No, nothing to do with bolsheviks, but all to do with the spinning of bicycle wheels as the Knights went “rushin'” out to the east. Despite the damp wet roads and dull grey clouds blanketing the sky we had a great turnout at Market Cross.
Eleven Knights set off through town towards Weel road meeting up with DJ en-route. On reaching Tickton our numbers were further increased when Chad and AndyG joined us making fourteen in total. The first section was made relatively easy with a good south westerly helping us along until we got to Routh. We then headed south along Meaux Lane and onto Kidhill Lane. This is normally a fairly quiet road traffic wise however today it was being used as a “rat run” by numerous cars.
Despite these “obstacles” the Knights soldiered on with dogged determination like Captain Scott heading to the south pole, although our destination was somewhat less adventurous and the “challenges” le than life threatening. When we arrived in Skirlaugh it turned out we’d lost Chad. Seems he’d had a puncture but said “he might be some time” and he’d catch up later. Meanwhile the main group continued on towards Old Ellerby where our two “lead riders” were faced with a choice. “Is it left? Or is it right?”. (How many times have we been this way? 🤔Fortunately a shout from behind kept them on the right track towards Burton Constable.
The final leg of our journey saw the pace picking up as we got nearer to the Spotted Duck cafe at Fitling. At the same time “Buster Gut” (Chad) had been pressing hard on the pedals and setting a number of Strava PB’s to rejoin the “sedentary” group near to Sproatley.
The return trip proved to be a little more arduous with the wind mostly against us. Retracing our steps through Humbleton we turned towards Sproatley taking the single track road around the back of Burton Constable eventually reaching Coniston. From there we continued along quiet country lanes through Swine returning to our outward route near Beningholme. Once again we encountered more traffic than usual as we battled our way into the wind until reaching Meaux Lane. After a brief respite from the wind we returned home via the A1035 cycle path to complete another enjoyable ride in great company.