Is it a holiday…is it a Sunday…no it was just a good turn out for a warm sunny Friday ride, or in the words of General Custer “Holy Mackerel, look at all those bike-mobiles”. Today’s suggested café stop was the Bike Cave in Driffield. Accompanying Bikeman and Rayban, were another eleven villainous groupies. The number proved a little unlucky initially as every traffic light, vehicle and pedestrian tried to inhibit our smooth passage round to Weel bridge.
With a light south westerly warming our rear and aiding our progress, we were off like a rocket and soon arrived at Leven then Brandesburton. Having reached the outer stratosphere, it was time to offload the first of the spent fuel capsules as Bane and Catwoman peeled off to return back to earth. A brief sprint up the main road saw us onto the Bewholme road. This was the meteor belt as we dodged potholes and other road defects. It proved too much for Rayban, who had to call a halt to investigate mechanical problems with his bike-mobile. Once sorted, we were off again accompanied by mutterings of “fat tyres” and “state of the roads” from the Riddler.
The solar winds continued to assist our progress until Skipsea, where we turned west towards Beeford and into a slight headwind. Stopping outside the Tiger Inn, it was time to contact mission control at the Bike Cave to advise of our imminent arrival and refuelling requirements. Despite the adverse wind, progress was swift with Iceman leading the way through North Frodingham and Wansford, only relenting on reaching Driffield.
At the Bike Cave, the Penguin and Mr Freeze carried on, while the rest docked our bike-mobiles and got ready for our well earned replenishment. While waiting, there was a chance for some to visit the bike shop at the rear to engage in a bit of bike porn with Iceman and the Riddler comparing the size of their tyres. Boys will be boys. Good service and good food and bike parking will see the Bike Cave added to our list of regular café stops.
For the return journey we headed to Skerne and Hutton Cranswick before following familiar routes home through Bracken, South Dalton, Etton and Cherry Burton.