Bugs and viruses were thought to have been finally vanquished but proved to be resurgent in the Sheringham area. Nonetheless, nine riders departed from the pick-up point to follow a loop eastwards to Cat’s Common and Neatishead before doubling back down the Via duo-ferroviaria to the Red Lion at Coltishall for some substantial revictualling. The route back was by way of Frettenham, Hainford, Stratton Strawless, Buxton, Burgh and Aylsham, from where only a three-rider hardcore continued towards the north coast.
Weather: Dry in the morning and generally wet in the afternoon. A stiff and rising southerly created some hard sections on the outward run and a lot of assistance in the afternoon.
Bunch:- Brian; Harvey; Ian; John S; Kevin; Malcolm: Philip; Robin; Trevor.
PC to PC: 54 miles/ Max: 58 miles.