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Bob Craig

posted this comment on May 7, 2021

A1 ride 5th May. 10 of us left Lullingstone en route to Laddingford. Riders were Chris Simms Stephen Hardy Danny Eagles Barry Barlow Ray Hardinge Martin Howe Tony Reeve Dom Haslam Rick Green and me. Route went up Mussenden down to Ightam and up Plough Hill down through Dunks Green, Hadlow and E Peckham and past Beltring to The Chequers. Dom Tony and Danny had to peel off early. Service was excellent and lunch enjoyable until the sun disappeared and the temperature dropped but in general the ride took place in warmer climes than expected.

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Paul Geradine

posted this comment on May 5, 2021

Prems ride, 5 May – RIchard Bingham, Andy Bradley, Paul Geradine, Martin Gill and Colin Kane met opposite the Bricklayers Arms for a circuitous ride to The Wall as we had missed it out from last week’s rain-truncated ride. Our route took us along the Pilgrims’ Way, round the back of Oxted toCrowhurst, Dormansland and, via some ducking and weaving, to Hartfield, The Wall and then the normal route back via Ladies Mile, Withyham, Chidd Hoath and to lunch at The Greyhound at Charcott. A fairly punishing pace meant we lost Martin fairly quickly and had your correspondent gasping. Just under 49 miles and 3,600 ft vertically at over 16mph to Charcott. Martin rejoined us at lunch and we then returned to Sevenoaks via Hale Oak and Bayley’s Hill.

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Barry Barlow

posted this comment on May 5, 2021

Heather,
I thought an enead ws a group of nine??

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Heather Sim

posted this comment on May 5, 2021

An ennead of B1 riders set forth from Polhill to Edenbridge. They were Rosemary, Mike, Malcolm, Paul, Danny, John, Nick and his nice new Condor, Chris and Trevor. Thank you to John who acted as back marker on the way out and leader the first leg home.

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Paul Godfrey

posted this comment on May 5, 2021

B2 ride from Polhill to Lingfield proved popular with people going and coming as the ride progressed. Apologies if I haven’t listed everyone. Heather, Mike Yeo, Roy Markham, Bernie, Di, Peter Woods Peter Hawker, Linda, Sally, Trish, Ken Mould, Dave Parker, John Broadfoot and myself set off from Polhill. On route Trish, Ken, Bernie, Dave P, Peter H and Sally left us and we were joined by Dave Collier and Pete Ham. Nice ride although still a bit chilly and a pleasant lunch around the pond at Lingfield. Thanks to all for your company.

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Danny Gazzi

posted this comment on May 3, 2021

Hi. My wife is thinking about getting an ebike or a conversion kit. We’re looking at a Swytch. Has anyone got experience of this or anything similar that they would be happy to share?
Thanks.

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Stephen Hardy

posted this comment on May 2, 2021

Wednesday 28th April 2021. 8 A1s left Lullingstone VC for a 24 mile ride to Kings Arms Upnor. Ray Hardinge, Bob Craig, Chris Simms, Agnes and Huibert Heijna, Danny Eagles, Martin Howe and leader Stephen Hardy. Shoreham, Ottford, Stanstead, Vigo, Havel, Luddesdown, Caxton and Strood where the sites to be seen along the way. Fortunately we didn’t get rained on. The end of the ride consisted of some challenging urban riding, but we all arrived safely for a chilly lunch in the gardens of the Kings Arms, on tables of 4. Food arrived quickly and nobody wanted to hang around in the cold, so we set off back home in smaller groups, with 2 groups merging and then parting company again as we made our way home. I think everyone did between 51 and 56 miles in total and between 2,700 and 4,000 feet in total of climbing.

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rosemary wakefield

posted this comment on April 29, 2021

The George Trottiscliffe
The pub has made a large outdoor dining area and there is an outside coffee and drinks bar. Did you see Trottiscliffe/Trosley on BBC local news yesterday evening?
With a cold wind yesterday the 7 riders of the B1`s were pleased to warm up with coffee there before Aylesford for picnic by river.
Mike Wakefield

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Diana Outram

posted this comment on April 28, 2021

B2 ride on the 28th April 2021 from Otford to Penshurst via The lane, Britain’s lane Bailey’s hill Chiddingstone Causewawas enjoyed by all, including the return journey through Leigh and up Hubbard’s hill. Riding were Cathy.Heather,Linda,Mike,Roy new boy,Peter Woods,and Di with a brief early appearenc by Paul Godfrey. Great to meet up with everyone.

