Bright and dry conditions greeted the 8 Wheelers who met at PC for the ride to Banningham. Off we set towards Gresham but we were dodging freshly-cut hedge detritus. We were 4 miles into the ride, just shy of Metton, when two punctures had to be fixed. The first being caused by a very stubborn thorn that would not easily come out of the tyre; the second only being noticed when the first was fixed. Malcolm joined us whist we were fixing things. A third, this time slow, puncture revealed itself shortly afterwards. By now we were seriously behind schedule and opted to shorten the outward run by some 5 miles. Ho hum!
Two more Wheelers met us at The Crown where we dined well – all 11 of us seated at the same table.
After lunch, the group split, with 6 heading off towards Tuttington. And on we rode, only to see another puncture in Alysham. The group returning to PC decided, wisely, to avoid the newly-trimmed hedge and approached via Matlask.
It was actually a good day out on nice lanes, but a bit stop/start in the morning. We do need to avoid newly-cut hedgerows in future!
11 out. 35.1 miles PC to PC . 4 punctures. 1 lesson learnt.