Saturdays, 2017

Geoff, Ian, Brian and Harvey managed to negotiate the floodwaters on the final club run of the year, tacking out into the rising wind through Corpusty, the Wood Dalling triangle, Tyby, Wood Norton and over the Ryburgh Hills to Pensthorpe. The strongly wind-assisted return route was by way of Kettlestone, Hindolveston, Craymere ford, Briston, Baconsthorpe and Bodham Hill. — PC to PC: 50 miles/ Max:65 miles.

New Year Quiz Question: Who earned a living both above and below the Arenberg Trench?

2017 summary:

53 club runs: – maximum PC to PC: 72 miles/ – minimum: 45 miles.

Maximum runs by one member: 43/ – minimum: 1. Maximum aggregate distance: 2912 miles/ Maximum distance 84 miles.

20 refreshment stops (18 cafes and 2 pubs). Most visited: Smallsticks Cafe, Cart Gap (8)/ Waxham Great Barn (open April-October, 6).

Regular Saturday Riders: Trevor (Mangiatore Chilometro Gallese); Scott (Avant Coureur); Robin (Equitem caritas); Nick (Equitem tri-musa); Malcolm (Velo-brillant); Ian (Stocky Cockney Randonneur); Harvey (l’Enchanteur des Chemins); Graham (The Bosworth Bullet); Geoff (The Sheringham Express); Dave C (Coureur-puissant); Brian (El Rey del Camino); Barry (Septuagenarian Grimpeur); Alban (Coureur de l’été).

Other members doing one or more runs: Amanda; CJK; Guy; Ian F; John H; John M; John S; Kevin; Phil; Steven; Tessa.

Guest Riders: Kevin (Skipton CC); Owen (St Ives CC); Paul (Eagle RC); Phil (Team Milton Keynes); Tarn (Manchester CC).

Happy cycling in 2018!