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17 April

OV cyclists Baking!

We were very inspired and very hungry after reading about OV professional cyclist Lizzy Banks (Ch 02-09) and her ‘Bike Themed Bake’ competition! Lizzy explains,

“As we are all spending a lot more time at home, it seems many people have rekindled their love for baking so I thought why not hold a ‘Bike Themed Bake’ competition to win a voucher for my team’s clothing sponsor. Participants were encouraged to use what they already had at home and so I kicked things off by making a Rhubarb Bakewell Tart using rhubarb from the garden to make rhubarb jam and some candied rhubarb to illustrate a bike on top of the tart, it was really delicious and a great combination!”

OV Lizzy Banks with cycling bake- rhubarb tart

Lizzy also cooked up a bike cookie with icing details- very impressive!

Photo of Oc Lizzy Banks bike cookie

OV professional cyclist Hayley Simmonds (Cr 99-06) also took part with an incredible entry featuring Chris Boardman’s famous Olympic Gold medal winning Lotus Time Trial bike from the 1992 Olympics. It was made with vanilla biscuit and very topical Paris-Brest wheels sandwiched with hazelnut praline creme mousseline filling. Lizzy remarked, “If that doesn’t whet your appetite to get baking, I’m not sure what will!” We quite agree!

OV Hayley Simmonds with bicycle bake

Close up of OV Hayley Simmonds bicycle bake