Club Run, 26/5

With Trevor taking it easy for a while and Brian riding the Peak District hills, only six Wheelers set out from the pick up point for the run out to the cafe at Guist Post Office. After following a radically different route by way of Little Barningham, Plumstead Green, Edgefield, Melton Constable, Hindolveston, Stibbard, Ryburgh and the Wensum valley, the six enjoyed the customary hospitality provided by Duncan and his crew. The return leg took in the lanes to Foulsham, crossed the Morgan training group near Themelthorpe and tacked in and out of the stiff east north east wind to Jordan Green, the Witchinghams, Brandiston and Itteringham, from where three continued north towards Sheringham.

After a murky start, it opened out into a bright and breezy day.

Group: Dave; Geoff; Graham J; Harvey; Malcolm; Robin.

PC to PC: 62 miles/ Erpingham to Erpingham: 51 miles/ Max: 79 miles.

This week’s featured riderDave C

Aliases: ‘The Cromer Cyclone’; ‘Brown Sauce’.

Fighting back from a serious crash at the end of a time trial, Dave has once again become a powerhouse rider. Appointed last year to the thankless task of North Norfolk Wheelers secretary, Dave plays a vital role in the well-being of the club. In company with ringleader Scott S, Ben ‘Two ice-creams’ M and Beeston Chris, Dave is one of the ‘Jet Set Quartet’, a fast-living foursome notorious for fast riding, fast cars and high living.

Favourite bike: Cannondale CAAD 12.

Favourite cafe: Mundesley Corner House.

Favourite route: the coast from Cromer to Cart Gap.

Favourite club run food: anything with brown sauce.

Favourite bonk rations: ‘Protein Balls’.

Motto: Aliqua brunneis condimentum?

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