Spurn Point

Roos to Paull

Date:30th September 2018
Distance61 miles
LighthousesWithernsea, Spurn, Spurn Low Light, Thorngumbald High Light, Thorngumbald High Light & Paull
RidersRob, Rose, Tim, Kate, Paula, Cindi, Chris, Jane, Steve, Helen, Emily, Rachel, Bryan, Hollie & Me

The rides are usually limited to a maximum of 50 miles. We feel that with a full day, this gives us time to stop. Stopping is just as important as riding. 

The Spurn Point ride was almost derailed by the stopping. Setting off from Hedon with a tailwind we hit the coast, and our first lighthouse in double quick time. But then we came across a pub and they had just started serving Sunday lunch. We rolled out 2 hours later unaware of how much we still had to do.

The road to Spurn Point has been breached by the sea so there is a 1/2 mile push across the sand before hitting the tarmac again. Steve, riding his fat bike, was very pleased with himself. The lighthouse was open and demanded a visit to the top. It is an amazing perspective on this thin slither of ever-changing land

We locked the bikes up and walked the last section, through the dunes and gorse to the very tip.

We turned to head back, back to the bikes, back across the sands and then inland tracing the Humber to Paull. We had a headwind and progress was slow. Steve, riding his fat bike, was less pleased with himself. We reached Paull and its 3 Lighthouses at dusk, followed by an unlit pedal back to Hedon.

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