Sidecarland

South Yorks SC Easter Egg

This year the SYSCC Easter egg rally was held on a new site in Derbyshire at Woolley Edge near Wakefield. After a dry ride we arrived to find an already large turnout encamped along the main ledge with others opting for the slightly more challenging grass field below the club house. We opted to squeeze in at the end overlooking the valley below with spectacular views.

The club house was already up and running with tea and coffee on hand and a warm welcome from the South Yorks crew. Friday night is Pie and Fenton’s farters( Mushy peas) night and a certain member of Tri Anglia Wheels managed three helpings!!! No doubt that’s why the wind got up, during the night. Saturday and there was a multitude of run outs SYSCC had a run out to a fine country house and a trip round the local area, as we had not been to this area very much Richard, Helen, Denis & Christine, Karen & Maureen and the boys and ourselves went over to Holmfirth and enjoyed a tea and cake in Sid’s café made famous by Compo in the Last of the Summer Wine..

Followed by a trip to see the hallowed steps where Nora Batty aired her wrinkly stockings.

This was followed by a ride over the Holme Moss https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holme_Moss

and back around to the Oil Can Café http://thecardingshed.co.uk/ at Hepworth where there was an interesting selection of vehicles on display and they do excellent food. We were treated to an early English car running without any exhausts at all straight out of the manifolds, luverly.

Saturday and Jackie and Shelia were busy in the kitchen again dishing up an excellent Cottage pie followed by an evening social.

Sunday Tracy, Karen and I went for a walk from the site to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. http://www.ysp.co.uk/ approx. 3 miles away, it was a lovely day with loads to see and many famous pieces including work by Henry Moore.

The best one for me was a room titled Seizure by Roger Hirons, an old London flat he had rescued and sealed then filled with 75,000ltrs of copper sulphate!!

After a gentle stroll back it was Pie and chips for tea, Jackie and Sheila and all the SYSCC who worked in the kitchens did a fantastic job keeping every one fed and watered. Sunday night and the raffle was drawn and the awards given out. Tri Anglia did well again with Ken collecting the Club turn out,

and Helen picking up the best outfit award.

Thanks again to all in the South Yorkshire Sidecar Club for a fantastic weekend.

John & Tracy