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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 - 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.


Saturday Sport Climbing - Horseshoe Quarry

  • Today, 1st November 2014 at TBD
    Location: Horseshoe Quarry, Peak District

    Make the most of the late season sunshine and join us for some sport climbing at the ever…

Bowline CC - OMM + MTB = A busy Bowline week!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 27th October 2014 @ 10:32pm

Hey Everybody,

Apologies for the late running of this weeks email but the breaking news I've just been told is that two Bowliners, Michelle Aukland and Suzie Imber, were the 1st Ladies team home in this years OMM Mountain Marathon. Super well done girls!!

Whist Michelle and Suzie were busy enjoying the Northumberland countryside we had pretty reasonable weather for the weekend. There was climbing in the Peak and bouldering on Dartmoor too! Whatever you were up to I hope you had an awesome weekend :)

We still have a few places available on the Mountain Biking meet this coming weekend. And we really would like to get more people coming to the club annual dinner, remember partners and friends are welcome too!

This week we have
bouldering at the The Climbing Station on Tuesday evening. And then climbing at The Tower on Thursday evening.

Also check out these upcoming events from the BMC:

BMC Winter Skills Lectures this November
Are you ready for winter? Neil Johnson and James Thacker (British Mountain Guides) will prepare you at the BMC Winter Lectures.  These popular lectures are set to inspire any budding winter mountaineers out there. Sponsored by Lowe Alpine there will also be a free prize draw every night.

Dates & Venues (lectures start 7.30pm and run for approximately two hours)
Tuesday 25 November           University of Manchester
Wednesday 26 November      Sheffield Hallam University
Thursday 27 November          University of Birmingham
Tuesday 2 December             University College London
Wednesday 3 December        University of Southampton
Thursday 4 December            University of Bristol

Tickets cost £5 per BMC member and £7 non-members. Group discount: buy 10 or more tickets in advance for £3.50 per ticket. 
Tickets can be purchased online from the BMC shop or by telephoning 0161 445 6111.

BMC Rock Climbing Injury Symposium, 2014

15-16 Nov, Park Inn Radisson, Manchester
A full weekend of evidence-based talks and workshops on climbing injuries in adult and young climbers, given by world-leading experts Professors Volker Schöffl and Andreas Schweizer.  There will also be paediatricians, radiologists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and nutritionist.

Aim: to improve the understanding of climbing related injuries: their prevention, diagnosis and management. 
Who for: Coaches, doctors, surgeons, allied health professionals, climbers, parents of dedicated young climbers, sport and exercise specialists. CPD points available.

Booking & full info:

Bowline CC - Mountain Bike Meet final preparation

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 27th October 2014 @ 12:05am

Hi Everybody,

We are very excited as it is less than one week until our Mountain Biking Meet in the Forest of Dean. We still have a few places left if you would like to join us, there is plenty of walking/climbing in the area if you don't fancy MTB.

For those of you that are going now is the time to double check your bike is in good working order, make sure you have all the kit you need for riding (helmet, gloves, waterproofs, spare inner tube, etc). Please also remember to pack your sleeping bag, wask kit, towel, etc, plus food for making your packed lunches and any drinkie of course!

The outline plan the riding do a single track ride on the Saturday, and then visit the trail centre on the Sunday. However it is possible that due to there being a competition on the Sunday at the trail centre we could possibly switch these round (to be decided on Friday when were all there and peoples preferences can be considered).

To help us organise the food and transport for the weekend can I ask you all to send me an email with answers to the following questions for yourself plus any friends you are bringing:

1. Food - We are arranging a group meal for everyone on the Saturday night, it will probably be a curry style dinner. We wil also be arranging breakfast of porridge/toast for everybody. This is all include in the cost of the weekend. What we need to know is whether you have any special dietary requirements that we need to cater for?

2. Transport - Firstly we need to know whether you have transport sorted? If not please let us know so we can try and find someone for you to travel with!

3. Lifts - If you are going in your own vehicle and are able to offer a lift to others please can you let me know where you are travelling from and your contact details so I can pass them on to people in need of a lift?

I think that's it, if you need any more info or have any questions let me know.

Look forward to seeing you all there,

Andy Potter
BCC Meets Secretary
07796 220055

Bowline CC - Are you ready to PARTY?

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 20th October 2014 @ 1:14pm

Hey Bowliners,

We had a busy week just gone, even if it was mainly indoor activities. The Tuesday bouldering night was super with loads of Bowliners and friends in attendance. If you haven't come down on a Tuesday yet then why not come and join us, the routes at The Climbing Station are great and the atmosphere friendly and fun! We also enjoyed the Brit Rock Film tour in Derby. Hope you all had a great weekend and managed to get out between the showers!

We have our Club annual dinner coming up really soon so we need to know ASAP if you can make it and if so what menu choices you would like (and whether you will need accommodation). Last year we had a fantastic time and this year will be just as good so I'm looking forward to seeing you all there!!

This week we have bouldering at the The Climbing Station on Tuesday evening. And then climbing at The Tower on Thursday evening. The forecast for the coming weekend is not brilliant but keep an eye on your emails (or our website) for updates on any potential climbing meets (outdoor or indoor).

Thursday Climbing - The Tower

  • Thursday, 23rd October 2014 at 6:30pm, Thursday, 30th October 2014 at 6:30pm, Thursday, 6th November 2014 at 6:30pm
    Location: The Tower Climbing Wall, Beaumont Leys, Leicester

    This weeks climbing session is at The Tower Climbing Centre in Beaumont Leys, Leicester. Come…

Bowline CC - Yet another weekend of awesome adventures...

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 13th October 2014 @ 6:13pm

Hey Bowliners,

Well if you didn't come to North Wales with us this weekend then you really did miss out. We had the most lovely weather, wall to wall sunshine on Anglesey on Saturday. Climbing at Holyhead mountain was just brilliant (especially the rather interesting 'Elephants Arse' route), although I wish I had had an abseil rope as the conditions at Gogarth were sublime! We had a lovely meal and drinks at the club hut on Saturday night thanks to Laurence, Louise, Adam and Dave for the great company!

And then Sunday morning brought us yet more wall to wall sunshine, this time even in the mountains. So we had all the activities in full swing with Dave handling the mountain biking, Laurence and Louise taking on the walking, whilst Adam and I enjoyed climbing at Carreg Wastad with the sun beating down on us all day. It's a hard life, but someones got to do it!

This week we will of course be at The Climbing Station on Tuesday as usual. And on Thursday we have a meet at the Brit Rock film festival in Derby (don't forget to book your tickets in advance). Bouldering beforehand at the climbing unit.

We've a couple of new dates in the diary too (see below). The BMC Midlands area meeting and AGM on the 19th November. And the club committee meeting on the 29th October.

Hope you all have a great week!

BMC Midlands area meeting & AGM (plus mystery guest speaker)

  • Wednesday, 19th November 2014 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road (junction with Olton Lane), Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Come along to the quarterly gathering of Midlands climbers and walkers.  The evening includes a…

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