A Cycle Ride to Thwing – with some thoughts on 'The Rules'
We cycled a bit further than expected today. A week in to October and it was still like summer. We were supposed to go to Rudston; instead we went to Thwing.
The planned ride for our group was to the north. So we headed west to get in a decent cafe stop before lunch. Dave L went home after Kilnwick Percy. He was struggling and his explanation put us off the possibility of walnut cake. That's when I started to think about 'The Rules' [or rather Dave Barter's take on them] – warning: salty language. (I had the lemon cheesecake, by the way.)
Rule 18: Hot drink prejudices have no place in cycling. However, it’s Coffee and Walnut cake or find another cafe.
Rule 1: When you pass another cyclist on the road, you acknowledge their presence…
At some point we thought it would be a good idea to count the cyclists out today. We got a bit mixed up in the mid-eighties, but there must have been around a hundred. Our ride took us along part of the Way of the Roses, a popular coast to coast route, but I'm not sure how many cyclists were doing that journey today. We offered a friendly wave, nod and words of greeting. Some were returned; others not.
Rule 11: Post ride it’s obligatory to publish to all social networks statistics, routes, pictures of bikes against gateposts/food/cows/crap landscapes along with references to beer and cake…
Another glorious Sunday of cycling in the Yorkshire Wolds. Surely the weather can't stay this good for much longer. A cracking ride with thanks to Jeffery and the Daves for their company.