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John Baker

posted this comment on April 28, 2021

Prems Ride 28 Apr 2021 – Four riders set off from Otford Duck Pond to be joined by another two in Knockholt. The route took us around the back of Biggin Hill before heading down Gangers, around the south of East Grinstead and into the Ashdown Forest. Martin was dropped fairly quickly but using cunning and disguise he kept turning up at various points like our very own Scarlet Pimpernel.

The rain started near Turners Hill which made riding conditions wet and miserable. So after a stop in Forest Row we decided to cut the route short and head back to Sevenoaks. Apart from Martin who is made of sterner stuff and stayed out to do some extra miles.

Overall the roads were a mixed bag but there were too many busy roads to make this one to repeat. Total distance was around 65 miles and 5500 ft climbing at an average over 15 mph.

Riders out were Richard Bingham, Colin Kane, Paul Geradine, Martin Gill and Andrew Bradley (guest).

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rosemary wakefield

posted this comment on April 24, 2021

B1 Ride wed. 28th April

Starting 1030 Otford Pond. You may have coffee there before the start. Destination Aylesford via Trotiscliffe and St Peter`s Bridge with lunch by Medway. Bring your own sarnies. Retun via Offham.

Mike Wakefield

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Martin Howe

posted this comment on April 21, 2021

A1 – Otford to Hadlow 21 April 2021
Having received excellent hospitality at the 🍵Pond View Cafe as usual, Ray (Hardinge) decided that another group photo was needed particularly as he assured us he had loaded the film this week. The group included Barry Barlow, Bob Craig, Chris Simms, Tony Reeve, Dom Haslam, Stephen Hardy and Bert and Agnes Heijna and myself.
We cruised up Ide Hill as a peloton (artistic licence) and rode at pace via Chiddingstone Causeway to Penshurst Place. We continued east, skirting the edge of Tonbridge town centre before heading towards Hadlow for lunch. Dom and Tony left us part way and Bob decided not to stop for lunch. The weather was very gloomy 💦 with a cold wind and spirits became gloomier 😞 as the Hadlow College cafe was shut (not according to the website) on arrival. The group remounted and scoured Hadlow for an alternative lunch stop. 30 seconds later we found one. The local bakery offered decent coffee and hot snacks. 👍 Phew!
Although the A1 group are cool dudes we felt that the cold wind was too cool to hang around and we headed back via Plaxtol. Stephen H volunteered to lead next week (must be on medication…) and road tested his Garminator on the return journey. 🔄

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Martin Gill

posted this comment on April 21, 2021

P ride Wed ride 21st April. After we had prised Dave and Richard out from the Otford pond cafe we headed east into a headwind going through West Malling, West Farleigh and Hunton. We turned back west near Staplehurst and with the wind on our backs we made our way through Curtisden Green and Horsmonden to Laddingford where we stopped for lunch at the Chequers. It felt cold so we were pleased to have a table in a marquee. Those out were John Baker, Richard Bingham, Paul Geraldine, Martin Gill, Dave Hickman and Colin Kane.

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Martin Gill

posted this comment on April 21, 2021

P ride Wed ride 21st April. After we had prised Dave and Richard out from the Otford pond cafe we headed east into a headwind going through West Malling, West Farleigh and Hunton. We turned back west near Staplehurst and with the wind on our backs we made our way through Curtisden Green and Horsmonden to Laddingford where we stopped for lunch at the Chequers. It felt cold so we were pleased to have a table in a marquee. Those out were John Baker, Richard Bingham, Paul Geraldine, Martin Gill, Dave Hickman and Colin Kane.

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Ken Dean

posted this comment on April 21, 2021

Wed 21st B2 to Ightham Church
Embarrassingly large turnout at Lullingstone with both riders and social attendees. I took 7 volunteers on a slightly longer route than Cathy that included Wrotham Heath, Crouch and Basted Mill before arriving at Ightham for lunch. By the time we got there the other B2 group had departed for home (it was getting rather cold).
In addition to myself there were Mike Yeo, Peter Woods, Linda Kemp, Nick L-S, Trish, David Parker and Clive Adams.

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Cathy Sharman

posted this comment on April 21, 2021

Lovely to see so many faces at Lullingstone visitors centre.
We divided into 2 groups, with me were Paul Hill, Peter Ham, who peeled off at Woodlands, Paul McAteer, Heather, John Broadfoot, Peter Hawker and Paul Godfrey.
We met Dave Colliers at Ightham church. We didn’t linger as the wind was cold.
We went home via different routes.
Great to have such a good turn out, felt almost normal.

