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Re: On Your Virtual Bike:The Pennine Cycleway (&quiz)

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Great minds think alike! I went for the beef:
BFTW
BFTW
and Bob had the gammon:
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BFTW
Both followed by a slice of Parkin
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and a pint of Thwaites Best to wash it down.

Now bring on that climb!!

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Well we came over a rise to be greeted with this view
BFTW
BFTW
so we rode on to the building which turned out to be Blake Dean Scout Hostel nestling in the U bend on the road:
BFTW
BFTW
A Fascinating place so I borrowed Bob's drone to get a quick aerial view so you can see exactly where it can be found:
CWBDAE
CWBDAE
From here we'll peddle up to Widdop Reservoir to see its claim to fame and have a paddle.

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 3 Number 6 is: What is the reservoir's claim to fame?

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Made it to the Pavillion Cafe and ordered my tea, just need to know what everyone else is having?
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Call out your orders! :-D

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I have one of that lot as well! :D

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While I am having tea here is the picture of Widdop Reservoir:
AFTW
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and half the answer to Question 6:
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I have ordered for 6 : :-D
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Puff pant just arrived after a hot day in the saddle, but ready for one of those mick but I need a bit of rehydration.

The Tea should do that but can I order a long ice cream coca cola float.
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I think the post mortem on my leg via Burnley will have to wait until the B&B :-D

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As I approached Burnley on my route I looked over to my left in a Westerly direction and spotted a pantopticon and felt a quiz question coming on.
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 3 Number 7?
What is a Pantopticon? and What was the Pantoptican I spotted?
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What do I associate Burnley with?

Turf Moor and Burnley FC, and the Northern Cross-Country Championships 1975 in the usual duff weather in the middle of winter.

So here is an easily researched Question even for non-football/sport folks.
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 3 Number 8
Who is this Player?

He played for Burnley/Tottenham Hotspur/Leyton Orient and (specially for Mick) Hertford Heath when he dropped into non-league football. He won 4 Caps for England. He was born in the same village as a well known wing-half who started his playing career with Bishop Auckland, and went on to achieve greater things with Liverpool,
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 May 2020, 17:44
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 3 Number 7?
What is a Pantopticon? and What was the Pantoptican I spotted?
Regards Neil
Quickly before I answer the phone:
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I assume this is the structure you are referring to? :-D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_R ... nopticons)

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Thats It Mick :-D

Lancashire is of course a hotbed of cricket tradition. James mentioned James Anderson who is a Burnley lad, but its fascinating to just have a look at the Lancashire Leagues and the calibre of player they had as professionals

Wiki lists these, its a who's who of great cricketers. I wondered as the afternoon teas and the spares were wolfed down at the Pavillion at Colne, whether any of the "greats" turned out for little Colne CC. Havent dug round to find out yet.
Lancashire League (cricket) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancashir ... _(cricket)
The professionals
The existence of the Lancashire League is a testament to local cricketers and their supporters, but the sheer quantity and quality of the professional cricketers that have been drawn to the milltowns of East Lancashire and the surrounding area is astonishing. Players from all over the world have come to live and play in the League including: Dik Abed, Bill Alley, Nyron Asgarali, Nathan Astle, Sydney Barnes, Allan Border, Chris Cairns, Sir Learie Constantine, Kapil Dev, Allan Donald, Bruce Dooland, Roy Gilchrist, Dennis Lillee, Trevor Chappell, Jason Gillespie, Kerry O'Keeffe, Charlie Griffith, Andrew Hall, Wes Hall, Roger Harper, Chris Harris, George Headley, Michael Holding, Murali Kartik, Charlie Llewellyn, Clive Lloyd, Manny Martindale, Cec Pepper, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Fred Root, Jacques Rudolph, Peter Sleep, 'Big' Jim Smith, Hugh Tayfield, George Tribe, Lou Vincent, Shane Warne, Chester Watson, Steve Waugh, Bilawal Bhatti, Alviro Petersen, Robin Petersen and Everton Weekes.[1] It is a rule of the competition that each team must have a professional player in their squad. Should the professional be unavailable then a substitute must be found. Teams not playing a pro can be fined.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 May 2020, 18:15
What do I associate Burnley with?

Turf Moor and Burnley FC, and the Northern Cross-Country Championships 1975 in the usual duff weather in the middle of winter.

So here is an easily researched Question even for non-football/sport folks.
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 3 Number 8
Who is this Player?

He played for Burnley/Tottenham Hotspur/Leyton Orient and (specially for Mick) Hertford Heath when he dropped into non-league football. He won 4 Caps for England. He was born in the same village as a well known wing-half who started his playing career with Bishop Auckland, and went on to achieve greater things with Liverpool,
Regards Neil
Right up my street that one:
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Ralph Coates!

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Wonder if you remember Bryan Robson Mick. Not the Man U and England Captain, but a former Newcastle Number 9 who also played with West Ham and Sunderland and even made 15 Appearances for Chelsea scoring 3 goals.

He was also born in the same place as the player correctly identified, and had the same sort of hair challenges in his later career.

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And now I have to deliver the news. That phone call was asking for my assistance in a real world crisis which has cropped up. It means I will quite probably have to arrange a helicopter to pick me up at the B&B tomorrow morning and buzz down to Berkhamstead where I will be helping a mate replace rear discs and pads on the MX3 in order to permit him to visit his sick father. I will of course fly back to Yorkshire in the evening to rejoin the ride. Fortunately Bob will be able to take my bike on his trailer if someone else would please tow the canoe trailer tomorrow and I will then be fully equipped to ride again on Friday. Any suggestions? :)
It won't affect this evenings plans of course! :-D

And yes Neil I remember "Pop" Robson as the boys in the shed used to call him. I have a vivid memory of him flying down the wing and slide tackling the corner flag at Highbury!!

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Mick I have just installed myself in a room at the Stone Trough, just having a chill and a catch up, might throw up the odd gem after reviewing my ride today. That was a substantial afternoon tea at the pavillion, but should we do something like go for an Indian (if there are any) or have something at the Stone trough and head up to McCulloughs Bar later.

Regards Neil