West Surrey CTC Newsletter No. 39 - May/June 1984

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This newsletter promises to be shorter than No.38 (sighs of relief allround ) mainly because now is the time to ignore paperwork and concentrate on getting out on some of the rides.

Chris Jeggo's forthcoming house move has created a vacancy for a local network officer in the Frimley/Camberley area.  The job consists of keeping an eye on local planning moves which may affect cyclists and attending approx 4 council planning meetings a year.  If you're interested in protecting our interests and in planning please contact me or Chris at Club nights.

TECHNICAL TIPS  Two for the price of one this month;  an empty Kodak 35mm film can makes a perfect container for a blob of handcleaner (Swarfega etc. ) and weighs very little.  On longer tours use a second container to carry grease.

If you use modern Ever Ready front lamps the illuminated perspex rim is good in well lit areas for checking your light is on but causes excessive dazzle in darker unlit conditions.  So if you're coming on the night ride (9/10 June) tape it over and see where you're going.

BED & BREAKFAST We happened on this delightful place when riding our tandem home after a trip to Yorkshire. The Olde Mill House is a 250 year old mill converted into a most comfortable family home.  It is situated in the Belvoir Valley at Redmile Leicestershire, ideal touring country and a perfect base for a weekend look around Rutland.  If you like old oak beams and log fires then this is for you. Cost around 15 pounds B&B plus dinner which includes wine! Telephone Bottesford 42460.

16 June - Barn Dance at Village Hall, Saunders Lane, Mayford.  7.30 - 11.30. Tickets £2.50, including Ploughmans lunch, tea/coffee, from Gill Smith, 6, Brooklyn Court, Brooklyn Rd, Woking (Woking 61294). No bar facilities. Please bring your own alternative drinks plus a glass to the dance.
 7 May - Reliability ride 50/60 miles moderate. Simon Doughty for route and other details.
13 May - Speed judging & roughstuff, new date. (Benstead event)
 3 June - Stonehenge Loop 200Km Audax, starts Hook Village (Ray Craig).
9/10June - Night ride to the coast for breakfast. Dave Butler.
 1July - 100 mile Reliability ride.
 5 Aug. - Tour of the Hills.

Benstead cup 50 mile fees are 25p seniors, 15p juniors.

NIGHT RIDE SPECIAL 9/10 JUNE- Organised by our own Dave Butler a 50/60 mile ride at night start at approx. 2200hrs Normandy crossroads and proceeding gently to Hayling Island for a hot breakfast on the beach.  There will be an intermediate stopping point again with hot drinks.  Train/ride home on Sunday.

9 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 29 August, 26 September, 24 October, 21 November, 19 December.

BOOK REVIEW I am pleased to report that "60 Years On" a history of the West Surrey D.A. over 60 years is selling well. Make sure to obtain your first edition :Price 2.50 pounds and available from Bill Inder.

I have located a source for the Wilkinson-Latham book "Cycles in Colour", unfortunately out of print but an excellent reference work on cycles ancient and modern;  as its name suggests heavily illustrated.  My price, if I can get any, likely to be around 4pounds.

SALES & WANTS One of our senior members Mr R.G.Best is still clearing some of his stock collected since 1927!  Numerous bits and pieces are for sale, bars, stems, chains, cogs you name it.  Also for sale is a complete set of Gazettes and other magazines dating from @1929.  Finally one quality 24" road frame complete with equipment but in need of extensive renovation, offers?  Contact Mr.Best in the mornings at 19 Grove Court, The Grove, Woking.

SALE  One 23.5" Peugeot Sports touring cycle.  Colour black, 10 speed simplex gears complete with dynamo lighting, guards and pannier rack. Very little used and with dual brake levers makes a reasonable touring machine for a beginner.  Price 70 pounds or offer. Contact Marion Gill at Cotton Wood Cottage Rowledge.

SALE  Special offer on DA jerseys, long or short sleeve 12.50 pounds.  S.Doughty needs a minimum order of 13 to get them at this price contact him soonest with your order.

WANTED Wanted 24" wheel cycle ladies frame suitable for young girl aged 12, probably need 17 or 18" frame. Contact Mr Miles on Bracknell 429877.

WANTED to borrow for 2 - 3 weeks in August - a childback tandem suitable for a 5-year-old. Contact Doreen Lindsey on Haslemere 2090.

STOP PRESS- Is anyone interested in seeing a new Video on wheel building, or some of the Continental races.  It can be arranged for a club night.  Please make your interest clear to me during the coming months.  Farnham pool can still be hired by the DA for a Saturday evening swim.  The more who come the cheaper it will be. Contact D.Butler or G.Crawshaw if interested.
If any reader wishes to advertise sale items in the newsletter please hand me a written description on our rides or at club nights.

STOP PRESS A ladies cup will form part of the Benstead Cup for the first time this year.

Happy cycling and tail winds to you all

PS.  Don't forget to help at Home Counties Rally and Cyclathon 20May Godalming Town FC still requires marshalls.

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