News and Announcements

Bowline CC - May the force be with you

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 20th December 2015 @ 7:28pm

Hey Everyone,

So the force was strong with us today, so strong that it chased away all that pesky rain and made the weather in the Peak appealing enough for a spot of climbing. Who'd of thought that I'd be enjoying trad climbing in the sunshine at Gardom Edge on the 20th December. Did you all get out and enjoy the unseasonably good weather, I hope so!

This will be my last weekly email for this year and so I have only remind you that we have bouldering at The Climbing
 Station on Tuesday. I'll be there for once and if you want to join me for bouldering that would be super. But if I don't see you Tuesday then I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

Watch your inboxes over the Christmas period as my present to you will be an awesome meets calendar full of trips to make you wish that 2016 would hurry up and arrive!

Andy :)

Bowline CC - Christmas Bouldering Competition Results

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 16th December 2015 @ 2:47pm

Hi Everyone,

We had a good turn out for last nights Christmas Bouldering Competition, thanks to everyone that came along and enjoyed the evening with us. There was lots of frenetic activity in the climbing station and lots of fun had as our bouldering pairs raced to complete problems and grab points. Plus the added bonus of the time limited one handed bouldering challenge (thanks to Andy Richards). 

The coveted bouldering competition trophy was retained by last years winner, Tony Bishopp, with an excellent score of 144. And with Anni Ahonen-Bishopp taking the 1st ladies place it will be celebrations all round in the Bishopp household. 2nd place overall went to Andy Richards with a strong score of 113. The full results list is as follows:

Tony Bishopp 144
Andy Richards 113
Rob Goodman 90
Peter Clarke 77
Pete Meads 76
Anni Ahonen-Bishopp 68
Neil Partridge 63
Simon Crossley 60
Paul Barrett 47
Charlene Hurd 46
Tony Hextall 38
Rachel Singleton 30
Yvonne Alexander 29
Charlotte Jelleyman 29
Lucy Shilton 28
Graham Richmond 27
Andy Railton 27


Bowline CC - Urgent please read!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 14th December 2015 @ 7:06pm

Hello Bowliners,

So I was planning to make this weeks email all about the 
Christmas Bouldering competition which I'm sure you're all attending. However we have a rather more pressing matter which is that we are urgent need of volunteers to come forward and help with the catering (teas, coffees, cakes, etc) for the Charnwood Hills Race. The Charnwood Hills Race is a major source of income for the club and is the main reason we are able to keep the membership fee's and hut fee's for members low. Lots of club members are already involved in various capacities and we'd welcome any assistance you can give!

If you can help out please let me know and I'll put you in touch with the race organisers.

Thanks. And if I don't see you before, Merry Christmas!

Andy Potter
 Meets Secretary
07796 220055

Bowline CC - Count down to Christmas

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 8th December 2015 @ 4:51pm

Hey Everybody,

We had a lovely time on
 Sunday at our annual Chairmans Walk. It was great to be out enjoying the beautiful Peak district countryside even if it was a bit damp. Big thanks to our chairman Richard Freer for organising the trip!

We are now into the last few weeks before Christmas. But we've still got two more fantastic meets for you to enjoy. Firstly we have the club slideshow tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, 7:30pm at the Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone. Make sure you come along and get inspired by the awesome adventures that our club members have had this year. Why not bring a few photo's along and share your highlights with us all!
Hope you all had a good week and didn't get too wet at the weekend!

Then next Tuesday evening you need to be at The Climbing Station in Loughborough for 7:15pm to take part in the Christmas Bouldering competition.

And of course we have bouldering this Tuesday and climbing at The Tower on Thursday!

Have a great week!

Christmas bouldering competition

  • Tuesday, 15th December 2015 at 7:15pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Loughborough

    Get ready to have fun and test your…

Bowline CC - It's Chairmans walk time!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 30th November 2015 @ 11:18am

Hey Bowliners and friends,

Hope you all had a good week and didn't get too wet at the weekend!

If the rain kept you inside then you should definitely get out this coming Sunday and join us for the Chairmans walk in the beautiful Manifold Valley. If you haven't already booked your place for the pub lunch and coach transport then now is the time to do so! Hope to see you all there!

There is a club committee meeting this Wednesday, 7:30pm at the Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone. Just a reminder that any club members are welcome to attend committee meetings!