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Malcolm McIntyre

posted this comment on April 21, 2021

After the first coffees in many moons at the Polhill cafe, the re-constituted B1s wound their way through the wilds of Bromley to Titsey Hill. The cafe at Tatsfield pond was serving, but the cold wind meant lunch wasn’t prolonged.
On the way home, Danny’s chain snapped, to be rescued by Trevor who, to everone’s surprise, had a chain tool and spare link.
We were; Tim McCaffrey, Trevor Sim, Danny Gazzi, Dave Sims, Chris Brett, Mike & Rosemary Wakefield, Paul Smith and Malcolm McIntyre.

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Ken Dean

posted this comment on April 18, 2021

B2 Ride Wed 21st April.
Now starting at Lullingstone at 10.30.

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Chris Simms

posted this comment on April 17, 2021

Saturday 17th April:
Four of us met at the Pond View Cafe for coffee before setting out on a swift 25 mile ride via Godden Green, Brenchley and Paddock Wood to Teapot Island for lunch. A beautiful day for cycling although chilly at first. Those with me were Danny Eagles, Tony Reeve and Martin Howe.

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Malcolm McIntyre

posted this comment on April 16, 2021

Wednesday 21 April B1 ride; Polhill Garden Centre to Tatsfield village green. Depart 10:30, bring own lunch. Tatsfield pub isn’t open yet, but coffee shop may be.

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Richard Bingham

posted this comment on April 14, 2021

Prems ride 14 April

First Prems ride of the year was a 50 mile loop around Tunbridge Wells with 3,800ft of up. Starting in Seal the route took in Plaxtol, Matfield, Frant, Groombridge and Four Elms before finishing at The Velo Barn. Riders out were John Baker, Paul Geradine, Martin Gill, Dave Hickman, guest rider Andy Bradley and me.

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Dominic Haslam

posted this comment on April 14, 2021

A1 ride – 9 of us (and 8 bikes) met up at the Pond View Café for the first time in what seems like a long time, and sat for our coffee in the chilly garden but with a very warm welcome back from our hostess. She also reminded us that her very first customers when she opened the café were Meridian riders. At 10:30 we set off on a rather circuitous route of 25 miles via Pilgrims Way, Ightham, Shipbourne, Hildenborough (where Bob left us) and Leigh on our way to Chiddingstone. ‘Lumpy’ seemed to be the word of the day, no major hills just quite a lot of non-flat, with riders variously registering between 2500 and 4000 feet by the time they got home. The sausage baguettes at the Tulip Tree café were very welcome, but we’d suggest you don’t drop in there for a quick bite. Definitely not fast food. The intrepids were myself, Barry Barlow, Ray Hardinge, Bob Craig, Chris Simms, Bert and Agnes Heijna, Martin Howe and Danny Eagles. May it be warmer by next week…..

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Heather Sim

posted this comment on April 14, 2021

A half-a-dozen intrepid B1s set off from Lullingstone; Tricia turned off at Stanstead and the famous five: Malcolm, Rosemary, Mike, Paul and Trevor ate lunch in the sun at the Green Man. Back via Wrotham to round off a pleasant ride with pleasant company.

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Malcolm McIntyre

posted this comment on April 14, 2021

Fine ride Trevor, and nice to be warm for a change.
Next Wednesday’s B1 ride will depart Polhill Garden Centre car park 10:30.
Destination and route will be posted as soon as I can organise it.

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Paul Godfrey

posted this comment on April 14, 2021

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B2’s meeting at Sundridge today were Linda Kemp, Mike Yeo, Ken Mould, Ken Dean, David Parker, Peter Woods and myself. Ken Mould left us there whilst the remainder rode up Ide Hill where we met Cathy Sharman and Heather Sim. Our route took us via Bough Beech, Sevenoaks Weald and Hildenborough to Ightham Mote where we had a pleasant lunch in the sunshine. Nice ride, good weather and excellent company.

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Paul Godfrey

posted this comment on April 13, 2021

Just had a wheel built by Kemsing Bikes, very pleased with advice, service and cost. The guy is starting up his repair business from his garage whilst having a workshop built. He has a decent website and can be contacted on 07927 775 268 .

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Reginald Oakley

posted this comment on April 13, 2021

Not sure I cn add URLs, but this looks usefull for ride planning https://cycle.travel/?fbclid=IwAR2P9nFFxeLwMDdG-iIdt3F0GEMDB6a845KdjIhmNcdn2dFnyjIjU1QICUw .

