With reports of cold viruses and chest infections, as well as some early ice and unscheduled rain, the club run leader assumed that not many would be out and so decided to cancel the pre-booked table for six at Cart Gap. Inevitably, six Wheelers congregated at the Banningham pick-up point for the ride out to Smallsticks Cafe.
In a rising north east wind and with more showers than forecast, the bunch tacked out on some of the sheltered lanes to Skeyton and then via Worstead, Honing, Brumstead Common and Lessingham to the popular refreshment stop at Cart Gap on the coast. Much of the return route was wind-assisted after turning inland at Happisburgh, by way of Ridlington, Bacton Wood, Edingthorpe Green and Dead Man’s Grave to rejoin the traditional route to the traditional parting point at Bradfield. The homebound leg was blessed with excellent bright conditions.
There was one unauthorised deflation on the way back.
Geoff, Graham, Harvey, Malcolm, Robin and Trevor got the 2018 club runs off to a decent start.
PC to PC: 54 miles/ Max: 60 miles.
2017 addendum: – The 53 Saturday club runs during 2017 never followed the same route twice. Despite numerous hints towards the end of the year, two or three of the Saturday regulars continued to formulate a range of increasingly bizarre theories to try to explain this phenomenon. However, they remained well wide of the mark.