For those members partaking in the Silver expedition on 18th – 20th July, please remember that tomorrow night is the deadline for your completed trip forms and payment.  Thank you to those of you who have already returned them.

See you tomorrow night for the practice weekend preparations!

Here’s the heads up on the activities taking place tomorrow evening, as follows: Read more

There is a slight change of plan for tomorrow so please make sure to read the following details:

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There is a swap in the activities for tomorrow evening from the last few weeks. Read more

It’s time to put all of the DofE training and preparation to the test – the expedition weekend for the bronze group and silver (group 1 only) starts on Saturday 18th July.  We are heading to the Peak District in Derbyshire, prime ground for DofE groups were the air is clean and the hills are high. Read more

This weekend is a mountain bike outing to the trails at Cannock Chase. We are’t running this as a formal weekend trip but an informal meeting of people who want to go and bike around a great set of trails. Members are welcome to bring friends and family along but will need to have a responsible person with them. If any member can’t come with a responsible person but still wants to take part, that is fine BUT YOU MUST LET US KNOW BEFOREHAND – if you don’t you won’t be able to ride!!

There are two trails, we will be doing the easier and shorter of the two, although it will still be challenging for those that take part.

The plan was to go on Sunday but it looks like there is a triathlon taking place there that day and the roads will be closed for pretty much the whole of the day. Therefore we will go on Saturday but won’t meet there until 3pm as there are earlier commitments in the day time.

The meeting place will be the Birches Valley Car park, post code is: WS15 2UQ – park in the car park and meet at the cafe.

If you have a bike that you will be bringing, please make sure it is in GREAT condition – if it isn’t the trails will find out! Please check brakes work well, tyres are in good condition with tread, no punctures and it all moves without resistance.

If you need to rent a bike you can do so from Swinnerton Cycles, but you will need to book in advance: click here.

Finally: we need to know who is coming!! Please email BEFORE the end of Friday so we can make an assessment of numbers etc.

Please let us know of any questions! See you Saturday – but please tell us beforehand!

A quick reminder for all about tonight’s activities: Read more

Following on from the Knowle Fun Run where Simon achieved a personal best on the course (beating the time he set when 11 years old), the target of raising £1000 for the Cameron Grant Memorial Fund hasn’t been reached yet and so Simon is off running again. Read more

Dorridge Fun Run is this Sunday morning.

It’s a great event to take part in: you can run, walk, cycle or otherwise propel your way around a choice of either 3 or 8 mile routes so long as it doesn’t require the use of any kind of engine or motor. Read more

There are two programs going on tomorrow, as follows:

  • D of E participants are at Bickenhill as normal, 7pm start.
  • Smalls are at Olton Mere from 7pm. Please make sure to bring / be in a set of clothes that can get wet with some old shoes. You will need to be able to change out of them and into a dry set at the end. It will be a good idea to have a thin waterproof to wear – it won’t keep you dry but will keep the wind off you and stop you from getting cold. For those that don’t know, Olton Mere is on the Warwick Road in Olton, opposite the BP filling station – post code: B92 7AN. Finish time will be 9pm as usual.

Let us know of any questions, see you tomorrow.