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Ray Hardinge

posted this comment on April 7, 2021

A well chilled group of 9 A1’s set of from the Velo Barn and soon swept past the B2’s (going in the opposite direction). With a tail wind and the odd splash of sunshine we were soon going through Leigh (where are guest rider Angela, peeled off) and then up along Riding Lane where we reeled in both Bob C and Tony R. So we finished the ride to Ightham Mote with more riders than we started off with – quite an achievement. The starting group included Barry B, Chris S., SteveH., Danny E., Martin H., Angela (Guest)., Roland C., Dom H., and myself. It was good to have so many As out on such a toe-freezing day.

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Ken Dean

posted this comment on April 7, 2021

Wed 7th April. B2 Ride Chipstead to Oxted and back.30m.

Set off in bright sunshine which led to a pleasant ride up to Ide Hill. As the day progressed the sun disappeared and it got a bit chilly on the ride back from Oxted along the Pilgrims Way. Had a brief glimpse of the A1s at Four Elms as the shot past us in the opposite direction.

Enjoyable day made all the better by a mug of hot tea on returning home.
With me there were Linda Kemp, Cathy Sharman, Roy Knight, Peter Woods, Di and Mike Yeo.

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on April 7, 2021

Princess Diana’s quite ordinary bike she rode to work
at a nursery is being auctioned. Expected to raise
£10-15000, for charity.

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on April 7, 2021

We’ll done Paul – up to your usual garralous standard.
When I came down for my early cuppa, the outside
thermometer read minus4degrees. I recall that in
pre-Meridian days we wouldn’t ride unless the
temperature was 40Plus, the name of the club then.
So minus4 is so extreme that altho it’s bound to rise
later Ill limit my cycling today to a jaunt to the local
butchers to replenish our steak and kidney pie cache.

from your C wimp Peter.
(with apologies for the absence of apostrophes – new phone!

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Paul Hills

posted this comment on April 5, 2021

B2 Ride report Sidcup and Hextable Chapter of MCC for Wednesday 31st March 2021. Roy Knight, back in the saddle after shoulder operation and physio, joined Paul initially riding to Bexley Village to meet up with Pete Ham. Headed from Bexley towards Erith Pier, (yes there is one), which gave our first sight of murky River Thames. Air Ambulance came into land, and lots of emergency vehicle sirens, just along the riverside towards Dartford! Don`t know why. Low tide meant that as we passed Crossness Sewage Treatment outfall, there were not the huge numbers of feeding birds you get with high tide. We were then greeted at the Woolwich Ferry Terminal by 5 Fire Engines, 2 Ambulances, and 2 Police vehicles. Heard discussions about Gold Command etc. One casualty covered in mud from head to toe had clearly been in the river. Not sure if accidental or intentional mud walk. Avoided the busy centre of Greenwich, which meant walking through the lower part of the park, with a carpet of small groups of visitors on the grassed areas below the Observatory. We headed home via Eltham, before Peter split for Sidcup, and we joined the queues of cars past all the schools back to Bexley and home.
Sad postscript – Heading from Bexley towards Erith earlier in our ride, we sadly had to pass roadside flowers marking the spot where a cyclist died on 9th March. RIP.

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John Thompson

posted this comment on March 31, 2021

only two joined me on the ride to Horsmonden,
Mike Wakefield, Rosemary Wakefield, wonderful weather, great company, enjoyable ride.
John Thompson

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Ken Dean

posted this comment on March 31, 2021

About 10 B2s met up at Otford where, being obedient citizens, we split into two groups. I took a group of 6 to Aylesford Priory (which is only open Tues, Thur and Sat). We sat on the grass at the entrance to eat lunch in pleasant sunshine. The group compromised myself, David Parker, David Collier, Peter Woods, Linda and Mike Yeo. 40 miles in total.

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Cathy Sharman

posted this comment on March 31, 2021

The B2b group comprising Trish, Trevor and Sally left from Otford pond in fine weather. We had an enjoyable and uneventful ride to Alysford, sadly the Priory Café was closed but we made ourselves very comfortable in the church yard. We made history by being the very last people to avail ourselves of the public facilities in Alysford which close today permanently.
We took the usual route back, Sally left us at West Malling to catch the train.
It was a joy to be out with friends again.

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Reginald Oakley

posted this comment on March 31, 2021

Good to meet up with a group of Meridianites today and a good chat with Ray Brake. Good to see you are supporting The Kemsing Itilian deli, apart from myself the other gem in Kemsing.

