Custard? came the hopeful plea…

It felt like spring had sprung a week early. A cool start saw a healthy group at the club this morning. The long ride started off to Dagfields, and we headed out with the aim of visiting Radway Green. The early morning sunshine and only light wind was most welcome, and we headed out on fairly quiet roads, out through Davenham, Lach Dennis, and Goostrey, then up past Jodrell Bank, out via Lower Withington, we skirted Sandback before turning back towards Hassall Green, then on to the cafe at the garden centre at Radway Green.

I was first in the queue and whilst ordering the de-facto standard of beans on toast and tea, spotted the apple pie. I ordered a slice, and then he piped up  – Al, I mean. ‘ Can we have it with custard?’ The cafe staff went quiet, and then huddled in the small kitchen, hushed conversation took place whilst we waited in hopeful anticipation. Out came the staff. ‘Yes’ they said! A cheer, and a number of apple pie and custards were ordered. Al’s eyes obviously lit-up. The long-gone stories of the Lock gate cafe having long since ceased serving custard now a distant painful memory…

Apple pie drowned in custard..

Apple pie drowned in custard..

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..demolished in a blur..

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..and oooh, the delightfulness of it all!

Fully charged by the sugary apple, pastry and custardy goodness, we left the cafe, and headed back equally as spritely as whence we came, and twiddled back via Barthomley, Englesea Brook, Crewe, Warmingham, Bostock Green, Davenham, (where Al merrily went home), then for the few, back through Hartford.

A fine and well navigated day, with Al and Jules taking on the donkey work on the front for most of the day.

An excellent, and fairly quick day for a short run. I recorded 16mph average for the day.

 

As a club, we’d like to wish Andrew Simpson @simmo_on_sport all the best for the future, with a heartfelt thanks for supporting WVCC all these years....

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Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 14:30
A 10:00 for a 10:10 depart.. an easy, no one gets left behind run. Usually head out into the wind so we have a tail wind home.
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Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Oct 24 @ 09:00 – 12:00
“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 9:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 09:00. Bangor on Dee with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Through and off, average 20-21mph Ride[...]
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10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
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Oct 28 @ 10:00 – 14:30
A 10:00 for a 10:10 depart.. an easy, no one gets left behind run. Usually head out into the wind so we have a tail wind home.
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09:00 Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Oct 31 @ 09:00 – 12:00
“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 9:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 09:00. Bangor on Dee with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Through and off, average 20-21mph Ride[...]

Club Meeting Times

Sunday runs:

09:30 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 10:00 during the winter months)

Tuesday evening (informal - usually a small gathering!)

20:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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