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Based in the Leicester area we welcome new members, with or without experience. For more information contact: Andy Railton (07894 533629)

Bowline CC - Lets make 2015 the best Bowline Year ever!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 24th November 2014 @ 4:57pm

Hey Bowliners,

I was looking at the list of upcoming meets, and although we've still got some great things happening before Christmas, the list of meets is getting shorter as we approach the end of the year. This made me reflect upon the years events and boy have we been a busy bunch!

However, even though the year is not yet finished, we want to start organising for next year and my mission is to make 2015 the best year ever for the best climbing club ever!

My aim is to arrange a great programme of meets that appeal to as many club members as possible. Keeping the cost levels low but the fun and adventure levels high. To help me what I need from you all is ideas for meets you'd like to see planned for 2015. These could be well known favourites like Bouldering in Fountainebleau, Climbing in Cornwall or hitting some trails on the Mountain Bikes. Or they could be places or things we haven't done before, or not done in recent years. To give you an idea here are some suggestions we've already received:

  • A week in the Dolomites for climbing, mountaineering, via-ferratta, cycling.
  • Hot rock trip to the Verdon Gorge.
  • Long distance Mountain Biking trail meet.
  • Bouldering in Fountainebleau.
  • Bank holiday weekend sea cliff climbing and walking Pembrokeshire.
  • Summer trip to Tignes (France) for climbing and downhill mountain biking.
  • Lots of Peak day trips next summer.

P.S. We have our regular bouldering and climbing sessions on Tuesday/Thursday.

Bowline CC - Slideshow on Wednesday 10th December

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 24th November 2014 @ 4:36pm

Hi Bowliners,

The annual club slideshow is coming up on Wednesday 10th December, 7:30pm at the Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone. Last year we had a great turn out and lots of interesting and humourous photo's and stories. This year should be every bit as good so I'm hoping as many of you as possible can join us. We will be upstairs at the pub with plenty of space to use, partners/friends are welcome!

I'm afraid you will have to put up with me talking and showing you some of this years adventures. So to make sure you don't get stuck with me for the whole evening why not bring some of your photo's and share your adventures with us. You don't need to talk for long, remember a picture tells a thousand words! We will have a computer/projector available to use. Don't be shy :)

Please let me know if you will be bringing some photo's and tales to share!

Hopefully see you there,


07796 220055

Bowline CC - It's a sellout!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 17th November 2014 @ 10:25am

Hey Bowliners,

If you weren't at the Annual Dinner then I'm afraid you missed out on a great evening at the lovely Brooksby Hall. But don't worry we are already planning the date for the Summer Meal so you can hopefully all join us then for another evening of merry making!

We have had a pretty hectic week not only with the annual dinner but also due to the incredible response to the entries for the 29th Charnwood Hills Race. We opened the online entry on Tuesday late evening and all the places were gone within 24 hours. Whilst we are thrilled the race is so popular, we were rather caught out because the postal flyers announcing the event didn't reach their recipients until after the race was full. This unfortunately means we have quite a few disappointed people and we are very sorry to those who didn't get to find out about entries opening until too late. Next year we will be doing things differently to try and give everyone a fair chance of entering. 

We still have a couple of places left on the Prusik knots and tricky situations course this coming Sunday, let me know ASAP if you'd like to come

The BMC Midlands Area AGM and talk is this Wednesday 7:30pm in Solihull. As a BMC affiliated club it will be great to have good attendance from our members at the AGM.

And of course we have our regular bouldering and climbing sessions on Tuesday/Thursday. 

Hope you all have a fab week!

Bowline CC - Walking with the Chairman!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 13th November 2014 @ 11:46am

Hi Everybody, 

The chairman's walk is on the 7th December. So if you would like to come can you let Andy Railton (07894 533629) know as soon as possible since we need to let the pub know by next weekend what the food orders are. By the way we are in the restaurant so we can't take dogs in there. We will send out the pick up points for the coach in the next few days so if you're on the coach we need to know where you will want to be picked up, again please let Andy Railton (07894 533629) know.




Bowline CC - Bonnes vacances!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 11th November 2014 @ 11:56pm

Hey Bowliners,

Hope you were all having a great time here in good old blighty whilst I was busy sunning myself and enjoying awesome climbing adventures in the south of France. The first of several 'hot rock' trips I've got planned to keep me going until the spring.

Although the weather here may be finally cooling down it doesn't mean the fun has to stop as we proved on the weekend before last with our well attended Mountain Biking meet in the forest of dean. We had a fantastic time and I think a return visit will definitely be in order. Thanks to everyone who came for making it a great trip, and a special thanks to Claudia for organising all the catering!

It's only been two weeks since my last email but it seems there is so much to share so I'll keep it brief but please get in touch if you want to know more:

  • Charnwood Hills Race 2015 - Sunday 1st February, entries are now open online. Remember we need lots of volunteers to help run the race too.
  • We have the club slideshow coming up in a months time. Time to gather up your photo's and storis and come along to share them with your fellow club members. Don't be shy it is a friendly atmosphere and you don't need to talk for long.
  • Prusik knots and tricky situations - Thanks to funding from the BMC we are offering this course to club members. Places are limited, see the website for more details.
  • Next Wednesday (19th Nov) is the BMC Midlands AGM and talk by Matt Stygall. As a BMC affiliated club it would great to have a strong Bowline representation at the AGM of our local BMC area. I'll be going along and I hope you can join me!
  • Climbing this Thursday at The Tower, Beaumont Leys.
  • Club member Rob Pullen has a couple of items for sale as follows. If you are interested contact Rob (

1) Salomon Quest 4D GTX boots, size UK 9 Euro 43 in olive green.  Pretty much perfect condition, used once £85

2) Mountain Equipment Pro Shell Gore Text jacket, size large in green and dark green. Excellent condition, little use £125

Prusik knots and tricky situations

  • Sunday, 23rd November 2014 at 10am
    Location: Leicestershire

    If you're reasonably new to climbing you will know how to tie on with a figure of eight (or…

Charnwood Hills Race 2015

  • Sunday, 1st February 2015 at 10am
    Location: Martin School, Link Road, Anstey, Leicester. OS sheet 140, grid ref 547093

    Charnwood Hills Race 2015 - RACE FULL

    We are…

Bowline CC - Stanage Forum AGM this Saturday

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 29th October 2014 @ 11:38pm

Hey All,

Also this Saturday, something that should be of interest to climbers/walkers who enjoy the Stanage/North Lee's area of the Peak. The Stanage Forum AGM is being held on Saturday at 2.00pm at the Memorial Hall, Oddfellows Rd, Hathersage - Admission open and free.


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