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Bike Ride - August 5th

The next Thursday Evening bike ride will be this Thursday (ie tomorrow), August 5th at 6:30pm. We'll start from outside the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station as usual. The route will take the very back way through Addlestone and on into Chertsey. Through the middle of Gogmore Farm Park and sweeping round the back of Chertsey past the site of Chertsey Abbey and then back via the Meads to Weybridge. The ride should last no more than 2 hours with the possibility of some liquid refreshment at the end. The route will be a mix of off-road and quiet residential roads with only a couple of short main road sections. If you want to come along just turn up on Thursday at 6:30pm outside the Hand and Spear.

July Bike Ride

This month's Sunday bike ride will be this Sunday 18th July at 11:00am. As usual we'll meet at the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station. We will head south towards Telegraph Hill, then across Wisley Airfield towards Ripley for lunch at a suitable pub. The return will follow the canal and then cut through Byfleet to the newly opened path at Seven Arches Bridge. The route will be about 15 miles taking 3 hours or so depending on how long we stop for lunch. If you want to come along just turn up on Sunday at 11:00am outside the Hand and Spear. Thank you to all those who provided feedback about the proposed shared use cycleway along Oyster Lane. We'll be consolidating the comments and publishing a write up on the Elmbridge Cycle website in due course.

Seven Arches Bridge is Open

After almost 15 years of procrastination the footway under Seven Arches Bridge has finally been opened.

This is a strategic connection between Weybridge Station and Brooklands. It gives access to Brooklands Museum, Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands Community Park and the superstores. It also opens up routes to Byfleet and Wisley and beyond.

Forming part of a much needed strategic north/south route cyclists and pedestrians will no longer have to follow the busy Brooklands Road and negotiate the roundabout at Wellington Way.

For pedestrians and cyclists this short piece of footway has changed the map of Weybridge.


Weybridge Station Petition

This is a bit off-topic but if you've every tried to get your bike out of Weybridge station then you'll know that it can be a bit awkward. Peter Harman, ex-councillor of the St George's Hill ward, has started a petition to get the south-side exit ramp reopened at Weybridge Station. You can help by signing the petition on-line by clicking here. It'll only take a minute.

Thursday Evening Bike Ride

The next Thursday Evening bike ride will be this Thursday, July 1st at 6:30pm. We'll start from outside the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station and explore the off road back routes to New Haw and beyond. The ride should last no more than 2 hours with the possibility of some liquid refreshment at the end. If you want to come along just turn up on Thursday at 6:30pm outside the Hand and Spear. Feedback required! Surrey County Council are proposing a shared use footway from Byfleet and New Haw railway station along Oyster Land and Barnes Wallis Drive to Marks and Spencers and Tesco. There's a map of the proposed route here: http://bit.ly/cqVdpb I'd like to get some feedback about what people this of this proposal? The kind of things I'm interested in are: * Did you know about it? * Do you use that road? * Is there a need for a shared use path on this road? * Is this the best use of of available funds (£25k)? * Do you have a better idea? * Can you see any technical problems with the proposal (eg very narrow footway under the railway bridge at the Station)? Feedback of any kind would be much appreciated, you can email me by just replying to this message. I'll consolidate all the comments and publish a summary on the Elmbridge Cycle website.
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