Hindhead & Washington RT Report for Sunday 22nd January 2017

This RT season the weather has not been on our side for our events, and today was no different with sub-zero temperatures early morning.

We took the decision to start both rides 30 minutes later and this may have helped just a little.

However 37 riders turned up for the rides including 9 Crawley Wheelers all of whom rode over from Crawley, and one guest.

The Hindhead ride rolled off with 17 hardy souls from 9am, 4 riders choosing the 4 ½ hour time standard, and 13 opting for 4 hours.

Washington attracted 20 riders, 6 opting for 3 ½ hour time, while the remainder selected the 2 ½ hour ride. They enjoyed refreshments hosted by the Brighton Excelsior at the Washington Village Hall.

Back at the youth wing post rides, the participants socialised over hot drinks and delicious home baking.

Thanks to all that help back at the you wing. In particular, Colin Ferry for time keeping , Malcolm Curtis and Cliff Baker for registration,. Ali Bruce for assisting me with tidying and locking up.

A very special thanks to our home bakers, Ali Bruce, Martine Burke, Barry Harwood, Ray Watson, and Tony Banbury.

The next RT is on Sunday 26th March 2017 with rides to the Ashdown Forest and Pulborough. Hopefully the weather will be a little warmer!

Stewart Forbes

Competitions Secretary