Social Activities/ Cycling the Avenue Verte
Despite the vagaries of the English and French weather, 4 members of the cyclists within Rotary successfully completed the Avenue Verte, London to Paris cycle ride.
Starting at the London Eye and with heavy rain for most of the day we reached our B & B in East Grinstead, to be told to stand in the front porch and take off all our clothes (sorry wet clothes) before being allowed over the threshold.
However the landlady was very kind and dried all of it ready for the next days rain!
Leaving East Grinstead, going South, East and West, we reached Newhaven for the ferry in another torrential downpour and stripped off again before going on board. The support vehicle with Jo and Carole joined us at this stage.
In Dieppe, the hotel very kindly took all of that wet gear and dried it overnight, despite arriving at 11.30 in the evening.
Bright and sunny start in France and we took off on a beautiful cycle path clearly marked and then onto small country roads before being forced to shelter from a thunderstorm with hailstones.
Undaunted we continued and we dried as we cycled to the small Normandy town of Gournay en Bray.
The weather improved for the final two days and we cruised through the hilly French countryside, the canals and River Seine in Paris and reached Notre Dame mid afternoon on the fifth day, 240 miles cycling from London.
A celebratory meal in Nanterre that evening, then a quick dash to Dieppe for the mid-morning ferry to Newhaven. We did it for fun.
Rotary Walk on Sunday 10th of January 2016
John has organised a pleasant 5 mile ramble through the Hampden Estate starting at Gt. Hampden Village Hall at 10 am prompt! A bring and share lunch at 1.30 back at the halldetails
Rotary and Friends Walk
February's walk has been moved to the 20th of March and takes place in the Waddesdon Estate. Meeting at Waddesdon Village Hall 10.00am.details
Rotary and Friends Walk Sunday 1st of May
Organised by John Holmes, this walk will take place at the Hambledon Village Hall. Datails as per the attached link.details
Wasserburg Club visit
There will be a joint meeting with our twin club in Bavaria starting May 6th. This year it will take place in Nuremburg with the Wasserburg club. We will be visiting the town and will have a formal meeting on Saturday evening with our wives/partners.details
Keith will be having his Presidents Dinner and Dance evening at the Ellesborough Golf Club. More details to follow.details
Rotary Walk starting at Goring
ROTARY AND FRIENDS WALK SUNDAY 17TH MAY, 2015 The arrangements for this walk are: - "¢ Meet at 10.00 am prompt at Goring Village Hall (Garden Room). RG8 9AG. In the High Street, towards the river bridge. "¢ Circular walk of about 5.5 miles, idetails
'Anything Goes' by Cole Porter
Musical Comedy by Cole Porter, contact John Holmes for detailsdetails
Rotary Walk Sunday February 9th 2014
Meeting at Gt Hampden Village Hall. Bring and share lunch at 1.30pmdetails