Club Run to The Chequers Inn, Binham – 27 July 2016. Leader, Robert Nixon

Scribe – Andrew Chapman.

Seven gathered at Pretty corner undeterred by grey skies and light drizzle. The usual suspects plus Graham from Nottingham.

Robert lead us off south to Maltask then to Saxthorpe, through Saxthorpe and past Little London, up Heath road and on south of Briston towards Hindolveston. It was on this road that a pothole concealed by a puddle caught Alan by surprise. Fortunately he remained on his bike but caught his undercarriage and will now be singing with the Alto section of the choir.

On to Fulmodeston with brightening skies and right at the cross roads to Barney. Across the B1358 via a cunningly concealed entrance to Station Road. As our resident wag John remarked we nearly missed the Thurning. Then at great pace down to Hindringham and to Binham. A none too shabby 15 mph to the pub. Good sarneys and beer.

The journey home was the direct route of Langham, Cley, High Kelling and Pretty corner all in lovely sunshine. A round trip of 37 miles.

1 puncture. Thanks Robert for an excellent outing. Those on the role call were John D, Kevin, John S, Alan, Andrew and Graham.

Binham

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Zak Carr Memorial club 10 mile time trial

Zak Carr Memorial club 10 mile time trial on the B10/5 – Tuesday  26 July – Bruce Williams reports
15 riders turned up to compete in the club’s annual Zak Carr memorial ‘10’ on Tuesday evening on the regular Pretty Corner / Holt course and benefitted from almost ideal conditions.  Whereas for the previous week’s club ‘15’ riders had to contend with ultra hot evening conditions – notwithstanding which Charlie Nurse achieved a course record on the Aylmerton to Holt and back course with the first sub 32 minute time – leaving many competitors gasping for air and liquid by the end, 7 days later and the evening was fine and balmy with temperatures below 70 Deg F and wind speeds of no more than 5-6 mph.  What wind there was appeared to be a cross wind so, unusually, there was no discernible difference in speed and times on the out or back legs.
North Norfolk Wheelers riders missing these fine conditions whilst on holiday included Nurse, John Morgan and Mike Padfield (John Hayward and Henry Woodley may also be away but I am not sure) but taking full advantage of the evening and the opportunity was NNW’s Karl Read who recorded a fine course personal best time of twenty one minutes and 54 seconds (21.54) of which he was justly proud, to take the Zak Carr trophy for this year, ahead of 2nd claim club member, Phil Watkins (of the 34th Nomads) recording a strong 22.43 in second place. 
Fastest woman was 2nd claim club member, Louise Marsden (VC Norwich) who recorded a course personal best of 25.12, but was not elated having been badly baulked by a turning car without which obstruction she would potentially have gone sub 25.  (These things happen with time trial events held on open roads – there is always another day!).  Louise is competing in the Diss and Dist women’s road race this weekend so hopefully this time trial will have been good preparation for the further exertion to come!  No less than 7 cyclists in all recorded personal best times or course pb’s, an indication that this was one of the best evenings of the club tt season so far.
The annual NNW trophy club ‘10’ is in memory of Zak Carr, a time triallist and national champion over multiple distances who, at the age of 30, was killed in October 2005 when riding on the A11 to work one morning, hit by a car when the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel.  Regarded at the time as one of the top 3 amateur time trial champions in the country, Zak still holds a few course records in East Anglia (including the course record for the B10/5 at 20.07) and holds several tandem national competition records in partnership with Glen Taylor.  Active in coaching talented junior cyclists and working with partially sighted para-olympic cyclists, Zak was much admired and respected by his fellow cyclists in Norfolk and throughout East Anglia and is much missed.
Name Time Club Handicap time Notes
KARL READ 21.54 NNW 20.41 CPB
PHIL WATKINS 22.43 34 Nomads 20.17 CPB
BURGESS 24.02
NIGEL WALSH 24.14 NNW 21.28
GREG SAUNDERS 24.48 NNW
LOUISE MARSDEN 25.12 VC Norwich 20.54 CPB
MARKOS JANES 25.41 VC Norwich 20.57
WALL 26.12
MARK HARMAN 26.54 TriHarman
BEVERLEY 26.55
THERESA HARMAN 27.14 TriHarman/NNW 20.47 CPB
ROBSON 27.34 TriHarman PB
GUY THOROLD 27.51 NNW 22.15
JAY 29.17 TriHarman PB
LORRAINE JARVIS 29.55 VC Norwich PB

