Club Run to The Crown, Banningham. 5th April 2017. Leader, John Sharples.

Six met at PC for the ride to The Crown and three summer bikes were out to boot!  Quite rightly so, as the sun shone and the roads were dry.  Not a single puddle was seen all day.  Off we set towards Baconsthorpe, then past Little Barningham before turning east towards Antingham.  It was then south to nearly touch Swanton Abbot before turning for Tuttington and Banningham.  The wind was on our backs – and it was strongish, so we were there early.  Never mind, The Crown is a pleasant place to sit and Peter joined us for lunch.

The conversation was varied – it’s amazing how many topics you can cover in an hour!  It was suggested that we are gentlemen who lunch, but pedal to get there.  This might be true, but there is effort involved and the wind that had helped us on the outward journey was now about to “up” the effort stakes.

The return was not direct as you can see from the map.  An excursion to Antingham and Southrepps added the miles but did not remove the need to head generally north-west into the stiff, north-westerly wind.

Folk left at various stages on the return, with only two returning to PC.  A very pleasant ride in good company, with the most-visited venue refuelling us well.

7 out.  40 miles PC to PC. No bike cleaning required.

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