Author Archives: Janice Montgomerie

CUK North Hants Barbecue Saturday 11th August

The time has come round again for our annual summer barbecue, and here are the details:
Venue : Newton Valence Village Hall
Time and date : from 12.30 on Saturday 11th August, food available from 13.00.  There will be an easy-paced ride to the barbecue leaving Alton Community Centre at 11 am led by Janice.
In order to optimise the catering, please can you let Frank know in advance if you intend to come, and at the latest by 7th August.
Cost : £6.50 per person which includes your first drink, with subsequent alcoholic drinks at 50p.  You can pay on the day but ideally in advance by cash or by Paypal:- log into your account, click Send Money to Friends & Family, and enter the email address ctc_nh@yahoo.co.uk into the address box, Next, then enter the amount.
Help and Support : All offers to help on the day with setting up and clearing up would be gratefully appreciated, and also donations of a dessert that would be very welcome.  Suggested desserts which always go down well are trifle, fresh fruit salad, fruit crumble, lime or lemon tart etc…  If you can donate one of these, please let us know!
Bring and Buy : Please bring your unwanted bicycle bits and pieces as well, as there will be a table set aside to sell them.  You might find just what you’ve been looking for!
We’re hoping for a hot sunny day, and to see you there!
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The New Forest Cycling Week 27th July – 4th August

 

The New Forest Cycling Week was founded in 1975 and for 35 years was based at the Forestry Commission campsite near Brockenhurst. In 2010 the New Forest Cycling Week moved to the UK Youth Activity Centre at Avon Tyrrell Manor near Burley.

 The Rally attracts approximately 200 attendees each year. It is an informal rally for cycle campers, free from pressure and over-organisation, yet offering activity for all those who wish to join in.  You can come for the whole week or just a few days.  The rally is for cycling families, small groups and individuals whether new to camping or more experienced, in tents, caravans and camper vans, and all ages are welcome, from babies to senior citizens! 
There is plenty to see and explore in this unique area. The many minor roads and tracks make enjoyable and safe riding for families and younger riders. There is a choice of forest rides every day led by volunteer Cycling UK members, but you are also free to do your own rides. 
There are normally various on site activities during the evening. Activities during the week include a barn dance, an opportunity to ride on the cycle track at Calshot, children’s time trial and on the Wednesday use of the Avon Tyrrell Adventure facilities for children using Avon Tyrrell’s instructors.  The week always ends with the Friday night barbecue and campfire.
More about the rally can be found here, including photos of previous rallies: http://newforestrallycc.org.uk/

2018 RALLY BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

 

Book directly with Avon Tyrrell here:  https://avontyrrell.cinolla.com/avontyrrell/courses/category/new-forest-rally

The New Forest Cycling Week is part of Cycling UK (previously Cyclist Touring Club)

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Ron Liptrot R.I.P. 1928-2018

It is with great sadness we report the death of Ron Liptrot, a long-standing member of our club who was well-liked and respected by all who knew him.

His funeral has taken place.

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Easy-Paced bike rides from Alton

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Publication of the Hampshire County Council Cycling Strategy 2015

The following item was published on the Hampshire County Council website on 18th November.

Following public consultation earlier in 2015, the County Council Executive Member for Economy Transport and Environment, Sean Woodward approved a new Cycling Strategy in September 2015.

Aims of the strategy

The aim is to provide a clear statement on the County Council’s overall aspirations for cycling; set a strategic framework to support the planning and development of cycling measures with local partners including district councils; provide a means to prioritise available funding for cycling to the best value for money investments; and support the County Council in attracting new investment from funding partners for cycling and other associated sustainable transport measures.

The strategy links the County Council’s corporate priorities of health and well being, economic development, supporting communities and improving efficiency, as well as the planning and implementation of cycling measures with local partners. It aims to support and strengthen the importance of current and future cycling and the active travel strategies developed by local authorities in the County.

How the strategy was developed

Following public consultation earlier in 2015, the County Council Executive Member for Economy Transport and Environment, Sean Woodward approved a new Cycling Strategy in September 2015.

Over the Spring and Summer of 2015, Hampshire County Council prepared and consulted on a draft Cycling Strategy. The vision is that by 2025, cycling will be a convenient, safe, healthy, affordable and popular means of transportation and recreation within Hampshire.

This document went out to public consultation for 12 weeks between 6 May 2015 and 29 July 2015. There was an enthusiastic response from members of the public and the comments and suggestions submitted were incorporated, where appropriate, into the final strategy. The strategy document was approved by the Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment on 15 September 2015.

Comments and questions

If you want to comment or have any questions on the strategy then please email: Hampshire.Cycling@hants.gov.uk

Related links

Cycling in Hampshire: Over 750 miles of off-road cycle routes and urban cycle paths make Hampshire a great place for cycling

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Rushmoor Cycle Forum

The Rushmoor Cycle Forum (RCF), which works closely with CTC, has recently drawn up a survey which they will be submitting to local election candidates, to evaluate where they sit in regards to their cycle-friendly campaigning.

Southwood Woodlands, Rushmoor

Southwood Woodlands, Rushmoor is popular with cyclists and walkers

 

Rushmoor Cycle Forum is open to individuals who have an interest in promoting all forms of cycling in the Borough of Rushmoor and with its adjoining neighbours. Membership is a varied cross-section of Rushmoor residents/employees, who are linked by a desire to facilitate the use of bikes for recreation and as a means of transport, the RCF has the following beliefs –

  • UK’s elected representatives have a key role in the campaigning process.
  • Provisions for cycling shouldn’t be specific to any type of cyclist
  • Improvements to cycling conditions don’t just benefit cyclists
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