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.
E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 21st January 2020 @ 3:43pm
Apologies for the lack of club news last week. I was enjoying myself far too much on the club ski trip to Les Arcs. We had a fantastic time with great snow, great weather and of course great company, we were even treated to some 'fresh pow' before we had to head home. There is already a plan forming for another ski trip next year, probably around the same time (early Jan), if you're interested in joining let me know.
You may have heard about the less than satisfactory food we were served at our annual dinner back in November. This was a real shame as it somewhat took the shine off what was otherwise an excellent evening. We expressed our dissatisfaction to the Belmont Hotel where the dinner was held and after a bit of negotiation we have received a refund of £10 per person along with an apology from the hotel. Those who attended have been contacted regarding receiving the refund via bank transfer or donating it to charity. If you were at the annual dinner please do let me know how you would like your refund to be handled.
No doubt you will also be aware of the very disappointing situation with the Charnwood Hills Race. It is a real blow not to be running the race this year, both for the competitors and also for the race committee who have put lots of hardwork into organising the race (and who now have more hardwork arranging the cancellation and refunds). We will be taking steps to determine how to minimise the chance of this happening again, something we'll be discussing at this weeks committee meeting taking place on Thursday evening, 7:30pm at Pete's house.
On a more positive note our new meets secretary is beavering away preparing the details of this years meets. I won't steal his thunder as I know he will be in touch with you all soon with an update but we are looking forward to a great year of club meets. In the meantime don't forget you can join us each week forbouldering at The Climbing Station every Tuesday from 6pm, and roped climbing at The Tower every Thursday from 6pm.
E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Friday, 17th January 2020 @ 11:57am
Unfortunately because of the recent heavy rains the Bradgate Trust has withdrawn permission for us to run across Bradgate Park. In these circumstances we've had to cancel the race. If you're a competitor you should have received an Email informing you of this. If you are marshaling or helping with the catering then you'll get an Email from Zoe or Lisa letting you know as well.
Obviously we are bitterly disappointed, since the race has never been cancelled before.
We hope that we can run the race in 2021, but we will also be considering other options.