As previously advised the Annual Club Social and Presentation Night 2020 will take place on Saturday 1st February 6.30pm for 7.00pm at Ponteland Golf Club.
This annual celebration of the achievements of club members, the award of Club Member of the Year and general merriment promises as always to be a very enjoyable evening for club members to meet in a convivial atmosphere.
This year we are returning for a three course sit down meal at Ponteland Golf Club. If you want to sit on a particular table please let me know.
Smoked Salmon and Prawns
Carrot and Coriander Soup
Duck Liver, Orange Zest and Gin Pate (with toasted ciabatta & caramelised orange chutney)
Vegetarian Option ( contact for details and separate Menu)
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
Pollo Oriental (Chicken Breast in a Mild Curry sauce with ginger, cashew nuts and prawns)
Sole Princess (served in a creamy sauce and topped with Fresh Asparagas)
Choice of Vegetarian Options ( please contact for details and separate Menu)
Knickerbocker Glory (Ice Cream, jelly, fresh fruit, nuts and cream)
Home Made Apple crumble
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee & After Dinner Chocolates
or any half portion of the Aduit Menu Starters
or any half portion of the Aduit Menu Mains
There will be a bar for appropriate toasts and hydration and we hope as many members as possible will come and join us.
Cost of the event including food is £20 per person to include club facility charge and gratuities Children are half price
Please note booking closes on Monday 27th January 2020.
The golf club has indicated they are happy to try and accomodate any special dietary rquirements. Please contact me for details
To book your place please login to the club website here and use the online reservation within this calendar event to either pay online via Paypal or reserve your place and send your payment by cheque.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
SAVE THE DATE
The Club Presentation Night will be at
Ponteland Golf Club on
Saturday 1st February 2020
Details and Online Booking will available
in the first week of 2020
A perfect day for a hill climb, dry roads and warm sunshine, saw 21 riders send the Sandhoe climb. We haven't had this number since 2013 so its very encouraging for the current strength of the club and the insanity of its members. The climb is a brutal 3-7 minutes of eyeballs out effort, with only the exceptional making it under 3 minutes.
This year two riders were added to the hall of fame, Mike James took the win in 2.48.78 and Matty Wells was runner up with a 2.54.34. Ken Thursby completed the podium with a 3.01.00 - his latest of a number of attempts yielding results frustratingly outside the 3 minute cut off.
We had 3 ladies riding and Charlotte Henderson took the honours with her 6.13.28. The under 16s were well represented with 4 riders, Matthew Walton (aspirant Vag) taking the top spot on 3.42.59 and Harry Sylph and Matthew Betson completing the podium. Poor James Urron took a tumble on the gravelly approach to the main climb and was the only DNF.
James Moles seemingly effortless power to a 2.35.75 was testament to the suitability of e-bikes to this sort of course an an acknowledgement of the superlative achievement of the club record holder (TW) with his 2.28 ride back in 2013.
The spectators enthusiasm was boosted by the weather and the opportunity to avoid the ordeal, and there was a great sense of fun,support and camaraderie on the course.
Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the event a success, from ride organisers to time keeping support and impromptu pusher offers. It was a pleasure to be involved.
Results below (Rounded up by excel although clearly I cant push a button to an accuracy of 1/100 second. Sadly this cost Charlie T his sub 3.40 ride as I had him on a 3.39.95).