October 2000

A big Thank You to all of you who aided and abetted us in making the meet at Llangollen Youth Hostel the success that it obviously was.

To Les and Hazel who organized a brilliant treasure hunt and helped with the Sunday runs and Gerald who raised himself from his sick bed to prepare the slide show.

To Sue who brought the slide show and equipment to the hostel even though she hadnít fully recovered from her own illness and Graham who helped waiting on at the dinner.

To Martin and Julie who endured my endless whingeing on the phone.

And to anyone who supported the event simply by turning up.

We should all do it again sometime but, sadly, Iíll have to relinquish the organising to somebody else!! That is unless some one steps forward and offers me a free week of rehabí!!

Gerald & Sue led an excellent run into Cheshire in search of ice cream in early September. We even managed to be on time to meet some stray North Westerners who were supposed to be rehearsing for Llangollen on their own treasure hunt .

It was nice to see Clare and Mark out and about, and the Lewis family also put in an appearance. Next stop was Cholmondley (pron: Chumley) Castle where Geof and I laughed hilariously as we sped into the bottom of a drainage ditch. Iíd seen Daveísí warning but had thought he was waving to someone!!

After enjoying a bit of "reet gud" brass band music and teas and cakes we had to organize several search parties to redeem band spectators before setting forth on the return leg.

Bonfire run

Bring lots of Parkin and treacle toffee to the Tollgate, Maerdy (chez Wyle) for Les and Hazelsí run on November 5th. Departing at 10am prompt.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Sunday 3rd December, Fielding Arms, Pant Asaph

Donít miss your chance to be part of the premier society event of the year. Lunch will be served at 12.00 midday followed by the presentation of the highly prestigious awards for the 2000 season.

So, donít delay and send your booking form in ASAP as seating is strictly limited to 40 and of course itís first come first served.

Nominations for this years awards are already mounting up reflecting the increasing amounts of activity and bizarre behavior being demonstrated especially in the best Victor Meldrew category!! You know who you are!!

The judges ,i.e. ME, will try to remain impartial but, as always "he who proffers the best malt wins".

We intend to ride from Rhyl with Hugh and Anne, feel welcome to join us.

Further French Frolics

No fixed details yet but the bare bones of an idea.

Date, probably Whit half term week 2001.

A return visit to the bungalows in Andouille in Normandy.

Sail from Portsmouth and ride to Andouille from St. Malo.

Return sailing from Caen to Portsmouth.

Many of you have already stated an interest in this so Iíll start carrying all the infoí Iíve accumulated to runs where you can interrogate myself and Les.

2001 runsheet

Start thinking of what, where, and how you want the next yearsí activities to be so we can get the run sheet together as soon as possible.

A suggestion has already been put forward for a camping weekend on the Lleyn.

Yet more slides? Very popular but Pat and Ken will need an extension !

Not The New Year Meet

Because last Januarysí meet at Corris YH was so enjoyable weíre wondering whether to do it a little bit bigger and better this time by renting Cynwyd YH for a weekend in January 2001 for a bit of a communal shindig.

Thereíll be some riding and a load of chaos as all the entertainment will be homegrown cabaret in a party atmosphere.

The major hurdle to this little project coming off is the matter of economics we need enough people to make the Rent a Hostel fee viable. Go on commit yourself - you know you want to!!

Helen Russell is, thankfully, on the road to recovery and now in Cefni hospital in Llangefni.

She hopes people will feel free to write or visit as she expects to be there for some time under going intensive physiotherapy.

Visiting hours are from 2pm to 8pm.

Welcome to a New Member

Iestyn Evan Lewis brother of Rhiannon and son of Debbie and Graham. Born 5.10am 12/10/00.

A bouncing, blue eyed, 8lb 8oz.

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