Club Run to The Butchers Arms, East Ruston – 20 July 2016. Leader, John Sharples

Hot and windy conditions were in the forecast for our ride to The Butchers Arms in East Ruston.  Nevertheless, 6 Wheelers met at PC to test their thermostats.  It was Hanworth, Thorpe Market, Trunch and Knapton before dropping down past Bacton Woods to approach the lunch stop via Crostwight. It was a super route, very pretty with a new lane – albeit a small one.  And it was hot, so we stopped a few times for drinks.  Normally a head wind is a nuisance, but not so to-day as it cooled us nicely.

There was a brief discussion as to whether we should sit outside in the heat and sunshine but sense prevailed and we dined inside.

The return to PC was conventional.  Worstead, Banningham, Colby, Erpingham, Aldborough and Gresham before a final push up Gibbet Lane.  As ever, the group split on the way back with the 3 riders who had ridden a fair distance to the start leaving at different points.  And the wind was helpful again – it was forecast to turn and it did, so we had another head wind to make it harder but cooling.

A lovely day out.  Hot, yes – but not unbearable.  The average was 15.2 mph which was certainly not too shabby considering the conditions.

6 out.  28 deg C at times.  41.6 miles PC to PC, but more for some.

Butchers

15m TT Results

19/07/2016 15m TT
Name Time Club Handicap time Notes
CHARLIE NURSE 31.52 NNW 34.45 CPB, CR
STEVE GORBUTT 32.55 Diss CC
MIKE PADFIELD 35.31 NNW 35.32
JOHN MORGAN 36.19 NNW 34.35 CPB
WATKINS 36.30 NNW
NIGEL WALSH 36.54 NNW 35.38
JOHN HAYWARD 37.19 NNW 35.32
LOUISE MARSDEN 39.44 PedalRev
BRIAN PLATTS 39.47 NNW 35.51
MARKOS JANES 41.07 PedalRev
GUY THOROLD 42.48 NNW 36.31
MACE 43.28 TriHarman

North Norfolk Wheeler Fun Day – 10 September 2016

North Norfolk Wheeler Fun Day – 10 September 2016

The committee have decided that Saturday 10 September 2016 will be our Fun Day with activities to suit all club members.

The day will start with a 10 mile time trial on the Sheringham to Holt circuit. The event will be on standard bikes and only open to club members. There will be awards for many different categories. So, if you want to have a go at a time trial or have not ridden one for a long time then this is your chance. Similar, if you are a regular rider on time trials then this is your chance to show what can be achieved on a standard bike.

Following on from this there will be a club run for all members through the lanes of Norfolk to a café for a break. The club run will be split into two or three groups if there are sufficient numbers.

Then its’ back to Pretty Corner for a buffet where the time trial awards will be made…

A range of high quality winter club clothing from a new supplier will be on display and available for purchase.

All members and their family/friends are welcome. You can just join us at Pretty Corner Tea Gardens for the buffet if you don’t fancy a ride!”

Please make every effort to attend – with you there it will be a success but without you maybe not.

MORE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED SOON

Club Run to Pensthorpe Wild Life Park – 16 July 2016

Club Run to Pensthorpe Wild Life Park – 16 July 2016

In complete contrast to the previous week’s diabolical weather, hot warm sunshine with little wind, greeted these Saturday riders on their journey down to Pensthorpe Wild Life Park.

However, with not a cloud in the sky one club member was surprised when what appeared to be rain, fell upon him. It was in fact a farmers irrigation system spraying water a little too near the road for comfort.Going an unconventional route, we rode from Pretty Corner to Thwaite Common and then to Ingworth to pick up another club member. Then it was on to Silvergate, Oulton Street, Tyby, Guestwick, Nethergate, Hindolveston and then Kettlestone. Memories of the previous week’s torrential rain came back to life for a short while as we crossed the path of our previous route.

The café was its usual busy self and we had the pleasure of sitting outside basking in unbroken sunshine. Then it was time to get back on the saddle for the homeward run.

The return was via: Little Ryburgh, Stibbard, Wood Norton, Foulsham, Pettywell, Reepham, Booton, Abel Heath, Aylsham, Calthorpe, Wickmere, Thurgarton,Bessingham and finally, Pretty Corner.

