Hi All Bashers,
Just to confirm that the next big TVPB event will be the Christmas Fancy Dress ride followed by a Party, Lunch & Disco, to be held on Sunday December 17th from the Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club. What’s it going to cost? ~ Only £10 to BashTax payers and £15 to guests and others – BUT – You must book your place and pay ASAP, and definitely before 10th December latest. You can also pay us by Credit Transfer to ~ Sort Code 20-60-88, Acc No. 90455377, but if you use this method please email Sticky at firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm.
As is usual practice, the ride will start from the club car park at about 11am, but prior to this, we normally assemble from 10:15 am for pre ride refreshment ,fancy dress viewings & photos. There is no specific fancy dress theme, so anything goes . All you need to do is to be able to ride your bike the 4 miles back to Dawlish in your costume – Hopefully it won’t rain on us! Sherry, Mince Pies,nibbles and non toxicants, etc will be served en route. Lunch will be served from 2:15 pm, and it’s a good move to get back to the club bar for pre-lunch beverages at their very low prices, plus wine with your meal will cost under £10 a bottle.
Obviously TVPB, and our Christmas Party in particular, wiil not be the same without our dear friend Jack – especially his songs and Denzil stories, I can hear him now singing “it’s begining to look a lot like Christmas”. With his precious memory in mind, TVPB have contributed £100 to the “Friends of Newton Abbot RFC”, which was his very own charity.
So now, on to a more light hearted note. The Curry night was, once again a success, a Loud, Cheerful, Chaotic gathering of over 50% of all TVPB Bash Tax payers, and plenty to eat for their £5.
Just to remind you that Lord Stretch is offering to make up an order for more Bash Tops (see details below). So if you need the heavier winter top, or would like to change to the pink variety or the non elasticated mountain bike type etc. now is the time to speak to him and get your order in.
Finally I’m pleased to report that we now have 95 registered Bashers in this current year ~ not bad for local cycling group and still very good value at £10 per annum. We do still,however, need more Bashers and particularly younger people so spread the word.
LORD STRETCHS BASH SHIRT BONANZA
As a complete one off and in memory of our great friend Jack and for this one occasion only there will be a new Commemorative BASH shirt which will say “Who’s Ride Is It?” on the front and also read “I Wouldn’t Have Come This Way” on the back.
Design work is in progress and will be available to view on the GearClub website shortly but they will be quite similar to the standard tops. (maybe)
Once again we have negotiated free delivery with GearClub and in this instance only, you can order by emailing me back stating:-
SUMMER or WINTER weight,
FULL or HALF zip,
SHORT or LONG sleeve,
YELLOW or PINK colour,
How you want the wording of your BASH nickname to appear?
I will then advise you the price, account details and how to make payment – which will be needed before the order can be sent off (HOW MUCH? well, they should be in the region of £32 for summer short sleeve and £39 for winter long sleeve tops – (sigh!).
Cut off date is Sunday 12th November and delivery has been promised in time for the Xmas Bash (crossy fingers and deep breaths!).
The size chart on the Gearclub website is accurate however the advice is as before :- IF IN DOUBT GO FOR A SIZE LARGER as there can be NO EXCHANGES and NO REFUNDS.