Club Run to The Wymondham Garden Cafe – 25 June 2016
A new café stop beckoned two riders out from Pretty Corner and a further three at the pick-up point at Itteringham bridge. With the weather set on warm and sunny for most of the day the decision to ride the full circuit was unanimously endorsed.
Our outward journey was via Itteringham, Cawston, Swannington Upgate, Attlebridge, Weston Longville, Telegraph Hill, Marlingford mill, Pockthorpe and finally, the cafe. On route, care had to be taken on many of the minor roads to avoid sand and gravel which had been washed off the fields after the storms of the previous days. We stopped on a bridge on route, to see the river Yare which was in full flow and had previously burst its banks into the surrounding fields. Turning the corner, we found that the road was flooded as well but undaunted by this we wadded through on our way
Our café was an excellent choice with all food homemade and for once there was unanimity on the choice – omelettes for all !.
Then it was homeward bound via Carlton Forehoe, Barnham Broom, Mattishall Burgh, Elsing, Sparham, Eade’s mill, Booton, Oulton Street, Itteringham.
Large black clouds threatened the riders from the start of the homeward ride making tired legs push hard to keep just ahead of threating rain storms and apart from a few spots we all made it home dry.
A cracking club ride and thanks to our leader who navigated us through roads which were at times like sand beaches.
Footnote: Next club run is to Waxham Great Barn which is another classic ride so come along and enjoy the miles.
Roll of Honour: Trevor, Malcolm, Ian, Harvey and Geoff ( 5 Omeletts)
PC to PC: 67 miles
Itt to Itt: 52 miles
Max: 79 miles