Today heralded the start of a new Beverley Knights tradition, the first ever annual Beverley Knights Poser Day. The rules as set out by team captain Neil were simple; Dress to Impress and the winner will be judged by a member of the public. So as the sun rose over East Yorkshire draws were being emptied, wardrobes were being rifled through and Raymond was even polishing his steel hobby horse. For pictures including the winner Mike Straw scroll down.
Not only did today see the first ever Poser Day but it saw a first foray into the flat lands around the banks of the Humber and Ouse on what was a flat, fast and furious day. The ride started with a climb over the Westwood to Walkington and then up towards the mast above South Cave. After a fast descent into South Cave the team headed towards Elleker and through the flat lands through Blacktoft, Yokefleet and Gilberdyke before heading to North Cave for another first, a stop at the Wetlands Café for a cheap but extremely cheerful coffee stop. It was at the café Mike “The Hood” Straw was crowned as the Best Dressed in his brand new (shhh don’t tell Jackie!) Jersey fresh from Majorca.
From North Cave the Knights headed to Hotham, Newbald and up Trundlegate where Anthony set a blistering pace that was too hot for Me, Slim Jim and Simon. Despite our efforts he climbed over the brow of the hill and he wasn’t seen again until the crossroads. This was followed by a dash to Walkington from where we dispersed in a variety of ways to our waiting lists of Sunday jobs. I forgot to turn on my Strava today so the facts and figures are Andy Smith’s he covered 42.3 miles at an average of 16.9 mph; Chapeau!
It was great to see the usual gang and Jackie getting better with every ride but it was even better to see the return of some absent friends, a big welcome back to Graham and Anthony. It should also be noted that on a day of firsts normality was resumed when Famous Ray was spotted by people who knew him on two separate occasions.