The Tiemens family joined us for a great day’s cycling south of Utrecht, and we stopped to buy the first cherries of the season from a roadside stall.
Across from the stall was a ‘Kersepitspuugbaan.’ (Cherry Pip Spitting Alley). Cherry pip spitting is yet to take off as a sport in Australia. We’re world champions in things like Aussie Rules Football that nobody else plays, but we’ve yet to produce a world champion on the spitting alley.
However we’re always game for a challenge so Mevrouw T and I tried our best to uphold the national honour. Sadly, on the day, the Dutch were far too good.
After a kilo of cherries had been eaten and the pips spat (spitten? spitted?), Marjolein was the champion with a massive spuug of over 10 metres. Junior champion was Maarten with 7.5 metres.
(All results are provisional, subject to an inquiry by the International Cherry Pip Spitting Anti-Doping Commission).