The Oyster Festival is something that caught my fancy ever since I discovered that cold, slimy things in shells can actually be quite good with a generous sprinkling of black pepper and lemon juice. Oysters in the left hand! Champers on the right! Here’s my mouth – revelling in the middle with you! Oh, and bicycles too!
Ok, the “Stealers Wheel” version of that song is A LOT better but it was worth a bash.
So this year’s Oyster Festival is just around the bend – this weekend – and it sounds like it’s going to be all sorts of fun. As well as having a full and half marathon, two-day cycling festival of various road and mtb events and oyster eating competitions, they also have bowls. Not the ceramic kind, but the rolling-a-large-black-ball-around-a-patch-of-grass kind.
It’s part of the tradition, you see. When the Oyster Festival first started in 1983 they had a marathon, rugby, squash, golf. And bowls.
We are glad they added cycling to the mix and it seems the thousands of other people that flock to this beautiful place every year are too.
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