Dear Nomads

We have a few news items to bring to your attention, the first of which is around membership.  Thank you to everyone who has completed their renewal.  However (and sorry to bang on about it again), we still have 52 people who were Nomad members in 2017 that haven’t renewed their membership.  The deadline to renew has now passed, so we will shortly be removing non-members from the strava group and email subscription lists.  We would also kindly remind you that if you have not renewed your membership, you should not be attending club runs until you have.  If it had simply slipped your mind, then please get your renewal done asap to keep the lovely Derek happy. Equally, if you plan not to renew, it would be great if you could let Derek know so that he doesn’t keep chasing you.

For all those that have renewed or are planning to, Adrian has a little message for you:

Sussex Nomads 40 years young.

As our club celebrates 40 years this year, when you join the club or renew your membership this year you will receive a free commemorative mug.

To collect yours, all you need do is contact either, Will in the Cuckfield / Haywards Heath area, Mark in Burgess Hill / Hassocks area, or Adrian in the Brighton area, to make your arrangement of collection.

Will Faas,  willfaas@btinternet.com  (m) 07711700094.

Mark Sturgiesm.sturgies.123@btinternet.com  (m) 07925823069, (h) 01444242708. 

Adrian Morris,  agmorris@ntlworld.com  (m) 07941890575, (h) 01273565603.

Next up, a message from Jason around club kit.  Some of the pricing on the website is incorrect, so whilst he works on fixing this, if you are planning on purchasing kit, then please check with Jason and Kevin on the pricing before transferring any funds.  Jason has set up a new email address for any club kit queries, so please send club kit questions to sussexnomadsclubkit@hotmail.com

Lastly, a message from Will confirming the details for our annual awards dinner:

Sussex Nomads Cycling Club – 2017 Awards Dinner

Friday 2nd March, 2018

The Oak Barn

Cuckfield Road, Burgess Hill   RH15 8RE

Come gather to salute the performances of the 2017 racing season and to raise our glasses to the season to come. We have a private dinner room reserved for us. Unfortunately, the space is limited to only 25 persons so if you are interested you need to confirm ASAP.  It’s first-come-first-served!

 The timings are as follows:

19h  Drinks in bar area (at individuals’ discretion and expense)

20h  Dinner 

21h  Awards ceremony

Things should wrap up by around 22h at the latest. 

The cost is £30 per head for a three course dinner with the following choices: 

First course

    • Soup du jour (v)
    • Chicken liver parfait
    • Pulled beef profiteroles
    • Egg and soldiers (like a Scotch egg with hollandaise sauce) (v)

Main course

    • Poached and roasted chicken breast
    • Sussex smokie
    • Breaded halloumi (v)
    • Gammon steak (James Hedley says this is amazing)

Desserts

    • Bread and butter pudding
    • White chocolate creme brûlée
    • Toffee apple crumble
    • Farmhouse dairy ice cream (3 scoops)

Send your menu choices to Will Faas (willfaas@btinternet.com) NO LATER THAN SUNDAY 25 FEB.

Please send your payment through either PayPal or bank transfer and entitle it “AWARDS DINNER”.

That’s all for now.  Information on club runs and forthcoming events can be found on the website as always, and if you have any news items you want featured, please let me know.

Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend.
Sally

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