Sunday rides took on a new system today, splitting the ride into groups of similar abilities so more members can attend Sunday rides. As a result Ray met us at Tickton and Rachel on her first Sunday ride met us at Brandesburton.The group set off together from the Market Cross in good spirits especially Mark who’d cycled down from Driffield with 10 miles in his legs already.The group picked up Ray who was re-introduced to some Sunday members who he’d forgotten what they looked like. After the intro’s the group set off and soon the Hares broke away and Zog, Mark, and Stephen could be seen in the distance on the cycle path to Leven.
At Brandesburton we picked up Rachel who quickly joined the Peloton, and off we sped towards Nunkeeling and Dunnington, the Hares joined by Heather and James once again set off at a pace on great quiet roads, and the Tortoises regrouped again at Skipsea.
An organised split to Lissett saw us once again regrouped before heading off to Wansford. Rachel took to the front in the Tortoise group and quickly had the rest of the pack coming out of their shells and increasing the pace. This pace continued until reaching the Farm Shop where much needed refreshments were consumed, and it was particularly nice to sit in the warmth of the mid day sun.
After the Farm Shop, the group stayed together until at the top of Bracken we came across Brian his son and daughter on the film set of the much awaited BK’s Tour de Bracken film 🎥 A quick organised group riding in pairs set off and Brians son manoeuvred the drone filming parallel to the now serious looking BK’s who were told not to photo bomb the shoot, and a very professional slick team set off down the hill. Well we thought we looked good, Brian might tell us a different story 🤔
After that the group stayed together and were looking forward to a nice quiet run home, until Neil shouted “Everyone ready to try the new BK2021Sprint” the response wasn’t what he was expecting, a few expletives didn’t put Neil off from organising the first attempt at this years sprint segment.Everyone had a good go at the segment after clear instructions had been explained numerous times!!
After regrouping at the end of the sprint, finish line photographer Neil rejoined the group only to mention that the attempt from everyone was ‘Pathetic’ and we were all going to do it again! This, as you can imagine caused more expletives from the group, but after being congratulated on their first attempt the group set off cheerfully and sweaty back to Cherry Burton. A last regroup at Cherry and then the Hares set off back to Beverley and the Tortoises planned an attack on Granny’s hump, and Rachel who’d been given a few tips on attacking this little end of ride leg killer, then managed a PB on the segment, not bad for a first Sunday ride.
The song came to mind near the end of the ride 🎶 “have you heard the story about the Tortoise and the Hare, the Tortoise took his time but he got there” 🎶 This was true on today’s ride and all left happily and the new system seemed to work well.