And before the weekend fun we have bouldering on Tuesday and climbing The Tower on Thursday!

Have a great week!

Bowline CC - Hut gutters

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 24th November 2015 @ 11:47am

Hi Everyone,

A correction to my weekly email earlier, the new gutters at the Hut were installed by Paul Barrett and Pete Bottrill.

Apologies to Paul for the mistake.



Bowline CC - Walk with me awhile

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 24th November 2015 @ 10:20am

Hey Bowliners and friends,

At the weekend we had a group of Bowliners in residence at the club hut for our 
REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid course. The course was delivered by Snowdonia First Aid and it was by far the best first aid course I've ever attended with a very practical approach to first aid in a mountain setting. We will no doubt be looking to offer a course like this again in the future.

Whilst I was at the hut I also got to admire the new guttering which has been installed last week by Paul Parker and Pete Bottrill. Thank you very much guys!

Our next weekend get together is on Sunday 6th December for the Chairmans walk in the beautiful Manifold Valley. If you haven't already booked your place for the pub lunch and coach transport then now is the time to do so!

Although we will of course have bouldering on Tuesday this evening you might want to check out the BMC Winter Skills Lecture at the University Leicester. Even though it will mean missing the bouldering you could always get your climbing fix with us at The Tower on Thursday!

Fountainebleau Bouldering Trip

  • Saturday, 2nd April 2016 at 9am - 5pm Saturday, 9th April
    Location: Fontainebleau, France

    Once again we are off to the amazing bouldering paradise that is the 'Foret de Fontainebleau'…

Bowline CC - Come dine with us

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 16th November 2015 @ 10:50am

Hey Everybody,

We had a great turnout for the clubs annual dinner on
 Saturday night. As well as enjoying the tasty food and fairly copious quantities of drinks at Le Bistrot Pierre, we were also treated to the customary speech by our chairman Richard Freer. Richard noted that it was great to be able to talk about the plethora of climbing related activities and achievements from this year. And of course we got to hand out a few awards to club members in celebration of some of these "achievements":

  • The Futures Bright award (for embracing change) - Paul Parker
  • The Ball Bearing award (for getting lost) - Michelle Aukland and Suzie Imber
  • The Nightingale award (for getting benighted) - Loz Kisson and Tony Hextall
  • The Wings award (for the biggest climbing fall) - Simon Perry
  • The Adventurer award (the clues in the name) - Suzie Imber
  • The Awesome Award (thanks everyone!) - Andy Potter

Don't forget we still have a place available for this coming weekends REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid course

As always there will be Bowliners everywhere at the Climbing Station for bouldering on Tuesday, at the The Tower for climbing on Thursday!

Bowline CC - Place available on our REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid Course

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 13th November 2015 @ 4:40pm

Hi All,

One of the club members who has already paid for a place on our REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid course on the weekend of 21st November is unfortunately now unable to attend. If anyone is interested in grabbing their place on the course get in touch with me.

Kind regards,

Meet Sec
07796 220055

BMC Midlands area AGM + Talk by Calum Muskett

  • Wednesday, 25th November 2015 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Rd, Solihull, B90 3PE

    The inspirational 21 year old BMC Ambassador Calum Muskett is the star speaker at the BMC Area…

Bowline CC - Going, going, gone!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 8th November 2015 @ 11:32pm

Hey Bowliners,

Yet again our ever popular Charnwood Hills Race has sold out incredibly quickly. Last year was our first for online entry with all 350 places going in 22 hours. This year we had a set date and time for ticket sales opening which was well publicised in advance. And as a result all the places were gone in just over 1 hour, amazing!

So if you are not running the race on Sunday 7th Feb do come along and help out. The race is a big source of income for the club which helps to us to keep the costs to our members, such as membership fees and hut fees, to a minimum.

The club annual dinner is coming up this Saturday. But before that we have 
 bouldering on Tuesday and climbing on Thursday!

Have a great week everyone!

Charnwood Hills Race 2016

  • Sunday, 7th February 2016 at 10am
    Location: Martin School, Link Road, Anstey, Leicester. OS sheet 140, grid ref 547093
    Entries for the race have now sold out!
    Race numbers for those with places are now available…

Bowline CC - Your hills race needs YOU!!!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 2nd November 2015 @ 2:26pm

Hi Everybody,

Well who'd of thought the best days climbing I've had in The Peak District this year would be on the 1st November. Absolutely beautiful conditions for climbing, warm sun, great friction, gentle breeze and NO MIDGES!! Hope you all managed to get out and enjoy the nice day too!

