Winchester CTC Christmas Social

Winchester CTC Christmas Social – Friday 13th December 2019

This year we are visiting the Winchester Rugby Club for our Christmas Party. It is open to CTC members and their guests. This is the only occasion in the year when the entire club gets together and we can chat to riders from other groups.

Venue Winchester Rugby Club, North Walls Park (off Nuns’ Road), Winchester, SO23 7EF

Date    Friday 13th December 2019 at 7.30pm for 8.00 pm.

Menu (buffet style 2 course meal)

Choice of Chicken Curry, Salmon en croute or Wild Mushroom stroganoff + Dessert


The cost is £25, which includes the 2-course meal plus a welcome drink of either Prosecco or non-alcoholic alternative  

Other drinks can be purchased at the bar which is in the same room as the meal. 

To book:

Tessa Valentine is taking the bookings. If you wish to come, please complete the booking form (see attachment below), make payment and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to 25 Webster Road, Winchester SO22 5 NT

Final date for booking is 1st December 2019.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible,


Download this file (Christmas Social Poster invite.pdf)Christmas Social Poster invite.pdf[Christmas Social Poster]234 kB
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Watership Down 105 km

Watership Down 105 km:

Our winter classic is on Sunday 12th January 2020. It is a challenging ride of 105 km organised by Winchester CTC under Audax UK rules and starts and finishes at Jubilee Hall, London Road, Kings Worthy, SO23 7QN, just outside Winchester.

The route is mainly on minor roads and goes via Barton Stacey, the Bourne Valley to Lower Chute, where there is a manned control. It then goes along Chute Causeway before dropping down Conholt Hill to Vernham Dean, Faccombe, East Woodhay. It then continues to Burghclere, Sydmonton, up Watership Down and then down to Whitchurch. From Whitchurch, it returns to the start via Hunton and Stoke.

A detailed written route sheet and gpx file are provided and are sent out with your confirmation of entry.

As usual, the Hatchet Inn at Lower Chute will provide coffee/tea and biscuits. The cost is included in your entry fee.

There are no entries on the day and the limit is 150 riders.

Mudguards are a condition of riding this event and there will be a bike check at the start to ensure that all riders have mudguards.

Mudguards are required at both the front and rear. As a minimum these can be a Crudcatcher-style guard at the front and a 'whale tail' (min 50 cm) at the back, but we strongly recommend that you fit full length mudguards, out of courtesy to the venues we use and to your fellow riders."


How to enter: Please download the Information Sheet (see below) and if new to Audax look at these hints and tips

To enter online go to the AUK website and enter the required information. (Payment is by PayPal).  

To enter by post, download the entry form (see below), complete and send to the organiser.

Early entry is recommended. The event is usually full at least 2 weeks before the event.  

Help required:

I am also looking for help on the day at the start, finish and Lower Chute and so if you don’t fancy riding please volunteer.


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Download this file (WatershipDown_DETAILS_2020.pdf)WatershipDown_DETAILS_2020.pdf[Information Sheet for Watership Down 2020]254 kB
Download this file (evententryform-WDE2020.pdf)evententryform-WD2020E2020.pdf[PDF version of Entry Form for Watership Down 2020]262 kB
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