Club Run, 10/3

Trevor, Kevin, Harvey, Geoff and Brian took part in this week’s club run to the Daisy Tearoom (formerly Corner’s, Thyme for Tea, the Kingfisher Tearoom and Inspirations – what next?). Despite a lot of floodwater, the quintet decided to stick generally to the narrow lanes, through Heydon Park, Odessa, Kerdiston, Themelthorpe, Foxley, and Worthing to Hoe. During the break, the conversation turned to this week’s report linking long distance cycling to a healthy immune system. North Norfolk Wheelers have, of course, known this for some time; see, for example, the NNW website report, ‘Club Run, 20/1’.

The homeward ride linked up a lot of lanes to Bylaugh, then crossed the bridge at Mill Street to continue on the south side of the Wensum before recrossing at Lenwade bridge and climbing up through the Witchinghams and across to Brandiston, Cawston and Oulton Street, where the bunch split.

Conditions: after a couple of light showers, the weather remained dry on the mildest day of the year so far. After the various wet spells since last Sunday afternoon, there was still a surprising amount of packed snow alongside some of the roads, although one rider was still shocked when he had to carry his bike across three short snow drifts in the last few miles home – (the exposed lane between Plumstead and Little Barningham).

Distance: from 55 miles to 72 miles.