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