The format will be the same as previous years.
- Start at the Crown Pub in Shoreham @4.45
- A 4 mile easy paced walk in the Darent Valley
- Finish at The Crown @ 6.45 to prepared sandwiches and refreshments.
- Walk open to members plus partners/quests
- In the event of poor weather, the event will cancelled with at least 24 hours notice.
If you are at all interested, it would be appreciated if you could complete the attached form. This will give me some idea as to likely numbers so that the pub can be pre-prepared.
The club Christmas Lunch is to be held at High Elms golf club following the ride on the 18th December.
The (subsidised) cost for members is £20 for a three course meal with coffee.
Guests are welcome when the cost will be £25.
Your reservation and payment can be made to by one of the following methods
- Completed booking form by hand or post to Chris Simms together with payment by cash or cheque (see details below)
- For the ‘digitally enabled’ you can book online and transfer your money directly to the club bank account (see below)
All cheques made payable to Meridian Cycling Club
Postal address for Chris: Mr C Simms, 6 Petersfield Drive, Culverstone Green, Meopham DA13 0TR
Online bank transfer to
Meridian Cycling Club
Sort Code: 09 06 66
A/C No: 43226774
Please add the reference ‘your name’ to all online transfers – or else he won’t know who it’s from!
Deadline for reservations and payment 13th November
Tomato & Red Pepper Soup (G/F, Veg & Vegan)
Trio of Falafel & Sweet Chilli Dip (G/F Veg & Vegan)
Ardennes Pate & Toast
Traditional Turkey Roast – potatoes, veg, stuffing, pigs in blankets
Topside of Beef – potatoes & vegetables
Date & Almond wild rice stack, Rocket Salad (G/F, Veg & Vegan)
Alaskan Pollock Fillet on roast new potato wedges, sauté of veg, leek & saffron sauce (Veg)
Xmas pudding (vegan option available)
Belgian Chocolate truffle with coconut milk & vanilla Vegan ice cream (G/F, vegan)
Lemon tart and raspberry sorbet (G/F, vegan)
Coffee & mini mince pie
Mince Pies (vegan option available)
All rides start from and return to High Elms Golf Club on the 18th December.
Parking bikes – please walk to the right side of the building and then turn left following the building around. You will see a sloped area with 3 picnic tables, and a large hedge to the left, bikes can be left around the tables and on both sides of the hedge. The only place to avoid if the slope to the right of the tables as the golfers use this for their trolley’s The bikes will be safer here also can be seen from the dining room and coffee area.
Coffee will be served in the bar on the first floor from 10am. Please would all ride leaders make sure that the ride finishes back at High Elms by 12.30pm, to allow time for people to change (if they wish!) and lunch will be served at 1pm. Looking forward to seeing you all.
It is proposed that next year we return to Dordrecht, Holland. We would use the overnight ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland, staying in Dordrecht for 5 nights. Members would also be able to make their own alternative travel arrangements; partners (riding or non riding) would be welcome.
This year we had 35 participants and 4 riding groups; A, B1, B2 and C (who had a great times combining shorter rides with train, boat trips and site-seeing). The cycleways in Holland are unbelievably good, safe, well signposted with neither traffic nor hills!
We enjoyed a good meal on the ferry in both directions; the restaurant was both pleasant and clean – as were the cabins.
The hotel was basic but clean with very pleasant staff. The rooms contained two single beds and a pair of bunk beds. Some people shared, others had a room to themselves. The hotel was great value for money; staying half board helped keep down the cost of the trip.
This year the rooms were £321 pp single occupancy and £252 pp double occupancy for 5 nights including food!
The ferry cost somewhere between £170 to £220 return which included cabin, excellent evening meal and breakfast.
If you have an interest in this adventure please complete the attached questionnaire to give some idea of the likely level of support.
Please make a Diary note for the following events for this year.
1. Early Evening Walk; Fri 13th Sept, Shoreham
2. First Aid Evening Tues 19th November 7pm – Wrotham Cricket Pavilion.
More details in due course. Please advise Heather if you would like to attend.
3. Proposed date for club AGM; 27th November 2019
4. Christmas Lunch; 18th December @ 12.30, High Elms
5. Proposed Club Trip/Holiday Holland. 15th – 22nd June 2020
Following our recent order for new kit, we have short sleeve jerseys sizes M to XL and long sleeve jerseys in sizes M to XL in stock. Also, for the first time we have gilets in stock in sizes L and XL. So now is an excellent time to buy while we still have your size in stock!
Members wishing to buy new kit should consult the size chart and stock list on the website to check the size needed is in stock.
If you would like to buy any kit from stock please contact Paul Dean either using the website email facility or via firstname.lastname@example.org”