Club Run to The Blue Bell, Langham. 22nd Feb 2017. Leader, Andrew Chapman.

Just three of us met at PC for the inaugural ride to The Blue Bell in Langham – all sporting disc brake bikes to boot.  It was Edgefield and Hindolveston before turning north to approach Langham via Gunthorpe.  We were looking forward to the new venue and it didn’t disappoint; cosy, welcoming and super soup.  We could have stayed a while!

We chatted about disc brakes and the rate at which they consume pads – we are now aware that the winter conditions we ride in can wear them quickly.  They are not too expensive, though.  So, if you have a disc brake bike (particularly with resin pads) and are riding on the lanes in winter, keep an eye on them.

On the return, we zig-zagged to Glandford and powered up Bridgefoot Lane to High Kelling.  Thereafter, it was the usual route back to PC.

It was 26 miles to lunch with a shorter trip back to PC – making 40 miles in total.

A very enjoyable run, well thought out and well led – thank you, Andrew.  We will be going back to The Blue Bell.

 

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Club Run 22nd Feb.

The Explorer’s Bar is not currently doing lunches so we will be heading somewhere else on the 22nd.  Looks like it will be Langham or Binham.  Please look at the web site on the 21st.

 

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Club Run to The Corner Café, Mundesley. 15th Feb 2017. Leader, Robert Nixon.

Six met at PC to follow Robert to Mundesley.  Off we set in dampish conditions towards Plumstead before heading towards Antingham and maintaining a generally easterly direction. We then approached Mundesley from Paston.  We got a bit wet (but nothing to trouble us really) on an uneventful and pleasant ride through the Norfolk countryside.

Malcolm met us at the café which was busy as it’s half term.  Nice to see this,though.

The trip back was punctuated by Barry’s two punctures which afforded social opportunities in glorious sunshine – spring has sprung!  We stayed to the east of the A149 before crossing it at Roughton.  It was then the usual route to Gresham and home.

New lanes again – it has to stop sometime, surely!

Thanks, Robert, for a pretty route with some pacey cycling at times.

7 out. 36 miles PC to PC.  2 punctures in newish Gatorskins.

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Club Ride to Hamptons @ the Barn, Bawdeswell. 8th Feb 2017. Leader Alan Fisher.

Words by Alan Fisher.

Four riders met at Pretty Corner for today’s ride . The route was Baconsthorpe, Edgefield, Edgefield Street, Briston, Melton Constable, Wood Norton, Twyford, Foulsham , Bawdeswell. Lunch at Hamptons very enjoyable and good value for money with John Damascio meeting us.

Route home B1145 to Reepham , then Salle, Corpusty , then usual route straight back to Pretty Corner.

Riders: Alan, Andrew, Kevin and new member Chris.  44 miles. Weather reasonable for time of year .

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100m TT 20th May entries open

After a few years absence the 100m TT returns to North Norfolk on the B100/9 course on 20th May.  This challenging course comprises three laps starting at Sculthorpe with the HQ/sign on at Sculthorpe Village Hall. The route heads west along the A148 to Flitcham, then south on the B1153 via Gayton to Grimston .  It then heads back east along the B1145 south of Great Massingham and then north east on the A1065 to Fakenham.     Entries are now open on the CTT website here and a detailed route map can be found here.  Entrants will be contacted nearer the time with full details.

Club Run to Norton’s Cafe, Walsingham. 1st Feb 2017. Leader, Kevin Hornshaw.

Bikes are great and a super way to exercise, and we live in an area with a wonderful infrastructure for cycling.  So, whilst only 3 turned up for the run to Walsingham, we were all glad we did.  The route is shown below and it was a really nice one (some new lanes to boot).

Kevin was in a mood to keep the pace up which was good.  We had reasonable conditions for the 1st of Feb; on the mild side with some drizzle – mucky, though.

A good day on the bikes – very satisfying.  Many thanks, Kevin.

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3 out. 44 miles.  Some cleaning to do!

Annual Dinner/Awards 21/1/17

On 21st January the club held a meal and annual get together at the Links Hotel.  This was followed by the annual trophy presentations.  Trophies for 2016 were as follows:

BAR (Best All Rounder) – Outright Winner – Charlie Nurse

BAR – Handicap – Mike Padfield

Albert Lefever Trophy (fastest 25 mile tt on our course) – Charlie Nurse

Pat Ash Trophy (fastest 50 mile tt on any course) – Charlie Nurse

Hill Climb Mike Kemp Trophy – Mike Padfield

Hill Climb Handicap Trophy – Mike Padfield

Zak Carr Trophy (Single event best 10m TT handicap) –  Karl Read

15 Mile Outright Winner- Charlie Nurse

15 Mile Handicap – John Morgan

10 x 10 Mile Handicap Trophy – John Morgan

Fastest 10 mile TT – Louise Marsden

18.5 Mile Hilly Outright Winner –  Charlie Nurse

18.5 Mile Hilly Handicap – Nigel Walsh

David Killingback Cup (most improved rider) – Teresa Harman

25 Mile Handicap – John Morgan

Veterans 25 Mile Time Trial Cup – Nigel Walsh

Clubman of the Year – Nigel Walsh

Chairman’s Award – Geoff Paice

Peddler’s trophy – Harvey Taylor

Thanks to Chris for trophy logistics and his presentation and good luck to those competing for trophies in 2017.