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Winter/February Newsletter 2012 Quiz Answers

1. True or False: It must be 32oF or colder for it to snow.

Answer: False. It has been known to snow with temperatures in the mid 40’s. Temperatures are below 32°F up in the clouds where the snow is forming.

2.Who had a hit song in the late 60s with Hazy Shade of Winter?

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel.

3. In which country were the first Winter Olympic Games held in 1924?

Answer: France, Chamonix.

4. What is a Ushanka?

Answer: A Russian fur cap with ear flaps.

5. What is the more common name for the legume called mangetout?

Answer: The snow pea.


Annual Charity Bike Ride: 17th June 2012

Cycle 7 miles around Richmond Park and raise funds for Breathing Matters.

Once again, Breathing Matters is collaborating with UCLH Charities to raise funds for the Centre for Respiratory Research. Please join us to cycle around the 7 mile traffic-free circuit of the beautiful Richmond Park in South West London.  This is a fully marshalled route.  Bring friends and family – and a picnic – for a fun and enjoyable day out!

Cyclists will receive a commemorative T-shirt, goodies and a completion certificate. Cycles are available for hire at Richmond Park.

There is no registration fee, and no minimum sponsorship. We just ask that you raise as much as you can! A prize will be given to the biggest fundraiser.  You can easily set up your own online fundraising page at the Breathing Matters Just Giving site at

Date: Sunday, 17th June 2012, Registration Time: 10.30am

Meeting Place: Robin Hood Gate Car Park, Richmond Park

For more information:

Please click here to open page 1 of cycle event flyer.

Please click here to open page 2 of cycle event flyer including map.

To register for the event or for more information, please contact Donna Basire at