Ok, so it wasn’t quite the longest day of the year but that didn’t stop people from the Beverley Cycling club the knights turning out for the annual Summer Solstice ride. The weather had been on and off all day with it threatening to rain however when the clock got to 6.30pm and the Knights began to congregate at Market Square the sun came out and a beautiful British summer evening emerged.
Attendance was high with 22 riders turning up to join in on the leisurely jaunt to Hornsea sea front and back. A nice flat ride with a decent average speed (my Strava said 18.2mph) the conditions were perfect as we took in some of the gorgeous scenery this part of the country can offer. We really are lucky to live where we live and the abundance of country lanes in the area are just asking to be ridden by any keen cyclist.
Forty miles later and we were back at the pub met by partners and some funny looks from the locals (not you Mike) there was curry and chilli on offer and of course plenty of ale for everyone. But the star of the show had to be the complimentary cheese board at the end!
Many thanks to the staff at the Royal Oak not only for accommodating a load of sweaty cyclists in lycra but for the great food and full stomachs!
Now, I’m sure there is a cycling event starting next week?? Allez!