OK ... second ride out of the year and yours truly is leading a route Tez has set but doesn't want to lead as big bike is broken so it's 125 two stroke at the back of the pack for him.
So usual time - 9.00am, usual place - Redbeck, fully fed etc and 9 peeps on 8 bikes set off through Pontefract, Knottingley, Snaith etc and on to Goole on the A645 & A614. Weather's good, bit of a damp start but roads quickly drying and we're heading south from Goole on the A161 through Swinefleet and towards Eastoft on some fab open roads. Left in Eastoft onto B1392 which meanders south along the river Trent towards Gunness.
Left again as we approach Scunthorpe and on to the A1077 which heads north east and along the Humber estuary. Left onto A15 and a steady cruise over the Humber Bridge, sticking to the left lane as we take a left immediately after the toll booths (free for motorcycles - thanks to MAG!) and our first toilet/refreshment break at the Humber Bridge Country Park.
Tea, coffee, burgers & buns etc available from the resident van and a much needed stretching of the legs. Martin had to buy his own bun cos Caz is a tight arse ... then she had the audacity to offer Bob her 'cherry' !!!!
From here we looped round onto the A63 'Clive Sullivan Way' named after the famous Welsh Rugby League player who played for both F.C. and K.R. in the '2017 City of Culture', past The Deep and the Docks and onto the A1033 all the way through Patrington and on to Withernsea.
Not much to do in Withernsea apart from fuel stop which meant a return to last weeks 'scene of crime' where Terry had accidently filled his bike with diesel, whilst out with Alice and myself on a practice run ... sorry Tez, won't mention it again ..... promise ;-)
Leaving Withernsea and the best bit of road all day took us through Roos, Garton, Aldbrough, Mappleton and into Honsea where we parked up and headed for the small seafront cafe for ice cream etc. There was a rather immaculate Norton with BSA Goldstar power unit outside the cafe providing biker eye candy.
Leaving Hornsea we headed back though Tickton, around Beverley and through Walkington and North Cave. Avoiding the M62 (always learner friendly our routes). Heading home through Gilberdyke, Howden, Goole and back the way we came.
All in all a great route, approx 200 miles and as always massive thanks to everyone for turning out and coming along on the ride. It's a pleasure to lead a Wakey MAG ride out.
See you all next time.
P.S. Top marks to Terry for setting the route and a quick mention to Steve W (AJS) on his first Wakey MAG ride.