“P Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday” though I don’t think it has the same significance for most of our “Friday Riders”. Early warning notice came from regular Friday route master Raymond “Sorry can’t make it this week, so someone else will have to lead”.
Iain was first to respond somewhat unsurely, only to say he had to be home prematurely. Karl was next "in to bat", with an eighty mile ride if you fancy that. Matty and Jon said that would be a treat, but where and when shall we meet. Then up spoke Neil with an alternative route, with start time and meeting place to boot.
Etton was the place where our story unfolds, starting with a climb up to Holme-on-the-Wolds. Turning into the wind was quite the slog, with everyone trying to stay tucked in behind Seadog. Middleton to North Dalton was a bit up and down, As we pedalled through from town to town. Continuing up to Huggate with the wind in our face, We still managed to maintain a decent pace.
With the wind behind and mostly downhill to Tibthorpe, We went up another gear making a bid for "Warp". Kirkburn and Southburn went by in a flash, With personal bests we tried to smash. With minutes to spare we reached our chosen venue, And were still able to choose from the breakfast menu.
After lunch there was a split in the "peloton", While some returned by Bracken the others went by Watton. Rolling through Kilnwick then onwards to Lockington, The "breakaway" returned to route on reaching South Dalton. For the final leg home we reflected on a day without rain, Vowing soon to do it all over again.