Adam Elder has cars in his blood or to be more exact…. fast cars. Growing up in Bourne End, many of us know Adam & would certainly agree he was born to do this.
You may have heard of drifting…. well Gymkhana GRiD involves a lot of “donuts”, tyre smoke & powerslides making it an exciting sport to follow so the documentary “The Road To Gymkhana” which premieres on 27th March, could be an interesting film for you to watch. Four big names in the Gymkhana Grid world… Ken Block, Petter Solberg, Oliver Solberg & Shane Lynch (THE Shane Lynch of Boyzone), follow Adam & 5 other drivers during their everyday lives as well as their racing careers.
The film highlights how young men who work fulltime in other industries, can race against the world’s best without coming from a wealthy & privileged background. The film crews followed Adam to work, to the garage where Tony Elder, his Dad helps with the mechanics & to his home, interviewing the family who have supported him in many different ways for the past 4 years.
The film details how with focus, determination & a lot of hard work, you can achieve success. It shows the difference between Adam who puts every spare minute & penny into working towards his success compared to young men who are on million pound budgets. Adam has managed to achieve a standard in 4 years that usually takes others 10 years. Adam said “I have to make great sacrifices in order to follow my dream but it’s all worth it although I couldn’t do it without the huge support I receive from my family & fiancé, Lindsay.”
In the days after the premiere he has been invited to appear on a radio show, photo shoots & there is a possible breakfast TV interview. Adam also has 2 businesses to help financially, he has a recovery vehicle & is on call for breakdowns & has just become a UK distributor for Zestino Tyres who are also one of his sponsors. Sponsors are incredibly hard to get but he has many including Competition Clutch, EBC Brakes, Everything Drift, Rock Tech Wrapping & Funk Motor Sport amongst others, not forgetting Bourne End Garages.
Competing in over 80 small races & 4 big events in-order to get this far, his first “big” event was Gymkhana Grid in Madrid, a European Event & more recently Gymkhana Grid in South Africa which was televised by Sky TV in December. When I asked what other racing interests him, he said he would love to compete in World Rally Cross events one day.
This all came about after a serious brush with the law over a driving incident made Adam stop & think about how he could channel his passion. After following another local man, Luke Woodham who Adam now often competes against, he realised this could be the ideal way to turn his passion into a legal career. Hard work & many of thousands of pounds later, here he is…. waiting to hear if he qualifies for the World Finals in South Africa later this year.
“The Road To Gymkhana” will become available shortly after the premiere on Amazon Prime. If you fancy watching Adam race, he will be competing in Coventry Motofest on 2nd & 3rd June 2018 taking place in Coventry city centre.
To follow Adam or if you are interested in Zestino Tyres you can contact him via his Facebook page.
Hannah Gates & Buttons live in High Wycombe & now they are travelling to Birmingham to participate in the Friends for Life final at Crufts.
Hannah has battled a serious illness with Buttons by her side providing love & support. But that’s not all, Buttons is a rather clever little dog.
People can vote for the dog they want to win by visiting the Crufts website, with the victor receiving £5,000 from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to donate to a dog charity of their choice and runners-up £1,000.
If Buttons is your 2018 Friends for Life winner – make sure you vote for her here: http://www.crufts.org.uk/ffl
If you take a look at the events calendar & upcoming events column, you will see that there is a huge selection of live music on tonight. It’s nice to see that pub life is still going strong.
The Green Dragon is under new management & tonight is the grand opening. Kathryn & Laura will be welcoming you all with nibbles, fizz & live music by Close To The Coast.
An enthusiastic meeting in January attended by around 250 retired and semi-retired people voted to set up a new U3A (University of the Third Age) for Bourne End & District (including Flackwell Heath and Wooburn).
The inaugural meeting takes place on Tuesday March 27 when people are invited to join with others to set up interest groups. These might be theatre trips or German, walking or art, Mah Jong or history or dozens more options.
It takes place at 2pm at the Community Centre, Wakefield Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX.
Email: email@example.com for more details.
Alpha is coming to St. Paul’s………
What is Alpha?
It is a series of interactive sessions to discuss life and the Christian Faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment.
Who is Alpha for?
The sessions are suitable for new and mature Christians as well as those with no faith who are interested to learn more.
What can I expect?
A relaxed and friendly environment starting with refreshments, a video and then a discussion based around this.
When and where are St Paul’s holding Alpha?
Mondays from 19th February – 7.30-9.30pm.
Fridays from 23rd February – 9.30-11.30am, with activities and toys provided for children during the session.
All sessions will be in St Paul’s Church Hall.
You don’t need to be able to make every session to join us.
