Carpe Diem Competition

Carpe Diem translates as seize the moment, in other words don’t just sit there get out and do something!

We are going to continue with the Carpe Diem competition again this year but with a slightly different format! All locations are within scope of a day out on the bike.

It is really simple, if you go to one of these places take a picture of you and your bike at the venue – email picture to club email address and you will be credited with the appropriate score. To ease the effort required in running the competition only photos received via email to the club address will be counted.

We have included some Monday night venues. You can also gain additional points if you provide evidence of making a purchase in that location, perhaps petrol or a meal in a pub, or even just a cup of tea. We don’t mind what but it must be clearly from that location.

Receipts should be passed to a committee member in an envelope clearly marked with your name and the locations that the receipts relate to. These can be handed over at any time during the competition period. NB Receipts will NOT be returned but will be shredded at the end of the competition.

You will find a list of locations below and I am sure you will find something to interest all of you.

The list also indicates the points value of each place. Each location visited will earn five points plus its mileage bonus points. In addition, you will also gain a further twenty points for actually making a purchase at that location. You will need to keep your ticket stub, a receipt or something unique to claim these bonus points. It must be identifiable with the location. – could be a petrol receipt or pub receipt but make sure the location is on there!

So, for example, a visit to Sammy Miller’s museum at New Milton could be worth five points for going plus nine mileage points plus twenty points if you actually go into the museum or have a cup of tea in the cafe, producing a possible score of 34 points in total. To claim your points you will need to take a picture of your bike at the location. Send your pictures to the club email address:

Sunday’s runs may use this list as a basis for destinations. Keep an eye on the newsletter and Paul’s weekly “what’s on emails” if you want to join any Sunday ride out. Other people may offer to lead ad hoc runs and information will published via e mail.

The committee have not finalised what prizes will be available, but hopefully something similar to last year can be sorted out.

The competition will start from 1 April 2011 and close at the end of October 2011 with The Barry Pope Memorial Trophy being awarded to the winner (to be held by the winner for a year), with prizes awarded for the top scores at the Annual Prize Giving evening in November. In the event of a tie then the committee will decide a winner based on the best photographic evidence provided from all those supplied by the members who are tied for first place

Location Mileage points
Lobster Pot Cafe Felpham Bognor 3
Ace Cafe A406 London 5
Newlands Corner Cafe A25 near Guildford 3
Bury Hill Cafe A29 3
Rykas Cafe Box Hill 4
Wessons Cafe Horam 2
The Strand Cafe Rye Harbour 5
Oakdean Cafe Wrotham Kent A227 5
Roedean Cafe A259 Nr Brighton 1
Carrot’s Cafe Shoreham Harbour 1
Shoreham Airport cafe Shoreham by sea 1
The Chalet Cafe Cowfold 1
Sea Lane Cafe Going by Sea 2
Southwater Country Park cafe Southwater 2
Wadhurst Station Cafe Wadhurst 3
Areoclub café Douglas Bader Statue Goodwood 3
Sammy Millers Museum New Milton 9
Duxford Air Museum A505/M11 Jct 10
HMS Alliance Submarine Museum Gosport 6
National Maritime Museum Greenwich 5
Brooklands Museum Brooklands Surrey 5
Chain Bridge Sandbanks Nr Poole 10
Chain Bridge Cowes IOW 6
Osborne House IOW 10
Wareham Quay Dorset 11
Swanage Pier Dorset 11
Mid Hants Railway/watercress line New Alresford Hants 6
Bluebell Railway Sheffield Park 2
Swanage Railway Swanage Dorset 11
Romney Hythe Dymchurch Rly. Any station 6
Kent/ Sussex Railway Tenterden 4
Vines BMW Dealers Guildford 3
Doble MC Coulsdon 2
Windsor Castle Windsor 5
Shepherd & Dog Fulking 1
Sompting Church Sompting 1
The Moorings Pub Pevensey 3


Sheffield Park 3
The Vyne Basingstoke 8
Dover castle 8
Thames Barrier 8
Frensham Ponds 5
Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth 7
Blackboys Inn 4
Half Moon Midhurst 7
Monkey World Dorset 10
Tower of London 8
Ightam Moat Kent 8
Chatham Dockyard 8
Hampton Court Palace 7
P&H MC Crawley 2
Corfe castle 8
Destination Triumph Washington 2
Bodiam castle 6
Herstmonceux observatory 5
Arundel castle 4
Cowdray Ruins Midhurst 4
Pevensey castle 6
Rye Harbour 7
Poole harbour 11
Chichester 6
Westerham 6
Hastings pier 4
Worthing Pier 3
Dover fort 5
Dungerness power station 7
Rochester castle 6

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