To ‘welcome’ the first day of autumn we are putting in an order for some winter club kit. Estimated prices (including VAT) are as follows (depending on number of items ordered)
Another good turnout and some good competition between the North Norfolk Wheelers and other local clubs including ten from East Coast Riders of Fakenham (mainly competing on road bikes).
The competition winners are as follows:
|Overall fastest man & lady||Graham Denny||Kim Charlton/Amanda Marshall tied|
|**Fastest VET on standard man & lady||Graham Denny (+4:31)||Amanda Marshall (+1:57)|
|Fastest Club Handicap Time||Philip West|
|Fastest on road bike (without tri-bars) man & lady||Rob Kitchen||Lorraine Jarvis|
|Fastest two-up (road or TT bike)||Matt Whitaker/Sean Price|
|Fastest non – NN Wheeler rider (not a 1st or 2nd claim member)||Jonny O’Neil|
(Phil West you can collect your medal at the next time trial)
**For those who want to work out their age handicap (VET on standard time) click here:vet standard
The event was run at the earlier time to avoid darkness at the finish, however due to a couple of riders getting held up by increased traffic around Fakenham this is likely to be moved to earlier in the season next year at a later start time.
Thanks to the timekeepers, marshals and riders. See you next Tuesday for the penultimate 10m TT at Pretty Corner.
|28-08-18||10m TT Thursford Comp|
|Name||Main Club||Time||Club Handicap time||Notes|
|GRAHAM DENNY||NN Wheelers||22:05||21.13||CPB|
|PHIL WATKINS||NN Wheelers||22:50||21.08|
|LUKE PETTIT||CS Velo Sport||23:18||21.24||CPB|
|JONNY O’NEIL||East Coast Riders||23:52|
|ROB KITCHEN||East Coast Riders||23:57||PB|
|CONNOR RUMBLES||East Coast Riders||24:07||PB|
|CARL MACE||Tri Harder||24:14||21.37|
|JOHN HAYWARD||NN Wheelers||24:44||21.43|
|MATT WHITAKER/ SEAN PRICE||Fat Birds/East Coast Riders||24:51||2 up road bike PB|
|TOM GRIFFITHS||London Heathside||24:57|
|GUY THOROLD||NN Wheelers||25:19||21.05||CPB|
|FOWLER||East Coast Riders||25:29|
|ADRIAN JAY||NN Wheelers||25:48||21.10|
|PETE FARRELL||East Coast Riders||25:50|
|PHILIP WEST||NN Wheelers||26:26||20.56||PB|
|AMANDA MARSHALL||NN Wheelers||26:42||21.18||CPB|
|KIM CHARLTON||Tri Anglia||26:42|
|CARL SAYER||East Coast Riders||27:00|
|PAUL ELVIN||East Coast Riders||27:15|
|THURGILL||East Coast Riders||27:28|
|SARAH JAY||NN Wheelers||27:46||22.06|
|LANCE WRIGHT||East Coast Riders||29:30|
|WILL DORSETT||API Metro||DNS||Punctured warming up|
A concentration of 10m time trials at this time of year at Pretty Corner saw the return of Will Dorsett (API Metro) with the second fastest time in recent years (20:42) on the 21st August, followed by Toby Morrell and Graham Denny. Luke Pettit continued improving with the fastest handicap time and a PB. PBs kept falling over these races for a number of other riders achieving some late season form including Guy Thorold, Philip West and Nigel Walsh.
|WILL DORSETT||API Metro||21:11|
|GEOFF FROST||Team Velovelocity||23:23|
|NIGEL WALSH||NN Wheelers||23:35||20:49||PB|
|JOHN HAYWARD||NN Wheelers||24:22||21:25|
|CARL MACE||Tri Harder||24:26|
|RICHARD COLLYER||NN Wheelers||24:41||22:40|
|GUY THOROLD||NN Wheelers||25:26||20:17||PB|
|ADRIAN JAY||NN Wheelers||25:46||21:08|
|PHILIP WEST||NN Wheelers||26:30||20:07||PB|
|SARAH JAY||NN Wheelers||27:10||21:23|
|TIM DAYKIN||Wensum Valley||29:13|
|GEOFF FROST||Team Velovelocity||23:35|
|JOHN HAYWARD||NN Wheelers||24:16||21:25|
|PHIL HURR||NN Wheelers||25:40||22:07|
|GUY THOROLD||NN Wheelers||25:52||21:26|
|JOHN VIDLER||Plomesgate CC||30:04|
|WILL DORSETT||API Metro||20:42||PB|
|TOBY MORRELL||NN Wheelers||21:33||20:25|
|GRAHAM DENNY||NN Wheelers||21:55||21:03|
|PHIL WATKINS||NN Wheelers||22:44||21:03|
|LUKE PETTIT||CS Velo Sport||22:51||20:03|
|RICHARD HERRELL||Iceni Velo||23:24|
|NIGEL WALSH||NN Wheelers||23:26||20:51||PB|
|GEOFF FROST||Team Velovelocity||23.36|
|CARL MACE||Tri Harder||23:37|
|JOHN MORGAN||NN Wheelers||24:27||22:16|
|RICHARD COLLYER||NN Wheelers||24:43||22:42|
|TOM GRIFFITHS||London Heath Deal||25:03|
|GUY THOROLD||NN Wheelers||25:14||20:48||PB|
|JON MAYNARD||NN Wheelers||25:46||21:29|
|AMANDA MARSHALL||NN Wheelers||26:26||20:25||PB|
|PHILIP WEST||NN Wheelers||26:39||21:09|
|JAMES SIMONS||Tri Harder||26:42|
|BEN WALKER||Tri Harder||26:44|
|ADRIAN JAY||NN Wheelers||26:54||22:06|
|SARAH JAY||NN Wheelers||27:30||21:50|
|TIM DAYKIN||Wensum Valley||28:49|
9 Wheelers at PC soon became 10 as we met David at the pre-arranged pick-up at Banningham for Malcolm’s Run to the banks of the Bure at Horning!
