Chip Run to Rumble's Fish Bar SAM ride-outs always seem to go North, East or South so I thought I would suggest a chip run to the Bury St Edmunds area for a change. I live near Bury and the route is the one I normally take if I am going to Stowmarket - I like to avoid the A14 as much as possible. I grew up in Rattlesden which is half-way along the route and as a teenager, when I had my first bike, I used to ride the two halves of the route regularly, going either to Bury or Stowmarket. There is a series of zig-zag bends between Rattlesden and Gedding Hill which I really like. It had rained a lot during the day but by late afternoon had cleared up. At 5:30 when I set out for the meet, the roads were dry. The sun came out while waiting at Tesco's. On the road I soon realised something I had forgotten about - when riding West in the evening you get the sun in your eyes. At this time of year the sun is getting lower in the sky so it would probably be best to do this run in June or when there is no sun. Rumble's Fish Bar has a nice sized car (bike?) park in front of the shop the picture was actually taken on one of my 'breakfast' runs. There are tables and chairs inside the shop and they do lots of other things besides fish and chips. Their menu lists pies, kebabs, burgers, fried chicken, BBQ ribs and pizzas. Also, there is one of those shops next door which you just like to go in and browse around. It's called Stars 'n Jars and sells just about everything really cheaply. A sort of basic groceries/hardware/clothes/off-licence/sweet shop. That's it. See you on another run sometime. Cheers The SAM Observer September 2010
Rodger Welham Page 25
The September 2010 edition of "The SAM Observer"