Update 06 10 2022 - CYCLEWight

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Update 06 10 2022

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Dear Members,
Time to catch up.
First of all we have booked the AGM. It will be on Friday 27th November at Carisbrooke Village Hall at 7.30. We hope as many of you as possible will be there in person though we will be doing it via the internet as well. More details to follow but please put it in the diary.
South West Railways have a community fund. We have applied for money to do a survey on the path from Brading Station to Yarbridge with the long term aim of having it upgraded. This would be a real strategic link. Brading Town Council also bid for money for the path going the other way to Quay Lane to be upgraded.
Some of you will have seen a familiar sight in the last few weeks. It is back. The Wider of the Rider bus. You may well remember that we applied for funding to have this done in 2016. The new Road Safety Officer, Lewis Campbell, thought it would be a great idea to revive it to remind people of the changes to the new highway code. We have arranged to meet Lewis next week to find out what else is happening in the future. Once again CW were ahead of the game! Please do take pictures of the bus when you see it around the Island.

As mentioned previously it will be 30 years since the creation of CW. The committee would like to organise some events to celebrate. Would you be willing to help by coming up with some ideas? Could you attend a meeting where we looked at some proposals? (Zoom or meet up somewhere)
Two memory joggers. Please do send us pictures and locations of barriers that need to be removed. We have six so far but we are sure there must be more. 'Fix my street' is the app to report damage to the road and path infrastructure. It is not perfect but all faults are logged and some do get repaired. We suspect that the repairs are not always to your liking but they are logged and so that does give CW the ability to challenge the level of service.
Finally, some of you may have heard that Hurst's staff did a charity ride. We helped in them preparing for this by giving some advice and guidance. Karl who was the organiser has written a short report. They hope to make it an annual event and to include members of the public.
The day went really well, weather was warm but wasn’t too hot and all of our participants made it round the route which was visiting every Hurst store.
Isle Of Wight Cycling Campaign
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