Flinders Fish and Chips Run
With the daylight disappearing earlier with each hour, the 11thSeptember’s ride was to end at my local chippy, Flinders in Donington. We set of from The Hammer and Pincers, turned left at Four Crossroads onto one of the few twisty bits near to Boston. The ride then took us back towards town and on to Wyberton Low Road, and down towards Frampton on another vaguely twisty bit of road. From this point I experimented with some narrow country roads, out towards Skeldyke, a little bit of Wash Road, and then heading towards Fosdyke. I managed to find some very rough, gravelly going. It was strange how the gravel made a very strange sound as it hit the underneath of the bikes and mudguards. A few of us thought there was a problem with our bikes! A bit like British Rail, I think it was the wrong type of gravel! It does seem that the twilight brings out the wildlife! A rat, a fox and a cat scurried across the road in front of me at different points of the ride. We did a right, over the A16 bridge and onto more familiar roads. Through Sutterton, heading towards Gosberton. We then took a right towards Quadring, for a final bit of twisty rural road before turning right on the A152. We arrived at Flinders at 8pm with the last remnants of fading light. Once sat down in Flinders restaurant, four very hungry riders discussed the evenings ride in fading light. When the fish and chips finally arrived, I think all was forgiven for my gravelly route, the fish supper was superb! We all struggled to finish our ‘medium’ size fish, even Kev! I had warned everyone about the ‘large’ portions, they are huge! The food was so good, and the welcome very warm, I think a return visit to Flinders, in the Spring will be on the cards! Maybe, hopefully, on some less gravelly roads?