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Leith Tower

Posted by DaveC | September 10, 2006 | 1 comment so far

Top home made cake type of outfit this one.

Last time I was there I sampled the ginger cake. Now ginger cake is one of my favourite cakes but it can be done so many ways.

A dear old friend of my late Mother made the best and therefore the “Gwen” scale shall henceforth be used to judge the ginger cake.

A 10 is reserved for Gwen’s own cake and is pretty much unobtainable in my opinion but I’d say the Leith Hill variety is a top cake and worth a 6. (To put this in perspective I guess I’d give McV Jamaican ginger cake a 6 as well).

One other point worth making is that there is no piped water to the tower at Leith Hill and so drinks are at a premium, take an extra bottle with you.

Newsflash!

Tradition is a good thing but sometime you just need to cut loose. After 20 miles of hard riding I said “NO” to tradition and plumped for the Orange and Marmalade cake.

It’s a soft orangey sponge with dollops of marmalade that reminded me of the little chocolate covered cakes with “smashing” orangey bits in the middle.

I’ll give it an 8/10!

Temptation – To feed the fat Labrador…don’t do it, the NT bloke gets very annoyed !!

DaveC

About the author

Dave's been riding seriously since about 1997 and is one of the founding Molefathers — along with Matt and Mark — that came up with the idea of a MTB website for Mole Valley riders.

He's had several different bikes but it's now mainly 29ers in Dave's stable, apart from an Orange 5.

Current Bikes: Orange 5, Salsa Spearfish and Kona Big Unit

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  1. dave says:

    On my last visit to Leith Hill I had a piece of fruit cake. Lovely and moist and fruity and rich – recommended.

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