The Binners at the Photo Stone
Quick stop at the photo stone. Back row: l to r, Dave, Aiden, Neil, James; and front row, Mick, Wayne.
The Binners
The Binners: a bunch of fully grown adults, once avowed to making sure that at least part of their leisure time was spent in a manner slightly less boring than the rest. Your typical Binner male will achieve this by taking advantage of the UK's vast number of beautiful and mysterious sites that testify to Britain'’'s diverse history.

The inspirational start to the art of binning came in the mid seventies, when Binner Wayne Lang went on a weeklong school trip to Phillip’s House in Dinton, Wiltshire. The week was filled with a number of field trips that were both educational and interesting. One of these trips included a visit to Avebury, a small Wiltshire village partly surrounded by Britain’s largest stone circle - often referred to as ‘Avebury Henge’.
Later, after the passage of some six years, Wayne’s memories of the village and the pre-historic sites that surround it, caused him take a diversion whilst cycling back from his Nan’s in South Wales. Over the next fourteen or so years, he continued to visit the village whenever opportunity reared its head; The last of these occasions being in 1987, when he went accompanied by a small group of friends that included Dave (or Me, as I sometimes refer to myself). It was on this occasion that visits to Avebury became a rather more essential part of both Wayne's and Dave's lives, and rather than being just an occasional curiosity, visited on the way back from somewhere else, it became a deliberate destination, around which other visits fitted in. We have continued to visit the village on a semi regular basis ever since.
The Table below shows a number of key Binner mile-stones
Wayne visits Avebury on a school trip
Wayne encourages a trip out west that includes a fateful return to Avebury
Wayne and Dave return to Avebury, visiting West Kennet and spending the night in the WFC mini-bus
A return to Avebury, this time to sleep, for the first time, in West Kennet Long Barrow
First, and most successful attempt at the Ridgeway
Going international (for Binners) we tackle the West Highland Way, and win!
c1998 +
Everyone gets married and Binning slows down a bit
Bunch of Binners
Many have binned over the years but those most adept at the Biniscular art are recorded in the following list:
Wayne on an early trip, acknowledging the ancient mystical history of West Kennet Long Barrow. Is this how the druids would have observed rites in the barrow? Probably not.
After Wayne and Dave's early trips, Neil and James showed enough interest to illicit an invite to ride. This they took up with enthusiasm, and since have been, seen and done just about everything in the Binner repertoir.
Bunch of Binners cont...
* Simon G only became a Binner by stealth and is not actually aware of his inclusion in the cannon.
** For reasons of poncing about, James Arber has asked that his real name be disguised on this website. In respect of James Arber’s wishes, we have changed his name to Leppo Marxx
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