At Aylsham, a chance meeting took place with Robin Rush in a van with a mobil workshop in tow.

On the way back to Sheringham rain yet again could be seen in the distance falling in torrents on Cromer but for once we managed to miss it and only had puddles to contend with.

This was one of those days that cyclists dream of – clear roads, sky’s and good café.

Thank you one and all.

PC to PC: 66 miles Ingworth to Ingworth: 45 miles

Max: 80 miles.

Role of Honour: Trevor, Harvey and Geoff

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Crane hits 90 !!

Keith Crane hits 90 !!

As many of you will know, Keith Crane, our long term club member and Ex President, hit 90 years of age today.

To mark this auspicious occasion Geoff Paice, Club President, Chris Knowles, Chairman, and Geoff Poulter , met with Keith at his home in Cromer to present him with a magnificent cake baked and decorated by Aunty Sam’s cakes of Upper Sheringham. Also, Keith was given two birthday cards, one from the time trial guys and one from the Wednesday and Saturday rides.

Keith was overjoyed to receive the cards and cake and sends his thanks to everyone.

A couple of facts about Keith that few are aware of: He is the last of the NNW who saw active service in the Second World War and also he is and excellent wood carver.

Happy Birthday Keith from us all and we look forward to your 100 !

 

Club Run 13th July 2016 to All Things Nice, Cawston – Leader Alan Fisher

Alan always puts a lot of thought into the runs he leads, and so it was on the run to Cawston; 6 lucky Wheelers reaped the benefit.  The run turned north after a conventional start and took in Felbrigg on our way to Cromer, and very pleasant it was, too.  There was some speculation as to whether we had a Cawston-on-Sea that we had not heard of!  It was then Northrepps, Thorpe Market, Felmingham, before touching Badersfield and turning west for Cawston.  Lunch is always good at All Things Nice and was very welcome as it was just over 30 miles to the stop.  And CJ and Maggie were there to join us which was nice.

After lunch, Alan had an unusual route for us on the return to PC with lanes around Wolterton being brought into play.  Marvelous!.

A super run with the weather gods playing ball – many thanks, Alan.

44.4 miles PC to PC.  8 out. No punctures and no need for mudguards!

Cawston

TT results 12/7/16

12/07/2016 10m TT B10/5
Name Time Club Handicap time Notes
CHARLIE NURSE 20.41 NNW 20.53 CPB
KEVIN WHITE 21.27 Matlock CC
DAN WATTS 21.47 CPB
AIDEN BOND 21.51 NNW 21.01
KARL READ 22.13 NNW 20.38
MIKE PADFIELD 23.21 NNW 21.34
JOHN MORGAN 23.37 NNW 20.24
NIGEL WALSH 24.11 NNW 21.25
MICHAEL MEADOWS 24.52
LOUISE MARSDEN 25.18 PedalRev 21.04
GREG SAUNDERS 26.26 NNW
GUY THOROLD 27.24 NNW 21.48
ROBSON 27.58 TriHarman
BOB CARTER 27.58 VCN PB
THERESA HARMAN 28.10 TriHarman/NNW 21.45 CPB
TESSA MORGAN 29.36 TriHarman
MATT COE 31.39 TriHarman
GAVIN BARRON DNS ECR

North Norfolk Wheeler Fun Day – 10 September 2016

North Norfolk Wheeler Fun Day – 10 September 2016

The committee have decided that Saturday 10 September 2016 will be our Fun Day with activities to suit all club members.

The day will start with a 10 mile time trial on the Sheringham to Holt circuit. The event will be on standard bikes and only open to club members. There will be awards for many different categories. So, if you want to have a go at a time trial or have not ridden one for a long time then this is your chance. Similar, if you are a regular rider on time trials then this is your chance to show what can be achieved on a standard bike.

Following on from this there will be a club run for all members through the lanes of Norfolk to a café for a break. The club run will be split into two or three groups if there are sufficient numbers.

Then its’ back to Pretty Corner for a buffet where the time trial awards will be made…

A range of high quality winter club clothing from a new supplier will be on display and available for purchase.

All members and their family/friends are welcome. You can just join us at Pretty Corner Tea Gardens for the buffet if you don’t fancy a ride!”

Please make every effort to attend – with you there it will be a success but without you maybe not.

 

MORE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED SOON