Round One Games

Update 19th June 2018

All teams have now played their first game of the 2018 World cup. We have had a few surprises, Germany losing to Mexico and Brazil’s Draw with Switzerland. There have been plenty of goals with the help of VAR and Nine Penalties. To top it all off, we have had a win for ENGLAND! Once again they kept us on the edge of our seats until a winning goal in injury time from that man Harry Kane!!!

The football forecast is starting to take shape and looking very close.  With four players in joint top spot on 22 Points. There is still a long way to go and a lot of points to be had.

World Cup Forecast Top Five

Pos     Player                     Points

1         Emma Yates            22

1         Clive Francis            22

1         Dancing Hatters      22

1         Shadan Noori          22

5        Jake Nicolaides       21

The Facts

We have only had one red card with Carlos Sanchez of Columbia sent off after only 2 minutes 56 seconds into his world cup. That meant that those who chose Columbia as one of their teams lost three points.

World Cup Top Scorers (Golden Boot contenders)

Pos     Player                     Team                      Goals

1          Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal                 3

2        Denis Cheryshev      Russia                     2

2        Diego Costa               Spain                      2

2        Harry Kane               England                  2

2        Romelu Lukaku        Belgium                  2


Todays Game

The First game of Round two is the high scoring Russian’s taking on Egypt with Europe’s top scorer this year Mo Salah. This promises to be a high scoring game!


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I often get asked what type of bike is best to start off cycling with. There are many different options and recommendations but check out the link below which might help.


So here it is, another cycling challenge!
This time we are cycling from the Arctic to Africa a Distance of 4500 over a three stages in a three-year period in aid of Alzheimer Research U.K.

We are starting our challenge at Midnight on or as near to possible to midsummers day when the sun never sets from Nordkapp the most northern point in Europe and 550 miles inside the Arctic circle. We cycle through Norway into Finland then Sweden finishing our first leg in Gothenburg.

We will return the following year to Gothenburg and cycle to Monaco then the final leg will be from Monaco to Casablanca in Morocco.

We have a dedicated team of cyclists and backup including Sean McPartland, David Lee Kent, Paul Warner, Lee Weisswal Lund, Amy Holmes, Dan Howard, Gaz Hayes, Kathleen McPartland and Kayleigh McPartland

We will be having many fund raising events over the three years when everyone can get involved in including the following.

  • The Great Nidd 50 mile bike ride, followed by a Dinner Dance.
  • Cycle Orienteering.
  • Pig racing.
  • And much more…

There is a just giving page I will post details later.

We will also be offering corporate sponsorship opportunities to promote your company and assist us with the costs.

Please join the group or follow the page to keep up to date with the events.