Category Listing: General interest

Film night selections

Select any name to show details of that person's favourite film and an accompanying trailer or clip. Note that clicking a new name doesn’t stop a previous video from running - it just hides it. So let videos run all the way through, or use pause before showing the next one.

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Robert Sebley
Keith Wileman
Andy Henderson
Nigel Melton
Mike Lynch
Joy and Wilf Forrow
Ian Hewitt
Phil Beed
Keith Wileman (2)
Joy and Wilf Forrow (2)

Photo competition 2021

And the winners are:

Wait for it...

You have three main ways to view the entries. Start by clicking one of the buttons below. After a while, the presentation will appear in a new tab (so you can come back here easily if you want). You can review all the entries starting from the first set, or you can use the links in the presentation to review sets individually.

Click the Google link below. The presentation will appear within your browser window.

Note that when moving to a new image there might be a delay while the next slide is retrieved. Please be patient - if you click, tap or press a second time you will end up skipping a slide.

Most PC browsers will display the presentation full screen if you press F11. Alternatively you might find a full screen option in your browser's settings. You can review the entries in a browser window, but they will be slightly lower quality so you might be better trying one of the 'Microsoft' methods if you can't find a full screen option.

To go from image to image:

  • With a PC, click the image; or
  • With a phone or tablet, tap the right hand side of the image; or
  • Use the right arrow key.

To return to a previous image:

  • With a PC, move your cursor to the bottom left of the image to see a small window that includes an icon that you can click to go to the previous image; or
  • With a phone or tablet, tap the right hand side of the image; or
  • Use the left arrow key.

To go to a specific set:

  • If you are not showing the set list, skip through images until you see a "Click to go back to set list" link. Click/tap it to show the set list
  • Click any set listed to go directly to it

Click the Microsoft link below. When the presentation appears, click the "Start Slideshow" link, to present the entries full screen. Note that you will get the option to create a free Microsoft Account if you do not already have one.

Note that you might see a long delay while reviewing entries. It seems that - at some point - PowerPoint decides that it needs to download the entire file (46Mb). If this happens to you, please be patient and click/tap OK if you see a 'not responding' message.

You might see a black bar at the top of the page that means you can't see all of each image. Right click the screen (or tap and hold) to see a small menu appear. Click/tap away from the menu and the bar will disappear.

To go from image to image:

  • Click the image; or
  • Tap the image; or
  • Use the right arrow key.

To return to a previous image:

  • Right click the image or tap and hold to see a menu appear; click/tap 'Previous'; or
  • Use the left arrow key.

To go to a specific set:

  • If you are not showing the set list, skip through images until you see a "Click to go back to set list" link. Click/tap it to show the set list
  • Click any set listed to go directly to it

Click the Microsoft link below. When the presentation appears, click "Download" to save a copy of the PowerPoint file so you can open it on your device.

The notes in the previous section apply when showing the presentation locally.

If you have any problems, let me know, I might be able to help.

See the entries via Google

See the entries with a Microsoft Account

PO7-11 July 2020 edition

With the difficulty of maintaining a distribution channel in these times, Postcode Publications has decided to produce a generic version of its 'PO' papers electronically.

You can read the latest edition here. You can go direct to two articles by Mike Skiffins (a regular contributor and PCTC stalwart), here. And more about Postcode Publications (you might not realise it is a not-for-profit organisation) here.

PO7-11 April 2020 edition

With the difficulty of maintaining a distribution channel in these times, Postcode Publications has decided to produce a generic version of its 'PO' papers electronically.

You can read the latest edition, which includes two articles by Mike Skiffins (a regular contributor and PCTC stalwart), here. And more about Postcode Publications (you might not realise it is a not-for-profit organisation) here.

2019/20 Photo competition results

The competition was, once again, to a very high standard.

After voting by the members who attended, the winners were:

  • First place: Anthony Beggs who also wins the photographic competition trophy
  • Second place: Also Anthony Beggs
  • Third place: A tie between Robert Sebley and Martine Hebblethwaite

You can see the winning entries below. Click any image to see a larger version.

Anthony Beggs' entry

Anthony Beggs' second place entry

Robert Sebley's entry

Martine Hebblethwaite's entry

Cathedral Challenge

Chichester CathedralWe're running a series of rides in 2020 aimed at people new to group riding or who haven't cycled for a while. They start with a short, 'get to know you' ride that includes a free bike check and progress through longer distances, tackling a series of challenges on the way:

  • Bronze: Havant to Portsmouth cathedral and back
  • Silver: Chichester cathedral and back
  • Gold: Winchester cathedral and back

That might seem impossible to you now, but here's a sample of the stories recent joiners to our rides have to tell:

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CCP's Portsmouth News articles

Around 2002, Chris Davies - known by many as CCP - was an active club member who wrote a series of articles for the Portsmouth News. Each one described a cycle route for readers to follow.

Clive Dakin scanned in some clippings of Chris's articles that he made at the time, and scanned them. I've loaded them to the routes library having attempted to transcribe them into GPX files. I'll admit I struggled to follow some routes so there's an excellent chance I've misrepresented CCP's intention in several cases. Each route includes the original article and (highly) schematic map, so you can judge for yourself.

These are the routes:

  1. Winchester
  2. Petersfield
  3. Bishop's Waltham & Alresford
  4. Liss & Liphook
  5. Langstone Harbour
  6. Fishbourne & Goodwood
  7. Meon Valley
  8. Denmead & Hambledon
  9. Chichester Canal
  10. Chichester Harbour
  11. Bishop's Waltham & Botley
  12. Finchdean & QECP
  13. Westbourne & Stansted Forest
  14. Isle of Wight
  15. Isle of Wight 2

2018/19 Photo competition results

The competition was to a very high standard.

After voting by the members who attended, we awarded prizes to:

  • First place: Anthony Beggs who also wins the photographic competition trophy
  • Second place: Keith Wileman
  • Third place: Also Keith Wileman

You can see the winning entries below. Click any image to see a larger version.

Anthony Begg's entry

Keith Wileman's second place entry

Keith Wileman's third place entry