Sunday 7th June saw a large group of us meet up at our regular staring point (Redbeck Cafe) for our June ride out to Bridlington. This ride out was our first ever 'Memorial' ride and was dedicated to the memory of David Taylor and John Hannon, both Wakefield MAG members who sadly passed away last year.
It was an absolute delight that so many turned up for this event, 24 in all on 21 bikes. I personally can't remember the last time numbers were so high.
It was also much to our relief that the sun was shining and the blustery wind we'd had the day before had dropped considerably, who knows, maybe Dave and John were looking out for us.
We left the Redbeck at approx 9am and proceeded through Featherstone, Pontefract, Knottingley and out on the A645 passing through Eggborough, Snaith, Rawcliffe and on towards Goole where we avoided the town centre by taking Airmyn Road and then over the Boothferry Bridge, much to Alice's delight (she doesn't like bridges ... LOL). Humber Bridge next Alice !!! (Alice's reply to this suggestion was unprintable .... sorry).
We then had a short stop at 'Coastways Cafe' just past Howden for coffee and a toilet break,
and then taking the A614 through Holme on Spalding Moor, Middleton on the Wolds, Driffield, having a pleasant and uneventful ride, stopping only to re-group shortly before Bridlington.
Brid being quite busy we ended up splitting into two groups in two separate car parks before meeting up for fish and chips, ice cream (it is the law ha ha), a wander around and even a short walk on the beach.
After a couple of hours or more we decided we'd had enough and that we'd meet at Morrison's petrol station on the way out due to our separate parking.
Only down side of the day was that when we returned to our bikes, two had fallen victim of an overzealous traffic parasite, sorry I mean warden, who had issued parking fines, presumably as they were in bays by themselves, not grouped bikes together ... saying nothing more on this as we don't want to incriminate anyone.
The return journey (after re-fuelling) brought us back on the traditional A166 through Fridaythorpe and Stamford Bridge and then onto the A64 where some headed home and the rest, 14 of us, called in at Squires for a final drink and a chat.
All in all a fab day out, good weather and great company.
Thank you to everyone who came along, it was a pleasure to lead and you did our branch proud!
In memory of: David Taylor and John Hannon.
Rideout Co-ordinator #2
P.S. It's over to Terry now for your next couple of ride outs .... Good Luck Tez!