Club Ride to Fakenham Garden Centre or was it? – Leader Geoff Poulter 12 December 2015
Last week club ride went ahead despite high winds. This week’s club ride had high winds and heavy rain to contend with. GP, crawling up the Holway Road, was pleased that his efforts were not in vain as Barry C had made the journey from Holt to join him. Bearing in mind the latest weather predictions which were that there would be heavy rain all day long and high winds after 1.00pm he chose an alternative to the planned route. Instead of Fakenham we would ride to All Things Nice at Cawston and then ride round to Briston clocking up some 40 miles and getting home before high winds could become a problem.
On route to the café we were blessed by a visitation from Brian P who was content to ride the shorter route. At the café we watched the rain becoming ever heavier and more persistent with the wind becoming strong by the minute.
BP decided wisely to head for home leaving GP and BC to ride the remaining route. BC and GP parted at Brison with GP riding off into the gathering storm.
Well, 40 odd miles. Soaking wet, bitter cold and an irritable side wind – not the best club rides this year but thanks to BC and BP for coming out.
Puncture 0, 40 miles, Weather: bitter cold, rain, rain and rain with high winds.