News and Announcements

Bowline CC - Club news (Tuesday 19th November)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 20th November 2019 @ 4:12am

Hi Bowliners,

Firstly apologies for the lack of updates over the past 10 days. Unfortunately aside for an annoyingly busy time with my actual job I've also had some family matters which have taken up most of my spare time. However I'm back on the Bowline case now and I'm aware many of you are awaiting the relevation of The Chairmans walk for this year, this will be forthcoming tomorrow all being well, keep the date in your diary, Sunday 1st December.

Also I know a number of you have emailed me recently on a number of subjects including the annual dinner. Apologies for not responding, I will get back to you by the weekend!

Here's a quick run down of some news and updates for you:

Remember to check the list below for details of upcoming meets and get them in your diary!

BMC Midlands Area Meeting

  • Wednesday, 20th November 2019 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Old Edwardian Sports and Social Club Solihull

    Hi Folks,

    BMC Midlands Area Meeting tomorrow 19:30 at the Old Edwardian Sports and…

Bowline CC - The Tower is closed today

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 14th November 2019 @ 2:36pm

Hi All,

The The Tower climbing centre is closed today due to 'unforeseen circumstances at the Leisure Centre'. Suggest those who still fancy getting a climbing fix in head down to Social Climbing for a boulder session.

See you later,

Andy

Scottish Winter Meet

  • Saturday, 7th March 2020 at 2pm - 10am Sunday, 15th March
    Location: Feshiebridge, Scotland

    We have a winter meet venue booked for March 7th - 15th in Feshiebridge (Scotland), that is for…

Bowline CC - Next year's meets and Photo Montage for the hut

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Saturday, 2nd November 2019 @ 12:03pm

Hi Bowliners,

We are starting to think about the meets list for next year. This one of the best jobs for the Meets Secretary as there is always so many great places to choose from. However the hard bit is knowing what people would like to do. So please can you all take a moment to send me some suggestions for meets you'd like to see happen in 2020 (and of course if you are prepared to organise one of your suggestions so much the better).

Also while I've got your attention just a reminder to please upload your photo to the website for the Photo Montage to go in the club hut. We've created a Photo Album where you can upload your digital pic:
http://groupspaces.com/BowlineClimbingClub/photos/album/90508

To access and upload your photo you will need to be signed up to Groupspaces:

We do have a few simple requests:

  1. One photo per Person
  2. We need to see your face!
  3. A photo of you doing something outdoors in roughly the last 12 months
  4. In a comment against the photo once you've uploaded it to the album, please add a comment to say who it is and where you were.

By uploading a photo you're giving the club permission to process it and display it in a Montage at the club hut.

Kind regards,

Andy

 

Bowline CC - Club news (Wednesday 30th October)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 @ 8:16pm

Hi Bowliners,

It's great to have a good turnout for our annual dinner and slideshow this year. We've got some interesting slideshow slots lined up but also plenty of time for eating, socialising and maybe a drink or two. If you are thinking this sounds good but you've not booked a place we can squeeze a few more people in provided you let me know ASAP!

Our Thursday climbing session's at The Tower climbing centre have been well attended over the past few weeks. It's great to see members of our climbing club keeping their game in over the winter months. I'm certainly working on getting more climbing sessions in over the winter so I'll be there most weeks, make sure you join us, 6:00pm onwards.


Next Wednesday we have our next committee meeting, 7:30pm at Pete Bottrills house. All club members are welcome to attend committee meetings. You can find the minutes of the last meeting in the Members Area of the website.


Remember to check the list below for details of upcoming meets and get them in your diary!

Have a good week one and all.

