WW Tuesday Social Ride to Riccall with a cafe stop at Askham Richard. Distance 40 miles, 6 December 2022.

I made the mistake of standing still when we needed a volunteer to host the ride, every one else took one step backwards.🙃
With the wind from the NW I decided on a repeat of a recent route out to Riccall. I must assume with the numbers attending like last Saturday everyone was keen to shed extra calories in preparation for Christmas. That said ten Riders started from BS church plus one delayed claiming ice on the car windscreen. A lame excuse. We were to pick him up soliciting outside the cafe at Riccall later.
Those wanting their name in print were Pete D, Pete C, Steve P, John, sporting his new hybrid bike of Persians electric, Stuart, Alec, still waiting to get off to Beverley due to needing his eyes testing and he is the Treasurer, Bob L, recovered from Covid, Keith, Glyn, inaugural Tuesday appearance and me the Club Elf.
Our route took us out from BS towards Tadcaster turning right on Rudgate heading to Stutton. After Stutton John headed back via Tadcaster, sorry for any upset, while the rest of us rode on to Ulleskelf and Cawood. At this stage we had split into two groups with the advance reconnaissance party of Keith, Stuart, Pete D and Glyn up ahead. We were back together at Cawood to avoid any mishap over the route. Over the Ouse and onto Riccall where as I mentioned earlier we collected Steve W before he had chance to enjoy a coffee.
The old railway line now a cycle path is a pleasant alternative for five miles towards Naburn and back over the river.
The designer felt we needed a Solar education of the planet’s in our system as we past Jupiter, Uranus, keep it clean, and Neptune etc. Our cafe stop was planned for Askham Richard another Grange. Despite a cross headwind we rode on through Copmanthorpe arriving shortly before midday. The place was fairly busy but room inside for the Ravenous Ten.
Graham I am concerned Jean and her friends are stalking us although they were there first.
Orders of bacon sandwiches, toastie, cake, flapjack and coffees were placed. There were only two serving however the cavalry arrived with two more released for good behaviour.
Keith and Pete D had what can only be described as the largest slabs of cake going. Builders portions, greedy sods.
I reminded everyone attending Sunday to remember to trim their bikes for the Christmas lunch ride.
The final leg took us to Healaugh, Wighill and Walton where we split making our separate ways home. Thanks guys, decent weather and an enjoyable ride.