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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cowbridge ride



Great weather for the mid week ride so seven of us went out to Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Its one of our usual runs and being in the Vale there's lots of lanes and many different ways of getting there.  Chris lead us on his route which is on the Strava side panel.  

During the war the RAF used the now dis used Llandow airfield and the rumour is that all the surrounding road signs were removed in case of an invasion.  Consequently they have never been completely replaced so unless you are familiar with the lanes, or have a sat nav, its very easy to take a wrong turning.   But there are many landmarks to look out for so you never get hopelessly lost.

A favourite cafe stop in the town  is: 




You can spend so much time here just browsing and think.........we used to have one of those.

                                


There's always a huge selection of cakes, and my choice was Bara Brith 


Here's the recipe for Bara Brith 

12 comments:

  1. I love the look of the Happy Days place Dave, looks fascinating! There used to be a museum of advertising and packaging in Gloucester (I think), just old packets and boxes of household stuff mostly, but by crikey it was brilliant and brought back so many memories that had long been forgotten. I think though the museum has now closed, which is a shame.

    Good place to have coffee and cake there by the look of it!

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    1. As you know Mick when you're out cycling a "brew" is always welcome. This is a very friendly place with good food.

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  2. What a great place I could browse a place like that for hours! Love the "formal" look to you cake break.

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    1. It does look "formal" with the table layout, but the atmosphere isn't stuffy at all. The woman in the cafe is great, one time we wanted slices of her Victoria sponge and as she had some spare custard she put it on the cake. Fantastic. I'd never had Victoria sponge with custard before.

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  3. Your cafe just looks lovely. It's nice to see proper cups and saucers on the tables.

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    1. There is something special about having tea in a cup and saucer rather than a mug, especially when the crockery is bone china. Often the crockery doesn't match and half the fun is seeing the different patterns and looking underneath to see if a well known pottery has produced your cup or saucer.

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  4. One of the things I like when I go to the UK is to have afternoon tea, and I do like cakes. Looks nice in there. Enjoy the weekend!

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  5. Thanks Gunn, it is a bit of a tradition.

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  6. That looks a well deserved tea break!

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    1. Knowing that there's a good teas stop on a ride is always a motivator.

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  7. I could get completely lost in that place with all of the many different items here and there, that cake looks yummy good too.

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    1. Thats true and when I took my wife there the only way I could get her out was because the parking limit was expiring.

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave