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WhatsApp Image 2024 04 12 at 22.39.43 thumbnailIntroductory rides - come and give us a try!

Thought about joining a cycling club ride but not sure?  Are you worried...

  • the pace might be too fast?
  • the people might not be friendly?
  • about riding in a group?
  • there might not be a coffee/tea/cake stop!

Well, why not come along and give us a try.

This is a short series of introductory rides open to all: you don't have to be a member of Cycling UK or Winchester CTC to take part and there's no charge.

The rides will be at an easy pace and around 20 miles long, with a break in the middle. Nobody gets left behind. 

Everyone's welcome. 

Rides will be on-road, sticking to quiet country lanes as much as possible, and led by experienced volunteer ride leaders. You'll get the chance to have a chat and ask any questions so you can decide whether we're the club for you.

We meet in the Coach Park Car Park, off Worthy Lane, in front of the Winchester Hotel.

Dates:

26 Apr 2024
09:30AM - 12:30PM
Introductory ride 1
04 May 2024
09:30AM - 12:30PM
Introductory ride 2
19 May 2024
09:30AM - 12:30PM
Introductory ride 3

If you want to join us, or you'd like more information, email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Riders aged 12 or under must have written parental consent and be accompanied by a responsible adult. Riders aged 13-17 must have written parental consent.

Winchester CTC AGM 2024

This year’s AGM will be held on Monday 29th April at 7.30 pm at the South Downs Social, 3-4 Kings Walk, Middle Brook Street, Winchester.

The café will be open from 7pm for drinks and light refreshments during the meeting. Coffee/tea will be available until 7.30pm.

All members are very welcome to attend.

Election of officers

The main task of the AGM is elect the officers and the committee for the period 2024– 2025. We also appoint coordinators for the individual riding groups, other co-opted roles and an accounts examiner.

The Nomination form which includes the list of current Officers and Committee role holders is available to download below. The role descriptions/responsibilities are also available below. Please consider volunteering for one of the positions, and if you would like more information or an informal chat about what’s involved please do contact our Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Nominations for committee must be submitted to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 22nd April.

Motions

Any member may submit a motion to the AGM. This must be sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Sarah Lee, by Monday 22nd April. The motion must include the name of the proposer and seconder.

A provisional agenda is available to download below. If no motions are received by the deadline, then this will be agenda used at the meeting.

The minutes of the 2023 AGM and the Winchester CTC Club Rules are available on the Winchester CTC website (see also links below).

At the end of the formal agenda, there will be an opportunity to discuss future club activities and socialise with members, and I do hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us.

Best wishes,

Sarah Lee, Secretary

Supporting documentation:

Nomination Form - Word document 

Nomination Form - pdf document

Committee role descriptions/responsibilities - pdf document

Provisional agenda for AGM 2024 - Word document 

Provisional agenda for AGM 2024 - pdf document

Minutes of AGM 2023

Winchester CTC Club Rules

 The Spring Rides 140 km and 83 km are on Saturday 20th April 2024.

Start times:

140 km starts at 8 am 

83 km starts at 8.30 am

Start venue Worthy Lane Car Park (in front of the Winchester Hotel) SO23 7AB (parking fee payable on Saturdays)

Finish venue: The Kitchen, Winchester Golf Academy, Down Farm Lane, Headbourne Worthy, SO226RG.

Entry fee: £5 (includes a free tea or coffee at the finish).

Minimum time for the 83 km is 3 1/4 hrs (earliest finish 11.45 am)

Maximum time limit is 6 hrs (latest finish 2.30 pm) 

Minimum time for the 140 km is 5 ½ hrs (earliest finish 1.30 pm)

Maximum time limit is 9 hrs (latest finish 5pm)

Please enter in advance if you possibly can as it helps with planning, in particular, advising The Kitchen at the Golf Academy of expected numbers. 

To enter, please click on this link to  entry form 

To pay: Payment is by PayPal (you do not have to be a PayPal user). 

In case there are problems with the payment link in the form, it is https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7SPUQJ4BSYFDG

Route sheets and gpx files can be download (see attachments at end of article),  any problems please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The routes are the same as 2023 and have been checked. The two routes are joint for the first 40 km and follow familiar roads via Stoke Charity, Hunton Down, Laverstoke through to Woodcut and Ashmansworth.

Shortly after this the two routes split.

The 83 km route goes via West Woodhay Down (great views from the top) to Faccombe and then drops down to Hurstbourne Tarrant. From there it heads down Bourne Valley to Barton Stacey, Bullington, Wonston, South Wonston and back to Headbourne Worthy.

Options for refreshments on the 83 km

Tea Cosy, Hurstbourne Tarrant (https://www.facebook.com/theteacosyhurstbournetarrant/?locale=en_GB)

The Boundary Community Shop and Café, St. Mary Bourne (https://www.facebook.com/theteacosyhurstbournetarrant/?locale=en_GB

After the split, the 140 km goes via Ball Hill, Kintbury, Wickham, Lambourn. It then goes to Baydon, Aldbourne, Hungerford, before climbing Ham Hill and then down to Vernham Down and Hurstbourne Tarrant, where it re-joins the 83 km route for the last 30 km (see above).

Options for refreshments on the 140 km

Priscilla’s café at East Garston https://www.priscillaskitchen.co.uk/,

Goodies Café, Lambourn https://www.facebook.com/goodieslambourn/

Aldbourne PO https://www.facebook.com/AldbourneStores/?locale=en_GB)

Tutti Poll, Hungerford http://thetuttipole.co.uk/

Route sheets and gpx files

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 20th April. 2024

Best wishes

Sue

Winchester CTC AGM - Monday 29th April 2024

The correct date for the 2024 AGM is Monday 29th April 2024 and not May as erroneously mentioned in the Newsletter. The corected article is below: 

Winchester CTC AGM – Monday 29th April 2024 – save the date (doors open 7pm with a 7.30 pm start)

It is that time of year again. Our annual AGM will be on Monday 29th April 2024 at the South Downs Social (SDS), King’s Walk, Middle Brook Street, Winchester.

This is your opportunity to have your say in the running of the club or volunteer for the committee! SDS is a great venue and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will on sale before and after the AGM.

Apologies for the error and I hope to see you there. 

Sue

 

 

 

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