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Aug 6, 2018
A roundup of news and a heads up of forth-coming events!
Mar 1, 2018
Friday 16th February saw Hayling Twinners challenging The Petersfield Twinning Association to an evening of skittles at the Barley Mow, Walderton.

Oct 6, 2016

Great night, 25 teams attended The Community Centre Quiz.

Oct 6, 2016
On Sunday 18th September 22 people met Vince Dean at The Maypole car park on a beautiful sunny afternoon.

Who Are We?

The Twinning Association is open to everyone and anyone. There are no pre-requisites other than the wish to socialise and perhaps help out occasionally with events.
There is no requirement for members to speak french or even go on the french trips since many members simply enjoy the Association's Hayling Island based social events. See below for information on how to join us, and for more information on the current organisation please look at our organisation page.

Jun 19, 2016

Cyclists Visit Gorron

Grand Reception in Gorron for Hayling Island Cyclists by Sue Loveridge
Category: General
Posted by: Stacey

n Sunday 19th June 40 cyclists set out from Fougeres on the 3rd day of their tour of Normandy and Brittany.  The tour was brilliantly organised by one of our members, Fred Dyer and support was provided by 4 other members, our President, Averil Pollicot and her husband Ian and David and Julie Collins in vans who carried our luggage and gave roadside assistance.
When the committee in Gorron heard we were going to cycle through Gorron, they were determined to provide us with a morning break despite the fact that it was the morning after their Fete de la Musique.
After climbing out of Fougeres and up to Mont Romain we were met by members of the Gorron cycling group. They had not been cycling up and down hills for 3 days and when they joined us, set off at a cracking pace much to the joy of some of our fitter cyclists but left some of us struggling to converse in French and keep up with them.
Eventually we arrived in Gorron which was recovering from the Fete de la Musique the night before. Despite the late night, many of twinning members were outside their meeting room (The Green Room) next to the sports pitches to greet us with an amazing spread of patisseries, beer, and coffee.  Claud Barbe had made a huge 2 wheel brioche to celebrate our visit.
It was so good to be given such a hospitable reception after cycling 20 miles with a further 50 to go to our day's destination in Argentan.  Some of our fellow cyclists were so impressed by the hospitality and the general ambience of the town that they are going to join the association.
Well  refreshed, we cycled through the beautiful French countryside on a lovely dry day, buoyed on by the good wishes of all our friends in Gorron which made the hills so much easier to tackle.