Our next ride is on Friday 20th September
Our annual pace-judging and freewheeling competition recently took place under a cloudy sky with ten cyclists taking part. Congratulations to the winner Robert, and thanks to all who came along and supported the event. We enjoyed tea and cakes afterwards at Nosh Cafe, Four Marks, where Dan the organiser presented prizes to the runners-up Bill and David.
More photos of the event will soon be available to view under the Photo Gallery tab.
Ten Alton riders gathered recently for a repeat of last year’s successful ride in memory of former club mate Malcolm Seal. A hilly route favoured by Malcolm was chosen, and like last year’s ride, the weather on the day was extremely hot.
The cyclists were joined on the ride by Malcolm’s son Graeme, and afterwards his wife Maureen met the group for tea at Gilbert White’s in Selborne.
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
Immobilise is a national property ownership database whereby members of the public register their property through the website in the hope that if it is lost or stolen and comes into the hands of the police, their property will be returned to them. Immobilise is a police data base where items that have serial numbers can be logged.
Bike crime is particularly prevalent in Basingstoke and many of the bikes recovered by Police cannot be traced back to their owners. Equally if we suspect that a person is in possession of a stolen bike we find it hard to prove unless the owner has registered the serial number on Immobilise.
More information can be found on the website www.immobilise.com