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2018 Not-gala night

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

10 members of the Findon Gentlemen’s Cycling club assembled at the Gurkha Tandoori, Thomas a Beckett, suitably dressed in black tie and cycling shorts, with the exception of Mr Roche resplendent in his Daura Suruwal-style outfit. Following a toast to absent friends and the FGCC, gentlemen welcomed our newest member SR, aka “electric Sid”, and it transpired that the first medal of the evening was presented to him for his introduction of electromotive force to the club. The remaining 9 medals were presented during the course of the evening with much entertainment and merriment to the enjoyment of all, the final entertainment being observing Mr Roche trying to re-thread the cord to his hareem trousers – difficult at the best of times but after 8 or so Cobras definitely a challenge.

A toast to the FGCC and absent friends

And the damage….

The damage

2018 APM

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Another well attended annual planning meeting for the FGCC was held at the Village House, Findon, on Friday 19th January with a fine repast provided by our hosts there – our thanks go to the VH.

The final approved calendar has since been posted on the website and includes the main expeditions and rides – Monarch’s Way ride, Normandy invasion, Isle of Wight/New Forest ride and the Go West ride on the South Downs Way.

Stats on the 2017 rides were also presented, with the Bulldog Bling award being awarded to Mr Roy Kruger the following morning at the brek at Julia’s. Mr Kruger had just pipped Mr Thomas, the previous holder, to the post with 38 attendances at rides throughout the year.

Ride stats totals for the FGCC for 2017

The Bling Award 2017 – Roy’s proud moment.