Update November 2016

COGS Christmas Dinner and Ride 18/12
That ever-popular seasonal favourite the COGS Christmas lunch ride will be on Sunday 18th December.  Meet at 10:00hrs @ Five Rivers Leisure Centre for a 2h ride. This will be suitable for Tandems and families. 

Lunch will be at Sarum College in the Close at 12 noon – 2 courses £14, 3 courses £18.  Lunch must be booked in advance with menu choice –  bookings to Rob via email jacobs@uwclub.net or phone 01722 320351 (or see Rob at the AGM).  Please choose your choice from the menu 
COGS AGM Wednesday 16th November, 7:30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Wilton Road
Many thanks to everyone that turned up for the COGS AGM and to our guest speaker Nick Farthing from Sustrans who gave a very informative and interesting presentation prior to the business side of the AGM.  Also many thanks to the officers who agreed to stand for another year.   However, there will be changes ahead in the committee in 2017 so do step forward if you would like to be more involved in all the work which COGS does.  Whether you like planning & leading rides, reading through planning applications, or updating websites there is is scope for a wide range of activities within COGS and the current committee would welcome any assistance which anyone can provide.

Route Planning
Have you tried the new journey planning facility which is now available in Wiltshire? Visit the Connecting Wiltshire website and try it out - suggested cycle routes give an idea of the distance you will climb as well as the distance you will cover on your route, as well as the number of calories you might burn.

Active Wiltshire
Another new initiative in Wiltshire is the Active Wiltshire website. This is being developed to provide information about opportunities for getting active around Wiltshire, so cycling rides and events will be just one of the possibilities covered.

Pot Holes and Fly Tipping
We have had a number of problems reported to COGS concerning the age old problem of pot holes - considerably worse with the rain we have had this winter - and also issues of fly tipping on local lanes used by cyclists.

For info, the relevant WC links is as follows:
Use the 'My Wiltshire' app (formerly this was Clarence!) to report overgrown or obstructed rights of way, potholes, missing street lights and signs etc.  This is now also the link to use for reporting fly tipping. If you spot any problems then please report them promptly!

COGS are now on Facebook. Click the link to join us there and keep up to date on what you can do for COGS!  Plus we now have a Twitter account, tweet to @salisburycogs. Please also see the facebook site for regular updates on the rides during the summer.