This year’s Xmas party was held on Friday14th December at the Conservative club on Wylies Road. A chance for all members to reflect on their year of cycling and enjoy a convivial evening of quiz, music, dance, pie and pea supper washed down with copious amounts their chosen beverage.
The evening began with everyone mingling together and sharing stories. It was also a chance to meet some who have not been able to make the club rides on a regular basis. The Pie & Pea supper was supplied by John Bent. At this point everyone split into various groups which then formed the quiz teams.
With 20 questions plus 5 picture clues there was a total of 30 points available for the potential winning team. All the answers were taken from Slack and the ride blogs, so that even those who were not in attendance on the rides could have a chance of coming up with an answer. Neil did try to make it even easier when he had a bit of a “don’t tell him your name Pike” moment by revealing the answer to one of the questions. With an impressive score of 29 the bragging rights went to Jenny’s team.
Jenny & Andy collecting the prize for the winning quiz team
Following on from the quiz it was time to issue a thank you to Kev & Vicky for their help, support and assistance on the C2C ride. A further thank you also went to Captain Pugwash for the continued maintenance of the club website.
Next up was the prestigious Pants awards. After a hard fought year and only 6 seconds between the top seven riders the honor of the green Sprint pants went to Dave Waterhouse.
The King of the Mountains challenge for this year was the climb of Kiplingcotes Lane. With a somewhat larger margin the Spotty Pants Award was won by Dave Waterhouse.
The final award of the evening was the prestigious Yellow Pants Award which is given to the member considered to have made the most contribution to the club including attendance on the various rides and away days throughout the year. Andy the previous year’s winner nominated Sharrin as this year’s winner.
Now with all the serious business out of the way it was time to get down to the dance floor and show off our moves…… or just enjoy the disco music supplied by Mark. A great evening celebrating the camaraderie among the club.