Thursday Climbing @ The Tower (Beaumont Leys)

  • Thursday, 24th October 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 31st October 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 7th November 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 14th November 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Today, 21st November 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 28th November 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 5th December 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 12th December 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 19th December 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: The Tower Climbing Centre, Beaumont Leys, Leicester

    We will be climbing at The Tower Climbing Centre in Beaumont Leys (Leicester) each Thursday…

Bowline CC - Club news (Tuesday 22nd October)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 @ 10:24pm

Hi Bowliners,

Firstly it's not to late to signup for the annual dinner. Big thanks to those that aleady have, and those that sent their apologies. However still plenty of you that said you're coming but you haven't booked your places yet. I need to confirm numbers so please book your places now, it's going to be great!

Also talking of events to signup to the BMC Winter Skills lectures are back for 2019. This year our nearest venue is Coventry. I know several club members have mentioned they are going so book your places now via the BMC event site.

Weather wasn't great at the club hut this weekend just gone however it's sure to be better for our 'Love the hut' weekend on the 23rd/24th November. We need a hut full of keen and willing volunteers. Remember you get FREE accommodation at the hut in return for spending Saturday or Sunday helping to work through the jobs that need doing. These meets are always good fun so book your hut place now.

  • Now the winters here our Thursday climbing will be at the Tower Climbing centre. We had some good turnouts recently so lets make Thursday night, Bowline night!

Have a great week one and all!

Bowline CC - Thursday Climbing Beaumont Leys 6 p.m

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Thursday, 17th October 2019 @ 8:14am

Hi Folks,

Climbing tonight at the Tower Beaumont Leys from 6 pm.

Andy Railton

Bowline CC - Club news (Tuesday 15th October)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 @ 3:53pm

Hi Bowliners,

Lots of news on club meets this week. Make sure you've signed up to the various events we have planned, the more people we have attending the more fun and adventures!

  • The club Annual dinner and slideshow bookings are now open on the website. Make sure you join us for the social event of the year on Saturday 2nd November in central Leicester. A great opportunity to socialise with friendly like-minded people from the club!
  • We have an Extra club hut meet this weekend coming up. Come along and have some adventures in Snowdonia with us. Book your places with the hut secretary as usual.
  • The Chairman's walk and meal is coming up soon on Sunday 1st December. Make sure the date is in the diary as I will be sending out the invites and revealing he location soon.
  • There is a new date for the 'Love the hut' weekend, 23rd/24th November. Get your places booked and help keep our lovely hut in tip-top condition!
  • We have agreed the dates for our Ski Trip to Les Arcs. This will be Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th January 2020. We are in the process of organising the accommodation now, if you want to join the trip it's not too late but you need to get in touch ASAP (email me).
  • The minutes of our last committee meeting are available to view in the Members Area. The next committee meeting is on Wednesday 6th November, 7:30pm.
  • Tuesday nights as always we are getting out bouldering fix at The Climbing Station from 6pm.
  • On Thursday evening we'll be indoors at The Tower climbing centre from 6:30pm.

Have a great week!

Bowline CC - A little more inspiration for the weekend

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 11th October 2019 @ 11:44pm

Hello all,

Well the weather is not particularly inspiring for outdoor pursuits this weekend. An excellent reason to spend a few minutes inside enjoying a tale from the club's past. Back in those days, a bit of water didn't stop you climbing E2 - Black and White by Dave Unwin. 

And if you'd like to hear more tales of adventure whilst hanging out with like minded people then make sure you come to the club annual dinner and slideshow on the evening of Saturday 2nd November at the Belmont Hotel Leicester. I'll be sending out the invites for you to book your places later this weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Andy

Charnwood Hills Race 2020

  • Sunday, 2nd February 2020 at 10am
    Location: Martin School, Link Road, Anstey, Leicester. OS sheet 140, grid ref 547093

    The Bowline Climbing Club are pleased to be hosting the 34th Charnwood Hills race on Sunday 2nd…

Bowline CC - Some inspiration for the weekend

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Saturday, 5th October 2019 @ 12:56am

Hey Bowliners,

I am slowly making my way through my backlog of emails and have come across a clutch of articles written by club members which I'd not got round to sharing. I will try to get these all add to the Articles page on the website over the coming weeks so here is the first one, Like a Dream by Andy Harper.

