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Bowline CC - BMC Update

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 21st June 2018 @ 3:23pm

Hi Bowliners,

Just a quick update on a few BMC matters. Firstly a big thanks to all those who took the time to vote for this years BMC AGM. We had a record level of voting participation, mainly thanks to the new online voting system. Checkout a summary of the AGM results over on the BMC website.

Secondly the BMC is again running the its 'How to support novice club members' weekend at Plas-y-brenin on the 8th/9th September. This course is only open to BMC club members and thanks to the support of the BMC it only costs £85 for the weekend which is an absolute bargain as it covers all the instruction, accommodation at Plas-y-brenin, all the group kit and a three-course meal on the Saturday evening. If you are interested in supporting novice club members take a look at the details and course requirements on the BMC website.

Kind regards,

Andy Potter
Meets Secretary


  • Thursday, 21st June 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat Crag Matlock

    Hi folks we are going to Wildcat this Thursday. Meet 6 p.m. in the car park off Temple Road,…

    • 4 people attended

Found at the Hut

E-mail sent by Dave Toach, Tuesday, 12th June 2018 @ 10:01pm

The following items have been found at the hut:

  • Grey Rohan Jacket,
  • Pink Overtrousers,
  • Merino Buff,
  • Pair of Black Socks and
  • Blue LED Torch

If any/all of these items are yours, then contact Paul Parker to arrange return.

Kind regards



  • Thursday, 14th June 2018 at 6pm

    Hi Folks,

    We are planning to go climbing at Gardom Edge at Norwanda Buttress. This is…

    • 2 people attended

MTB Meet 5th-7th October at Chapel-le-Dale

  • Friday, 5th October 2018 at 4pm - 12pm Sunday, 7th October
    Location: Broadrake Bunkhouse

    Hi Folks,

    The MTB meet is being held at Chapel-le-Dale in the Yorkshire Dales, which is…

    • 10 people attended

Saturday climbing in the Peak

  • Saturday, 9th June 2018 at 10am
    Location: Stanage Popular

    We'll be in the Peak this Saturday, aiming to start at Stanage Popular or somewhere on the Edge…

    • 1 person attended


E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Tuesday, 5th June 2018 @ 12:41pm

Hi Folks,

Since both myself and Brian won't be able to make the Peak this Thursday we're cancelling.

Andy Railton

Annual dinner and slideshow

  • Saturday, 10th November 2018 at 7pm
    Location: The Belmont Hotel, 20 De Montfort Square, Leicester

    The social event of the year is of course the Bowline Climbing Club annual dinner. This year we…

    • 28 people attended

Chairman's walk and meal

  • Sunday, 2nd December 2018 at 9:45am - 4pm
    Location: Sir William Hotel, Sir William Hill Road, Grindleford, S32 2HS

    We are going to enjoy another great walk in the Peak District for this years Chairman's Walk.…

    • 4 people are attending

Summer meal weekend

  • Saturday, 14th July 2018 at 10am - 6pm Sunday, 15th July
    Location: Royal Oak Pub, Wetton, Peak District

    Ticket sales for the Summer Dinner are now closed!!! If you just got here late and you don't…

    • 11 people attended

Dorset weekend

  • Friday, 10th August 2018 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 12th August
    Location: Acton Field Campsite, Langton Mattravers, Dorset

    We're off to (hopefully) sunny Swanage for a weekend of climbing. There is plenty to suit all…

    • 4 people attended

Bowline CC - Change to members email list

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 4th June 2018 @ 11:09am

Hi Bowliners,

It's great to see that members are sharing opportunites for climbing, lifts, etc via email. However the increased activity means that a lot of emails are being received by all members as currently any replies to the emails get copied to everyone. Given the nature of the email requests being sent out, copying the replies to everyone is unnecessary, so I have changed the email list setting so that in future when people reply only the author of the original message will get the reply.

Kind regards,


Barrow Hut meet (Lake District)

  • Friday, 14th September 2018 at 4pm - 1pm Sunday, 16th September

    Hi Folks,

    We've booked the Barrow Hut at the Coppermines for the weekend of 14th-16th…

    • 6 people attended


  • Thursday, 31st May 2018 at 6pm
    Location: BASLOW EDGE

    Hi Folks,

    We are off to Baslow Edge this Thursday, 31st May from 6 p.m. onwards. Meet…

    • 1 person attended

Bowline CC - IMPORTANT - Response required to allow continued communications and/or membership of the club

E-mail sent by Zoe Pickering, Thursday, 24th May 2018 @ 6:45am

Here at the Bowline Climbing Club we take the privacy of our members’ data seriously and will only use your information for maintaining a list of current members, to communicate with club members, to administer attendance of the clubs meets, to manage bookings and usage of the club hut, and to carry out the day-to-day business of the Club.

Only authorised committee members and, where necessary, authorised co-opted members of the club will be able to access your details. 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.

As a BMC affiliated club we will provide your name, contact details and date of birth to the BMC to administer your membership of the BMC including your combined liability insurance cover.

We will never share or sell your data without your permission.

To ensure our continued ability to utilise your data for the above purposes, please reply to this email answering the consent question below. You may wish to copy and paste the question to form your reply, or just delete the appropriate answer from the body of the email below.

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NB: Consent to process your data in the manner detailed in the privacy policy is required to administer the functions of club membership, meet attendance, hut usage, etc. If you do not give consent above then we will need to contact you to discuss your membership.

Climbing and Walking followed by the BMC Midlands area meeting

  • Wednesday, 6th June 2018 at 6:30pm
    Location: Newton Linford Village Hall, Main Street, Newton Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0AD

    The BMC Midlands area meeting is coming to Leicestershire and what's more instead of a speaker…

    • 2 people attended


  • Thursday, 24th May 2018 at 6pm
    Location: GARDOM'S EDGE

    Hi folks,

    We are going to Gardom's Edge this Thursday, 24th May from 6 p.m. onwards.…

    • 1 person attended


  • Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 at 6pm
    Location: BEACON HILL

    Hi Folks,

    As an alternative to climbing at the Station tomorrow night some of us will…

    • 1 person attended


  • Thursday, 17th May 2018 at 6pm
    Location: BIRCHENS EDGE

    Hi Folks,

    We are off to Birchen Edge this Thursday. Park up at the Robin Hood pub on…

    • 5 people attended

Bowline CC - Merry meets in May

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 8th May 2018 @ 4:04pm

Hi Bowliners,

What a cracking weekend we had on Dartmoor for our Devon meet. I don't think we could have asked for better weather. We visited Hay Tor, the Dewerstone, Hound Tor, and Daddy Hole. It was great to have new club member Dale join us for his first meet (hopefully of many). If you weren't there with us I'm afraid you really missed out!

But fear not we have plenty more meets for you to join in with this month. There is of course our regular Tuesday bouldering at The Climbing Station and our Thursday climbing which has now moved outdoors (this week at Charnwood Quarry).

We also have your Meet Secs 40th Birthday bash in North Wales which everyone is invited to, although we have the very large Chamois hut booked places are filling up so if you want to join please let Andy Potter know ASAP (email:

And at the end of the month we're off to the Lake District for the Whitsun bank holiday weekend. This is one of our family friendly trips.

Look forward to seeing you at a meet soon!

Kind regards,

BCC Meets Secretary

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
Tuesday 6th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 8th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Saturday 10th
12:30pm Saturday @ Social Climbing
7pm Annual dinner and slideshow
Tuesday 13th
6pm Bouldering @ Social Climbing
Thursday 15th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
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 @ Social Climbing
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.

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