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Eating report: fund raising curry night 2011

Meeting curry and beer.

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.

Curry night with MBSwindon.Bombay Lounge curry house in Swindon.

Raffle Prize List

Lezyne tyre levers Hargroves Cycles Sarah Bailey
8 LED Lantern Cotswold Outdoor Kate Bevan
Mr Crud Steve Peat Fast Fender (mudguard) The Big Adventure Store Tony Holmes
Botle of red wine MBSwindon Callum?
Hoody Spoke Shirts Claire Hopkinson
Zipvit sampler box (energy food) The Big Adventure Store Kristian Price
Racepac crud catcher kit Noah’s Ark Cycles John Proudman
Cone spanners Tony Holmes John Speed
Hi Viz reflective bag tags Noah’s Ark Cycles Pete Latham?
2 nights in a 4 bed room for price of 1 night Braich Goch bunk barn Claire Hopkinson
Family swimming pass The Oasis Andrew Weaver
Hybrid solar recharging light Noah’s Ark Cycles Chris Dewhurst
Free Bronze service The Big Adventure Store Richard Barnett
£40 voucher Cotswold Outdoor Tom Holden
2 Faux Fighters tickets for 25th Nov Lee Wright / Faux Fighters Pete Toop
Ice skating pass The Link Sharon Yeates
Raven multi lens cycling glasses Ski and Summer Morzine Marie Root
Nutrition products (High 5, Torq, SiS, Sports Beans) Hargroves Cycles Andy Matthews
The best of Earthed DVD The Big Adventure Store Kat Beeston
A day’s free guiding Mudtrek Tom Holden
Lezyne alloy pump Hargroves Cycles Gary Lee
GT85, disc cleaner,kaboom bike cleaner,Muc off race clean kit Ski and Summer Morzine Robin Steward
7 LED Lantern Cotswold Outdoor Caroline Hawkes
Bottle of white wine MBSwindon Craig Surgy
Park multi tool Hargroves Cycles Graham Parker
Harvey’s Bristol cream sherry Kristian Price Tony Holmes
Lezyne metal puncture repair kit Hargroves Cycles Graham Parker
Oxford cable lock Total Bike Swindon Gary Lee
Camelback Hydroback 1.5L Hargroves Cycles Gary Lee
Voucher for spray tan / manicure Totally Divine Craig Surgy
Fenwicks bike cleaning kit Noah’s Ark Cycles Matt (Rafe’s mate)
Dry Bag Cotswold Outdoor JP (Alan and Jodie’s mate)
10% discount for booking of 6 or more Mudtrek Marie Root
Ultra light cycle helmet The Big Adventure Store Ben Rukin
Racepac crud catcher kit Noah’s Ark Cycles Tony Holmes
Half Day Coaching session for approx half price Kate Betts Coaching Pete Toop
Bontrager seat pack Total Bike Swindon Matthew Kerry
Bottle of 10 year old Springbank Malt Whisky Anthony Holmes Marie Root
MBSwindon mug (“mug for a mug”) Kat Beeston Pete Toop
MBSwindon mug (“How about a large mug of getting on with it?”) Kat Beeston Ben Rukin
City Track snow grips Cotswold Outdoor Sarah Bailey
Up to 6 people half price for 2 nights with free breakfast one day Tyddn Bychan rural bunk barn Kristian Price
Two people eat for free from £10 lunchtime menu The Check Inn Andy Matthews

Curry night raffle prizes update

Raffle prize donations from Noah's Ark cycles in Stroud.
Noah's Ark raffle prize donations.

We’re holding a fund raising curry night on Monday 3rd October.

Noah’s Ark bike shop in Stroud have donated the following for the raffle.

  • Hybrid solar recharging bike light
  • 2 Racepac crud catcher kits (front and rear)
  • Fenwicks bike cleaning kit
  • Hi Viz reflective bag tags

Also new today is a £40 coaching session with Kate Betts who is based near Afan and Brechfa trails.

Current raffle prize list.

Tickets are available for cash at events.

Eating report: Curry night Mon 11th Oct 2010

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.

Bombay Lounge curry house.

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)