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Barry Barlow

posted this comment on March 31, 2021

Six of us met at Fat Boys Food (lay-by at top of Polhill) Chris Simms who had to go home to a meeting staight after coffee., Steve Hardy, Danny Eagles, Ray Hardinge, Martin Howe and myself.
We set off for a brisk 24miles Knockholt, Hawleys corner, Biggin Hill, Woldingham, Tatsfield, Hawleys corner and back to Fat Boys.
Where I enjoyed an excellent lunch of bacon burger with onions and brown sauce for just over £3

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Barry Barlow

posted this comment on March 31, 2021

All Members,

As of next Wednesday we are officially re-introducing club rides.
Things will not be quite back to normal, but at least we will be riding.
Ken has published guidelines on the Website
https://meridiancyclingclub.co.uk/23rd-mar-2021-coronavirus-update/
I hope you are all feeling keen to ride and you are all fit enough.

Happy Cycling

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John Thompson

posted this comment on March 29, 2021

Martin Pickett,

I am interested in the Biknd Helium bike bag, if still available?

best wishes
John Thompson

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Martin Pickett

posted this comment on March 28, 2021

I have 2 bike boxes, well, 1 hard box (B&W) and a Biknd Helium soft bag with inflatable bladders for protection, although when travelling I don’t inflate as it’s well padded and my roubaix has come to no harm when handled by easyjet/BA.

Both are wheeled for easy movement around the airport terminals, concious we’re not quite able to travel and there’s still uncertainty but moving soon and need to clear the garage!

Open to offers around £75 each – The B&W boxes are £250 new, the Biknd are unrealistically expensive!

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John Thompson

posted this comment on March 29, 2021

Hi Martin,
Trust you are well.
Interested in the Biknd bike bag, if still available ?
John Thompson

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Ken Dean

posted this comment on March 24, 2021

Lockdown guidance changes on 29th March.

This allows groups of up to six people to meet outdoors. It is therefore permitted for informal groups of club members to arrange their own rides in groups of up to 6 people. Something similar operated in late summer last year when informal rides were organised using WhatsApp groups. This is in accordance with current CTC guidelines.

The club committee meets on Mon 29th to discuss other matters, including formally reinstating the runs list.

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Tony Reeve

posted this comment on March 24, 2021

The government’s roadmap document para. 102 states organised outdoor activities such as cycling are exempt from the ‘rule of six’ with a recommendation that groups of no more than 25 cycle together.

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Ken Dean

posted this comment on March 24, 2021

The matter is ambiguous, we follow CTC guidelines and their advice is “to restrict group rides to a maximum of 15 people, however currently we are advising that this should be treated as an absolute maximum”.

A committee meeting is being held on Mon 29th to discuss this very matter; until then we should remain very cautious.

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emrys wilson

posted this comment on March 24, 2021

Apparently the 60s plus oyster card and Freedom pass are under threat. There is a petition against this. I have no idea how to pass this on, but if you Google “petition against removal of Freedom pass” it comes up. I think that this would be of interest to lots of our members, so please sign up! It will be interesting to see what the stance of the various Mayoral candidates will be on this.

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Barry Barlow

posted this comment on March 24, 2021

Use the link
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-60-card-and-freedom-pass
to sign the petition

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Stephen Hardy

posted this comment on March 24, 2021

Hi Emrys, Current mayor is on record late Jan this year saying he’s committed to keeping it, but his official website is highlighting that “London” has to raise the funds to keep it going beyond the current financial year. Given one had to pay for the over 60 Oyster card (to get one to the age when the Freedom Pass takes over,) doesn’t that payment creat a contract, which if free travel is removed is then a breach of contract? Will be interesting to hear what they have to say about this. However, be aware that by signing this petition you will receive more petition requests for other causes.

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Barry Barlow

posted this comment on March 24, 2021

You will not receive anything if you do not check any boxes.
I have filled out the petition and have not received anything – – yet

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Stephen Hardy

posted this comment on March 24, 2021

Fingers crossed Barry. I’ve rejected their cookies, ticked not to receive any emails/updates and then signed.

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 19, 2021

Lovely photo Barry.
But your “once you know how” says it all!
But thanks anyway.

