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Cycling Challenge & Family Fun Day 15th September – in aid of Hearts & Minds

August 29, 2013


Join us for a Hearts and Minds Cycling Challenge  Family Fun Day   

15th September 2013!

Starting and finishing in the stunning grounds of Capethorne Hall the ride will comprise of an intermediate and advanced course, both warming up with a rolling 12 miles through the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

Next is where the “Challenge” comes in!

The course will head off towards Bosley Hill and the famous “Dumbers” climb towards Buxton and will branch off towards the little village of Flash – At 1560ft home of the highest pub in England!

At this point the advanced ride will peel off towards Bakewell. Taking in some of Derbyshire’s most spectacular vista’s, climbs and hamlets (and fast, fun descents!) It will loop back to Buxton and then take in the stunning climb through The Goyt Valley and finally descending back into Cheshire after over 3500ft of climbing.

The intermediate course will still be a challenge with a fast descent from Flash into Buxton and will take in Long Hill and The Goyt Valley before rolling along Clough Brook through the lovely valley of Wildboarclough before climbing back over the Dumbers and descending back into Cheshire. Make no mistake! This is still a challenge and takes in nearly 2500ft of climbing – enough to test the majority of keen cyclists!

You will be joined on this ride by our Patron Rik Waddon. Rik has been an inspiration to many with his fantastic cycling career which has included multiple successes in the Paralympics and World Championships.

All cyclists who have registered for this event will receive  a voucher giving 10% discount off all none sale accessories and clothing at the Manchester Cycle Surgery store. Cycle Surgery will also have a bike maintenance area at the start / finish area and will be on hand to help with any mechanical problems. They will also have a stock of spare parts available should you need them. There will be a number of drink stations and marshals along both routes as well as a medical team for your safety. We will also have a Family Fun Day at Capesthorn Hall for your family to enjoy while you are cycling.

To register for this event please visit Hearts & Minds Challenge

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Kev’s Klub, Hartlepool, Co Durham

August 21, 2013

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Kev’s Klub was established in September 2005 by Project Managers Kevin and Allison McLean.  Kev’s Klub is a non-profit organisation that has been running for over seven years. They help young people over 17 years old with special needs, and their family members and carers. They give advice on practical things such as healthy eating, benefits and lifestyle choices, as well as fun, social and educational activities.

Hello my name is Allison, me and my husband Kevin have both worked in the care sector since 1999 giving us a good insight into what we think clients and carer’s need to socialise.

Kev's KlubKevin is a full time Senior Social Care Support Worker for a large Care company which is based all over the UK, with an office based in Hartlepool. Kevin is a father of 4 and grandfather to 4 wonderful children. I used to be an Activities Coordinator in an Elderly Residential Home in the town, but I had to retire due to a mobility disability. I am a mother of 2 so now have 6 between us; so as you can imagine Christmas is very busy. We live locally with my youngest daughter and Tilly the daft dog border collie.

Kev’s Klub was born through a lack of things to do on a Evening in Hartlepool.  We got the idea of a club because we felt there is very little to do in Hartlepool on a budget. Kev’s Klub is not a club to do things but a club to socialise and relax.

Kev’s Klub is Self Sufficient none profit voluntary group that does not rely on funding, we are not backed by any governing group or company, all monies raised each week goes back into the club the following week.

The centre is disabled friendly with facilities on ground level and a disabled toilet. Activities now include a variety of things to do for instance we have indoor bowls, pool, bingo, table games, dominoes, art and crafts.

You can either come along on your own or with your carer depending on your needs.

We offer all our carers the chance to relax by giving them free access to a Reiki session from a fully qualified Reili Master.

We open 1 night a week every Wednesday 6pm-9pm based in a small community centre within Hartlepool.

We recently won an Community Achievement Award – from our local Housing Group called Vela. We were totally over whelmed by this award to know that after 7 years we are finally been recognised within the community. The nominations were for a single person or group who go beyond the call of duty in helping others, whether that be the young, old or disabled people or who have improved the area in which they live

To find out that we have been nominated for a What’s On 4 Me Award is just so amazing, and that we have made it into the Voting stage is just so wonderful.  To think people actually believe in our little club is just out of this world! We would like to thank everyone for voting for us so far and wish that after reading my little story others will feel the need to vote for us too………

We have been nominated in 3 catergories

1) Best Community Fund Raising Group or Charity Group

2) Best Relaxation, Retreat or Getaway Provider

3) Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group

To vote for Kev’s Klub please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

For more information about us please look at our web page or check us out on facebook.

Thank you for reading my blog,

Allison x

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Activity Discounts and Freebies

April 24, 2013

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See here for National and Online Discounts or use the map to find your regional Activity Discounts!

toptable diners reveal their top 25 most romantic UK restaurants

February 6, 2013

In anticipation of one of the most romantic days of the year, toptable, a leading consumer destination site for restaurant bookings in the UK along with its parent company, OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN), revealed today their diners’ top 25 most romantic restaurants. The list reflects the combined opinions of approximately 400,000 reviews submitted by verified toptable diners for nearly 4,000 restaurants across the UK.

The top 25 shows French cuisine as the hot choice for romance ahead of Valentine’s Day this year, accounting for almost half of the list, while Italian and British are also proving popular romantic cuisines. Despite the growing popularity of Asian food amongst UK diners, there was no room for Chinese, Indian or Thai cuisine in the top 25, with the list consisting entirely of European restaurants.

“Romance can mean very different things to different people but a gorgeous meal, perfect service and warm atmosphere make for an undeniably romantic combination. Each of these restaurants offers a different romantic experience, but all are truly best of class,” said Lucy Taylor, head of restaurant relations at toptable.

“When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the top restaurants fill up quickly so it is always best to book early. However, many diners still wait until the last minute and plenty of availability can be found on Last year, almost 30% of bookings for Valentine’s Day were made on the 13th and 14th February,” she added.

Fred Sirieix, General Manager of Galvin at Windows, which was included on the list commented, “We are obviously delighted to be recognised as one of the most romantic restaurants. It is especially humbling knowing the distinction is based on diner reviews. We strive to create singular experiences for all our guests and when it comes to romance this quality is especially important.”

The top 25 romantic restaurants in the UK are generated from approximately 400,000 reviews collected from verified toptable diners between January 2012 and January 2013. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “romantic” was selected as a special feature.

toptable top 25 romantic restaurants in the UK:

Apsley’s A Heinz Beck Restaurant – London, Belgravia

Chapter One – Kent

Chez Bruce – London, Wandsworth

Clos Maggiore – London, Covent Garden

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London, Belgravia

Galvin at Windows – London, Mayfair

Galvin La Chapelle – London, Spitalfields

Gauthier Soho – London, Soho

Kendell’s Bistro –Leeds

L’ortolan – Reading

Petrus– London, Belgravia

Quantus Restaurant & Bar – London, Chiswick

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London, Chelsea

Roux at The Landau – London, Oxford Circus

Seven Park Place by William Drabble – London, Green Park

The Fat Duck – Bray

The French Table – Surbiton

The Greenhouse – London, Mayfair

The Grill at The Dorchester – London, Marble Arch

The Ledbury – London, Notting Hill

Theo Randall – London, Belgravia

Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at DUKES LONDON – London, Green Park

Topes – Kent

Trinity – London, Clapham

Viajante – London, Bethnal Green

About toptable Reviews

The toptable reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honoured a toptable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to toptable can access reviews for thousands of toptable restaurant partners across UK. The toptable reviews program has generated more than 2 million reviews by verified diners in the UK.

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