June 2017 The “Waller Pain”

The Round Table lads of Caterham offer to host a sports event for the Caterham Festival.

As Caterham is blessed, or cursed with many steep hills, the Waller Lane has been in the cycling world in ages gone past. The Waller Lane is suitably nick named “Waller Pain”, so the event and the website carry that name.

The reason we picked the cycle hill climb is lost in history, maybe it’s because we like to see people in pain. That seems right, so we’ll stop the research there.

Setting up

How do you run a hill climb? Well, it is easier than the Tour-de-France and takes up 1 morning. We have one or two organised individuals do all the prep, then the rest of us all turn up and take a role on the day. Be it a timekeeper, commentator, generator-kicker, brew-runner or registration desk. Most lads are not lively on a Sunday morning, so lazily task their kids with the mundane stuff and drink coffee instead. Larner’s cycles always help out with a with a toolkit and promote their July Caterham-to-Canterbury ride. The lead organiser took a liking to Larner’s demonstrator- Electric mountain bike and hammered half the remaining charge, gliding up the hill effortlessly.

Hard core competitor

So, 39 riders registered online and an extra 10 turned up on the day. So we cheered all the 49 riders each minute they ascended. Tallied the results and dished out prizes. The results are on the web page, with the course record was broken this year.

It may not be a great event to recruit any new Round Table members, but hey, we’d look no better in lycra either.

If you are a cyclist. See you in June 2018

e-Bike simplicity

[Author: Tabler Tony]

Interested in seeing what Round Table is all about?
We are the largest club for young men aged 18-45 in the world.  Just get in touch in our contact-Caterham-Table-page, we’ll do the rest.
Or if you live elsewhere, the RTBI website.  You really can #DoMore when you #DiscoverRoundTable

Open Night – June 2017

Our doors are open, especially on our open-night.

As part of the Caterham Festival, we open the doors of Caterham Round Table. Anyone interested in Round Table can turn up, we lay on a buffet, some entertainment and buy drinks for anyone who turns up. So, not all bad.

The 12 active members hosted the four newcomers. Plus, ten old-timers who turn up at the mere sniff of free food and drink.

The buffet was plentiful, the Coulsdon Manor Hotel bar was accommodating, and the entertainment was awesome. Andrew Kelly, the close-up magician, can put Dynamo to shame and never fails to impress and baffle the lads.

Stunned by. the unbelievable Close up magic – by Andy

So it seems that we may have a couple of new members. One guest, we were in awe of dropped in after a day shift at work, a drink with us then onto the night-feeding shift of his new-born twins. Most of the lads can relate to his painful existence and look forward to seeing him surface in about a year’s time and buy him a drink. See you then 🙂

[Author: Tabler Tony]

Interested in seeing what Round Table is all about?
We are the largest club for young men aged 18-45 in the world.  Just get in touch in our contact-Caterham-Table-page, we’ll do the rest.
Or if you live elsewhere, the RTBI website.  You really can #DoMore when you #DiscoverRoundTable