This was our second fund raising curry night (See the photos from last year).
The Bombay Lounge restaurant (at Peatmoor) and Swindon Link magazine offer community groups, charities and good causes the chance to raise money whilst enjoying a great curry. The owner Hanif donates all profits from the night to the club. We also held a raffle. We sold a lot of tickets on the night, aided by the prizes that were generously donated by supporting companies, generally those who offer club members a discount. There were 43 prizes and with around 50 people present it was almost one prize per person.
The event took the format of an “all you could eat buffet” for £12.50 per person.
Raffle Prize List
After a great night last year we are again organising the MB Swindon Curry night to be held on Mon 3rd October.
The Bombay Lounge restaurant (at Peatmoor) and Swindon Link magazine offer community groups, charities and good causes the chance to raise money whilst enjoying a great curry. Hanif, the Bombay Lounge Owner, donates all profits from the night to the cause.
There will be an All You Can Eat buffet for £12.50 per person.
We will be holding a raffle so any prize donations would be gratefully recieved – please message Jodie with any offers. Last years prizes were kindly donated by Dirt Divas, The Big Adventure Store, Hargroves, Red Planet, Spoke Shirts and Swindon Borough Council. Last year’s winners.
Tickets are available for cash at any of our events.
Here’s our donations list so far:
- Hybrid solar recharging bike light (RRP £50) – Noah’s Ark Cycles
- 2 x Racepac crud catcher kits (front and rear, RRP £22) – Noah’s Ark Cycles
- Fenwicks bike cleaning kit (RRP £18) – Noah’s Ark Cycles
- Hi Viz reflective bag tags – Noah’s Ark Cycles
- Zipvit Sampler Box – features : Zipvit Sport water bottle, ZV1 Energy Drink Satchet, ZV7 Energy Gel, ZV8 Energy Bar, ZV9 Protein recovery bar, ZV10 energy Chews. – The Big Adventure Store
- Mr Crud Steve Peat Fast Fender – Front Mudguard – The Big Adventure Store
- The Best of Earthed DVD – The Big Adventure Store
- Voucher for FREE Bronze service (RRP £30) – The Big Adventure Store
- Camelback hydroback 1.5l (RRP £34.99) – Hargroves Cycles
- Lezyne alloy drive pump (RRP £28.49) – Hargroves Cycles
- Park multi tool (RRP £16.99) – Hargroves Cycles
- Lezyne metal puncture repair kit (RRP £4.99) – Hargroves Cycles
- Lezyne tyre levers (RRP £3.99) – Hargroves Cycles
- Selection of nutrition products from High5, Torq, SiS and Sports Beans (RRP £20) – Hargroves Cycles
- 2 people eat for free from lunchtime £10 menu – The Check Inn
- A bottle of 10 year old SPRINGBANK Whisky. 46%, non chill filtered and hand crafted Campbeltown Single Malt – Anthony Holmes
- Raven multi lens cycling glasses (RRP £39.99) – Ski and summer morzine
- GT85, disc brake cleaner, kaboom bike cleaner & Muc Off race cleaning kit – Ski and summer morzine
- up to 6 people half price for 2 nights with free breakfast on one of the days – Tyddyn Bychan rural bunk barn
- Half day coaching session for £40 (approx half price) – Kate Betts coaching
- 2 free tickets to theFaux Fighters gig at Fat Lil’s on 25th November (Foo Fighter tribute band, see their event’s list) – Lee Wright
- £40 voucher – Cotswold Outdoor
- 10% discount for any booking of 6 or more – Mudtrek, the ski chalet for mountain bikers
- a day’s free guiding for any booking from MBSwindon – Mudtrek, the ski chalet for mountain bikers
- automatic entry into a competition to win a MudTrek week-end for up to 6 – Mudtrek, the ski chalet for mountain bikers
- Bottle of Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry – Kristian Price
- Two nights in a 4-bedded room for the price of 1 night – Braich Goch bunk barn
- bottle of white wine – MBSwindon
- bottle of red wine – MBSwindon
- MBSwindon top – MBSwindon
- Oxford cable lock – Total Bike Swindon
- Bontrager seat pack – Total Bike Swindon
- MBSwindon mugs (2 prizes) – Kat Beeston
- family ice skating pass – The Link
- family swimming pass – The Oasis
- Voucher for beauty treatment (details to follow) – Totally Divine
Tickets are available for cash at any of our events.
WAGS, HABS and friends all made welcome – It really is a nice night for everyone to catch up when the weather isn’t totally in favour of getting out on your bike !!!!!
Last year we pretty much had the whole of the curry house to ourselves, I will need to know numbers however to ensure that we have enough to have the whole place again and we don’t get overcrowded and aren’t able to fit everyone in!
Please indicate your intention of attending by emailing Jodie or on the facebook event page.
Many Thanks – Jodie Ladies Officer x x
This was a fund raising social night. The Bombay Lounge restaurant at (Steve) Peatmoor and Swindon Link magazine offer community groups, charities and good causes the chance to raise money whilst enjoying a great curry.
Lounge owner Hanif Robani committed all of his profits on the night from the restaurant, take-aways and home deliveries to MBSwindon Mountain Bike Club.
The food took the form of an all you could eat buffet. There was plenty of beer drinking going on too.
Local businesses had very generously donated prizes for our raffle. Suspense was high – we had some high value items available. We ran it as a double draw: first a name was drawn out of a hat and then the winner picked a ticket to determine their prize. Everyone wanted to know who was going to win the Bressner Photon Torpedo head torch.
Things got off to a good start when the guys from Hargroves Cycles drew the special bonus prize (a pair of DIY fingerless gloves that were found in the trail car park). We’re going to keep a keen eye on the next deal of the week to make sure the gloves don’t come back. We worked through the prizes until the headtorch was still not claimed with only a few prizes to go. Simon Morgan thought he had it in the bag and ended up with a free MBSwindon subscription (this way we can guarantee at least one member next year). His words were “I paid £15 for a lousy £8 club subscription. How do I get my money back?”. As luck would have it Simon’s name was drawn again and this time he scooped the torch.
List of prizes
|Hargroves Cycles||Bressner Photon Torpedo 1 head torch|
|Red Planet Bikes||Race Face Jacket|
|The Big Adventure Store||Hope DH Jersey|
|Dirt Divas||Half price training course|
|Red Planet Bikes||Lezyne hydro Pack|
|The Big Adventure Store||Gelert hydration pack|
|Spoke Shirts||Hoody with “pub!” logo|
|The Link||Family ice skating pass|
|The Oasis||Family swimming pass|
|The Big Adventure Store||High 5 Nutrition Pack|
|MBSwindon||MBSwindon T shirt|
|MBSwindon||Free annual subscription (x2)|