Saturday 2nd December is the date for your diary for this years annual dinner and prize presentation at the Lees Hall Golf Club.
Ticket prices yet to be be confirmed but it will probably be around £17 – £18 again.
Let me know via email, tweet, text or Facebook if you’re coming and if you’re bringing your other half with you.
Further details to follow.
I received an email yesterday informing me that one of our older members Peter Robertshaw passed away peacefully at 9am on Sunday morning (27 August)
There will be no funeral as Peter has left his body to medical research.
Our thoughts are with Judy and his family at this time.
Well we’re into July now and it’s Alex Deck’s turn to set a new Club record, this time the ladies 50 mile record. Alex rode the BDCA 50 at Etwall on Sunday and having not ridden a 50 for about a year managed to break Freddie Herridge’s record set back in 1994 and posted a new time of 2.01.21 knocking ten minutes off the old record.
It was discussed and agreed at the last meeting that this year’s Cleethorpes ride will head to Saxton near Tadcaster instead.
Our social secretary Bob suggested an alternative to the Cleethorpes run and those present at the meeting were all in favour of Bob’s “Pudding Challenge Ride”
The date for the club run is Sunday 9th July – departure time 8:30am (tbc).
The proposal at this stage would be to ride to Saxton, near Tadcaster to a pub called the Crooked Billet where they have what is called the Pudding Challenge. Allegedly they have the finest Yorkshire Puddings in god’s own county and the challenge is a three course meal of Yorkshire Puddings at £15 per head.
We’d then ride back and as it would be a social occasion we’d probably stop for a coffee, about 100 miles or so in total at a nice Sunday Club run pace.
As agreed at the meeting we’d do it instead of Cleethorpes this year but perhaps go back to Cleethorpes next year.
Bob will obviously need to let the pub know how many of us to expect so if you could drop him an email / tweet or even a Facebook message then please do so…..
Details of the pub and the challenge can be found here: –
I received a phone call earlier this week from Charlie Crookes informing me that his only son Andrew had passed away at the weekend aged 31. For those of you that were around in the late 90’s and early noughties Andrew was a member of the Club and used to ride our mid-week events as well as a few open time trials and road races.
Andrews funeral will be at the North Chapel, Grenoside Crematorium on Thursday 29th June at 2.45pm. All are warmly welcome, bright clothes – especially football shirts and cycling jerseys as a celebration of his short life would be greatly appreciated.
Our thoughts are with his Mum and Dad at this time Charlie and Dianne.
The Summer Solstice will soon be upon us so that can only mean one thing….The Nocturnal Teacake.
We’ll be leaving the Teacake meet at 7pm on Friday (16th) and heading towards Eyam stocks to indulge in our ancient ritual….. The Chalice Competition.
The drinking vessels are getting wackier and more creative every year but there is no simple equation you can follow to get your name in the history books as you will be judged by the infamous Rutland clap-o-meter much hated by the residents of Eyam Village.
Last year’s competition was won by a real gold whisky vessel followed by half a tennis ball in second place.
We’ll then head to the Barrel for a quick pint and then back to the Norfolk Arms for the usual pint and a butty.
Please let Brendon know if you’re coming before Thursday lunch please.