Seven Wheelers met at the start point for Trevor’s ride to Cawston.
Against a slight but warm SE breeze we headed straight down towards Plumstead before a left and swift right at Matlaske along the Wickmere Road via Wolterton to Iteringham. We then followed the course of the River Bure at the back of Blickling before joining the Blickling Road and then left to Silvergate along to Oulton Street. On joining the B1149 it was only short distance to our lunch stop destination so a loop was needed.
A right turn and then left signposted Heydon did us nicely. We all knew that a left turn would eventually be needed but the question was how far should we go towards Wood Dalling? Robin decided for us and using his expert local knowledge took us towards Salle and then the long straight stretch to Cawston. So long and so straight that it could have been built by the Romans!
Due to afternoon commitments Robin left us at this point but the six were soon made back up to seven when, on entering the café, we were greeted by CJ who had cycled out from Felbrigg to meet us.
After some nice things and the usual excellent service, we had to decide on the return route since straight back to PC via Iteringham would be a bit short and a bit repetitive. In the end Peter and Andrew cycled off towards Briston; Malcolm, Trevor, Alan and Kevin towards Buxton; CJ on his lonesome back to Felbrigg.
The core group of four made good progress albeit against a strengthening breeze (cross/headwind I guess) and after catching up with the River Bure again continued via Lamas, Badersfield and Skeyton (where we said goodbye to Trevor) to Tuttington. Then the long haul to Banningham and Colby where Malcolm headed off home and left Alan and Kevin to go via Erpingham, Aldborough and Gresham back to PC.
Thank you to Trevor and to everyone else who came out on a lovely summer’s day.
Alan, Andrew, Kevin, Malcolm, Peter, Robin, Trevor. CJ at the café.
PC to PC 45 miles (A few more for others – I’ll leave you to do the calculations)