The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Monday 24th February 2020

UPDATE - On Line entry to Valley and Views event. As usual we will be organising our annual Valley and Views event in 2020 and this will be a bit special as it wil be our twentieth run of this event. The date is set for 26th April and more details and a downloadable pre registration form is available in the Special Club Events page of this website. We have partnered up with SiEntries for those who wish to enter online and you can do so by clicking here.

URGENT - We are still looking for a volunteer to man the desk at the event on 24th May 2020 at the Cock at Roade. The routes will have been planned, walked, and written up, it just needs someone on the desk on the day. Please contact Pete or Steve if you would be willing to take this task on. Please be aware that if no volunteers are forthcoming by end April this event will reluctantly have to be cancelled.

Furthermore we still rquire a walk leader to organise and run the last walk of the Wednesday summer season, on 19th August. Remember these are single distance 10k events so there is only a single short route to plan and organise, and for new leaders one of the committee can assist with any issues you may have. Again if you would be prepared to take this on please contact Steve or Pete urgently.

The next Sunday event of 2020 will take place on 1st March and this will see us walking again from the Crown Inn at Little Staughton in East Bedfordshire. If you are intending to take Sunday roast lunch at the pub after your walk we have been asked that you contact them directly and book a table at least a week before the event. As usual the walk will start around 10.00 and the walk desk will not open before 09.30 so please do not arrive before then as neither the walk organiser nor the venue will be ready for you. Give yourself an extra half hour in bed instead - you know it makes sense. Members bear in mind that if you have not already done so please renew your membership at this event - its still only £4 for the whole calendar year. Non members may wish to join and membership forms will be available at the walk desk (although membership is not mandatory for you to walk with us).

The first coach trip of the year will take place on 29th March and the walk routes will end at Gloucester. The booking list is now open, and early signs are that it will be popular. Bookings can now be made at any walk desk, by email or Facebook message, or directly from John or Alison Percival.

The 2020 dates for your committee meetings have now been agreed and are available on the Committee page of this site. A reminder that while these are not public meetings you can submit any issues you wish to be raised by email and we will respond to you after the meeting. Alternatively you could consider joining us on the committee and raise the issue at the meeting in person!! New committee members are always welcome!!

Along with the above, the date for the 2020 AGM has been set as Thursday 21 May and this now appears in the Events secion of the website.

If you would like to get more involved in your club, we are always looking for additional walk co-ordinators - there are just seven of us on the committee and almost 40 walking events every year - and whilst most committee members will organise and run up to three events each year we still need non-committee members to organise the occasional event. If you have never organised a walk before and would like to, one of us will "buddy up" with you to help plan and run the event and we have a comprehensive "beginners guide" covering everything from choosing your venue through to details of the administration and what makes a good walk description. Why not give it a go - I promise you'll enjoy it. We are finalising our 2020 summer evening walk schedule and there are still a couple of dates for which we need walk leaders so if you would like a no obligation chat about what is involved please contact me through the website and I will call you back.

Lapel Badges. Club lapel badges are now available from Andrew Whitehead or through this website or the Facebook page. They will also be available at walk desks and will cost £3. Please buy one and wear it on your lapel to support your club.  Of course Andrew can provide other club merchandise including polo shirts, sweat shirts, fleeces and baseball caps. See the Club Merchandise section of this site for prices and availability.