Phil Hampton Memorial Ride 2019

DATE:   SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 2019

APPROX DISTANCE: 30 MILES or 50 MILES 

VENUE: Medstead Village Hall, Roe Downs Road, Medstead, grid ref. SU 659369, postcode GU34 5LG.

START TIME: 09:30 for the 50-mile ride, 10:00 for the 30-mile ride

30 mile route (RideWithGPS website)

50 mile route (RideWithGPS website)

Download Zipped GPS files

The aim of the event is to raise funds for the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, a charity set up to fight legal cases involving cyclists but which now covers all aspects of cycling and the law.

TO ENTER please email a completed form to Dan at the email address on the entry form and send a minimum donation of £5 via Paypal (use email address ctc_nh@yahoo.co.uk) and choose “Sending to a friend or family” so we can avoid having to pay Paypal fees.

You can also enter on the day, although pre-entries are much appreciated!

If under 18 a Parental Consent form must be signed and submitted.

Alternatively, post a cheque (payable to D.Montgomerie) with your form to Dan Montgomerie, 23 Tower Street, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1NX.  Route instructions will be emailed to you. To receive printed route instructions in advance please enclose an SAE and indicate which route you would like.

Refreshments are available at the start and finish.  There are also several pubs and cafes along both routes.

Malmesbury Weekend 14th-16th June 2019

I am arranging a weekend away in late June which will include a taste of the Cotswolds again this year (but the southerly part) for the weekend of 14th-16th June 2019. It will be based around Malmesbury, which offers a range of facilities to meet our needs in terms of accommodation etc. 

Sunset over Malmsbury

As usual there will be rides arranged for Friday afternoon 14th as well as all day Saturday 15th (normal 40-miler and faster 60+ miles) and a short ride for the morning of Sunday 16th. 

Some useful links to find accommodation: 

https://www.bedandbreakfastsearcher.co.uk/availability/results.asp?id=2164857_DL526Z1049#1

https://www.cotswolds.com/accommodation/searchresults?sr=1&poly=9023 

The following link only provides limited information on this occasion: www.cotswolds.info/accommodation/malmesbury-lodgings.shtml 

Camping for caravans and motorhomes can be found at either: https://www.burtonhill.co.uk/ 

I look forward to seeing as many of you that can make, it for what will hopefully be a ‘cycling filled’ weekend!

Further details will be provided on routes etc. 

Regards Frank… 

Cycling UK North Hampshire AGM

Our AGM took place recently, and 23 local members attended.  The above photo shows our Chairman Frank presenting Pete with the Mike Wilson Tankard for winning the pace-judging and freewheeling competition.

We were pleased to be able to welcome Julie Rand from Cycling UK head office in Guildford to our AGM.  She gave a very interesting talk on some of the new initiatives that Cycling UK is undertaking towards its aim of getting more people cycling.

The officers elected for the forthcoming year are as follows:

Chairman – Frank Pote

Secretary – Richard Care

Treasurer – Mark Beauchamp

Membership Secretary – Richard Care

Welfare Officer – Kaye Hicks

Website & Publicity Officer – Bob Bending

Alton Rides Co-ordinator – Janice Montgomerie

Basingstoke Right-to-Ride Representative – Heather Rainbow

 

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