The most recent Bokhara Night was a huge success. Not only was it great to see so many different aspects of the club represented, it was also good to see their partners there as well.
It is so encouraging for the racing guys, especially our champion juniors, to see the support they have in North Down CC. For most of us, cycling is not an expensive sport – with the coffee and scones being perhaps the most expensive part of our week! However, for these young riders, with limited finances, the weekly expenditure can be high.
When one considers that North Down CC has three of the top junior riders in the country (including the Ulster Champion and the Ulster silver medallist), it underlines our responsibility to support and encourage them. This support was very evident on Saturday night.
However, as well as supporting the racers, with several hundred pounds being raised that will supplement the racing budget, everyone had a great social night. The food was abundant and it was up to the very highstandard we all expect from the Bokhara. The fact that in helping the racers we were also able to have a great night and support one of our most loyal sponsors is also noteworthy. Certainly the Bokhara is very willing to organise a similar night in the not too distant future.