CTC Lothians and Borders AGM

Members are reminded that the AGM of CTC Lothians and Borders is on the evening of Thursday 16th November at the Eric Liddle Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh (in the Eltham Suite on the 3rd floor).    The meeting will start promptly at 7.00pm but light refreshments will be available from 6.00pm.   The agenda and papers are attached below.   I would ask that you print off the papers and bring them with you as I will not have spare copies with me on the night.

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

AGM 2017 – Agenda and Papers

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the CTC Lothians and Borders Member Group will be held at the Eric Liddle Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DP, promptly at 7.00pm on Thursday 16th November, 2017, with light refreshments available from 6.00pm.   The agenda and papers for the meeting will be circulated later this week.   Please advise the Secretary of any apologies.

Members are also reminded that nominations are sought for the Edward Zoller and Audrey Fyfe awards which will be presented at the Club’s Christmas Lunch in December.   Nominations should be made to any member of the Committee.

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

Borders Brakeaway Review 2017

During 2017 Borders Brake-away Cycle Group enjoyed fifteen rides with a highest ever average number of riders (just over eight). For the first time Wednesday rides were introduced; these proved almost as popular as weekend rides. As well as regular rides across the Scottish Borders, we cycled in Dumfriesshire, South Lanark, the Trossachs and Northumberland.   The Review Report from Fiona Hunt is attached for your information.

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

Borders Brakeaway Review 2017

Memorial Ride for Logan Strang Sunday 2nd July

Logan Strang was a stalwart of the Edinburgh cycling scene. He rode regularly with CTC Lothians and  Edinburgh 20-Milers, and was the founder of EasyCycle. Earlier this year, he collapsed and died while cycling with friends in East Lothian. On Sunday 2 July, the 20 milers will be organising a half-day memorial ride and lunch in Logan’s memory. If any CTC members who knew Logan or who rode with him would like to attend, they would be most welcome. They should contact 20milers@gmail.com for details of the meeting place and lunch venue.

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