East Yorkshire CTC

TDF Sunday 29/07/18 Paris

July 31st, 2018

As the club run appears to have been washed out here are a few snaps from our Tour de France weekend trip.

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Not a good look, despite the hottest day!

July 27th, 2018

Tom Tom's Roundabout Ride Pics Sunday 22/07/18

July 23rd, 2018

Great day for a ride 2 groups setting off from Cottingham Green 12 in the faster Group up through Skidby and Little Weighton the fields look ready for harvesting already. Came to the top of Beverley Clump and decided to do Brantingham Dale with one motorist deciding to pass two of us on the steep section. Soon into the Garden Centre at Ellerker and coffee and tea cakes on the patio. Dudley looked forlorn at having to return because of another appointment but soon down Mill hill and through Ellerker picked up Tracey and soon through Broomfleet decision time for some taking the track and the route through the Tileworks.
Didn’t quite synchronise at Faxfleet so through Blackfoft and past the help yourself cafe for church funds and on through the quaint villages of Yokefleet Laxton and Kilpin met Duane on his way back and soon into California Gardens Howden for lunch which was surprisingly quiet. Commiserated with visitors from Barnsley on their relegation from the Championship.
Soon back out on the old A63 and through Eastrington and Sandholme and Newport back wind to North Cave and the back way through Nordham to Hotham Park and Newbald. The bushy hill route seemed most inviting and Middle Howe Lane Walkington and Little Weighton disappeared under our wheels to enjoy refreshing beer in the Half Moon with short journey and 55 miles since settling out.

Thanks be to Long Tom.

Towards Howden

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Thusday Ride Observations 17/07/18 Mad merc N30 CWH

July 21st, 2018

Two groups set off from Skidby Mill one looking for a purple cow the other to enjoy cake sampling at Dalton Village Hall. Yet another warm day, although more humid than of late. Boorish driving by a speeding merc open top on the Bracken track narrow lanes – madness considering the large amount of harvesting traffic about.

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Shiela's Sunny Sunday Hot Ride. 15/07/18 – Phew

July 16th, 2018

As record temperatures peaked in Hull to 30.4 deg, the hottest day of the year so far, ten riders sat in Burton Agnes Gardens enjoying the Jazz Festive over lunch. We'd journeyed East from CG in beautiful wall to wall sun which stayed with us all day.
Coffee at Warley Cross was a welcome rest. From here Group Two continued to the pub at Harpham for lunch, while our group kept to the quiet roads by North Frodingham, Kelk and lunch at Burton Agnes.

For the homeward journey, I used the cycle route to Nafferton and Cranswick, being mostly flat, the sun was already affecting some of our group by now! Again a welcome stop in Etton for a quick pint at the pub. Arriving home to see most of the World Cub, Tennis or Cycling. Approx. 70 miles

A pleasant ride in good company and excellent weather, I'm not going to say too hot, we had too many cancelled Sundays earlier in the year! For most of the M group ride we were accompanied by new riders Natalie and Edward, young visitors from Finland.

Thanks Sheila for the words.

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16 Take to the hot road and miss Ice cream in glorious weather 8/07/18

July 12th, 2018

Sixteen riders arrived at the Fiddle  Drill cafe on a very hot morning. This wasn't a planned stop, this was where it was arranged that the ride would meet Tracey.  However she had just left so Liz B raced after her before she had got too far. All but six riders, not surprisingly considering the temperature, decided to stop at the cafe and then continued on a flat route to Hutton Cranswick for lunch. The others continued to Longsborough  and through Pocklington to the Smiles cafe for tea, toasties, ice cream and recuperation. It was also hoped the maybe some of the other group had a change of heart.  Tracy left us here because she had a fair way to go to get home. After about an hour everyone had recovered enough for the climb up the High Callis Wold road and over the A166 to the Roman Road then down into Thixendale stopping at the Robert Fuller Gallery to view his fantastic paintings. In Thixendale it was a sharp right turn and another climb up to the A166 again where there was a light cool breeze, and a descent into Huggate. The disappointment of the day was that the cafe here was closed, so no ice cream! Anyway we all arrived panting for a drink in Etton and met up with the other group who had also had a pleasant ride in glorious weather.

Thanks be to John of Beverley.

Sheila's Sunday Ride East – Fittling Winestead Beverley 01/07/18

July 1st, 2018

Two groups today, the East group led by Sheila to Fittling and Winestead, a sunny ride with a brisk on shore wind. A puncture occurred at the point where the Beverley bunch headed north west for rehydration in the Sloop – traditionally the Sunday after ride gathering point for Hull Thursday Road Club. Other Clubs met in the pub opposite in the Buck Inn. Dudley forgot to bring his drink outside and Tracy was smitten by a good looking Rhodesian Ridge Back. 75 Miles.