I’ve come across some quirky group names in my time, but here’s one that particularly caught my eye on FB.
All The Gear And No Idea basically is a friendly bunch of like-minded riders who enjoy days out together. No stress, fuss, or bother, no daft wheelies and showing off. Keep it simple, keep it safe, keep it enjoyable, that’s the way to ride, eh!
I met up with Lucas Costin, who had organised the ride, and several dozen bikers, for a ride-out along some of Lincolnshire’s pleasant backcountry roads from Colbournes Café on the A57 east of Saxilby, Lincolnshire, to the pleasant town of Woodhall Spa.
On the way we stopped off in Bardney at Sunny Fish and Chips. ‘Twas a tad early for munchies, for me anyway, so I had a chat with some of the riders before we then headed off for Woodhall, ending at Jubilee Park on a glorious afternoon, where I enjoyed a burger and tea.
Next stop was the Dambusters Memorial in Royal Square, Woodhall Spa, which celebrates members of 617 Squadron who lost their lives in World War Two. Erected in 1987, the memorial stands on the site of the former Royal Hydro Hotel and Winter Gardens which were destroyed in a Luftwaffe bombing raid in 1943. A sobering moment for the group, but all in all a great day’s riding.
What I particularly enjoyed about the ride was that we all stayed together as much as possible. If anyone lagged behind, or got caught up in lights, the advanced group would stop further down the route until we had all caught up. Outriders were present, and did a great job.
Lucas has posted for suggestions for future rides. I proposed Sherwood Forest or perhaps over the Lincolnshire Wolds to Anderby Creek café. If you are not too far away and fancy linking up with All The Gear And No Idea, check in with FB.
Just read this on FB on The Biker Code… Over 10,000 likes and loves to date:
Bikers are some of the kindest… most loyal, and real, people you’ll ever meet! Get to know a few, you won’t regret it.
Not a truer word spoken.