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Sunday, January 15, 2017

An email from British Cycling

Dear cyclists from cheam and mordem
Welsh Cycling Events are delighted to offer you an exclusive 30% discount on entry into tthe Cambrian Coast Sportive 2017 as part of the membership of your cycling club. This discount is valid if you enter before 28th February and becomes 10% thereafter until the month before the event. Please feel free to circulate this email to your members to take advantage of this exclusive offer. Enter here.
The Cambrian Coast Sportive takes place on 16th September 2017 in some of the UK's most spectacular countryside. Starting from Aberdovey and set entirely within the Snowdonia National Park, the routes follow the coast and beaches, climb the mountains, skirt around lakes and descend through forests, making this arguably the most scenic sportive ride in the country. 

Sunday the 15th Ride Report

I had a phone call at around 8.30am from Alan asking me if we could meet and cycle to 11's together, I agreed we could meet at Isleworth fire station and he agreed, 10 minutes later he phoned again after looking at the weather and said he would meet me there; he never made it! Well it was raining when I left home to cycle the 10 miles to Vermeulens and was still raining when I arrived.

Vic was already there and we were soon joined by Bill and Margaret, soon after Pam and Brian Bent arrived. We sat chatting and drinking coffee but the rain never stopped and we decided to call it a day, the weather forecast did say it could clear later but along with the cold it didn't make for pleasant cycling.

I returned virtually the way I had come and only managed a meagre 20 miles, I was glad to get in doors and dry out and warm-up and listen to the pitter patter of rain on the conservatory roof with a nice bowl of soup.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunday the 15th

Change of lunch venue.


The lunch venue will NOW be the Emperor pub Farnham Common

Pub link please click

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sunday January 15th.....

...I will not be taking part in the official ride from Vermeulens but checking out my next lead from The Vineries, Effingham to The Scarlett Arms, Walliswood with tea in the Dorking area. If anyone would care to join me on this ride I plan to leave Effingham soon after 1100.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Leatherhead to West Clandon

To supplement Tony's photographic record, to acknowledge GFH's indisposition and to satisfy what we know to be his need for completeness, here are just a few words to thank Dave for his inn-to-inn leadership on Sunday from the Edmund Tylney at Leatherhead to the Bull's Head at West Clandon. Some 15 riders graced the E.T. with guest appearances from Maureen and Cliff. With our lunch at no great distance, we had time for a coffee-refill and chat before setting off for W Clandon via Fetcham and the Horsleys. With no chevrons to trouble us and no greater challenge than a concrete farm track, we reached the Bull's Head without too much heavy breathing. The pub was busy and our number perhaps exceeded their expectations, but we were all squeezed in and served, though one toasted sandwich was declared MIA. Tony's photographic evidence exposes one lady who received her just desserts.

The postprandial plan was to head for Addlestone. As I chose an early homeward option, I'm sure that all enjoyed their tea-time brew, before high-tailing it for home.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Sunday the 8th-West Clandon

Someones missing the Mince pies!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Mileages 2016

How far did you go in 2016? 
Too late now to add that extra mile for 2016.  By now you should have  zeroed your Cateye or Garmin for 2017. Please let me have your mileage for our annual mileage chart, whether it be breathtaking or simply sensible, like mine. Over time it makes an interesting and enlightening record. For the lady and gentleman who come out on top, there will even be a gong. So do not be shy and hide your mileage under a bushel. Write it down and let me have it!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

About a dozen assembled for Ed's sunless, windless, almost rainless run to Richmond Park via Kingston and district suburbia. We joined others who had ridden directly there and had refreshments and chat. Unfortunately Graham was unable to join us (bad back) so Ed led us back to his house via a similar route.

There, thanks to Ed and the lovely ladies who provided the lovely food we had a very enjoyable lunch, followed by even more chat and a slide show from Ed.

Eventually we decided to leave (no, there was a little food left) but upon looking out of the window we saw the rain that had been forecast - it was simply 'running late'.

Many thanks to Ed for leading the ride and hosting the lunch.

Fortunately for me it is not very far from Ed's house to Epsom station where the next Dorking train was only running two minutes' late.

Happy New Year everybody,


Eats at Ed's

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Annual Lunch 5/2/2017 - All Are Welcome

The Angel Pub, Angel Rd, Thames Ditton KT7 0AU 
Start time 12.30 in the pub. Food served from 1.15 pm in the function room.

Cost £11.50 for two courses: 
MAIN: Beef, Lamb, Chicken or Veg Nut Roast 
DESSERT: Apple pie & custard, Sticky Toffee & custard, or Lemon Tart & Cream

If you attended last year, you should have received an email from Steve. 

