2013 Membership drive begins!

No, it’s not ‘Movember’ come early… Caterham Round Table is looking for new members to join the club.

The organisers of a number of noteworthy (some might say, notorious) local events such as the Festival Boat Race, the Dene Field Fireworks and Bonfire display and the Waller Pain Hill Climb, to name but a few, are looking for new members to swell their ranks.

Round Table rules dictate that new members will need to be young men aged under 45 (where else would a 40 something called called ‘a young man’, I wonder?). It helps if you’ve got a good sense of humour and are not afraid to muck in and help out at some of  the community events we get involved in too.  CRT is a really sociable club so meetings often involve a beer or two. We like members to attend as many meetings as possible but, we’re all working men, and realise that these days, work and home lives sometimes get in the way.

New Chairman for Round Table

Last Wednesday, Simon Edge (far right) was unanimously elected as the hon. Chairman of Caterham Round Table. Simon, seen here with Vice Chairman Rupert Greatwood, outgoing Chairman Peter Dommett, 41 Club Chairman Trevor Harris and President Barry Louvel, is well known in Caterham for his active involvement in many other organisations such as  the BNI group where he is a past Chapter Director, Caterham Scouts and the Caterham Festival committee.

Simon, who is of reduced height, has now started on a fitness campaign to improve his 6 pack.  He said ‘Being short allows me to look people in the eye when I am standing up.

Caterham blown off by Red Bull (yet again!)

Unfortunately our application to join in this years’ Red Bull Soapbox event at Alexander Palace was unsuccessful.

Looks like they didn’t like the idea of a bunch of middle aged men hurling themselves down the hill on the back of a dragon! Ah well, there’s always next year…

If anyone would still like to go to spectate at the event, tickets will be available from May 20th.

Former Caterham Round Tablers take on the World Marbles Championships

Once again, the Caterham Cowboys Marble team entered the world championships and, like last year, they made it through to the quarter finals and, like last year, they were knocked out by the Handcross 49ers in a nail bitingly close match.

The Caterham team consisted of Andy Self, Andy Parr, Callum O’Toole, Louis Bamber, Ben Blackmore and Mike Stephens. Top Cowboy marksman, Andy Self, again represented the team in the World individual championships where he came 8th.

Round Table to race at ‘Ally Pally’?

Caterham Round Table have posted a last minute entry for the Red Bull Soapbox race at Alexander Palace on July 14th. A four man team, including driver, has been entered with the (fag packet?) design of a ‘Dragon Racer’. Those who attended the Knights of the Round Table ball in 2012 will no doubt remember the huge dragon which was suspended over the stage.

The plan, if our entry is accepted, is to utilise this dragon’s head as an integral part of a new, radically designed, downhill racer.