The current situation with the Coronovirus pandemic is very unlikley to be other with by May, so it's extrememly unlikely that we would be able to go ahead with our weekend trip to Bridlington. We're therefore advising anybody who has already booked, to cancel their accommodation.
Premier Inn's Semi-Flex booking allowed cancellation up to two weeks before the arrival date, and I've had emails stating this is now extended up to the night before. We have also heard that the nearby caravan site is now closed.
Once things return to normal, we will look at re-scheduling for later on in the year.
Our Annual Inter Club Quiz will be held at Boyce's Barrel in Colne on Monday 17th February 2020 - 7:30pm
If you haven't yet registered your team, and book your supper, please contact Ian Lowcock on 01282 812842 before Friday: Cost is £5 per person.
On Sunday 1st March we will be celebrating David's 90th birthday.
David has been a life long cyclist, and is well known by all the clubs in the area.
If you know David, and would like to attend, please contact Margaret, so she can arrange catering. Details in the above photo.
Our Christmas Lunch and awards presentation, this year, will, once again, be held at Rolls Royce Leisure in Barnoldswick, on Sunday 15th December
Lunch will be at 2:30 for 3pm, and will be preceeded by a short ride, starting from the venue at 10am.
If you will be attending, please let Jim Duerden have your payment of £20 per person, along with your menu choice by 20th November.
FESTIVE LUNCH MENU
Tomato and Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Soup
Scottish Salmon and Prawn Cocktail
Three Melen and Parma Ham Gateau
Chef's Chicken Liver Paté
Toast, salad and red onion marmmalade
Hand-carved Roast Beef
Thyme-roasted potatoes with a Yorkshire Pudding
Traditional Roast Turkey
with all its traditional accompaniments
with Manx gueenies and chorizo
Flat Field, Wild Woodland Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Wellington
with brandy sauce
Chef’s Arctic Roll
with Fuits of the Forest compote
White Chocolate and Ginger Chesecake
Banoffee Eton Mess Sundae
Coffee and Mints
We are thinking of running a theatre trip to see "Beryl" by Maxime Peake on 18th Oct. 7.30 p.m (suggested).
This extraordinary true story and energetic play is about sporting heroine Beryl Burton, who became a major cycling champion in the 1960's.
After falling ill during her 11+ exam, Beryl is told she won’t amount to anything so she sets out to prove everyone wrong!
Fast-forward several years, and a blossoming workplace romance with charismatic amateur cyclist Charlie Burton leads Beryl to find true love - not only with Charlie but with the thrill and freedom of being on two wheels.
Venue:Library theatre, Bolton Museum BL1 1SE. (Bolton Octagon temp. venue).
Running from Thu. 19 Sep. to Sat 19th Oct.
Friday prices:- £19, £25, £29. (no group discount on Fridays so doesn't matter how many come). (there are currently tickets left, but couldn't find out how many on their website)
If any of our regular riders are interested, please contact Chris Marshall, or you can book yourself for that night or any other night. We could go for a meal before (Olympus is very good). If enough are interested, a minibus is a possibility.
For more information, please see https://octagonbolton.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/beryl/
Our next club weekend away will be from 6-10th September 2019 and will be based in Tewkesbury, a lovely part of the country near to Upton Upon Seven Ledbury And the Malvern Hills
We are holding a members slide night on Thursday 14th March, at the Peter Birtwistle Trust on Keighly Rd, Colne. 7:30pm.
Come along for a natter and a brew, and if you've some cycling photos you'd like to share, please bring them along (on a USB key).