There was a whole lot of buzzin’ going on after King Bee issued the route for Friday’s ride. Beeverley, Brandesburton, Bewholme, Bike Cave and back by Bracken. All he wanted to know was “How many Bees were coming?” Instead, the Friday Bee channel was hijacked by chatter about some misguided dog.
Friday morning saw eight Bees swarm around outside the hive at Market Cross before setting off across town to the Weel Bridge to Tickton. The mood was jolly as we kept a moderate pace along the cycle path towards the White Cross roundabout. On reaching the junction at Routh, one “Bee who shall not be named 🌊🏠” having failed to read the despatch order, suddenly veered onto the road to turn towards Benningholme but quickly returned to the echelon following shouts from King Bee.
Such was the confusion caused, that several other Bees tried to follow. “Baaaaah, woah look out for that dog!” Unfortunately a moments lapse in attention led to a tumble resulting in a trip to the hospital for Russ. King Bee escorted him back before trying to rejoin the swarm.
Meanwhile, the rest of the swarm continued but with a lot less “buzz” than earlier. “Is that a spot of rain I feel?…… no it’s just the spray from the wet road thrown up by those without mud guards.” Back on script, we made our way through Brandesburton and while on the way to Bewholme we came across a beautiful display of pumpkins laid out at Wreathall farm.
Next stop for the Bees was Beeford where the road was closed for resurfacing. Fortunately we were able to find our way through to North Frodingham. Shortly after, Barry Bee felt somewhat deflated and had to stop to repair a puncture. It’s amazing how much pressure you feel when your mechanical skills are being closely observed by your fellow Bees!
Job done and we’re on our way once more. Next stop Bike Cave. Buzzing around the bike shop, the Bees were like kids in a sweet shop. “I want, I want, I want” “Don’t look Matty Bee”. Once we’d had our fill of “pollen” it was time to head back.
With the wind now behind us progress was a little easier as we flew over Bracken to Bishop Burton and finally back to Beeverley.