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2012 Events

These were special "open" events for the whole club and for non-members.
Non-members were very welcome and free membership for the rest of the calendar year was offered to riders who had never been members .  

Completed events

Thur 17 May: Circuit of Bedford
 Start:  Start and Finish at Thurleigh Farm Centre (OS153  TL 068585). 
 Car Parking, Toilets & Café. 
 Time:  9:30 am
 Route:  Anti-clockwise circumnavigation of Bedford
 Distance:  100 km or optional 86 km
 Entry:  Fee of £4.00 
 Organiser:  Trevor Randall. 

Sun 24 June: Herts Hilly 100km (Sylvia Clifford memorial ride)
 Start:  Anywhere on the circuit
 Time:  Any time
 Route:  Clockwise or anti-clockwise circuit in Hertfordshire.  Details attached:  PDF   DOC
 Distance:  100 km
 Entry:  Suggested £5 donation to charity with entry form by 10 June 2012. 
 Organiser:  Roger Hodgson, St Albans section.

Thur 19 July: Mid Essex 100km
 Start:  Stondon Massey: Bricklayers Arms (OS167 TL585005)
 Time:  Any time between 10:00 & 11:00.  Finish by 18:00.
 Route:  The route passes through mid-Essex with various watering holes along the way. 
 It uses quiet lanes and back roads without too much climbing (we do not have many mountains in Essex). 
 It is normally a sociable day with plenty of chatting between riders. The full route is on OS 167 and a route sheet will be provided.
 Distance:  100 km
 Entry:  £3.00 with S.A.E. to Bill Young by 12 July, includes tea/coffee en-route and a certificate for finishers.  Entry form:
 Organiser:  Peter Sears, Essex 'A' section.

Sun 22 July: Sights of London Ride
 Start:  The Pavilion Cafe, Crown Gate West, Victoria Park, Bethnal Green, E2. (SE side of the lake). G.R. TQ358834.
 Time:  10 a.m.
 Route:  All the famous sights, Royal Parks, canal towpaths, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London: Details attached:  PDF   DOC
 Distance:  25 miles
 Entry:  Fee £3.00 to the organiser by 8 July 2012. 
 Organiser:  Bernie Curtis, Essex 'A' section.

Tue 14 Aug: Sussex Weald 100km
 Start:  Southwater Country Park (near Horsham). Free parking.
 Time:  Any time between 9:15 & 9:45
 Route:  The route is clockwise and follows a scenic circuit between the Forest Ridge and South Downs. OS map 198.  A map, route description, further details and a GPX file are available on the section website here.
 Distance:  100 km
 Entry:  No fee, but entry by 31 July is essential. Entry by email is acceptable.  
 Organiser:  Derek Hanson

Thur 30 Aug: Another Ugley Ride
 Start:  Ugley Village Hall  TL515274
 Time:  Any time between 10.00 & 11.00
 Route:  Herts, Cambs, Essex borders  (as previous event)
 Distance:  100 km
 Entry:  Fee £4 to the organiser by 24th August with entry form attached.
 Organiser:  Pat Ryan, Essex 'A' section.

Thur 13 Sep: Audax Taster 
 Start:  Costello’s Café, Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage.  TL254242
 Time:  09:30
 Route:  Herts, Essex borders  (as previous event).  See details attached.
 Distance:  101 km
 Entry:  Free.  Please let Kevan know in advance if you are intending to ride this event.
 Organiser:  Kevan Harrop, St Albans section.
 Ride report:  Sixteen people started, nine from Stevenage CTC, of which seven completed the ride, and seven from St Albans FortyPlus, of which five completed.  The weather was perfect for this type of ride, fine and not too hot and everyone who completed enjoyed the day. Five hours riding time plus - two breaks for elevenses/lunch for eight riders - and three breaks, including an extra afternoon tea for four riders.