 Wednesday 4th November at 7pm tickets for the Charnwood Hills Race will be available to purchase via our website. Last year the tickets sold out within 24 hours, and this year we expect they may even sell out the same evening as the race is very popular. We would like to be cheering on lots of Bowliners this year so if you want to enter make sure you get your ticket on Wednesday evening. And if you don't want to run the race we always need lots of help on the day so you can still get involved (and we'd really appreciate as much help as possible).

Don't forget
 bouldering on Tuesday and climbing on Thursday!

Bowline CC - Found - Black dry bag

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 26th October 2015 @ 11:05pm

Hi All,

Apologies for the group email but during sorting out my kit this evening I've discovered that I have inherited an extra black dry bag with Montane written on it. If this is yours please let me know and I'll return it to you.



Bowline CC - Pedal power

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 26th October 2015 @ 12:59pm

Hi Bowliners,

We had a super weekends mountain biking in North Wales. Despite the wet start on the Saturday we headed out into the forests and moorland around Llyn Brenig for a fantastic off road ride. We had a bit of everything with single track, fire roads, muddy bridleways and narrow forest paths. A well earned rest was needed after our 45Km, and the BBQ
 house dinner proved to be a unique and very enjoyable way to refuel and relax. Then on Sunday we headed to the awesome trails at Llangela with all the thrills of fast, twisty riding through the forest with plenty of 'features' to keep everyone on there toes. I expect they'll be some more MTB opportunities through the winter season so you can all come out and join us!

Our next get together is for the club Annual Dinner, for which the tickets are nearly sold out so if you want to join us book ASAP via the website it is going to be great fun!

And now we are into the winter lecture season why not check out the BMC's Winter Skills Lecture series which is coming to Leicester University on Tuesday 24th November. See the website for more details and to book tickets.

As always we will be
 bouldering on Tuesday and climbing on Thursday!

Have a great week everyone!

BMC Winter Skills Lecture - Leicester

  • Tuesday, 24th November 2015 at 7:30pm
    Location: University of Leicester, Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3, Ken Edwards Building, Leicester, LE1 7RH

    Sharpen your…

Chairmans Walk and lunch

  • Sunday, 6th December 2015 at 10am
    Location: Manifold Valley, Staffordshire

    This years Chairman's Walk will be around the Manifold Valley, starting at Waterhouses and…

Bowline CC - Is it dinner time yet?

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 18th October 2015 @ 11:29pm

Not quite. But if you want to join us for the annual dinner on Saturday 14th November then you should head on over to our website and book now as places are going very fast!

And while you've got your diaries out make sure you've got Sunday 6th December blocked out to come and join our annual Chairmans walk. Details of which will be coming out soon. Also, there is our annual club slideshow on Wednesday 9th December at the Blackhorse pub. And this year we will have lots of great trips and memories to share with you but more on that in due course. Last but not least we have our annual Christmas bouldering competition on Tuesday 15th December at The Climbing Station!

So we're going to have a fab time in the run up to Christmas. Who knows we might be able to sneak in a couple more trips to the Peak if the weather is good to us. And if not there is always good mountain biking and walking to be enjoyed. And of course we will be bouldering on Tuesday and climbing on Thursday!

To find out more about the Leicester area based
Bowline Climbing Club
Zoe Pickering (07709 337976)

Happening this month

November 2018
Thursday 1st
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Thursday 8th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Saturday 10th
12:30pm Saturday @ Social Climbing
7pm Annual dinner and slideshow
Tuesday 13th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 15th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Sunday 18th
10am Sunday climbing at Bamford
Tuesday 20th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 21st
7:30pm BMC Midlands AGM and Alex Roddie talk
Thursday 22nd
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Tuesday 27th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 29th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower

The Bowline Climbing Club Limited is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.

Registered under No. 31545R at the Financial Conduct Authority.

Registered Office: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3NR.

For information on how we handle personal data and details of your rights in respect to your data held by the club, please see our privacy policy.

Bowline Climbing Club

Powered by GroupSpaces · Terms · Privacy Policy · Cookie Use · Create Your Own Group