Season 2010-2011A.COOKE; 48 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush
ROUND 7
28.01.'11
PlayedEels
(4 pts)
Pie
(4 pts)
Mash
(3 pts)
Afters
(2 pts)
Liquor
(1 pts)
SumTotal
NICK EVANS71210.5117130
RICHARD LUCAS4072
TOM LEADER3072
DAVID ARKELL2062
LEN WILCOCK2062
BRIAN CATCHPOLE3032022052
TERRY CECIL2038
DENISE ROUSE301101835
GRAHAM McLAURIN2034
EDWARD MOSSE3021011232
DOUGLAS BENFORD21110.511330
BEN HAYES2028
PAUL GRICE2028
RON COX2028
MAX SHANKLY1022
SCOTT CECIL1020
ALAN SMITH2016
ANDY POTTER1016
JAMIE TANNER1015
LUKE ROBERTS1022011515
PHILLIPPA TANNER1015
JASON SHARP1014
ROB RICE1013
JOHN LEACH1012
MIKE WENT1012
STUART FROST1012
JUDITH DESCHAMPS10110188
PHIL THOMPSON108
ROY TANNER106
JILL CROPPER104

The club sought out A. Cooke of the Goldhawk Road for a steam-powered lunch this 28th of January last. We wanted to show our support for this esteamed establishment as it is under threat from the bulldozers of the bully boy 'bush developers, boo! You can do your bit to show solidarity in the face of capitalist expansionism by [a] having your lunch there or [b] join the facebook group dedicated to save this space.

Douglas Benford was already installed and ingesting heartily, having punished his pedals all the way from Brentford.

Second cyclist Luke Roberts pie-led in with a healthy appetite after the ride from Clapham's nethers.

There was no teddy bear's picnic in the children's corner. Sadly the inflatable Mr Blobby was retired upstairs after a run-in with an enraged tot.

Parked up in the rear dining room was cyclist number three Brian Catchpole in full reflective gear. Where r = length of cycle route, Catchpole's Formula for Satisfaction is pie x r squared.

Table companion and historian-of-note Judith Deschamps is able to reach the state of nirvana through the mystical practice of 'pie-lates'. The link between pies and higher states of consciousness is further proven by an interesting article I tracked down in northern newsrag 'Wigan Today' from 2009: Meet Wigan's Psychic Pieman.

Denise was down from Berko again, and it can't be long before her pie miles laid end-to-end exceed them what me and Rikk Lucas racked up on the trip to Walton.

The pies were delicious by the way.

Edward Mosse, a St George's flag and a plate of pie and mash is a combination to stir the heart of any Englishman.

Catchpole counts out the coinage for seconds, earning himself the day's top score of 20.

The friendly physogs of Pie and Mash.

Doug and I fancied a second helping of steam, this time a steamed spotted dick on which we went halvos. A fantastic aroma of cloves came up with each plunge of the spoon.

I suggested the bar area be extended to include an upright piano for knees ups and singsongs but it fell on [tone] deaf ears.

The three cycleteers; speed, power and endurance are necessary attributes for winning the race but when it's all over who'll be wearing the custard-coloured cardi? My shilling's on Catchpole, the only man here old enough to have featured in Lelouch's 1965 tribute to the Tour de France, 'Pour Un Maillot Jaune'. You can watch it in glorious low resolution here.

Allez les rosbifs! St@