said that they had taught him how to ride a bike! - I wish that they would teach me to go as fast as him!

At the Dinner, cups, medals and certificates were awarded for the BENSTEAD CUP events and Reliability Rides.  The first 12 placings are shown in the table below:-

                       BENSTEAD CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION 1982
 
COMPETITOR 50
MILE
SPEED
JUDGING
Place Pts
ROUGH
STUFF
Place Pts
STONE
HENGE
100
MILE
TOUR/
HILLS
TO/ST
TRIAL
Place Pts
FREE
WHEEL
Place Pts
HILL
CLIMB
Place Pts
ATTEN-
DANCE
Place Pts
POINTS
TOTAL
G. RICHARDSON  50  6 77  2 94  50  50  -  3 89  8 73  7 70  1 100  603
H. COLEMAN  50  7 73  4 81  10  50  50  2 94 10 65  8 65 25 69  547
C. PAXMAN  50  2 93  9 50  -  -  50  5 78 20 27  9 60  7 92  500
L. MOSS  50  1 100 12 31  44  50  50  1 100 22 19 12 45 11 87  482
R. MANTLE  50 19 18  5 75  -  50  -  - -  5 85  3 90  9 90  458
S. PACK  50 15 36 15 13  -  -  50  7 67 23 15  6 57  4 96  402
B. CHANDLER  -  2 93 13 25  50  23  -  9 53 14 50 14 35 37 53  382
D. BUTLER  50 13 43  1 100  44  50  50   - -  - -  - -  4 96  339
B. EATON  - 18 23  7 63  50  50  50  - - 24 12 10 53 26 67  320
H. SMITH  - 11 52  - -  -  50  -  - - 12 58 11 50 12 86  296
S. DOUGHTY  -  - -  - -  10  -  50  - -  4 88  4 85 49 38  271
B. BARTHOLOMEW  -  - -  - -  10  50  50  9 53 19 31  - - 42 46  230

N.B. 1. The best two of the four Reliability Rides count towards the total points.
     2. In the competitive events the first figures are the placing and the second figures the points scored out of 100
     3. Maximum points available in Reliability Rides - 50, subject to penalties for exceeding allowed times.

GRAHAM RICHARDSON won the Benstead Cup and the EDWARDS ATTENDANCE CUP for the second time.  HAROLD COLEMAN was runner up in the Benstead Cup for the 5th time, LES MOSS won the Bernard Howell Memorial Trophy, BILL INDER won the Thursday Nighters' Attendance Award for the second year and KEITH PARFITT had the Wooden Crank forced upon him.

Another recent event was the PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION at the DA Clubroom.  Once again we have to thank GORDON APPLEBY for judging the slides and providing his very fine projector.  Gordon's message came across loud and clear - look out for what is different and use your imagination.  The placings in the various categories were:-
Novices - 1. S Doughty; 2. J Chegwyn; 3. D Gray.
Record & General - 1. H Smith; 2. J Bellivue; 3. K Bolingbroke.
Club Life - 1. R Mantle; 2. J Bellivue; 3. S Doughty.
Land & Seascape - 1 H Coleman; 2. J Whatmore; 3. J Bellivue.

The programme of events for 1983 is taking shape and the following have already been settled:- Slide Show 5th Mar, '50' & Birthday Tea 24th Apr, Home Counties Rally 30th Apr to 2nd May, Speedjudging and Roughstuff 8th May, Summer Social 4th or 1lth June, 'Stonehenge' 12th June, Veterans' Triennial '100' 19th June, '100' 3rd July, York Rally 16th/17th July, National 400km 23rd/24th July, CTC Birthday Rides 30th July to 5th Aug, 'Tour of the Hills' 14th Aug, Guildford Town Show 3rd/4th Sept, Tourist Trial 11th Sept, Hillclimb & Freewheeling 9th Oct, AGM 6th Nov, Photo Comp 19th Nov, Annual Dinner 26th Nov and Christmas Tea 18th Dec.

As you will see from the above, the DA COMMITTEE for 1983 have already been busy.  If you have any comments, criticisms or questions on the above list or any DA matters, speak to somebody on the Committee.

The memhers are:- President - Bill Inder, Hon Sec - Anne McKenzie, Treasurer - George Alesbury, Runs Sec - Russ Mantle, Social Sec - Gillian Smith, Membership & Planning - Keith Parfitt, Publicity - Les Moss, Chairman, Benstead Cup events and Newsletter - Harold Coleman, and finally Dave Butler.

If you have any queries about the CTC contact me (Harold Coleman); I am on the CTC NATIONAL COUNCIL and will do my best to assist.

Have you seen the NEW DA JERSEYS in their colourful white, green and yellow?  They are very attractive and certainly show up on the road.  Simon Doughty is prepared to order some in January (price approx £10) so contact him (Guildford 504706) if you are interested.

The colours of the jersey have been taken from the DA BADGE, also designed by Simon Doughty; they are available from Keith Parfitt price £1.  The first 100 badges are nearly all gone and a further supply has been ordered - I will give a model bicycle to the DA member who buys the 100TH BADGE.

The INTERMEDIATE have a new and rather special lunch destination in February.  They are going By Invitiation!, to RAY CRAIG'S 'UMBLE 'OME. Ray has promised Soup, Tea and Sticky Buns to augment their usual sandwiches - I only hope that they leave him something for breakfast on Monday morning.

If you have any IDEAS FOR SPECIAL RUNS or destinations, have a word with the appropriate Runs Leader - Russ Mantle for the General, Keith Parfitt for the Intermediate and Bill Inder for the Wayfarers. Also it's quite a time since the DA had a HOSTEL WEEKEND - if you are interested, have any ideas, or better still are willing to organise one, speak up!
 
A Merry Christmas to YOU
especially our overseas
members like Ule Skaane
and David Whittle
Harold P.S.  If you just can't
think what to buy me
for Christmas I can
always do with a colour film!!


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