Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thanks to Ed for his handsome,unique carved trophy for the winner. Runner-up award was a (new) tube.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Early in October, whilst on a group run of 10/11 riders, a mid-peloton rider fell into a large pothole (B2029 towards Lingfield). You can guess the result; 5 riders down - 1 broken collarbone, 1 dislocated shoulder, 1 broken ulna, 1 broken thumb, bruises for many, blood, ambulance, police etc. The first faller had bruises only! The CTC legal service is on the case.
Strangely, the ride was abandoned. I slowly rode off to Lingfield station - slowly because of the break to my R thumb and ulna left me with little power for the front brake. I was successfully pinned and wired up at CX Hospital and today, 16 days after surgery, I am free of the cast and sling. All should be in good repair by the second half of January so I hope for a few fine Wednesdays in February.
The Pearson Pave (c/f stealth machine that has not appeared in yr midst) has minor scratches and ruined RHS handlebar tape so the bike will be ready before I am.
Best wishes to all and as the station sergeant used to say on ”Hill St Blues”, a vg US police series of the mid 1980’s, “go carefully out there”.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I then went for a sauna and the others were going into Kingston to go their separate ways home.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
we went through Hersham and turned left down a pathway then through the back road's towards the river along the towpath to Sunbury.
Then we went right past Apps farm onto the Hurst road.
then past the waterworks then right at the bottom of the road we turned left to ward's Hampton Court, we had a late lunch at the Albion pub where you can get two meal's for £8.
we had a nice lunch and after ward's we went over Hampton Court Bridge through the palace then into bushy park and had tea at the pheasantry.
after tea we all made our way home.
Roger - M.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
We headed towards Ripley via Plough Lane past the Black Swan into Guileshill Lane and into Ripley via Grove Heath Lane.We had a very good lunch at the Seven Stars.Albert left us after lunch and headed home.When leaving the pub the B group were sighted heading for Cobham we let them go ahead and headed ourselves for cobham .Mike left us at the Black Swan .Five of us had tea and ice creams at the Aromas Cafe in Cobham sitting outside in the sun very pleasant. Fuzz headed for home on the train and the remainder headed for home via Blackhills
Security gates are being fitted on this short cut and access will probable not be available from the middle of November.
My apologies am unable to attend the AGM next week
After a good lunch I made for home via West Byfleet and was enjoying my usual aperitif in the garden just after three. Thanks John-----------------------Albert
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Please see below a copy of the letter of apology that I have sent to the Manager of the Weybridge Centre for Retired People, following the incident on 22 September. It is most unfortunate that we do not know who was involved in this incident. Until we do, we shall not be able to consider arrangements to ensure that it does not happen again.
Where we went to the Prince of Wales pub at West End Esher. we all had a nice lunch, since we were last there they had decorated the pub out and it was very nice. we then made our way back to Hersham, then back to Hampton Court to five on the bridge for tea and cake's. after tea we made our way home. i hope you all got home before the rain.