Nominations for the Edward Zoller Memorial Trophy and the Audrey Fyfe Memorial Award

The Edward Zoller Memorial Trophy is awarded to any member of CTC Lothians and Borders Member Group who has given of their time and skills in the service of the Group in either an official or an unofficial capacity.    The Audrey Fyfe Memorial Award is made to any member of the Club who has selflessly nurtured and encouraged novice riders in Member Group rides in either an official or unofficial capacity.

Members are invited to submit nominations for both these awards for 2018 with a view to the presentation of the awards being made at the Club’s Christmas Lunch on Saturday 8th December at the Merchant’s Golf Club.   Nominations, with a seconder, should be submitted to any member of the Committee prior to 23rd November to enable the Committee to consider them at its next Committee meeting.   Nominations should be accompanied by a testimonial stating why the proposer considers the nominee deserving of the award.

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

CTC Lothians and Borders Annual General Meeting – Thursday 18th October 2018

Members are reminded that the Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Eltham Suite of the Eric Liddle Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DP, on the evening of Thursday 18th October 2018.   The AGM will commence prompt at 6.30pm followed by light refreshments and an illustrated talk by Euan and Katie Paterson on their round the world cycle.   Tea, coffee and biscuits/nibbles will be provided but please bring your own beer/wine/soft drinks.   In light of a member of the Committee standing down at the AGM, the opportunity is taken to invite anyone with an interest in joining the Committee to advise the Secretary or the Chair or speak to any member of the Committee.   The Committee looks forward to seeing you all at the meeting.   The papers for the AGM are attached hereto and members are requested to bring a copy of these with them as limited copies will be available at the meeting.

Members are advised that the copy of the accounts provided by the Treasurer for the meeting are unaudited as the Treasurer and the Auditor are awaiting the most recent bank statement.


AGM 2018 – Agenda and Papers

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

Scotland’s Gardens

I am writing to you from Scotland’s Gardens, perhaps you have come across us? We facilitate open gardens in order to raise money for charity. We were established in 1931 and our portfolio of gardens includes stately homes and private gardens of horticultural interest across Scotland.

We are running an East Lothian Garden trail at the end of June, which allows the public to visit 12 different gardens over the course of two weeks. The trail was organised by a keen cyclist himself, and he has seen that the gardens group nicely into runs.  I wonder if your members might also be interested in such an event.

It’s a great day out visiting gardens, a decent cycle and a wonderful way to support Scottish Charities.

Imogen McCaw, Scotland’s Gardens

Cycling in East Lothian

ESP Physio – Discount to CTC Lothians and Borders Members

ESP Physio have recently opened a new Physiotherapy clinic in the Waverley Gate Building in Edinburgh (the old GPO building at the east end of Princes Street).   The facility provides a private treatment room and free access to a fully equipped gym.   All their practitioners have extensive experience in sports injury management and strength and conditioning.   They are offering an exclusive 20% discount to CTC Lothians and Borders members on all Physiotherapy and sports massage treatments.   More information is available from Tom Unwin, ESP Physiotherapist – and on the attached documents.

Edinburgh-Poster   Price-List

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

New Cycle Touring Website – Ride the Bike – Bikepacking and Cycle Journeys

Ian Yarroll has asked me to draw members’ attention to a new Website that he has created to advertise his cycle touring Website – Ride the Bike.   This is based on various bikepacking and touring journeys that he has made over the last few years in Europe and the UK and it contains practical info and resources which he hopes will help others to plan trips – it has not been set up for any commercial purposes.   More information at

Donald Urquhart, Secretary