Algarve Senior Bikers

Algarve Senior Bikers go bonkers with conkers

The Algarve Senior Bikers (ASB) ride which took place on Wednesday, November 15 was preceded by a game of conkers.

For those of you not familiar with this ancient British traditional game, it is played using the hard shiny brown nuts of the horse chestnut tree, known as conkers. Each player has a nut on the end of a string and they take turns to strike the opponent’s conker. The winner is the person who destroys the opponent’s conker and goes on to the next round.

After several rounds of the knockout competition, there were two unbeaten players, Tim Holmes and Huw Chivers. The final was started at the meeting point at Roosters, near S.B. Messines, continued on during the day’s ride to the coffee break in São Barnabé and again after everyone had enjoyed a very nice lunch at restaurant Paraíso da Montanha, near Foia. After such a long time with neither competitor’s conkers suffering any serious damage, Tim and Huw were declared joint champions.

Algarve Senior Bikers

In the meantime, everyone had a great day of riding through hills on a beautiful clear sunny day.

The route included some of the highest roads in the Algarve with great views of the mountains and towards the coast. The event was organized by Huw Chivers, Peter Kenyon and David Shirley.

Next event will be the Charity Christmas Lunch on December 8 at restaurant

O Barril, Albufeira. All are invited, including riders, family, friends and guests.

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