HUMBER HOP CHARITY RIDE – 02/07/2016
I had been casing the joint for weeks and had planned the heist meticulously.
Get up at an unfeasibly early hour on a weekend when only the birds and people up to no good are up and about. Skulk over to Vive-Le-Velo in North Ferriby and then ….do the place in !
Help myself to all kinds of cycling goodies…..after all, I’m not paying those prices !
What could possibly go wrong ?
After a 4.45 am alarm I arrived at Vive-Le-Velo by 6.20 am suitably equipped for my criminal enterprise.
But what was this ? When the place should have been deserted, why was there a rather dishevelled Mark Ellam with a clipboard in the car park ?
Was he here to rob the place too ? Had he beaten me to the loot ?
To make matters worse a photographer snapping away from a parked car captured my startled expression. Oh no I’d walked straight into a police stakeout! You won’t take me alive copper !
” Morning Alan” said Mark ” put your name down here and sign , which one are you doing ? ”
I had to think fast on my feet.
” Err ….the middle one Mark ”
” OK buddy put 105 down on there and sign ”
And that my friends is how I came to take part in the 105 mile Humber Hop charity bike ride.
It was just a good job I had my bike and was wearing full cycling kit. How lucky was that ?!