Interested but not sure if it’s for you?
Why not come along to our Fellowship Supper on Monday 19th February, 7.30pm or our Fellowship Breakfast on Friday 23rd February 9.30am?
During this session we’ll show you a video to explain more about Alpha and answer any questions you have.
Booking for this is essential, so that we can cater for everyone.
To book your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would also be happy to answer any questions about Alpha via our email address.
We hope to see you there,
from Martin, The Vicar and PCC at St. Paul’s
Hello from the BECCMARK team. Well, the first month of the year has now gone and we look forward to February. Although this can be another cold month there is hope on the horizon of better things to come. The bulbs in the garden are coming through at an alarming rate and we have a few things to look forward to. Firstly there is Shove Tuesday (13th). Pancakes traditionally eaten on this day normally make a change from the diet food that we have all put ourselves on in January! Although normally eaten with lemon and sugar you can also make them savoury with a lovely cheese sauce and if you want something special Owen will have just the cheese for you. Of course our food stall holders can provide free range eggs either from Rosie or Karen and if you would prefer to keep them sweet also jams from Karen or Jan and Jean.
Following hot on the foot is Valentine’s Day. This is where the rest of our stall holders come in with beautiful cards and something special for the lady/man in your life. Better than a box of chocolates (the diet must go on after pancakes!).
Although not until March the 11th, Mothering Sunday is also on the horizon and I have always thought a present that has been carefully thought about is true to the day. We have such a diverse amount of gift ideas and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
BECCMARK will be at the Bourne End Library on the following dates during 2018 :-
Don’t leave your entries until the last minute, you need likes/votes to win the “Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two” prize…. time is running out!
Enter your photos today!
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Come on, send in those photos to win a “Traditional Afternoon Tea” for two… I thought you loved to share your baby pics!
Go to the Facebook page…to the pinned post at the top & enter or vote/like for your favourite photo.
I am so sorry for the delay this morning but getting this app to work on mobile phones was a little more tricky than I thought! Anyway, I think we are all set now. If you are using a mobile to enter, please don’t use the button on the Facebook page (mind you I don’t think you can even see it!)… enter via the post I have pinned to the top of the page with a big ……… 👶👶“ENTER BY MOBILE PHONE HERE”👶👶
Thanks for your patience when I was losing mine!
Get your photos ready to enter & get your family & friends voting!
To enter go to the Bucks Village Journal Facebook page & click on “Photo Contest”. The more you share, the more chance you have of getting extra votes to win this fabulous prize.
The Baby & Toddler Photo Competition starts at 6am on Sunday 14th January & ends 11pm on Sunday 28th January. The winner will be announced on 30th January 2018. Your photos don’t have to be recent but you do need to be the owner of the photo to enter. Make sure you leave your email address so you can be contacted should you win.
There is one winner who receives a “Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two” which is available at various locations.
Good luck everyone!
Keep this in your diary!
Bourne End & District U3A Launch Meeting
When: Tuesday 23rd January, 2pm
Where: Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX
Owing to popular interest a new U3A branch is being launched, to run alongside busy groups in Marlow, High Wycombe and elsewhere. It is open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired and who would like to join likeminded people to study a subject (it could be computers, science, Spanish), explore an interest (eg art, theatre, photography), or relax together (Mah Jong, pub lunches, wine tasting) – the choice of potential topics is long. Find out more at the launch.
For more details call Roger Carter Tel: 01628 520557
Now the comedy club competition has finished, I am working on the next one. I am looking at the best company to use for a baby & toddler photo competition where the winner is chosen by the most votes. So keep checking for the announcement of the start date & how to enter. Get those cute pictures ready!
Lots of live bands on this weekend… Fawesome at The Three Tuns in High Wycombe, 2Tanium at The Bee in Burnham, Interkoola at The Chequers in Marlow, karaoke at The Rose in Maidenhead or perhaps you might prefer the Harry Potter Quiz Night at O’Neill’s High Wycombe. Whatever your preference, there are a lot of activities going on…Have a great time!
BECCMARK is held on the second Saturday of every month from 10am until 1pm in the Jackson Room and Lantern Room of Bourne End Library. Next Craft Market is on 13th January.
We are a co-operative of mainly local residents offering our own produce, services, delicious home-made and edible products and quality arts and crafts. We also hold a charity tombola raising awareness and money for a different local charity every month.
Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available on the door.
ST. PAUL’S CHURCH and ST. MARY’S CHURCH WOOBURN Family Breakfast
Saturday 6th January, If you would be interested in joining us for a family breakfast on the first Saturday of the year at 9.30am, please text 07907 854950 for more information.
For more information on any of the above events please contact
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