Report by Daz Pearson & Eddie Johnson
Fourteen branch members decided to meet on Heath Common, near the Horse & Groom public house for the mass ride in to East Yorkshire MAG's Spat out of Hull rally, on Friday 19th September. The idea was to meet at 5:00 pm and leave at 5:30 pm, but as per usual, we were late setting off. Daz, Mo, Pingy, Mick, Chas, Steve, Joanne, Jason, Sue, Tracy, Lorna and Robby all set off on bikes (and trike) with Kelly & James following in the car. The route took in the scenic back roads to Beverley via Heath (Wakefield), Pontefract, Knottingley, Howden, Holme on Moor & Dunsfield, taking the A63, A1079 & A1176 en route.
We all arrived safe and sound at the Spat out of Hull rally site to find a fair amount of tent pitching had already taken place, so we headed to a sheltered corner for the fun in the dark to begin - tent poles, guy ropes and tent pegs frantically flying in all directions. It has to be said that Joanne was the master erector .... something about years of practice !!!
This was Wakefield MAG's first time at this venue but we soon got to grips with the site and organisation - the food was excellent and fair priced, the friendly atmosphere (the more so as the night went on), two bands gave us sounds to enjoy and the dance floor was packed all evening.
Saturday afternoon most of us had a ride over to Hornsea on the East Yorkshire Coast and enjoyed ice creams and the obligatory fish and chips. The weather was hot and it felt like the middle of summer. Meanwhile, a couple stayed behind to enjoy the afternoon comedy show, X rated with lots of harsh language by all accounts.
Later on, after the two excellent bands had played hard all evening, Aidy (the pony tailed East Yorkshire MAG marshal) did his dual meatloaf half and half show - the performance was a bit like the Ronnie Barker sketch where he can be seen as a women dressed one side and the other side a bloke. On one side Aidy wore his hair in a pigtail & the other side long and flowing, his rendition of 'By the Dashboard Light' was excellent by any standards and at one point an over enthusiastic punter in the audience made it appear he was dragging this duel singer off stage left, to rousing cheers from the filled room, what a star.
Sunday most of us fuelled up before loading up the luggage and we all set off together through Beverly in glorious weather and took the scenic route back towards Market Weighton, Goole, then a slow ride through old Selby (as the main bridge was closed), South Milford and stopping off at Squires Cafe for a cuppa.
A Great weekend, the weather was warm and dry (for a change), and our thanks go out to Wayne and all at East Yorkshire MAG, they did us all proud.