Next COGS committee meeting, Tuesday 24th September at 19.30h

The venue at the Salisbury Cycling & Social Club is proving a popular & central venue for our meetings.  There is something rather satisfying about bringing 'cycling' back to the 'cycling club'! All COGS members are very welcome to attend our monthly meetings so please come along and join in!
COGS AGM - Wed 16th October, 7:30pm
Salisbury Cycling & Social Club, Salt Lane
It's COGS 25th anniversary this year, and we'll be having a rather different AGM to celebrate.
The committee have decided to allocate the £100 which the COGS team won on 'Beat the Streets' towards a buffet and, as well as the formal business of the AGM, there will be the opportunity to buy a drink from the bar, to enjoy some nibbles, and to socialise with fellow COGS members. 
Do come an help us reminisce and celebrate - mark the date in your diary now!

COGS Weekly Rides
Thursday nights are coming to an end on Thursday 5th September. Where has the summer gone. The ride will start from the Salisbury Leisure Centre at 6.30pm and include a stop at a local pub, and will follow the Golden Way round Salisbury.  Please bring lights.  All rides led at a leisurely pace by experienced cyclists from the Cycling Opportunities Group Salisbury. There is no charge for the rides, but we ask for a £3 donation (first ride only per person) from non-members of COGS (£1 for riders under 16) so that all riders are covered by organisers’ liability insurance.  This will give you membership of COGS for the year.

September Rides

Thursday 5th September Ride anticlockwise round the Golden Way, refreshments at a city centre pub approx 7m

Saturday 14th September

In addition to the Thursday evening ride on 5/9, there will be a longer ride on Saturday 14th September. Join Rob on the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust annual 'Ride and Stride' bagging churches in town and along the Avon & Bourne valleys.  Up to 40 miles.  Meet at Five Rivers Leisure Centre  10 am.

Contact Rob for further details - 01722 320351. 

Car Free Day - 22nd Sept - Salisbury XR's 'Bike Swarm' 
This year Extinction Rebellion (XR) in Salisbury are holding a 'Bike Swarm' in support of Car Free day  (held each year on 22nd Sept to encourage motorists to give up their cars for a day).
Salisbury XR and other cyclists will be cycling around Salisbury city centre, assembling at the Guildhall Square at 10:00am on Sunday 22nd September.  
All cyclists very welcome - see this event on XR's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/442269003043536/.

For every person who takes part  in the Bike Swarm XR have pledged to plant a tree, and they are crowd funding to assist this goal. 

Sprockets Wednesday Rides - these are independent non-led rides and departure venue can vary depending on the ride. Normally leaves Salisbury at 10am and use a range of cafe venues and pubs along the way. Distance approx 40 miles. No leader but follow well worn routes.  Best contact us for details but make sure you contact us in plenty of time. (Contact: cogsbike@gmail.com).

COGS Monthly Rides
Monthly Rides
Third Saturday each month - Next ride to Hale will be Saturday July 20th. Depart Five Rivers Leisure Centre at 0900am.  Cafe and market produce available.   Bad weather may result in the ride being cancelled so you may want to contact us beforehand. (Contact: cogsbike@gmail.com).

More information about Hale Market is available on their website at www.halemarket.org