Weekly News 28/02/22 to 06/03/22

HCC Sunday Social Cafe Ride

A fine bright and dry morning came as a welcome relief after the wet and windy few weeks that was February.
The chill of the early March day was equally matched by a hint of warmth in the sunshine. So although not quite shorts weather it was a pleasant morning and Sean, Peter, Matt and Steve A met at the Golden Lion all keen to enjoy the ride out. The first 9:00 start of the year which allowed for the mileage to increase a bit.
The plan was to do a loop around the airport with a cafe stop somewhere around half way. At Wolviston another Steve, Steve B joined the ride, but wasn’t too happy with the route so after a while took himself off on his own way while the rest stuck to the way they knew towards Yarm and then the road towards Middleton One row which was the cafe stop destination. Seats outside the Devonport hotel in the sun made for a pleasant stop and as the coffee was being served Steve B turned up again having got there somehow. A rare offering at the Devonport is the lemon drizzle scones (who knew?)
So fed and with double coffees downed the route back was via Sadberge and Bishopton. Into an increasing headwind which made the ride back a bit of a chore at times.
The ride was about 47 miles at a steady sociable pace and left everyone hoping that the spring weather would continue for the next few Sunday’s and beyond.