For others still using them, cheques are fine and Steve's address is below. If you wish to pay by bank transfer please contact Graham. 

If you have to cancel, please contact Steve before 25th Jan for full refund. After that date Steve can’t make any promises.

Note:  There will be a short ride starting from North Cheam at 9am to 52 Whitehorse Drive, Epsom for 11s (10.45 till 12.00) then on to Lunch. All are very welcome to come to 11s whether or not on the ride.

Monday, December 19, 2016


By eleven o'clock we had a group of fourteen at Notcutts! Margaret and Bill, Don and Mike F-A (who did not join the ride) and Alan, Ed, Daniel, David, Graham, Irene, Lilian, Maureen, Paul, Terry and Tony who did - albeit Alan did not ride all the way to lunch.

A simple route was planned - via Chertsey Bridge onto the A320 - up Holloway Hill to Longcross. Down Staple Hill, right and then up Chestnut Lane to Valley End. Rye Grove led us towards Windlesham Road, West End to The Hare and Hounds.

 I didn't make a note of the mileage to lunch but I believe it was around thirteen miles. Not far but just as well for we had quite a long wait for our lunches due to the number of patrons in the pub! Graham was on a winner for he was given a dinner almost straight away which was intended for another client! David made his way home once he finished his packet of crisps!! It was worth the wait for the food was very good and the staff are most helpful. Even unlocked their garden gate so we could put the bikes inside - and it was locked behind us!

 To return, we turned left out of the pub, left into Fenns Lane, across roundabout, Beldam Bridge Road to the end. A left and right took us into Carthouse Lane, on to Horsell where we continued to the Basingstoke Canal. Terry and Paul left us at West Byfleet; Daniel left us when we turned off the canal for Addlestone where Irene, Tony and I parted company with Ed, Lilian and Maureen. No tea stop to-day!

I guess my mileage was only half of every body else today, apart from Irene!! Thank you all for your company and special thanks to Terry and Irene for back marking.

 Pam :) :)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sunday 11th December 2016

Bromley (Waitrose) > Horton Kirby (The Bull) > High Elms

Monday, December 12, 2016

11 December 2016 - Effingham - Leatherhead

 Morning Assembly at the Vineries

Many thanks to Graham for leading us on a merry skelter from Effingham to Leatherhead on a route that studiously avoided any resemblance to the flight path followed by our feathered friends.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Change of lunch venue


Pams ride on the 18th December, lunch will now be at the  Hare and Hounds at West End (near Bisley).


Friday, December 09, 2016

Sunday the 11th Additional ride update

Squires at West Horsley will be closed from 10am to 2.00pm this Sunday.

11's will now be at Effingham Vineries.


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Additional Sunday Ride

Sunday the 11th December 

The C&M official ride is Bromley for 11's and Horton Kirby for lunch. This is far to distant for a number of the club so an alternative ride will also take place.

Details are:
11's at  West Horsley Squires and lunch at Leatherhead Wetherspoons. Afternoon tea will be decided on the day.


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Concorde at Brooklands

Stopped for a photo this morning at Brooklands on our way to lunch at an alternative venue, The Saddlers Arms Send March. Nice cold but sunny ride. Thank you Graham.


Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sunday 04/12/16 Lessons To Be Learnt

A modest (40+ miles) but incident packed ride. The quirky route was designed to avoid most roads used on the previous two rides.

As I left home, I feared we might be in for a pub crawl so a prompt restart from Nutty Lane would be essential. It wasn't to be as Terry punctured en route. We waited which was fortunate for Jeff who arrived after Terry. We exited over the motorway into Shepperton and over Walton Bridge using both cyclepaths. By now it was noon and Christmas traffic was all about us.

To avoided the town centre Sidney Road led on to Walton and Weybridge stations. Then came Brooklands via railside footpaths and a photo shoot beside Concorde. In Byfleet Mike decided no more roughstuff (The Venus Trail) so a rendezvous was arranged - the Seven Stars outside Ripley. The roughstuff was rough but dry and nobody complained (loudly). But my woes continued - having already lost my computer, something jammed my front mudguard as we turned into Engliff Lane. In my panic the front disk rotor was bent (and amazing unbent) before we could continue. No Mike at The Seven Stars; we spotted a bike - was it his? We didn't know and after a short wait we headed to the Saddlers Arms which squeezed us in (just). Sometime later Mike rang Ed - he'd been inside the Seven Stars! and joined us belatedly.

