Only a day late this time, which is not too bad considering. Not, I hasten to add because I was waiting for the last ride report – which does sometimes happen. Not on this occasion.
Sue developed a mysterious illness involving dehydration and low blood pressure a week last Saturday which resulted in her being in hospital for the next ten days while the medics tried to work out what had caused it. Made her escape yesterday evening. Still a bit of a mystery but at least she’s now back home and feeling OK.
During that time when I haven’t been at the hospital I’ve been busy with some final queries from my editor about the ILP book that has been so long in the gestation. So one way and another I’ve been a bit pre-occupied. Hope I haven’t missed anything out that anyone has asked to be included in this newsletter – apologies if I have.
I never did get a report for Julian’s Dell Quay ride but as you’ll see further on Angela has done one for the 3rd September one.
Sikka and Tessa have put their names down for 15 October but we are still short of one for 1 October. Any offers?
A27 CROSSING TO COOMBES ROAD
I’ve had an important message from Becky at Bricycles about the drastic changes planned for getting for the familiar route from the Toll Bridge to the Coombes Road.
I assume we all agree that we should add the B&H Clarion to the objectors. (If anyone disagrees please let me know before the weekend; if necessary we can have a special meeting to discuss the issue.)
We have used the current crossing many many times since 2004 and I personally can recall using it quite frequently back in the ‘70s. I think we should all register our objections as individuals too. Anyway, here’s Becky’s message. Plenty of useful info on the Bricycles website (see below)
URGENT Our Shoreham cycling and walking crossing is at risk! Object to the loss of a direct crossing over the A27 by September 29.
The planning application for the New Monks Farm development in Lancing is under consultation. Approval would mean the removal of our accustomed crossing of the A27 from the old Shoreham Toll Bridge to Coombes Road. The proposed replacement will involve a long detour and 4 sets of traffic lights. We are calling for a bridge or an underpass instead.
More information on making an objection:
The application, ref. no. AWDM/0961/17 is on the Adur and Worthing Councilwebsite: http://bit.ly/2wVYgQx
You have to register and log in to make a comment. Please do this by 29 September.
If you have time, please also give your views to Tim Loughton, MP for
Shoreham via: https://www.timloughton.com/campaigns/new-monks-farm-development
2018 membership and problems from not having a Membership Secretary currently
I’ve also had a message from our national secretary, Ian Clarke, who writes:-
Please note that whilst the membership year runs from January 1st for current/renewing members, any NEW members who join from 1st of September, will be members for the remainder of this year and full year for 2018.
I hope to send out membership forms to you during the course of September, so please do not send any new memberships until you’ve received them.
Please be aware that the club is still seeking a new membership secretary, and we would be grateful if you could raise this at your own meetings. Currently, we do not have even an incumbent membership secretary which makes it very difficult for us to deal with these matters.
The committee is currently reviewing the whole process, as well as the issue of taking all Clarion sections over to online membership, following the trial we had with several sections this year.
Should you have any recommendations, suggestions or proposals, please feel free to contact us. Indeed, if any of your members work for a business that may be able to help us out with the administration of memberships we would be pleased to hear from them.
Avenue Vert Ride
Angela, Ivor, Jim and Wendy all took part – for varying lengths of time – in the Avenue Vert ride. Jim tells me there will be a report in time for the next newsletter.