🎶Let the sun shine in 🎶. This Friday’s ride was blessed with a brief respite between the many showers and storms of recent weeks to present us with almost perfect cycling conditions. Thirteen Knights turned out for the start at Walkington Pond to take advantage of the wall to wall sunshine and light winds to ride out to the Fiddle Drill at Goodmanham.
Our route took us initially to South Cave taking on the climbs of Bluestone Bottoms and Comberdale Hill along the way. Next up was a quick blast over to North Cave and onto the Cliffe Road leading into Market Weighton. After wending out way through town traffic we came to our next challenge with the climb to the Fiddle Drill where we were joined by SteveG.
For the route home, we continued to climb up Cross Gate until reaching the Kiplingcotes Race Course road where Mike and Steve left the group while the rest continued to Middleton-on-the-Wolds….. Well I say the rest, but Iain and Martin decided to leave shortly after by turning off to Lund while a few others also went their own way. By the time we reached the Kilnwick road the group was down to seven.
Approaching the Bracken junction we spotted two cyclists up ahead. “That’s Iain and Martin” cried someone “Why didn’t they stay with us?” we wondered. From Bracken we followed our usual route back to South Dalton, Etton and Cherry Burton to end another very enjoyable ride.