For Members of Chester & North Wales CTC (CyclingUK) Only – President’s Fun Lunch Pod Competition (ending 30th Sept 2021)

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CyclingUK members at the popular Net’s Cafe, Denhall Farm, Ness, Wirral.

President Mike Cross writes:-

Mike Cross. President CTC Chester&North Wales (CyclingUK)

For the second year running the President’s Ride and Lunch has had to be cancelled.  The past 18 months have seen Covid put the mockers on the sociable side of our cycling so, to put a smile on C&NW cyclists’ faces, here is a fun competition open to all – with valuable prizes, too!

Many will recall the Coffee, Tea and Cakes (CTC) competition for our 70th Anniversary where Sections (as they then were) competed to have coffee, tea and cakes in unusual places. (It was won by Chester Section members who rode up to the Grosvenor Hotel, no less, to partake of these comestibles in fitting style.)

THIS competition is similar – but different. Coffee, Tea and Cakes, yes, and consumed in an unusual location but this time by small groups (‘Pods’) of up to six cyclists.



Limited to Members of the Chester&NorthWales region of CyclingUK.  (There are circa 1,900 members and affiliates in the region)

Closing date: 30th September 2021.

Prize: FREE ENTRY to the next President’s Lunch for Podders in the winning Pod!

Here’s what you have to do:

Form a ‘Pod’ with a minimum of 4 and no more than 6 ‘Podders’ in it and nominate your ‘Chief Pod’Give your Pod a fitting name!Cycle to your selected UNusual Location. (It can be indoors or outdoors and anywhere in this country but it must be unusual and involve Coffee, Tea and Cakes.)

Your location must be one available to the public (e.g., not your back garden!).

Participants must comply with any Covid 19 rules that might apply to that area at the time.

Consume your CT and C and take a photograph of the Podders enjoying it.

Chief Pod submits an email attachment of a suitable photo of the occasion – with the name of the location and the names and details of the Podders to me by midnight on 30th September 2021: email: .

I will choose the winning Pod (and my decision will be final!).

In the event of more than one Pod coincidentally choosing the same winning location, I will select the photo of the most cheerful looking Pod group as the winners.

Photos may be displayed in the LINK where the details of the winning Pod will appear. (All Podders must agree to being photographed and the photos published with their names.)

And – YES – you can be in more than one Pod on more than one occasion BUT each time you must be with mostly different people. That will increase the chances of a POD YOU are in winning the PRIZE of FREE TICKETS for the Winning Pod for the next PRESIDENT’S LUNCH.

Happy Podding!

Mike Cross (AKA: President of the Podders)

Related:-  YOUTUBE President’s Vale of Clwyd Ride 2015

                 YOUTUBE President’s Cheshire Ride  2018