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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)

MTB raffle – loads of prizes.

We’ve got a raffle that will be held on our fund raising curry night. Local businesses have donated some great prizes.

Bressner Photon Torpedo 1 head torch

Prizes include Bressner Photon Torpedo head torch from Hargroves Cycles, Spoke shirts hoody, an MBSwindon T shirt, a family pass for ice skating at The Link and a family pass for swimming at The Oasis. The Big Adventure Store have donated a Hope DH Jersey (medium), a Gelert hydration pack and a High 5 nutrition assortment. Red Planet Bikes have donated a Race Face jacket (sized to suit winner) and a Lezyne hydropack. We also have a ticket for a half priceDirt Divas training course. On top of that we’ll also be giving away two MB Swindon memberships/renewals!

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Friday night ride (and at the Check Inn afterwards), on the Ashton Court ride on Sunday and on the night itself.


Event report – Red Planet Santa Cruz demo night 12th May

This was an event organised with Red Planet bikes. They brought along 11 Santa Cruz demo bikes. We had around 20 people who took test rides over the three hours. It was great to be handed a new bike and told to go and ride it. Thanks to Red Planet bikes. They have a demo day this sunday (16th May 2010) Check their website for more info.

They also brought a bbq and food along, so we had a good social too.


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