Sturgate Cafe Meet SYSCC

Sunday arrived and the sun was shining, great. Time to get the bike out and hit the road. First a little bit of the A158 then a short distance over the Wolds on the B1225  a left turn and pass by the famous bike meeting point of Willingham Woods just outside of Market Rasen. Plenty of bikers having tea/coffee and chatting but no time to stop. Just past the woods was a sneaky mobile speed camera trying to catch the bikers out. Anyway onward through Middle Rasen and on to Caenby Corner following the A631 just past Caenby Corner we drop down and cut across country to the Little airfield of Sturgate and a welcome sight of the Sturgate Cafe.

Being the first to arrive it was rude not to dive in and order some tea and food, £5 for homemade Steak pie chips and mushy peas, tea £1 and dessert £2 great food and good old Yorkshire prices.  Just as we were getting settled (plenty of outside seating in the sunshine) the sound of a Pan was heard, it was Denis & Christine with Chaddy & passenger in tow, almost at the same time but from the opposite direction the SYSCC was heard and they arrived en-mass.

Just arriving and arrivals from a different direction.

Much haste was made to the nearest loo by some of the new arrivals. Then it was down to ordering tea and food. The cafe owners sent out for re-enforcements when the SYSCC arrived as we were in addition to the normal fly-in customers. With extra chips and pies loaded we were good to go.

The afternoon was spent chatting to old friends and new and it was great to see John Askam and also Phil riding again and a good club turn out from the SYSCC.

More arrivals from a “different direction”.

Numerous light aircraft kept arriving and departing and other bikers kept rolling in which added to our entertainment.  John Askam held the famous SYSCC raffle roping in some of the other unsuspecting visitors, whom all seemed glad to part with their money and some great prizes were won. 

Eventually after a lovely afternoon we all said our farewells and returned home in glorious sunshine across the Wolds  Our thanks to John Askam & the SYSCC for organising a great day meet.

Tasty Sunbeam

Keep safe John & Tracy

Half a Vincent for Lord Greystoke

Magazine cover outfit in the flesh (with working sidecar suspension)