I grew up in Hull and took up cycle racing in the early 1960’s with Hull Thursday Road Club. The club held regular time trials and the 10 mile course took us past RAF Leconfield, near Beverley.

It was not unusual to experience a V bomber taking off over our heads when racing!

Simply awesome experience that did nothing for our cycling performance.

It was a long time after that that I saw 558 take off at Farnborough a few years ago but the memories came flooding back.