Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Breakfast Club at the Airfield. 24

Stopping in Leamington for a couple of days and today was an opportunity to cycle to the weekly Breakfast Club. This is a bunch of ex bobbies and their wives who meet up to reminisce and put the world to rights. Did a nice circuit around Warwick and Walton Hall in reasonable weather. Took several photos en route but won't be able to put them on here for 24 hours when I'm back home.
Apologies for the quality of the pictures, seem to have something on the lens that needs sorting out.

Leopard Inn

Not a bad pub this. It is on the southern side of Leamington on the main road going through a village called Bishops Tachbrook.  Quite a reasonable menu and good parking.

Walton Hall

Went out from Leamington and arrived in Wellesbourne far too early for the Breakfast Club meet.  A good opportunity then to extend the ride a little so went around Walton Hall, a 16th century mansion at Walton a small hamlet to the south of Wellesbourne.  It has had various owners and uses in its history and is currently a hotel and spa.  This is a view of the nearby bridge over the lake that is fed by the river Dene.

Breakfast Club

With a regular 'meeting' every Wednesday morning at the cafe at Wellesbourne Airfield the club has been going for about 4 years now.  The main aim is to keep in touch with retired colleagues from Warwickshire Constabulay, and have deep and meaningful banter whilst putting the world to rights. Wives are welcome to attend.  With a hardcore of about a dozen, and the occasional guest, it is hoped that this will continue for many years. Numbers were down this week as some had other commitments, and one fell off his motorbike on the way over from Leamington. Luckily, very minor damage to the bike, the rider was fine.

Alms houses at West Gate Warwick.

After leaving the cafe, continued the circuit through Hampton Lucy, Sherbourne and Warwick.  Stopped to admire these Alms Houses at West Gate on the main road through the town.  These houses were built in 1889 by Louisa and Julia Harris in memory of their mother.

A nice ride of nearly 25 miles in good weather.  The wind was a tad chilly but was not a problem.

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