The Bugle | Blast 400

Friday 16th August 2019

Spotters Edition





"Bicycles are the indicator species of a community, like shellfish in a bay.” - P. Martin Scott



Here's Bob & Tina (Bob's the one on the right ;-)  with their well deserved medals following the Ride London 46 last Sunday week. Well deserved because as many of you know Bob has been diagnosed with IPF, a nasty progressive lung disease which leaves him quite breathless at times. So he's resorted to mainly riding his electric mountain bike these days but he dusted down his Bianchi and gave it a blast in the 46m (having also marshalled the Croydon group ride the day before).

Bob is fund raising for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, a charity that has already been very helpful to us. You can read more here:



TomTom was showing off his latest steed on this week's Tuesday Ride. An elegant Brian Rouke. Not a builder you may be familiar with as they are 'up north' in Stoke on Trent.

More on this next week. Meanwhile more on the company's bicycles here:



A week is a long time in cycling. If you can't wait for the next Bugle's Bicycle of the Week you can overdose on this Facebook Group and associated Twitter feed:

For view from the other side of the pond:



Tuesday 13th August: Chinese plane spotting at Redhill Aerodrome:



Saturday 17th August: Meet Shurguard / 501 Brighton Road 9.00am or 9.20 Coulsdon PO. Out via Farthing Down, Bletchingley and Outwood lane to Horne golf club for tea. Return via Crowhurst, Marden Park and the Zig zag to pub stop at the Wattenden Arms

Sunday 18th August: Meet Shurguard/501 Brighton Road at 09:00: Mark is leading to Strawberry Fields tearoom, New Town Farm, Horsham. 55 miles 

Tuesday 20th August:  Shurguard/501 Brighton Road. Rides to Hilden Golf Academy at Hildenborough
09:30 Early Leader: Tom V
10:00 Steady Leader: Fran S
10:00 Relaxed Leader: Des D

Thursday 22nd August: Meet Shurguard at 10:00 am. 
Destination: tba 

Bank Holiday Monday 26th August: The '70' Ride:

Start Shurguard  8am for 70 mile ride to Selsey. For those wanting a later shorter ride take the train to Horsham for the final 40 miles. Pick-up around 11am. Return by train from Chichester. More detail next Friday.

This is to celebrate all those club riders who have made 70 years. Young whippersnappers are also very welcome to help recreate this photo of over a century ago. It's outside a Selsey pub - but which one?



Club Secretary Fran writes:

I propose to call a meeting to discuss club business on Wednesday 11th September 2019 8-9.30pm, venue TBC. This is an opportunity to review the last few months with the new ride system.

Please email me if you have any further points you wish to discuss under the heading 'Anerley Club Meeting 2'.  I will then put an agenda together and share it with the club. Please do not WhatsApp me or facebook me or assume I will remember points made in passing during a club ride. 

Finally, try and be succinct  with your points, and if you do not have any, great...we can go home earlier.



Des' alternate Sunday Ride he came across this road sign in Warlingham which led them to a 200 year old launderette! 

Keep 'em coming!



Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead council has a bit of a reputation. Last year they tried to ban the homeless from the borough because they upset the tourists. Now they are trying to ban cyclists from their iconic cafe and workshop (a former pub)  in the small Berkshire hamlet of Warren Row on the edge of the Chilterns.

The council thought the “visual effects” of cyclists congregating at the site, was “harmful to the character and appearance” of the area. Yep, derict pubs are muuch prettier in a landscape slashed by the M40.

Full story here:

Hmmm - an Anerley protest ride methinks?

Happy Cycling