By the time we were ready to leave it was well after two so could we get home in the light? We left in all directions. I made it with ten minutes to spare.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday November 27 2016

It wasn't the brightest of days; nevertheless thirteen of us descended on the Golden Cafe Addlestone. By 11 we were ready to roll. Ed then claimed a senior moment so I found myself leading at short time!

Like last week Liberty Lane got us over the motorway into Rowtown but here we diverged. A sharp descent past the garden centre and the subsequent climb brought to us to the canal at Woodham lock. It was now a case of following the Ceres Trail signs (more or less) into the centre of Woking. For fans of Paul Weller, we descended Stanley Road after which a left brought us to HG Wells (Wetherspoons) at an embarassing early 1140! There was no obvious way of extend the ride so looking on the bright side we concluded that an early lunch merited an early tea. We settled on Wetherspoons Walton, or so I thought!

Ed was now back in charge. He left the canal at Scotland Bridge and continued on familar ways (B385/A318) into Addlestone and Weybridge and along the river to Walton bridge. Here I stopped briefly. Passing the Riverhouse cafe I noted it was open (1400). Not long afterwards I met Ed et al coming in the opposite direction! Others were missing so a vigil outside Wetherspoons was needed. In time I was rescued by Irene and we returned to Riverhouse. In the confusion only Ray was lost.

Not even 40 miles (but all in the light), and three "meals" in just over three hours.

2 points (Ed, Bob, Dave W, Don, GFH, Irene, Maureen, Pam, Ray, Simon, Terry, Tony, Vic)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Change of lunch venue

P L E A S E   N O T E

Next Sunday the lunch venue has changed to Wetherspoons Woking.


Upper Haliford-Send Marsh-Esher

Sunday the 20/11/16

Not sure if the ride would take place according to the weather forecast, heavy rain all night and blustery wind but by 9.00am the wind was moderate and the rain barely a drizzle. I met Dave Ward going through Lower Sunbury and we cycled the last mile or two together, I had been sitting in a group from Chiswick cycling club on their way to Chobham and sheltering from the headwind.

Not expecting many at 11‘s I arrived early as did Alan but not before Bob. Soon to be joined by Pam and Irene. Graham joined us as did Simon, Ed and Vic. We left 11‘s around 11.15 and headed over Walton Bridge to Weybridge, Adlestone, Ottershaw, West Byfleet to Pyrford and through Send to Lunch at the Saddlers Arms Send Marsh. Terry was already there and had cycled direct to lunch.

It was great to get inside in the warmth as we all had felt the cold. A good hour spent eating and chatting before we reluctantly headed outdoors to continue to tea. Most though had opted to head directly home. We said our goodbyes to Pam, Irene and Vic and headed to Ripley and a right into Rose lane and the road to Cobham.

At the Black Swan, Terry and Ed turned right for home while Simon, Graham me continued to Cobham and the Portsmouth road to Esher, Graham continued towards Kingston and Simon and me to Hampton court through Bushy Park to Twickenham and home for Simon. Another 4 miles for me in the dusk and home to thaw out with a mug of tea.  A very cold but nice, if short, day on the bike. Thank you all for your company and Simon for back marking.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Remembrance Day, 13 November


Memorial at Rusper
One minute's silence
Church of St Mary Magdalene

Many thanks to Rachel for these photographs.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cheam and Morden - November 13th

Lunch - minus Terry

Lunch - minus Maureen

With the sun shining and roads and leaves almost dried out from yesterday's rain seven of us (including guest Chris Jeggo) set off south from Beare Green, soon turning left into Newdigate Road. Passing through Capel (too early for cakes) we soon saw the A24 again but left it for the pleasures of Rusper Road, Friday Street and Green Lane where, after months of leaking, the water pipe has been repaired. Not wishing to arrive too early for lunch I followed Plan B which meant turning into Wimland Road then Wimland Lane, Faygate Lane and East Street to arrive at The Plough and Attic Rooms, Rusper at 1300 hrs. Here we placed our orders at the bar and were promptly banished to an Attic Room (see photos above). Our delicious food arrived quite soon.

After lunch we headed north from Rusper to Newdigate, turning right into Church Road which led to Parkgate. I noted the telephone box there saved by the pub landlord now houses a defibrillator, and his car park was full. We then continued northish but turned into Brockhamhurst Road to have another whizz down Root Hill. This week however we forked left into Parkpale then Tilehurst Lane, Punchbowl Lane to tea at Pilgrim Cycles. We then went our separate ways in the daylight (I expect some needed lights later) having had a pleasant dry ride in good company. Thanks, Rachel for keeping an eye at the back.


Eight went to 11s and lunch, Ray joined us for 11s.