Clarion Cycling Club Easter Meet Weekend 2017 in Chester Friday April 14 to Monday April 17
Venue: Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel, Whitchurch Road, Christleton, Chester CH3 5QL. Tel 0844 815 9019.
This is a central booking number, and not the hotel itself. Twin and double rooms available £90 per night bed and breakfast. Remember to mention you are attending the National Clarion Easter Meet when booking.
Programme of events.
Friday evening, sign in; collect meet ribbon, and informal get together in the hotel bar, meals available in the hotel.
Saturday morning: Conference (AGM).
Saturday afternoon: Trip to Chester Zoo, shared cars or cycling (around 5 miles each way). Additional cost will apply; the exact amount will in part depend on numbers. City centre sight-seeing and a short ride also possible if desired.
Saturday evening: get together and buffet in the hotel.
Sunday morning: A 10 mile time trial is being prepared, more details to follow. A choice of rides: up to 30 miles; 30-50 miles; over 50 miles. Alternatively for those not wishing to cycle guided walks are available.
Sunday evening: Presentation and formal 3 course meal in the hotel.
Menu choices for Sunday evening.
Starters: Slow roast tomato and fresh basil soup with crunchy croutons; Pressed seafood terrine on a bed of rocket salad; Duo of melon, fresh fruit compote with mint and ginger syrup.
Main courses: Beef and Stilton pie served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes; Corn fed breast of chicken, mushroom, sun bleached tomato and red wine sauce, Dauphinoise potatoes and summer veg; Beetroot and blue cheese risotto, candied walnuts , thyme; Roast Mediterranean vegetable and goats cheese wellington, basil, cream sauce.
Desserts: Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream; Baked vanilla cheesecake, black cherry compote; Fresh fruit platter with ginger coulis.
Please indicate your choices on the booking form.
Meet levy: Saturday only £20; Sunday only £30; full weekend £50.
Chester has been home to a National Clarion Easter meet many times before but not since 1946.
Here is a photo of Sheffield Clarion at Chester in 1925.