Seven Wheelers met at PC for John C’s welcome return to the Wednesday group and his ride to Reepham.
Conditions were dry and a little cloudy but with the prospect of sunshine and higher temperatures later on in the day all was well. What was not expected was a stiff SW wind which made the going slightly tougher!
We made our way to Cawston along the traditional route and in doing so met David C at Itteringham bridge. From Cawston we followed the lanes skirting Brandiston before joining the Reepham Road (heading away from Reepham) and into the stiff headwind again. Turning right we followed an enjoyable if twisting path towards Sparham and then heading NE with a healthy tailwind we passed through Whitwell and onwards to our lunch destination.
The Kings Arms was a first for the Wheelers and will definitely feature again before too long as it is an historic pub with a good atmosphere, provided good food, good service and had a sheltered area for the bikes at the rear.
Trevor decided to head for home towards Buxton after lunch as the remainder pedalled to Guestwick where Peter peeled off towards home. Then Briston at which point we said goodbye to our leader who had been experiencing a problem with his front mech which no doubt would be quickly solved after consultation with Black Bikes of Sheringham. John S gallantly stepped up and led us by way of Edgefield and Baconsthorpe back to PC, Robin and David C having left us en route.
An enjoyable day and many thanks to John C.
Alan, David C, John C, John S, Malcolm, Peter, Robin and Trevor
39 miles PC to PC; 60 – 65 miles max.