Waller Pain 2015

The 6th annual Waller Pain hill climb returns to Caterham on Sunday 14th June 2015, and if past years are anything to go by, its sure to be a doozy!

The event is open to all comers, with categories covering all levels of ability, from Under 12’s all the way up to Men & Women’s Super Vets (60+). There’s even a fancy dress event!

Further details, including online registration can be found here.

Caterham Round Table funds new electric assistance chair

Caterham Round Table has recently funded an electric assistance chair for Hayes Primary School. This helps children suffering from physical issues to remain included in mainstream schooling. Even at a cost approaching £3000, this is money well spent when it helps to improve the well-being of youngsters!

The members of Caterham Round Table also raised about £6500 for St Catherine’s hospice two weeks ago at the Winter ball (which was a great night out!), and we’ve also just donated £1000 to the Dene Hospital as well!

All of this money has been raised through events such as the Fireworks, Beer Festival and Winter Ball, all of which are hard work, but great fun to be involved in.

Do you want to join us for our twice-monthly meeting (a drink over dinner), have some fun and raise money for our local community? Then fill in the contact page at www.caterhamtable.com

You won’t regret it, we promise!

St Catherine’s Hospice to be beneficiary of our Great Gatsby Ball

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Caterham Round Table chairman Rupert Greatwood is delighted to announce that this year’s chosen beneficiary of our Great Gatsby Ball will be St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice is a charity dedicated to providing specialised end of life care and support to local people and their families, friends and carers.

For more information about St Catherine’s Hospice please visit their website: www.stch.org.uk

Caterham Round Table Annual Bonfire and Fireworks display Saturday 1st November 2014

The Caterham and District Round Table aims to create a bigger seasonal bang for this year’s fireworks display at Caterham Dene Field, on Church Hill on Saturday 1st November 2014. The annual bonfire and firework display together with the hugely popular torchlight procession are one of the highlights of the year in Caterham.

Round Table Firework Officer Pete Dommett says “the display has a strong track record of attracting a significant amount of local support and last year we brought in a new firework display company (‘The Knights of Fire Fireworks’) and they really wowed the crowd.” This year they have been brought back with some new surprises and we have deliberately kept the prices family friendly so tickets purchased in advance are priced at £4.00 compared to £5.00 on the night. This is a charity fund-raising event and it is the local area that benefits as a result.

A ‘Build a guy competition’ is being held with a first prize of £50, with runners up cash prizes and free tickets for the winners. All entries must be delivered to the Dene field Caterham by 1.00pm on the day of the event.

In addition to the fireworks, the team will be providing music, popcorn, hot food and drinks, novelty glow items, mulled wine plus a small funfair for children.

Gates to the field open at 6pm. A torch lit parade will depart from the Westway Library at 6.30pm,  so people need to get there early to buy a torch. The fire will be lit at 7.15pm.  All proceeds will go to local charities.

Full details here..

The 2014 Waller Pain results are in..

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…and the course record (1:14) still stands, but it went mighty close this time. The morning of 8th June saw 49 competitors from near and far gather at the bottom of Waller Lane in Caterham to tackle the infamous Waller Pain. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and there was a scent of fierce (but friendly)competition in the air! Despite the heat, we saw a hard fought competition, with not one, but 2 category records broken, so well done to all who took part, and we hope to see you all again next year…

Full report here..

Caterham RT European Tour 2014

Following on from the success of last years’ visit to us in Caterham by members of the Jever Round Table in Germany, they’ve (unwisely, perhaps) returned the compliment and asked us back to their patch.

Jever, for anyone who doesn’t know (Ed: & I didn’t), is situated near the coast of northern Germany, approximately 1.5 hours drive north east from the border with the Netherlands.

Absolutely fabulous darling…. But who are you?

The third Saturday in January once again saw around 250 masked revellers enjoying a fabulous night of glamour, gourmet food, excellent entertainment and dancing through ’til the wee small hours at our Masquerade Ball.

This year saw us change venues for the first time in quite a number of years and, to say we were a little concerned that the change may affect the dynamic of what has always been a very successful event, would be an understatement. We needn’t of worried. The Felbridge Hotel proved to be a superb venue with Chef and his brigade serving up one of the best meals we’ve ever had and the front of house team providing service that was second to none.

RT Dads ‘n Lads enjoy a few nights under the stars

August saw the annual ‘dads and kids’ Round Table camp in Chaldon. Tablers, friends and their children spent up to four days at camp. As well as various games the kids were entertained with archery, an air rifle range and a much needed trip to Tandridge pool! The campfire was kept going for four days, and each evening, after toasting marshmallows, was the scene of the most horrendous campfire singing you have ever heard!

Beer, beer and more beer at CRT’s newest event!

Caterham Round Table are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the town’s first independent real ale and cider festival, in November, later this year.

There’ll be around 40 real ales, ciders and perries all under one roof.

The event will take place over two days at Caterhams’ Soper Hall in Harestone Valley Road on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November.

Tickets will be going on sale in October but, in the meantime, there are plenty of opportunities to either volunteer to help at the event or sponsor one or more of the firkins of ale that’ll be on offer. There are also a number of major sponsor opportunities to take advantage of. Check out the festival mini-site for more details.

Waller Pain gets it’s best attendance yet!

More than 70 riders took to a very chilly hill this Sunday, many of whom had travelled quite a distance to attend. Including two of last years’ winners.

It was also great to see so many tweets, blog and club website entries about the climb in the run up to the event. It’s obviously gaining a lot of support amongst keen cyclists.

Proceeds from this years’ event will be donated to the ‘Save the Velodrome‘ appeal.