Sun Shines on Catterline Cyclists

Catterline Cycle Ride This year's Catterline Cycle Ride was blessed with a truly glorious late September Saturday as 15 cyclists had a leisurely pedal around the Mearns, raising money for ChildLine in the process.
Everyone succesfully completed the course, with the fastest coming in at about 2 3/4 hours (although it wasn't a race). There were many comments on how beautiful the views were (although the hill out of Kirkton of Feteresso wasn't quite so popular!). Simon and Allison started out on the "short course" but were enjoying themselves so much that they decided to switch to the "long course" part way around.
Thanks to Jonathan for the pictures.
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Creel Inn Darts Night

Creel Inn Darts NightTo help keep us amused during the long dark nights Robert is running a Darts League on Wednesday evenings.
It'll be a local league for local people, no visiting teams etc ... just for fun ... starts Wed 11th October at 8pm ... running for aprox' 10 weeks with breaks for festive period etc.
Best of 10 weeks with competition format to be decided .. 1st night informal.
See you all there.
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Local email for local people

Ever wished you could keep your email address when you change ISPs?
Well now you can.
You can have your very own exclusive* "" email address that you can use regardless of who your ISP is.
There are two options;
  • email forwarding : The simplest option - your address just redirects mail to wherever you normally receive your email, e.g. your yahoo, hotmail or ISP account. When you change your email address, you just change the forwarding address on instead of having to tell everyone to update their address books (which they never do anyway).
  • POP3 mailbox : The slightly geeky option - you download your email from the server just like normal using Outlook, Outlook Express, Pegasus, Thunderbird or whatever email program you prefer.
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Catterline Cycles 50 for Childline

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So far we have 15 people taking part, but there are still plenty of places left. It won't be ultra competitive (apart from the usual suspects, of course Laughing), so if you fancy coming along for a gentle cycle and to raise some dosh for ChildLine in the process  please let us know as soon as possible to make it easier to plan.

The more the merrier!


The annual Catterline Charity Cycle Ride will be taking place at the end of September. This year it is in aid of ChildLine, and there is a choice of two routes; for the “Eager Beavers” there is a 50 mile chase, and for those seeking a more “Leisurely Pursuit” there will be a 35 mile meander.

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Catterline Cartie Grand Slam

Monymusk Cairtie Race "Once a fortnight is plenty" achieved the superb feat of winning the Monymusk Cairtie Race today to complete the "2006 Grand Slam" of North East Cartie Races.
Monymusk is quite a different event to Catterline; the course is 3.2 miles long, and has a very steep first section of perhaps three quarters of a mile, followed by over two miles of rough ground, tracks and fields. Some parts of it are up hill, and the carties need to be pushed nearly all the way. The speedo on the Tequila Slammer showed 33.2 mph as the maximum speed in the first section (and it would've been quicker if I hadn't hit a bale half way down Embarassed).
Once a fortnight's time of 19 minutes and 28 seconds was exceptionally quick and made them the clear winners, and they also picked up the prize for the best named cartie. Tequila Slammer's time was rather slower, but it still managed to take the "Best Design" prize. The Slammer crossed the line in about 24 minutes, but one of the team members had developed stitch on the way down so crossed the line several minutes later. He was, however, awarded a consolation prize for his efforts - 5 litres of Mackies Ice-cream!
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Pictures here and here.
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