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NGS Burns' Night Supper


Newcastle upon Tyne

The Gentlemen are not offering a public Burns Night this year.

A Bit of Culture

Saturday 7th February


Paris is one of the Gentlemen's favourite cities and we generally aim to visit annually. There is a half-plan to attend the France v Scotland match on the Satuday evening (7th), but we'll see how it goes for getting tickets and hope that a fine dinner won't get in the way.

As always, the chaps expect to be well-fed, well-watered and well-entertained in this beautiful city.

It's Rome's turn again next year....


The NGS Cycling Trip

Thursday April 23rd 2015

La Palma


This event was trailled for a Stag Do back in 2013, and was a great success. So much so, that we now make it an annual event.

The Gentlemen will head off to Majorca on the Thursday (with a Wednesday option for the hardcore), and spend a couple of days cycling around the island, visiting a few quiet taparias, enjoying some relaxing lunches and generally taking in the scenery.

There's a planned change to the bikes this year - some nice comfy hybrids, though punishment bikes will be available for the keen ones. As this an annual event, full details are on our dedicated Cycling Trip page.

The Goddess of Beer...  

Tynedale Beer Festival

Saturday June 13th

1254 Train from Ncl


The Gentlemen love Beer Festivals, and this is their favourite - not only because it's a great day out, but because we are again official sponsors the event!!

Once again the chaps plan to enjoy a fine festival - the usual plan is to try to get there without having a cheeky one en route, sample what's on offer and have a curry afterwards.

Battle of Waterloo
200th Anniversary

Wednesday 17th June



The Gentlemen couldn't pass up the opportunity to mark such an important historical event, and so off to Waterloo we go!

The plan is to fly to Brussels on the Wednesday evening, spend Thursday in Waterloo for the commemorative battle re-enactment and then probably head up to Amsterdam on the Friday for a few beers before returning home on the Sunday.

This is a major historical event (the anniversary of the battle that is, not the Gentlemen's trip!) and so accommodation is in constraint. The Society booked a number of hotel rooms as early as December 2014. If you want to be part of the group then you need to let us know as soon as possible.

Alpe d'Huez

August 1st 2015


Alpe d'Huez

Some of the chaps tried The Alpe d'Huez Triathlon back in 2011 and the trip was a great success. It's taken a while to get round to it, but we're off to do it again!

This is one of the hardest triathlons in the world, but no problem for the Gentlemen! There's a 1.2km swim, followed by a 27km cylce up the Alpe d'Huez - the famed difficult ascent of the last stage of the Tour de France, followed by a 7km run. This stuff is hard-as-nails!

So, the Gentlemen are training well and will add their secret key to success: a barrel of Wylam Gold Tankard and a proper beer pump, transported all the way to the Alpes. Apart from the main event, they plan to enjoy spending a week playing golf, mountain biking, summer skiing and generally relaxing.

You MUST be in Alpe d'Huez before 1830 on Thur 30th July for registration.


The NGS Gentlemen's Skiing

Januray 9-16th 2016



Once again the Gentlemen will be heading off to the Espace Killy for their January ski trip. The chosen week is slightly later this year due to the timing of the New Year. We've had excellent conditions in this domain for several years on the trot and it offers a safe bet considering that we need to book in advance.

Expect a catered-chalet type option in Tignes. We will repeat the 2015 formula of "see you in the resort" in that we won't be arranging group transfers. We recognise that the Gentlemen have varying needs and availability, and it makes it easier for all if each manages his own travel.

The latest ski plans, as they unfold, can always be found on the our dedicated ski page. The date is set in stone, so you can book your annual leave and flights.

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