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Magical history tour

Postby MickeyMoto » 30 Dec 2018 18:42

A ride out making the most of the salt free roads, I came across the following piece of English history..
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Re: Magical history tour

Postby Greybeard » 30 Dec 2018 19:40

Looks vaguely familiar. Its not Marston Moor is it?
We spent the afternoon on Carr Naze, Filey watching the snow buntings. It wouldve been a belter of a day to get a bike out though. I was surprised to see that the bike cafe at Staxton was closed given the glorious weather, but having said that we saw only a couple of bikes out and about.

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Re: Magical history tour

Postby MickeyMoto » 30 Dec 2018 19:50

The roads were damp, New year's sales, DIY, hangover, not the 'season'...
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Re: Magical history tour

Postby Greybeard » 30 Dec 2018 20:31

Praps the old memory isnt as bad as Id feared :) its been a few years since I was in the area on a cycle ride. Sobering to think of the numbers that died on that field isnt it?
Thanks for the pictures. That Morini looks well, much better than one sitting in a garage :wink:

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Re: Magical history tour

Postby MickeyMoto » 30 Dec 2018 22:20

Battle of Towton, not far away, I'll do that one next.

Battle of Boroughbridge, Northallerton, Harewood, Stamford Bridge. Good area for battles. Just gearing up for the 2019 war of Independence! :)
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Re: Magical history tour

Postby MickeyMoto » 27 Jan 2019 16:22

Part 2. Any offers of significance of this field? Mr Greybeard?

Bit breezy out today!

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Re: Magical history tour

Postby Greybeard » 27 Jan 2019 16:42

Only if it's Towton that you mentioned before, MM - but I'd be guessing :wink: You did well to get out on the bike today, it's been pretty grim over this side of the Wolds today and that wind is really building up now.
I can see that I'm going to have to get my finger out (as well as the bike) to add some pics to this post. It could run for quite a while.

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Re: Magical history tour

Postby MickeyMoto » 27 Jan 2019 17:18

Aye, was being blown around a bit in the strong Westerly. Air temperature was ok.

2/2...

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Re: Magical history tour

Postby MickeyMoto » 24 Feb 2019 19:03

I was given time off for good behaviour (filled the skip) so went for a ride.

Mr GB, here are the photos of today's battlefield. Any ideas?

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Re: Magical history tour

Postby Greybeard » 24 Feb 2019 19:56

Would it be near the bridge where a distant relative of mine was given a steel enema in 1066? :shock:
We'll have to meet up for a brew at some point in the near future if youre gettng that far east.

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Re: Magical history tour

Postby MickeyMoto » 24 Feb 2019 20:00

Gotcha. Nothing to do with Chelsea.

It is a 'bridge...
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Re: Magical history tour

Postby Greybeard » 24 Feb 2019 20:06

I was thinking of 'Stamford Bridge' where a lone Viking is reputed to have held back Harold and his mates single handed on the bridge until some sneaky bugger stuck his spear up through the bridge deck from below and damaged the Viking's family jewels :shock:

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Re: Magical history tour

Postby MickeyMoto » 24 Feb 2019 20:54

Yes, but wrong bridge. That one meant those damned Normans took over... Bloody Vikings...

Give up? 1322...
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Re: Magical history tour

Postby Greybeard » 24 Feb 2019 21:01

Yup, you got me on that one :wink: Im embarrassed to admit I knew nowt about that one. I guess Ive buggered up my chance of adding Stamford Bridge to the list now :D
Im currently down in Bridgend, South Wales visiting youngest daughter. If the weather up there has been owt like here, youve had some cracking riding weather.
I must say, I do like that Strada. A nice looking machine.

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Re: Magical history tour

Postby MickeyMoto » 28 Feb 2019 07:53

Battle of Boroughbridge.

Next month was going to be Stamford Bridge, a turning point in the history of the British Isles, but Mr GB has ruined that one. I'll try and become more inventive with the next one.
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