Club Ride to Pensthorpe Wild Life Park – 19 March 2016 – Leader Geoff Poulter
A cold day mixed with sporadic rain greeted the three riders at Pretty Corner for the days ride down to Pensthorpe. With a new pick up at Corpusty we rode straight down to the Little Barningham cross roads where we turned right to ride to Corpusty Village Green. The experimental pick up point certainly worked for waiting for us was a further two club members.
Onwards through Corpusty we went to pick up the Briston road to Cramer Beck and then along the road to Hindolveston and Fulmodeston. Here, it was decided to introduce a loop by going down to Great Ryburgh. The inviting downhill stretch to Great Ryburgh however, proved too much of a temptation for a couple of the riders as they powered downhill at warp speed. This missed the right hand turn and we ended up having a Tour of Fakenham before eventually arriving at the café having now done some thirty miles.
At the café we were pleased to meet up with Scott who had ridden out directly from work.
After lunch it was back on the bikes and a revisit to Fakenham before going off the traditional way home via Hindringham, Sharrington, Stody to Edgefield and home. The homeward ride was considerable harder than the outward ride as we were now riding headlong into an uncompromising cold head wind.
In all, a very good days cycling, spirits not at all dampened at all by light rain or cold winds.
Many thanks for all that came out and we look forward to your company again.
Conditions: Dry roads. Cold, some sunshine but not enough and a little rain.
Distance: 55 miles for some – more for others
Roll of Honour:
Trevor, Ben, Malcolm, Barry, Scott, Geoff