Christmas Lunch: Urgent message from Keith Benton

From: Keith <>
26 Nov at 16:27

Hello everyone

I have a problem with the lunch

The sales manager at Burn Hall is not willing to change the set menus and Traditional roast beef (with a £3.00 supplement) and Salmon can only be chosen from the £25.00 menu.

It seems that patronage for the last 10 years counts for nothing!

We can have the original menu at £21.00 (WW is standing the £1.00 over the £20.00 you have all paid ) or we can have a £25.00 menu. I show below the comparison

So for the trad Soup or (Prawn Cocktail) , Turkey, and  Pudding menu choices (over 80% of you have chosen this) we get nothing more than is offered  on the £21.00  menu  ie paying an extra £4.00 for nothing

My inclination is to go for the £21.00 menu but I would like you all to consider and for those who chose beef or salmon to decide whether the extra is worth it. For the other variations would you please let me know which option you wish to take

I think that we would all have to go with one menu ie we can’t have some on £21.00 and others on £25.00

I am sorry for this hassle. For the first time for 12 years I have not enjoyed the organisation of the lunch. When you stop enjoying something  it is time to give up and I would like another WW to take over for next year

Menu at £21.00                                                          Menu at £25.00

Starter                                                                         Starter
Huby winter broth                                                   Home made leek & potato soup
Chicken liver pate                                                    Deep fried Brie
Prawn Cocktail                                                          Prawn Cocktail

Main                                                                            Main
Trad Turkey                                                               Trad Turkey
Braised shin of beef                                                  Braised shin of beef                                                                                                                                  (roast beef £3.00 supp)
Oven baked cod fillet wrapped in pancetta         Baked salmon
Roast vegetable wellington                                      Mushroom, sorrel risotto

Desserts                                                                        Desserts
Christmas pudding                                                     Christmas pudding
Baked cheesecake                                                       Creme Brulee
Trio of local ice cream                                               Eaton Mess

Tea or coffee and a mince pie                                  Tea and coffee

I’ve coloured the £21.00 menu in Green the £25.00 in red in case your device doesn’t print out in the layout I have used



Shorter Wednesday Wheelers’ Rides

Following the proposal discussed at the recent AGM, over coming weeks there will be a trial of an additional, shorter Wednesday ride.  Departure will be at 9.30 from Exhibition Square, as normal.  Rides will be about 40 miles and have a coffee break (where possible) and a lunch break: Wednesday Wheelers shorter rides.

Wednesday Wheelers Christmas Lunch

As previously announced this year’s Christmas Lunch will be at Burn Hall, near Huby on Wednesday 11th December. The menu is now confirmed as:
             Leek & Potato Soup
             Classic Prawn Cocktail with Brown Bread
             Deep Fried Brie with Tomato Chutney
            Traditional Roast Turkey with trimmings
            Traditional Roast Beef (not braised shin)
            Baked Salmon, Sun Blushed Tomato & Caper Butter
               served with Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes
                          & selection of Vegetables
            Mushroom, Sorrel Risotto with Parmesan Cheese
             Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream Sauce
             Pear & Apple Tart Tatin with Vanilla Ice Cream
             Fresh Fruit Vacherin
             Followed by tea,coffee and mints
£20.00 payment with choices please to:-
              Keith Benton, 127 Greenshaw Drive, Wigginton, York YO32 2DB
Keith will also be at Exhibition Square before the rides on Wednesday 13th November, to take orders and payments.
Cheques payable to York Wednesday Wheelers

Emergency Contacts and Medical details

For some time, we have asked that participants in Wednesday Wheelers rides should carry an “In case of Emergency” (ICE) card.  With most of us now carrying a smartphone of some description there is an another, perhaps better, option in the form of “Medical ID” apps. These allow you to record emergency contact details plus, should it be relevant, other information such as any conditions you have which medical staff treating you need to know about, as well as giving you shortcuts to, for example, call emergency services. These details are accessible to first responders, even on a locked phone.

Medical ID is available as an app for Android and as part of the iOS Health app.

If you don’t have a smartphone or would prefer to stick with a card, we still have a small stock of ICE cards. Please email me if you need one.


For Sale: Tubeless tyres

From Murray Walsh-Banks:

Giant Gavia Fondo 1 Tubeless tyres (pair) 700 x 32 (New)

Never been used, straight off new bike. Comes with 2 bottles of sealant and valves.


 Low rolling resistance combines with high mileage through use of a fast, efficient and durable compound in the center of the tire with a tackier compound on the shoulder.  Optimized compound profile provides better tire shoulder grip resulting in outstanding cornering capability.  Endurance-Specific Tread Pattern Design for better wet/mix-terrain grip. R-Shield Puncture Protection ensures a high level of puncture protection.  Carbon/Kevlar Composite Bead keeps the tire secured to the rim and provides greater strength to withstand the higher pressures needed in road tyres.

Cash on Collection from Stamford Bridge YO41.

Call 07805 861696.

Channel to the Med, September 2020

Note below from Geoff Powner:


I intend to cycle from Caen on the Channel to Nice on the Mediterranean during September 2020.

This will be a 14 day fully supported ride starting on the 4th September.

Anyone who might be interested in joining me contact me on 07775 576226 ( please leave a message if I don’t answer straight away) or speak to me on a Wednesday morning preferably by mid November.

Further information can be found at, then go to Channel to the Med

How can you live a longer life?

What is the secret to living healthily into very old age? The latest edition of the BBC World Service CrowdScience programme reveals the secrets to extending our lifespans from Costa Rican centenarians and age researchers.

Spoiler alert: you won’t have to listen for many minutes to find out that we cyclists are probably doing most things just right already though, for male listeners at least, the smugness might be tempered by the realisation that we may have left it too late to have twelve children with our wives … and another eight with another woman.