PLEASE READ - We are experiencing an unprecedented situation in our society and we as a club need to do our part to protect each other, our families, friends and the community at large. To that end we are cancelling all meets until further notice, this includes all weekly indoor climbing meets and all club trips/events.

All club members are requested to heed the advice from the government and The British Mountaineering Council about participating in outdoor activities.

Come and share the adventure with the Bowline Climbing Club!
Rock climbing, bouldering, mountaineering, cycling, walking; based in the Leicester area we welcome new members, with or without experience. For more information please contact our chairman.

Bowline CC - AGM Documents for 22nd Sept

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Thursday, 17th September 2020 @ 8:55pm

Hi Everyone,

As promised here are the AGM documents re-sent.

This is the complete set:

It includes:

AGM 2019 Minutes (PDF)
AGM Agenda (PDF + WORD)
Income & Expenditure Accounts (PDF)
The Proposed Changes to the Byelaws (Marked up in Colour) (PDF + WORD)
An explanation of the proposed changes in the Byelaws (PDF + WORD)
A brief financial assessment of the impact of Covid on the Club & also Cancellation of CHR (New) (PDF + EXCEL)

The last one is new it's a brief assessment of the financial impact on the club of Covid and also cancelling this year's CHR.

Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday night.


Andy Railton

Bowline CC - AGM Reminder - 22nd September 19:30

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Tuesday, 15th September 2020 @ 10:19pm

Dear All,

Just a quick reminder that it is our Club AGM next Tuesday. We would urge all of you to attend the AGM, it is your club so it is your opportunity to have your say.

We do also need to be quorate for this to be a valid AGM, so please do attend. A proxy vote doesn't count towards the quorate total unfortunately.

Because we are holding the Meeting by Zoom it is important that you REGISTER  that you are coming and let us know by which method you intend to Vote 1) Using the Zoom Applicatiion (The preferred method) or 2) Voting by Email.

A big thank you to all of you who have done this already.

We have sent out all the documents for the AGM so you should have all the documents that you need for the AGM.  Just in case you missed this I will send out the AGM documents again this Thursday.

Because we are holding the AGM by Zoom it is important that you read the AGM documents prior to the meeting, I would strongly recommend that you have printed set of the documents or a very good computer screen on which to view all the documents.

We will be sending out the Zoom invite this Thursday by Email. For those of you who will be dialing into the meeting the invite will include a number which you can use to dial into the meeting.

If it is really not possible to attend the meeting and we realise not everyone will be able to attend, then you can EITHER register your PROXY vote on the motions FOR or AGAINST each motion or you can nominate a PROXY to vote for you in your place. To do this you will need to fill in the PROXY voting SLIP which is attached to the end of the AGM AGENDA and return it to the Club Secretary (i.e. me). The proxy voting slip needs to be returned to the Club Secretary no later than 48 hours before the AGM starts, that is by 19:30 this Sunday. 


You can post your Proxy Voting Slip if you wish to:
Andrew Railton
8, Harrier Close,
Broughton Astley,

Andy Railton (Club Secretary)

Practice Run Through for AGM

  • Monday, 14th September 2020 at 8pm - 9pm
    Location: BY ZOOM

    Hi Folks,

    We are having a practice run through for the AGM Zoom Meeting. THis…

Bowline CC - Practice Run Through for AGM = Monday 14th Sept 8 PM

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Saturday, 12th September 2020 @ 12:21pm

Hi Folks,

We are having a practice run through for the AGM this coming Monday at 8 P.M by Zoom.

This is to allow people who might be new to Zoom to get some familarity and for us to iron out nay last minute bugs.

The details for the Zoom Meeting are below

Mike Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Practice AGM

Time: Sep 14, 2020 08:00 PM London

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Bowline CC - Club news (Thursday 3rd September)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 3rd September 2020 @ 11:04pm

Hi All,

We're a little late again with this weeks news but that's because we've been pouring over the latest guidance released by the British Mountaineering Council regarding restarting club meets. The good news is that (local lockdocs permitting) we can return to at least single day club meets. The catch is that there are various requirements we need to comply with including having details of those attending the meets, having risk assessments in place, complying with social distancing, etc. However our initial take on the guidance is that these things are manageable for us.

