This Sundays ride saw our largest turn out so far this year. Two groups of six started off from Market Cross while a third group set off from Manor House. We followed an anticlockwise direction taking us first to North Newbald then Hotham. It was here the first deviation took place when the “Smithy” group decided to take themselves through Hotham Park and round Nordham Road.
It was with some surprise then that the Pugwash group bumped into them as both groups emerged onto the Townend Lane leading to North Cave. After “allowing” 😉 them a head start, a natural split occurred when we were held up by traffic control as the “Smithy” group managed to sail through.
Once on the move again we headed to Newport where we turned off the main road taking us to Sandholme and Eastrington before arriving at Howden. Although the Pugwash group were last to arrive, we felt a little pleased with ourselves as Sharrin having phoned ahead with our food order were served second. 😁 🥓🥪☕ Great service from the Cheese Shop.
After battling head winds all the way out, it was some relief to have the wind behind for the return journey. The “Smithy” group took the lead and soon disappeared in the distance while the Pugwash group followed the Gregory group keeping them in sight as we made our way through Howdendyke, Yokefleet, Blacktoft and Faxfleet. At this point there was a another divergence of routes as the “Smithy” group went off-roading along the river bank to Broomfleet while the other two groups headed through the “brick works”.
A further route alternative occurred when the “Smithy” group headed for South Cave then up the “clump” while the other two groups passed through Ellerker and Brantingham taking the Dale Road to Riplingham. Yet another route change occurred when the Pugwash group decided to head via Little Weighton to take the Dunflat road through the “Medieval Village of Risby” while the Gregory group headed down “Bluestones”.
Another great day out with super company and it would have been great to ride in a big strong peloton. Perhaps one day 😷🤔 The Gregory group managed to round off their day with a quick pint at the Woolpack, perhaps we should make that a regular feature. Looks good to me 🍻 cheers all!