Who'd live in Surrey
Holmbury 13-16:00 yesterday not a soul. All on my Todd!!
Pitch – 3 others
WB car park – three cars
Basically empty here too!!!!
That’s exactly why I only ride around the area on weekdays, it’s great having all the trails to yourself.
It’ll soon be getting even quieter as the fair weather riders will be packing their bikes away for the winter soon 😆
In all the times I’ve rode the Surrey Hills on or off road, I’ve never had any issues at all with people complaining about me cycling there in fact most people I’ve seen out walking when I’m out on the bike have been friendly and chatty with me, the complete opposite of the Surrey residents that sign these petitions.Posted 4 years agodeadkennySubscriber
Sadly the press like to whip up a storm like this especially around the time of cycling events. They’re not going to sing praises about cycling and the benefit to the community and businesses. Doesn’t generate public interest as much as giving something for people to moan about.
Telegraph have got in on the act also with a very poor but widely advertised article (in fact I think the BBC’s coverage may have derived from this and they’ve gone out to interview the same few people with negative views to make it represent the whole of Surrey). The comments frankly disgust me or at least shock me that so many people are ignorant.
The Guardian however has taken the opportunity to have a dig at the Telegraph.Posted 4 years agoybotMember
What I love about Surrey is I very happily by pass the much over rated Lake District to ride proper remote and wild back country empty trails in the far more beautiful surroundings of the Scottish Highlands and Islands using the Sleeper train for transport to get there – Torridon and Applecross for me in November, can’t wait 🙂Posted 4 years agopihaSubscriber
Looks like anti cycling petition organiser Ian Huggins is trying to gain support for his group to attend an upcoming Surrey County Council meeting…
Update about Surrey County Council:Stop Surrey being turned into a cycle track.
There will be a SCC members meeting on the 28th November. Open to the public. Shall we all attend?
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In order for me to comment on his petition I had to sign up for it. This means that I receive his group emails (as well as the individual email he sent me to tell me I was stupid for commenting on his petition) like the one above.Posted 4 years agopihaSubscriber
Yes, I had to sign up to Mr Huggins’ petition to comment on it, so in a way it’s implicit but the uninformed comments on the petition needed challenging, as does Mr H. I’m not sure 1 or 2 signatures out of 2500 will make much difference to anyone POV.
I will try to attend the meeting as I believe that the anti cycling voice in Surrey will grow louder if not challenged. It might be worth contacting CTC or BTC to enquire if they would attend?Posted 4 years agoChunkyMTBMember
I don’t think much will happen to be honest, he represents such a tiny minority. As usual the papers like something to sink their teeth into. On one page they are banging on about the success of British cycling then on another page they are attacking it’s grass roots.
A few narrow minded stuck up nimby’s who want the roads clear for their Lambo’s and Chelsea tractors won’t change anything.Posted 4 years agosouldrummerMember
I see Surrey Police are encouraging people to contribute to a Surrey County Council survey about cycling in Surrey
Hopefully that link will workPosted 4 years ago
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