Our next Coffee Morning will be held in T2, Bow Street Mall (beside Costa’s) on Friday 10 March 2023, 10.30-12 noon. We hope to see as many people there, pass the word on please. Lisburn Outlook are still covering the cost of a beverage and a scone or a tray bake.
We are actively looking to recruit new tandem pilots. If you are interested or know someone that is a keen cyclist and would like to volunteer, please contact either Paul Rodgers or David Mann via WhatsApp, email or Facebook. Tandems are currently held on Saturday mornings.
This month’s book is Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman available on RNIB Talking Books and audible. Our next meeting is 5th April 2023 via Zoom at 8pm.
May’s Coffee Morning will be at Caffe Nero, Bow Street on Tuesday 9th May 2023 10.30-12 noon. Lisburn Outlook will continue to pay for tea/coffee and a scone or tray bake.
In August we hope to spend a few days at a hotel near Limavady, which offers excellent opportunities for cycling, walking or being pampered with spa treatments. Earlier in the summer, we are thinking about a trip to Paris, including one day visiting the Louis Braille Museum in his home town of Coupvray, near the French capital. The committee has agreed to postpone this trip until next year.
As usual, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, send a Facebook message or ring David on 07766 302496.
Update on tandem/walking break. The Roe Valley Hotel is £538pp sharing a twin room or £489.60 if paid all at once.
If you have any questions, please either contact this email address or ring Paul on 07889 749992.
Lisburn Outlook cycling and walking holiday, Roe Park Resort, Limavady, Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th August, 2023.
Tandem cycling, walking, relaxing.
Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in taking part in this event. This level of interest is most encouraging. Unfortunately, however, the demand has been far greater than we can accommodate, given our limited financial and human resources!
Therefore, to be eligible to book through us and to benefit from the subsidy provided from our charitable funds, you must:
- Live in the Lisburn and Castlereagh Council area, or
- Have been associated with Lisburn outlook before 1st January, 2023; and
- Have paid your 2023 membership subscription; and
- Pay the required non-refundable deposit by the required date.
We reserve the right to waive these requirements if we have a shortage of pilots or sighted guides.
We will ensure that there is enough sighted help to facilitate any of the organised rides, walks or other activities. However, if you feel you would need a full-time sighted guide, then they should book in the same way as anyone else, making it clear that they are your guide.
The total cost for each person, for bed and breakfast for three nights two people sharing twin room, will be:
- For blind and partially sighted participants: £208.30.
- For sighted pilots and guides: £108.30.
For three adults sharing:
For blind and partially sighted participants: £194.99.
For sighted guides and pilots: £94.99.
Anyone requiring a single room will be asked to pay the appropriate supplement.
Meals and other refreshments, and any charges for use of hotel facilities, will be at each person’s own expense
We are now inviting eligible people wishing to take part to pay a non-returnable deposit of £50 by 15th March to secure their place.
The balance will be required by 31st May, 2023.
Payment can be made using our Paypal account, either directly or via the “donate” page on our website. Alternatively, we can provide details of our account for direct transfer or a postal address to which to send cheques.
Anyone else, especially those living in the North-West, wishing to join us for any part of this holiday would be most welcome but will need to make their own arrangements.
We are sorry to have to disappoint some people, but we do hope that a number of us can enjoy this short break in the roe Valley.
14th February, 2023