“Message from Tracy Island” cried out Sergeant Pepper trying to drum up some company for a sedentary ride to Hutton Cranswick. “Sedentary?” asked one voice “Isn’t that some kind of rock?”. “No, it’s the stuff you find at the bottom of a glass of home brew” ventured another. “Well I prefer Indieous” said another. Speaking of which, after our recent spell of Arctic Monkeys and Cold Play it seems a long time since the last Friday group ride.
“Forgive that little intrusion, where was I? Oh yes, hallelujah it’s not ‘Raining Men’ and forecast looking good so Thunderbirds are Go! Meet at Manor House 0945”. Renditions of “I’ll be there” rang out from many quarters. However there is always one who wants to spoil the party. “We won’t be there, we’re cycling in sunny Tenerife” declared Neil, posting pictures just to add to our jealousy.
And that’s when the confusion started. “I’ll be there” said Pugwash which heralded a tongue in cheek comment “What Tenerife? Good effort Capt”. The musing continued when Stephen suggested his ideal commute would be between skiing in the Alps and Tenerife on the bike. The ‘wag’ then responded with a strava picture of said commute showing 6 days 5 hours by bike. “I’ll be there” added Michael. “Ooh where are you staying Michael? We’re heading up Mt Teide tomorrow” enquired Heather. Must be all that sun going to their heads. 🤔😉
No such luck here, as the dark clouds continued to obscure the sun. Ten Knights eventually turned up at Manor House setting off at a gentle pace towards Cherry Burton and Etton. A great chance to catch up with tales of Christmas and New year adventures. Our route today took us past the duck pond at South Dalton onto the Bracken road to Southburn and looping round to the Cranswick Farm Shop.
For the return journey, Matt and Michael set off ahead of the rest to attend prior appointments. Just as the bunch were getting ready to leave the cafe, we were joined by Steve Guest. Unfortunately for him there was no time for a bacon sarnie or cake. The route home took us back down the Bracken road, retracing our ‘steps’ through South Dalton and Etton.
It was great to be back outside and in wonderful company once more for the first Friday ride of 2023. We look forward to many more.