The clubhouse opens most Thursday evenings for social events: normally an informal opportunity to grab a cup of tea, catch up with friends, and plan rides.
However other social activities are organised throughout the year, these are normally of a non-cycling nature and provide an opportunity for partners, families, and friends to get involved in club activity.
Typical events include: ten pin bowling, barbecues, film nights, outings to professional races, and cycle shows.
BRCC 90th Celebration Event – Ceilidh & Hog Roast
Saturday 20th April 2013 brought our long planned for celebration event for our 90 yrs, by way of a Ceilidh & Hog Roast.
We had around 50 people in attendance, which is a little disappointing given how many people we have registered as members, however, those that did attend totally enjoyed the night's festivities.
The hog began roasting around 2pm and was exquisitely prepared and served by two very capable Chefs – their salad bar was just as tempting – even for the not so health conscious. There was a little pork left over which was then eagerly used up for the BBQ at the Captain's Ride the following weekend.
The live band 'Ock 'n' Doh', played superbly, ensuring all dancing were able to fully follow the jigs and reels with much hilarity. All completely threw themselves into the dancing which was a joy to see, even the youngsters joined in the dancing with much gusto, most of which had never experienced a Ceilidh before. It was a 'bring-ya-own-booze' event which seemed to work really well, keeping the costs for each family down and ensuring no one person got stuck serving booze. I'm sure there wasn't one dancer getting ALL moves correct, which made the night so much more enjoyable.
A wonderful event, bringing together like minded people – more to be had I feel.
Thanks to Gail Fisher and Rosemary Roome for their offerings of homemade Ginger Slice and Fruit Cake – both were enjoyed by all. Thanks also to Mark Gray and Katie Ruditis for their donation of Cheesecake.
For all those who stayed to help with the clear up, it enabled Richard and I to get off a little earlier than expected – Apologies for my inability to name all of you –
you know who you are.