Club Ride to Waters Café at Yaxham – 27 February 2016
The month of February tends to be one of the most solemn of the year – short cold days – wet, muddy roads and bitter cold winds. This, however, did not deter seven North Norfolk Wheelers from making the epic ride of the month down to Waters café in faraway Yaxham.
Four club members left Pretty Corner and rode down to our new pick up point at Itteringham Bridge where we were to meet three more riders ready for the fray.
Our route down was Cawston, Swannington, Attlebridge, Weston Longville, Rotten Row, East Tuddenham, Welborne, Brakefield Green to Yaxham and Waters. This route covered miles of excellent lanes which for once were dry. There was the added bonus of plenty of sunshine and a side wind that was of little trouble to us.
The total mileage when we arrived at the café was nearly thirty.
At the café a table had been reserved for us and if you wanted to score the establishment then it would be at the very high end for both value of the food and their attention to their customers.
Our return journey was to be character building as the wind had now turned to be a head wind virtually the whole way home. Also, the sun had gone home and the temperature had now dropped like a stone. This was a small price to pay for the enjoyment of the day.
Our homeward route was via Cutthroat Lane (a lane not to hang about in!), Etling Green, Elsing, Sparham, Eade’s Mill, Booton, Cawston, splittig at Oulton Street.
This surely must have been one of the best February rides for a long while. Congratulations to all those who came out. To those who were unable to join us this time I am sure the venue will appear later in the year.
Conditions: More sun than forecast. Cold, stiff north easterly. Dry roads.
Distance: PC to PC 63 miles. Three did over 70, including one touching 80.
Trevor, Phil, Malcolm, Geoff, Dave, Darryl, Harvey.