Annual Club Holiday
Every year Club members go off for a week to ride together somewhere else. Recent holidays have been in Dalbeattie, Lincolnshire and Anglesey. As the years go by, the quality of accommodation that we book has got better as small complexes of holiday cottages have come available. What stays the same is riding together to explore new countryside and new lanes. Not everyone rides every day and there is always a group walk on at least one day. We go out for a meal together as a group one evening and on a different evening there will be a social gathering for a quiz or singing. On other evenings people gather in smaller groups to cook together or go out to eat or to find a pub.
This year the Club is off to Shilbottle, in Northumberland and will stay at Village Farm Cottages. There are good onsite facilities (indoor swimming pool, saunas, steam room and fitness room) and plenty of things to do nearby (visits to see the birds on the Farne Islands, rides to Lindisfarne and a visit to the National Trust property Cragside at Rothbury). And of course there are great places for rides together. If you want to get a flavour of what happens, have a look at the accounts of previous holidays in 2016 and 2017.