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Friday 19th April 2019


Bryn Tulley RIP


Bryn passed away on Tuesday morning. Des has put some words together from his memories, Mark's and the Club Gazette & Record Book.

Please take time to read the obituary and remember a cyclist who did so much for our club:

Here is a video of the 2012 Annual Awards Presentation where Bryn (having so lovingly polished the shields) took most of them home!

If you have any special memories you would like to share of Bryn - please send them to the return address of this email.



Thursday the 2nd of May at 2pm st Mary's Church, Addington Village. Casual clothes. Reception: The chateau, Coombe Lane Croydon for a finger buffet. If you are going let Mark or Richard know .



Bryn was at the heart of Anerley Time Trialling which is now being revived as more and more members get involved under the enthusiastic leadership of Capt'n Mark. Their latest outing on the 10 Mile TT in Dorking was 6th April. Weather was cold, very grey & overcast with light occasional rain and the course was a little lumpy.

Here are some pix featuring Mark, Barrie (with Denise), Tim, AJ & Fran. You can see all 64 snapped by young Vince H here:



Time Triallists go fast head down and are highly competitive for a few miles.

The opposite is to go slow, soak in the countryside (and ale), go far and feel a similar sense of achievement. Two of us informally did our first Imperial Ton of the season a few weeks ago into Kent as a slingshot off the Saturday Ride. 

This Sunday may be another opportunity to slingshot off the scheduled ride to Tea Pot Island, Yalding. Tim will lead back but Mark is off towards Ashford. Anybody want to join me and follow him?

The modus operandi is to ride until the 50 miles clock up and stop at the next pub and turn. This time probably coming back the easy flat way via Hildenborough and Four Elms.

We shouldn't need lights but it doesn't do any harm to pack 'em. Full armour is optional ;-)



Diaries out for Wednesday 24th April at 7:30pm. Club meeting will be held at Purley United Reformed Church Hall, 906 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN. You've ridden past it so many times. Revised agenda is: Tuesday rides, Thursday slow ride and Junior section.



Is now in St Christophers Hospice, Sydenham. Nearest station is Penge West - the one after Anerley ...


Saturday 13th April: Seven sample Horne Golf club's grub:

Sunday 14th April: A glorious day for a ride to Knowle Park but no one turned up to admire Tom V's shorts and the countryside. Thanks Tom for sparing us the selfie.

Tuesday 16th April: George [fast] and Pete [slow] do Polesden Lacey:



Saturday 20th April: Meet at Purley Station front entrance at 09:00 or join the same train at Coulsdon Town.
As the roads are likely to be busy with Easter traffic and also because we just fancied it, the Saturdays are going off road. Hybrid friendly on a combination of grass, gravel and tarmac, just no skinny slicks please.

We are catching the 9.18 train from Purley to Tattenham Corner, calling at Coulsdon Town at 9.23. single fare £2.60. This gets us to Tattenham corner for 9.42 where we head straight off road across the downs.

The route is planned as follows: Outbound, Epsom Downs, Langley Vale, Staine Street (an old Roman Road) Juniper Hill, Headley, Epsom Downs again to Walton on the Hill Grey Dove cafe for tea. Return, via Banstead Common, Mogador, North Downs way, Gatton Park, Merstham, Bletchingley, the Conduit, Hextalls lane and on to the Wattenden Arms. 28 miles. All welcome.

Sunday 21st April: Meet Shurguard/501 Brighton Road at 09:00. Mark wil be leading to Tea Pot Island, Yalding. Tim will be leading back. See 'Centurions' above if you want to go a little further.

Tuesday 23rd April: 
09:30 Shurguard/501 Brighton Road. Tom V leads to Wetland Centre Sevenoaks
10:00 Shurguard/501 Brighton Road. Tim S leads to Wetland Centre Sevenoaks [relaxed].

Thursday 25th April: Meet Shurguard at 10:00 am. 
Destination: tba 



It's been a sad week. Here's a memory of last September when a club ride stopped to admire Notre Dame.

Happier Cycling this week!