Okay so no excuse but today’s leader, Malcolm, is so used to the weekend runs to Cart Gap that he completely forgot to check to make sure the café was open mid-week. It is indeed closed on Wednesdays so apologies to anyone who may have ridden out to join us!
Just 5 (including a return to the Wednesday bunch of Trevor E) met at PC not knowing at this point that the 28 miles to the lunch stop would be extended by a few miles. At least there was to be a tailwind for most of the time to our eventual destination on what promised to be quite a warm day.
The outward route took in Lower Gresham, Metton, Felbrigg, Northrepps, Southrepps, Trunch, Knapton, Paston Green, Edingthorpe, Bacton (on-the-hill) and Keswick. We were making good time so Malcolm turned inland from the Coast Road to Ridlington, Ridlington Street and East Ruston before heading towards the coast again via Lessingham. There at Cart Gap to meet us were Trevor N on a gentle ride and John S on a recovery drive – good to see them and best wishes from all of us.
The Lighthouse seemed like a good alternative venue and so it was as we relaxed in a cooling breeze under garden umbrellas enjoying a welcome refuel before saying our goodbyes to T and J and not long after returning to the road to begin our homeward leg.
Apart from a slight dip South towards North Walsham and a bumpy but at the same time very pleasant detour along Little London Road to avoid the road closure on the outskirts of NW, it was a fairly direct route back to PC via Bradfield, Lower Street, Thorpe Market, Hanworth, Bessingham and Gresham.
Alan, Barry, Kevin, Malcolm and Trevor E enjoyed a good day out.
50 miles PC to PC