10m TT results Pretty Corner-Holt 5/9/17

05/09/2017 10m B10/5 Pretty Corner-Holt
Name Club Time Club Handicap time Notes
NIGEL WALSH NNW 23.57 21:12
CARL MACE Tri Harder 25.03
RICHARD COLLYER TriAnglia 25.05 21:27
MARTIN WALL TriHarman 25.36
JOHN MORGAN TriHarder 25.55
GUY THOROLD NNW 26.19 20:55 PB
SARAH JAY NNW 26.47 20:51 PB
AMANDA MARSHALL TriHarman 27.40 20:07

Club Run to the Barn Café at Waxham 9 September 2017

As 9 Wheelers were about to depart from the Banningham pick up point there was a rather loud pop as Harvey’s rear tyre instantly deflated to absolutely zero. This was not a regular flat and would need some close attention so Harvey waved us through and wished us well on today’s run to Waxham.

Malcolm was happy to step up and off we went via Tuttington, Oxnead, Badersfield, Scottow and Tunstead to the still mud free (well mostly) back lanes to Smallburgh. A brief foray on the A149 as a necessary connection for the road to Dilham and then Honing. The conditions were bright and quite warm – could it be that we would be lucky and miss the forecast showers?

After East Ruston we crossed the B1159 to continue on to Brumstead. As we approached the Star Inn at Lessingham it may have suited one or two in the bunch to stop here for lunch particularly as we were running slightly late after a puncture a few miles earlier. However the leader for the day pressed on knowing that once we joined the Palling Road there would be enough tailwind to make up at least a few of the lost minutes.

We arrived at Waxham before the bride and groom – there was a wedding reception in the Great Barn – but as none of us had brought a tie there was little chance we could mingle and sneak a glass of champagne! So we settled down to a pleasant lunch instead.

The skies were certainly darkening but what to do except set off on the coast road to Sea Palling where it was suggested we take the aptly named Beach Road (those that were there will know what I mean) into Heath Road, through Hempstead and full circle back to Lessingham. Only light rain so far! Whimpwell Green, Happisburgh and Ridlington came and went and even Witton Bridge and Edingthorpe Street were quite dry but Knapton was another story as the heavens opened and we sought refuge first under trees and then in the bus shelter.

After a few minutes Trevor decided he would head off and take his chances and soon after the remainder pedalled to Trunch where there was a parting of the ways but all getting a soaking on their various paths home. After Bradfield just three riders were left to follow the traditional route via Hanworth back to PC. However Geoff and Barry later reported that our latest Wheeler recruit was there one moment and gone the next so hopefully he found his way home without too much difficulty.

By the by Harvey expertly rescued his split tyre by judicious placing of plastic wrapper and was able to nurse his bike home but sadly missed out on the weekend run.

Alban, Barry, David C, Geoff, Harvey, Ian, Malcolm, Robin and Trevor

60 miles PC to PC

Club Run to Hilltop Café at Rackheath 6 September 2017

Ten met at PC for Alan’s ride to Hilltop Café on a bright and breezy morning.

Fortunately the breeze was at our backs as we headed towards Lower Gresham. Malcolm didn’t even get that far as he punctured courtesy of a North Norfolk flint! He was at the back of the group and alas his shouts were not heard. After a quick repair he chose the correct route to Hanworth and after a call to the leader they met at the A140 before the two rejoined the group at Suffield.

Onwards via Felmingham and Swanton Abbott and then along School Road onto the B1150, left into Westwick Road (towards Worstead) before turning right in the direction of Sloley. Just as well it was dry as this stretch of tarmac is not great in the wet! Finally onto the Tunstead Road and straight (pretty much dead straight) to Hoveton. Here we paused briefly before weaving our way through the centre of Wroxham and then relief from the traffic as we flowed down The Avenue. The B1140 took us to Salhouse and from there just a short distance via Muck Lane back to the Wroxham Road and the café at Rackheath.

The café was as busy as usual but this didn’t prevent prompt service and after a good value refuel we were back on our bikes. Leaving the main road we entered Swash Lane and carried on pretty much due north via Granny Bard’s Lane to Horstead. Here we bade farewell to John D and Peter as we continued through Coltishall, Little Hautbois and Badersfield. Robin left us en route and Trevor also peeled off as we reached The Goat at Skeyton.

Exposed to the stiffening breeze it was a bit of a slog up to the crossroads but up and over we went before Malcolm turned off towards Felmingham and home while the remaining five, under threatening skies, did a direct route back to PC via Banningham, Alby, Thwaite Common, Aldborough, Little Barningham and Gresham.

Everyone managed to avoid the showers!

Thank you to Alan for leading the ride.

Alan, Alban, Andrew, John D, Malcolm, Peter, Robert, Robin, Stephen, Trevor made it an enjoyable run out.

52 miles PC to PC