The meeting point for this ride will be a Wetherby Services on the A1 9.00am for 9.30 am set off (cheaper fuel at Morrisons in Wetherby). Please spread the word about the change of starting point in case anyone misses this email.
I’ve been to BSB meets at other circuits a few times and always been throughly entertained. Riding on roads has it’s dangers for any normal human but the gladiators on the track are on a different level. Anyone following BSB this year is no doubt amazed by Scott Reading coming into the series straight from MotoGP and leading the Championship after just a few races. He has a fight on his hands with Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell, all three of them on the new Ducati Panigale V4R.
The plan is to arrive, be settled in and fed, well before the first Superbike race at 1.30pm followed by a full afternoon of racing including sidecars and the second Superbike race at 4.30pm. If the weather is good taking a picnic might be a good idea but there will be plenty of food stalls available anyway.
A route to the track has been devised involving mostly unclassified and B roads which I hope everyone will enjoy. Please start the day with a full fuel tank. Most riders will need to top up at some point so a short morning break will be combined with a fuel stop. Mileage out 93, return should by roughly the same.
To watch the racing you will of course need a ticket which you can buy in advance for £28 online at: https://cadwellpark.msv.com/CP-19-BSB. You can of course pay at the gate but it will be £34. Seniors price is £27 at the gate, proof no doubt required.
There is another option for anyone not interested in the bike racing or finds the ticket price a little expensive and just wants to come along for the ride. Roy Beniston, our tail end Charlie, doesn’t want to see the racing and is planning to continue to the next town, Louth, only five miles away, where we found a decent pub/restaurant the Greyhound, for lunch with easy parking and fuel nearby. Roy is happy to lead a group home earlier for anyone who takes that option. You should arrive back in good time for Sunday tea.
For those going for the racing the day will be longer but well worth it and we should arrive back in daylight. Please let me know your intentions are when we meet up in the morning.
Any questions please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org. A GPX route file is available for anyone who needs it.
Hope to see you next Sunday.