Twelve disciples gathered at Manor House ready for a “hilly Billy” ride to Millington. Raymond suggested the route to Nunburnholme village where we would then decide which cafe to head for. Two groups set off through Cherry Burton to Etton. Chad, showing impressive “form”, soon took up the pace setting, holding the same position at the front all the way to Goodmanham and Market Weighton.
On reaching the Londesborough roundabout, we stopped briefly as memories of Raymond’s route instructions were somewhat patchy for some of the group. Assured by the captain, we continued towards Londesborough and Intake Hill.
“Take the second left at Londesborough” said Raymond at the briefing. We all knew what he meant but as the “top” of Intake Hill is a T-junction (although the road markings are not exactly clear) leading onto the Shiptonthorpe road, for all the pedants out there, it is a “right” turn then first left onto the Burnby road. Regardless of which direction, the route master is always “right”. Next up was a chance to recover as we headed downhill into Burnby.
Making our way on Long Hill Road, we came upon a farm vehicle taking up the whole road. With no way to pass, we settled in behind and followed it until reaching Nunburnholme where we stopped to await the “second coming”.
When they arrived, Barry left the group to head for an “early bath” while the rest, having decided on the Ramblers Rest at Millington for our cafe stop, continued towards Kilnwick Percy covering a few more “lumpy” bits before reaching the cafe.
The return journey took us from Millington up to Huggate. Shortly after the junction to North Dalton, Captain & t’Neil stopped to wait for Raymond & Seadog to catch up. While waiting, we were approached by a lady looking for advice on various directions to Malton. While chatting to her, the other pair passed leaving the two of us to play catch up, finally regrouping at Middleton-on-the-Wolds.
The final leg of the return took us through Holme-on-the-Wolds to Etton and Cherry Burton. While waiting at the side of the road, we witnessed a contretemp between two cars. The southbound car went to overtake some parked cars but then came face to face with a belligerent driver in the opposite direction who point blank refused to cede way. Meantime two other vehicles turned up to add to the mayhem. Once the cars had extricated themselves, we continued our way home and the end of another superb ride with something for everyone.