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As previously advised the  Annual Club Social and Presentation Night 2020 will take place on Saturday 1st February  6.30pm for 7.00pm at Ponteland Golf Club.

This annual celebration of the achievements of club members, the award of Club Member of the Year and general merriment promises as always to be a very enjoyable evening for club members to meet in a convivial atmosphere. 

This year we are returning for a three course sit down meal at Ponteland Golf Club.   If you want to sit on a particular table please let me know. 


Adult Starters

Smoked Salmon and Prawns

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Duck Liver, Orange Zest and Gin Pate (with toasted ciabatta & caramelised orange chutney)

Vegetarian Option ( contact for details and separate Menu)

Adult Mains 

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
Pollo Oriental (Chicken Breast in a Mild Curry sauce with ginger, cashew nuts and prawns)
Sole Princess (served in a creamy sauce and topped with Fresh Asparagas)
Choice of Vegetarian Options ( please contact for details and separate Menu)

Adult Desserts

Crème Brulee
Knickerbocker Glory (Ice Cream, jelly, fresh fruit, nuts and cream)
Home Made Apple crumble
Cheese and Biscuits

Coffee & After Dinner Chocolates


Childrens Menu 

Children's Starters 
Potato Skins

or any half portion of the Aduit Menu Starters

Children Mains

Chicken Nuggets
Fish Fingers

or any half portion of the Aduit Menu Mains 

Children Desserts

Ice Cream

Knickerbocker Glory

Apple Crumble 


There will be a bar for appropriate toasts and hydration and we hope as many members as possible will come and join us.

Cost of the event including food is £20 per person to include club facility charge and  gratuities Children are half price 

Please note booking closes on Monday 27th January 2020.

The golf club has indicated they are happy to try and accomodate any special dietary rquirements. Please contact me for details 

To book your place please login to the club website here  and use the online reservation within this calendar event to either pay online via Paypal or reserve your place and send your payment by cheque.

Looking forward to seeing you there!










The Club Presentation Night will be at


Ponteland Golf Club on


Saturday 1st February 2020 


Details and Online Booking will available


in the first week of 2020 



All First Claim members (individual members and the main member of a family group) will have been sent an email about the proposal for new club kit. 

Building upon all the positive energy and activities in our club, the Committee has commissioned a small team to refresh our club kit.
The purpose:

  • Build on the positive momentum in the club and renew our identity
  • Address fit and performance issues by selecting a different kit supplier, to meet our broad membership needs.

Our Approach
We are an inclusive club which enjoys a broad range of cycling activities, across all age groups and gender (~25% of members are ladies!).
A Club Kit Team was pulled together to represent the main sub-groups

  • Club rides: Adrian Snell
  • Ladies: Becci Leung / Sue Thorn
  • Kids: Lee Casey / Jeff Sylph
  • Audax: Andy Berne
  • Racing: Mike James
  • Club Heritage: Roger Clarke
  • Design Lead: Gary Burnie
  • Facilitator: Ken Thursby

We are tremendously fortunate to have a professional and talented Graphic Designer in our Club, Gary Burnie.
Gary worked with several creative member of the club to produce 20 preliminary designs, a mix of traditional and contemporary designs.  The Club Kit Team shortlisted the 20 down to 3, below.

Read more: Proposed new club kit