Happy Climbing!

Andy

Fontainebleau bouldering trip

  • Saturday, 11th April 2020 at 9am - 5pm Saturday, 18th April
    Location: Forest of Fontainebleau, France

    This Easter we will once again go to Fontainebleau. For those of you who aren't familiar with…

Bowline CC - Club Members Photo Montage for the hut

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Friday, 4th October 2019 @ 5:09pm

Hi Folks,

We are going to put together a Photo Montage of as many club members as we can to put up in the hut.

So your club needs your photos!

We've created a Photo Album where you can upload your digital pic:
http://groupspaces.com/BowlineClimbingClub/photos/album/90508

To access and upload your photo you will need to be signed up to Groupspaces:

We do have a few simple requests:

  1. One photo per Person
  2. We need to see your face!
  3. A photo of you doing something outdoors in roughly the last 12 months
  4. In a comment against the photo once you've uploaded it to the album, please add a comment to say who it is and where you were.

By uploading a photo you're giving the club permission to process it and display it in a Montage at the club hut.

Looking forward to seeing you in your best action poses!

Best regards, 

Andy Railton

Extra club hut weekend

  • Friday, 18th October 2019 at 6pm - 5pm Sunday, 20th October
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    This weekend was intended to be a 'Love the hut weekend' but we've had to move that weekend…

Bowline CC - Skiing trip to Les Arcs

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 @ 11:58am

Hi Bowliners,

We are thinking of doing a club ski trip to Les Arcs this coming ski season if there is enough interest. The plan is for a week long ski trip staying in self-catered group accommodation. We haven't set a date for the trip, rather we are asking for those that are interested to let us know the dates you can make. We are delibrately avoiding the half-term weeks and the week of the club winter trip.

If you're interested, please reply to this email before Monday 7th October answering the following questions:

1. Which if the following dates could you make (please delete those that you can't make)?

  • Saturday 4th Jan -> Saturday 11th Jan
  • Saturday 11th Jan -> Saturday 18th Jan
  • Saturday 18th Jan -> Saturday 25th Jan
  • Saturday 29th Feb -> Saturday 7th March
  • Saturday 14th March -> Saturday 21st March
  • Sarturday 21st March -> Saturday 28th March

2. Would you prefer to book your own flights/transfers (i.e. the club just arranges the accommodation)?

Kind regards

Andy
 

Bowline CC - Club news (Tuesday 1st October)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 @ 3:52pm

Hi Bowliners,

Just a brief update with some general news. We hope to be back with our regular news updates soon.

  • We have a club committee meeting this Wednesday evening. Club members are welcome to attend committee meetings, see the website for details. As always the minutes of the previous meetings can be found in the members area.
  • The guidelines for using the club hut have been updated. The changes include contact details for Ian Robinson (our new Hut Secretary). An note about not using the bedroom window to enter/exit the hut (except in an emergency). And a note about parents/guardians being responsible for their children at all times. 
  • The Charnwood Hills Race committee are meeting next week. The race is expected to take place on Sunday 2nd February 2020. We'll need lots of club members to volunteer and help on the race day, particularly marshalling the course. Get the date in your diaries! 
  • Tuesday nights as always we are getting out bouldering fix at The Climbing Station from 6pm.
  • On Thursday evening we'll be indoors at Social Climbing in central Leicester.

Have a great week!

Thursday Climbing at Social Climbing

  • Thursday, 26th September 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, 3rd October 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Social Climbing

    Hi Folks we're done climbing outdoors on Thursdays. For the next two weeks we are heading off…

    • 3 people attended

Bowline CC - Mountain Bike Meet

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 @ 12:50pm

Hi folks,

Just a reminder that we have the MTB meet on the 27th to 29th September. There are spaces still available so if you fancy a quality MTB weekend please purchase a ticket.

Andy Railton

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