The club committee will be meeting on Monday evening to discuss how to use the new guidance to get club meets going again. This is likely to start with a few trial meets to see how the process works, probably a local meet and a day trip to the peak. Looking slightly further ahead we are planning to hold a couple of day trips for Mountain Biking in October in lieu of our normal MTB weekend. One of these day trips will be to a trail centre and the other will be a day out riding probably in the Peak District. Dates to be announced soon.

The Chairman's walk will also be going ahead and the date for this will be Sunday 29th November. We aren't expecting to have a post walk meal this year and the walk is likely to be fairly local although as always the location won't be announced until nearer the time.

It's good to see the hut is getting booked up by club members with most weekends now booked until end of October. Much more availability in November and December, there is always some great fun and adventures to be had at the hut no matter what the time of year so grab yourself and weekend and enjoy!

Looking forward to giving you more news on meets next week and hopefully seeing you on a meet soon.


Bowline CC -

E-mail sent by Michael Jones, Monday, 31st August 2020 @ 9:45pm

Good evening,

I'm sorry I have not been in touch sooner, but I now have something to talk about.

There is a whatsapp group been set-up for climbing at the station. This is so members can align their session with other members, if they wish to do so.

Simularly I will be setting up a 'Slawston Bridge' and 'Cademan Woods' Whatsapp for the same reason. These are wholly OP-IN so if you would like to be included please reply with which group and your number.

Take care and look out for the chairmans email very soon.


Bowline CC - Minor Changes to AGM Documents, Registration for AGM, Zoom Practice & New Vice Chair

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Friday, 28th August 2020 @ 11:00am

To Club Members,

There have been a few minor changes to the AGM documents plus I also forgot to attach the 2019 AGM Minutes to the formal notice of the AGM, the changed documents and 2019 AGM Minutes are attached:

In Brief the Changes Are:
The AGM Agenda (PDF and WORD) - Changes to Item 9 Proposition 3 - This has been changed to "Modify Rule 5.1" rather then "Delete".

The explanation of the Changes in the Byelaws (PDF and WORD) - Primarily this has been changed so that the order of propositions is exactly the same on the Agenda and there were a couple of minor changes to eliminate some typo errors that had crept in on numbering.

The colour coded Byelaws (PDF and WORD) has had one slight change, but only on the colour coding  - the text has NOT changed, to better illustrate a change for Proposition 7 (Item 9).

2019 AGM Minutes (2019) Revised (PDF)

Everyone Should Now Have the Following Files for the AGM
2019 Bowline Income & Expenditure [signed] (PDF)
AGM 2019 MINUTES - Revised (PDF)
bcc-byelaws-2020-jan-all-changes-colourcode_V3 (PDF & WORD)
Bowline CC - 2020 AGM Agenda Draft V5 (PDF & WORD)
Byelaw Motions Explanation_V4 (PDF &

Can we request that everyone who is going to attend registers for the AGM, this would be enormously helpful to the Club. If you can't make it please also do indicate that via the registration process. There is also the option of voting by Proxy if you can't attend the AGM, which is explained on the AGM Agenda document, but you must send back your Proxy Voting Slips within 48 hours of the AGM.

Also if you are intending to dial in and not use the Zoom App/Website and are going to Email your votes in or if there are two people using a single device and so one of you is going to Email your votes in then the Club needs to know this in advance, you indicate this as an option during the registration process.

We will be holding a Zoom Practice for those of you who are new to Zoom in the Week before the AGM. Andy Potter will send an invite to the Zoom practice.

Just a reminder that we are also looking to fill the Vice Chair position so if you think that you would like to do this please do let us know.

Any communications should go to


Andy Railton (Secretary) 

Bowline CC - Buffs Sale

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Thursday, 27th August 2020 @ 5:22pm

Hi Folks,

I've had a request from a member who wants to purchase all the remaining buffs. Before I sell them all to one body, does anyone else wamt a club Buff?


Andy Railton

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