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.
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.
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.
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.
The hundreds of guests who attended the ‘Bollywood Dreams’ charity ball at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel near Gatwick in January enjoyed a truly memorable evening. A huge number of people entered into the spirit of the event and arrived dressed in an array of stunning sarees and dazzling pyjamas. The entertainment was superb and included, amongst an illustrious group, Sir Richard Stilgoe performing an impromptu original song written on the night, the music and lyrics of this were later auctioned.
Around 400 guests attended our ‘Bollywood Dreams’ charity ball at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel near Gatwick and were treated to a truly memorable evening. A huge number of people entered into the spirit of the event and dressed in an array of stunning sarees and dazzling pyjamas.
Pete McCarthy, author of ‘McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland’, believed that you should never walk past a bar with your name on it! So passionate was he about this, that he set about a quest to locate as many as possible during a trip round Ireland. It would appear that some members of Caterham Round Table live by the same mantra.
Last night (6th Sept, 2012), a small group of 6 Caterham Table members answered a last minute call to support a local charity and gathered at the Daytona Raceway at Sandown Park to take part with 15 other teams in a one and a half hour team endurance race on behalf of 21 & co, a local charity supporting families who have children with Downs Syndrome.
Kingston Wheelers rider, John Storms, was the fastest man on Caterham Round Tables’ 0.31 mile long, 210 ft climb of the Waller Lane hill in Caterham this year.
Over 40 riders took to the hill on Sunday (10/06) to test themselves against this short but gruelling challenge.
Narrowly missing Matthew Pilkingtons’ course record set last year (1:14), John posted a very impressive time of 1:17 to take the ‘King of the Hill’ title with an average speed of 14.494 mph.
Local man, Mark Pettifor was the fastest of the fun riders with a very creditable 2:37 while in the youth category, Oliver Cliff from the Velo Club recorded a superb 1:39.
Last night, a large group of around 20 Caterham Table members and friends gathered at the Surrey Hills Gliding Club and took to the skies over Kenley, many for the very first time.
Ring Commander Stokes had organised a trial flight for everyone and the remaining members organised a barbecue and beer session for after the flights (definitely no beer before!)