Boston Spa – Selby, Tuesday 11th October 2022, 40miles

It was a beautiful morning so it was no surprise that we had six riders out – Frank, Bill, John, Bob, Paddy and me (Keith). Pete Cartlidge met up with us at the start to say hello but has not been well so wasn’t able to join us despite it being a relatively short ride to Selby.

Frank navigated us up the delightfully named Piggy Lane then through Stutton to Cawood. Here we broke with tradition by turning off to go via Lordship Lane. Doing this meant we enjoyed over 5 miles of traffic-free riding so this is definitely a better option than the main road through Wistow (although the road floods so it might not always be the best option!).

John left us at Selby when we took our coffee stop at the Hub – another café that is always pleasant and good value. In fact, the weather was so good that we were able to sit outside. After that we made our way back on more generally quiet roads through Church Fenton and Ulleskelf to Tadcaster. From Tadcaster, we took the Boston Spa road and I peeled off at the Clifford turn.

It was glorious but the riders were quieter than normal – possibly reflecting on the thought that there won’t be many more days like this until next Spring!