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The cycling is pleasant from Wakey to Cas

It’s mostly on tarmac or gravel or grass

No doubt you’ll surmise that the biking will be

Rural and quiet and hence traffic-free


It’s known as the greenway by those here who know

Although there is huggins of signage to show.

By the side of the Calder your journey starts there

Then by the canal to join up with the Aire


But starting from Castleford’s often the best

To harness the breeze on return from the West

Along with the walkers we cyclists will share

This lovely amenity with house boats moored there.


And though you might think that it’s selfish of me

I’m crossing my fingers and secretly

I’m hoping the poem won’t encourage the mass

To clog up the towpath from Wakey to Cas.




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John Coopey

Fri 15th Oct 2021 11:08

Granny Slugshaw propositioned me in that meadow, Kevin. She took her teeth out so it would have been a Special.

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kJ Walker

Fri 15th Oct 2021 08:46

There is a cycle path from Grimston Low to Scumville. It's not a bad ride, and takes you through Dead Donkey Meadow.

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John Coopey

Thu 14th Oct 2021 15:57

Thanks, MC. We recently holidayed in the Cotswolds where you don’t have to travel far to find a hill! Thank goodness for our newly acquired electric bikes. It still took some effort but was much kinder on the old knees.
And thanks for the Likes, Holden and Greg.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 14th Oct 2021 14:59

A "welcome breath of fresh air"...thanks, JC. It took me back to
my own cycling days around the West Country byways of my
younger life....when the wealth of lanes and uncluttered minor roads offered a marvellous escape from humdrum daily life...and
in particular, that memorable Sunday in 1959 when I decided to
"bike it" from home outside Bath to my sister's place in Torbay
for a holiday break. Ah...that wonderful sense of "freedom". -
well nigh impossible to describe. You do a very respectable job
now with your own words.

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John Coopey

Thu 14th Oct 2021 12:45

I won’t be able to keep up with you these days, Pete.

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Pete (edbreathe)

Thu 14th Oct 2021 11:31

I’m on my way !

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