We held our first midweek evening rideout for several years on Tuesday 2nd June. Fifteen of us met at our usual point, Stork Lodge Tea Rooms, Thornes Park, Wakefield, at 18:30, for a 19:00 departure.
Our destination was the York MAG meeting, at their Bumper Castle, Wiggington Road, meeting venue.
We left on time at 19:00, and, as we didn’t have any learners with us, decided to take the quickest, if somewhat boring motorway route. Turning right out of Stork Lodge, we met Horbury Road, then a right onto Broadway, taking us up to Dewsbury Road, and the M1 at J40. From the M1 northbound, we picked up the A64 towards York. We opted to avoid crossing through the centre of York and continued on the A64 to the roundabout near Stockton on the forest, then a left onto the A1237, skirting the north of the city to the B1363, Wiggington Road and the Bumper Castle. A somewhat long way round route, but it did have the advantage of the least number of junctions and traffic lights, hence keeping the group together with ease. We arrived at 19:50, in good time for the start of York’s meeting at 20:00.
We significantly added to the numbers at the meeting, so much so, that it was held outside, as their normal meeting room was a bit too small to accommodate the numbers.
New Rep Nicki Page went through their formal meeting agenda and then it was time for the raffle and quiz. We divided into several Wakefield MAG teams and when the answers were called, one Wakefield MAG team was in a tie break situation with another (a situation created by the fact that one team member gave the other team a critical answer, mentioning no names, but it was Corinne !!!). A tie break question was asked and Toby got the nearest answer and Wakefield MAG Team #1 were the overall winners. First time in ages Wakefield MAG have won a quiz (we certainly seem incapable of winning our own annual Biker quiz !!). The prize was £10, which went into the Wakefield MAG funds.
We had a good chat to Nicki, Trevor, Lee and various other York MAG members, then it was time to saddle up and head home.
We left at 21:30 and had a steady ride back to Wakefield. Despite a dark sky at times, the rain held off and it was a most pleasant evening.
Next evening rideout to our buddy branch at Barnsley, on Monday 29th June.