As I watch this morning’s horizontal rain I am pleased to be inside reporting yesterday’s run when Andrew led us in dry albeit occasionally blustery conditions to Langham. The pub was originally built in the mid 17th century but has thankfully been updated a few times since then, the latest refurbishment being just under a year ago!
Five met at the start point and followed a route via West Beckham and Bodham Church continuing to and crossing the main Holt – Cromer Road. As we descended towards Kelling Andrew announced that there would be a few zig zags in today’s route and so it was as we passed through Wiveton, Glandford, Saxlingham, Field Dalling, Binham and Cockthorpe.
After Cockthorpe it was a straight run past the former Langham Airfield and Langham Dome and then into Langham itself to find some extensive roadworks. A sign advised cyclists to dismount but it was possible to either walk or ride past so all was well.
As we were about to park the bikes at the back of the pub Geoff cycled up so now we were 6!
A warm welcome and equally warm wood burners greeted us on entering The Blue Bell and we enjoyed a pleasant lunch before leaving into a headwind towards Sharrington,
It was a lot more sheltered as Brinton, Stody and Briston came and went before a parting of the ways at Edgefield St where Andrew headed directly for the coast and home while 4 went via Plumstead, Barningham Road and Red Barn Lane back to PC and Malcolm followed a pretty much direct route through Little Barningham, Erpingham, Banningham, Felmingham and home.
An enjoyable ride with plenty of variety – thanks very much Andrew!
Alan, Andrew, Geoff, Kevin, Malcolm and Robin
42 miles PC to PC