Rotary Club of St Neots St Marys

Rotary (RGBI) Club Number 1576 – District 1070

Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings (except following a Bank Holiday) – 7.00pm for dinner at 7.30pm at:

St Neots Golf Club
Crosshall Road
PE19 7GE

Tel No: (01480) 472363

Donate to our causes and help us help local Charities


If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact the Club Secretary:

Glynn Osborne -Tel No: 01480 472183 E-mail:


London to Scotland Cycle Fundraiser 2023

The Ride Thus Far

  • Cleo
  • Waiting for our train on Sunday
  • GOSH
  • The tower
  • Olympic Park
  • Humber Bridge
  • Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough
  • Hartlepool Naval Museum
  • Tyne Ferry
  • Warkworth Castle
  • Bamburgh Castle

Click HERE for the links to the fundraising website



This year’s event was contested by 22 teams from local businesses, clubs and groups of friends.

On a near perfect day weatherwise the event was attended by nearly 3000 spectators who lined the Regatta Meadow, many families enjoying picnics whilst watching the racing.

Racing was, as usual, very competitive but sadly, this year, the club’s team, ‘Last of the Summer Whine’ failed to perform as well as previous years. Our times were very similar to previous years but it seems most of the opposition have got quicker. We eventually finished in 19th place and failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

The event was won by Young Guns, a team of University friends, all young enough to be our paddlers’ sons or even grandsons!!

2023 Winners – Young Guns


The real winners, however, will be the Club’s nominated charity Property Angels Foundation and the various charities nominated by the Mayor all of which are based in St Neots.

The event is now well established in the town, gets great support from the local population and seems destined to remain in the social calendar for some years to come. Thanks to all club members who either paddled, sponsored teams, parked hundreds of cars or just came to support.

Finally, thanks to St Neots Town Council and the St Neots Dragon Boat Club who are our co-organisers.




Sue Shaw has become the first lady President of the club since it was formed in 1985. Sue joined in 2018 with husband Richard having previously been a Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Hunstanton.
Sue’s charity for the year is the Property Angels Foundation which supports families affected by domestic abuse.
Sue would like to see more lady members in the club and hopes that the club’s extensive activities and fund raising events in St Neots will encourage more ladies to enter the world of Rotary as the club becomes more inclusive and would welcome any who wish to find out more about the club’s involvement in St Neots


The Club has donated a further £5000 to the Riverside Miniature Railway to help fund the latest phase of the extension of the track by a further 180 metres. Rotarian Graham Wright presented the cheque to RMR Chairman Ivan Hewlett. This brings the total of donations made through the Rotary Club up to £18000 since 2017. Ivan said how grateful he has been for the support that Rotary had given to the project.
The Club is also involved in an environmental project on the site which will provide a pond and a wilding area which eventually will be used to encourage educational groups to study the flora and fauna that exists around the railway’s site.


Entries can also be made by contacting Rotarian Barry Jordan on



“ Members of the Club’s Environment committee have been busy at Barford Road Pocket Park and the Ouse Valley Way as part of the ‘Big Help Out’ weekend clearing vegetation and mud away from the five bridges on the footpath between the St Neots Camping and Caravan site and the Eaton Socon Locks. Over the winter months the bridges had become overgrown and slippery in wet weather. The Club intends to keep the bridges clear during the summer and areas of damage and loose timbers have been reported to Cambridgeshire County Council who will hopefully instigate repairs where necessary”




The Club held its 33rd Annual Sportsman’s Night at the Priory Centre last evening, 270 people sitting down to dinner following which President Steve introduced ex Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer Gary Mabbutt speaking about his 16 years with Spurs and his 16 caps playing for England. Gary was ably supported by comedian Martin Gold who kept the audience amused with his quick fire wit and jokes.
The raffle was very well supported with over £5000 worth of tickets purchased and the evening should raise in the region of £9000, all of which will be spent supporting local charities and good causes international charities supported by Rotary International.
Thanks once again to all those individuals and businesses who once again supported the event in such large numbers.

Photo shows President Steve with Guest speakers Gary Mabbutt and Martin Gold