Every year, the city rowing community in Cambridge comes together over 4 evenings in July for the traditional and very exciting “bumping races”, also known as the Town Bumps on the River Cam. The races are organized by the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association.
Deyton Bell are delighted to be once again organising The First Post Enclosure in 2013. This key hospitality initiative, conceived and launched by Deyton Bell in 2007, will once again take place during Cambridge Town Weeks in July 2013. The First Post enclosure in Fen Ditton, offers a prime position fronting the River Cam and provides a wonderful opportunity for local organisations to come together and watch some very exciting racing while entertaining guests in magnificent settings. Groups attending in previous years have included various local businesses, as well as regional charities. The event continues to be a great success with organisations returning year after year.
Imagine the setting… a July evening, a private reserved area on the grassy banks of the Cam, views looking down towards the start of the races from the first bend providing the best vantage point possible – what a wonderful way to enjoy the spectacle with friends, family, colleagues, customers and suppliers. The boats are on the water between 5 and 9pm, all going flat out to ensure their crews bump the boat in front. It’s a tremendously exciting series of races – a great way to spend an evening – and The First Post Enclosure is the best place to watch.
Private areas include a 30ft x 20ft marquee and tables and chairs for 40 people within it. Organisations will need to make their own catering arrangements but we are happy to provide a list of caterers and help with this if required. Within your private area you can also erect stands, flags, signage etc that you may like to use to make it more personal or to improve the visibility of your brand. There will be toilet facilities on site, along with marshal coordinated parking in reserved areas.
The Cambridge Town Bumps runs this year from Tuesday 16th July to Friday 19th July. We have 4 marquee areas on site – we are fully booked for 2013 but if any organisations are interested in hiring a marquee for 2014, then do please contact Deyton Bell for further information.