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Barry Barlow

posted this comment on March 20, 2021

Happier times,
On the beach at Southend-on Sea

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Barry Barlow

posted this comment on March 19, 2021

Peter et al,
It is quite straightforward to choose a picture (once you know how).
When you press the choose picture button you will get the media library.
Sometimes you will just see the library, but in the top eft hand corner is a tab to upload pictures. Choose that and you will be presented with the upload feature. You then have the opportunity of browsing on your computer which includes your google drive to find ay picture you want.

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 19, 2021

“Choose a picture to add to comment”
Love to. But how do I add one of my scintillating Google
photos?

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 18, 2021

“Hextable Chapter or the MCC”
That probably wouldn’t be the MCC I belonged to
in my sailing days, the Medway Cruising Club. I well
remember that muddy Medway
Nostalgia, nostalgia.

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Paul Hills

posted this comment on March 18, 2021

Ride report Sidcup and Hextable Chapter of MCC for Monday 16th March.
Peter Ham, ride leader, insisted on social distancing, so Paul Hills voted in as back marker. Started with false optimism of staying dry. Through Eltham and Blackheath to Greenwich Foot Tunnel. Then via Limehouse Cut and 3 Mills to a messy, damp and chilly Olympic Park. Tube View Cafe open, and found it already occupied by Brian Wood. He was heading back to Woolwich along Greenway so we followed his lead, at a respectful distance. Pleased we did, to get guided round a couple of major junctions. We went our separate ways at Woolwich. Rain now persistent all the way back to Sidcup. We ain’t misbehaving, but the weather continues to. Paul
PS Peter can’t wait to ride with others!

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 16, 2021

Thanks Ken. Let’s hope that we’ll soon be able to ride
normally. We’ll done the vaccination programme.
( Iv’e had both of mine).

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 16, 2021

It was reported that Gloucester police stopped a club
to remind them that Lockdown3 regs allow riding with
only one other person not in your family.
“How Long Has This Been Going On” (Gershwin)

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Ken Dean

posted this comment on March 16, 2021

To answer Peter’s question; This is an extract from the draft minutes of a committee meeting held on 4th Sept 2020.

It was agreed that existing members will have their membership extended automatically to the end of 2021 at no
additional cost. Membership cards will remain valid to the end of 2021. New joiners need to pay the usual
membership fee

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Clive Adams

posted this comment on March 16, 2021

Hi Ken
Nice website .but have given up trying to find members contact details & how to send them a message.Bit of guidance please thanks Clive

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Barry Barlow

posted this comment on March 17, 2021

17th March 2021
Clive,
I have already sent you an email on this subject, but for anyone else who is having problems. The way to get members details is to go to the search icon or just his the “s” key. Type in any part of the members name or surname and you will see their details displayed. To send a mail to another member, you need to copy their email address into the send box of your chosen email client.

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 16, 2021

“Peace & Love”. (Ringo Starr) (Sir!)
(an alternative to “Keepin’ Outta Mischief Now”)

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 16, 2021

A faint glimmer has returned.
Were’nt they suspended until the Lockdown ended &
riding returned to what passes as normal?

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Chris Simms

posted this comment on March 16, 2021

Peter, you are absolutely correct.
Subs were waived for 2021 so no-one owes anything until they are due for 2022.

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 16, 2021

A friend has asked about club subs. My memory is very shaky
shaky now & I can’t remember if I’ve paid or how.
What’s the news?

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 9, 2021

Comment on new club design – s m o o t h !
I like it. We’ll done that man.

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Peter Hawker

posted this comment on March 9, 2021

A lovely day (Tuesday) so I rode today instead of
Wednesday. A familiar 27 & a bit circuit starting down
Skibbs Lane, Chelsfield Village. As I finished a neighbour
out walking called “The sun shines on the righteous”. I
didn’t argue.
Still “Keepin’ Outta Mischief now”. Still Locked In(3).
But I’ve had two jabs & ‘impregnable’, but wary of the
new Brazilian varient. & conscious that I can pass
nasties on to others, so keeping out of pubs & cafes
& in thel fresh air.
Looking forward to less restricted days; not too far
away now.

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Barry Barlow

posted this comment on March 9, 2021

I was hoping to get some feedback on the new site. Only had two responses so far!!

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Bob Hazell

posted this comment on March 9, 2021

Only skimmed it briefly Barry but it looks fine. Seems cleaner than the old version at least on the iPad.
Sorry not to respond earlier but Meri rides seem a long way off being in Brum as I have been for over a year now. Look forward to using the site when I do get back home though. Many thanks for doing it. All the best (to you & everyone). Bob

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Frank Hunter

posted this comment on March 12, 2021

Works really well, nice job 👍