On another warm, slightly humid, late summer’s day with fairly light winds there was a relaxed feeling in the bunch even though the pace was and remained fairly swift. Our progress was interrupted just after passing All Saints Church Skeyton by a pilot car announcing the approach of a ridiculously large piece of agricultural machinery. We were squeezed to the sides but the road was just wide enough to allow a safe passing.
Swanton Abbott, Scottow, Tunstead and Hoveton Hall came and went and the Stalham Road was eventually crossed with the bunch regrouping on the other side to begin the gentle descent down Long Lane. The road does narrow considerably alongside Bewilderwood and the leader slowed to give way to a car travelling towards us. Perhaps due to a slight loss in concentration or late braking two riders came to grief as they touched wheels but all was well as they checked their bikes, remounted and continued on with the group to the lunch venue.
There to meet us were Trevor N and John S. Some chose to eat inside at the reserved table while the remainder sat in the garden and took their chances with the wasps that have seemed to be a bit of a problem this summer. The S & W provides good service and good value food and we left well set up for the return leg.
While Trevor made his own way back, John joined us for a few miles. Our route took us past the Neatishead Radar Station, Smallburgh, Dilham and on to Honing where John left us. Then Crostwight, Bacton Woods, Edingthorpe Street, Knapton and Trunch (where we said goodbye to Robin); Southrepps, Northrepps (cheers to David and Robert), Crossdale Street, Felbrigg and Metton, where there were splits in the group. Firstly Graham headed off towards Aylmerton and the remaining 4 riders decided not to wait for Alan and Kevin, the former taking it a bit easier on the homeward stretch as he was suffering the effects of a summer cold!
Malcolm paused at Lower Gresham to say his goodbyes to Alan and Kevin leaving just 3 to climb the last mile or so back to PC.
Alan, Andrew, David, Graham, John S, Kevin, Malcolm, Robert, Robin, Stephen, Trevor E, Trevor N
52 miles PC to PC (70 miles for some)
Eight of the Wheeler flock gathered at PC for Andrew’s ride to Reepham. The question was would the flock manage to stay together under his leadership?
All began well as we headed down and up Red Barn Lane before the right turn at Mill Road and then a left to run more or less parallel with the A148, through Bodham, Hempstead, Hunworth, Stody and Brinton. A few of the group seemed a bit puzzled as to where we were, such is the twisting and turning nature of the North Norfolk lanes and by-ways. Our leader confirmed that we were passing through Gunthorpe and only one or two more upward stretches to go!
On reaching Swanton Novers a quick check confirmed all were present but then en route to Hindolveston (or thereabouts) 3 became detached. While 4 of the group waited, Malcolm retraced our tracks but could find no trace of our “lost sheep.” Just the 5 pedalled on to Guestwick and then a quick dash along the lanes to Reepham, thankfully managing to avoid the worst of the debris and holes along the way!
The original 8 were eventually reunited at Reepham and we all enjoyed a pleasant lunch in the garden of The Old Railway Station Café in the company of Trevor N and Chris and Maggie K who had ridden/driven out to join us. Apologies were offered for what has to be said was a basic error – not ensuring that all members of your group were together or at least not being aware that some were off the back and may have missed a junction, had a mechanical or worse! It would be unfair to point the finger only at the leader on this or any club run – we all have a responsibility to look out for each other. On this particular occasion it was a missed junction!
CJ, Maggie and their German Shepherd (might have been useful earlier on!!) made their own way home; Malcolm accompanied Trevor N on a wind assisted return via Booton and Buxton and the group of 6 began their return journey via Wood Dalling, Thurning and Briston where Trevor E and Stephen departed for Walsingham.
For the remaining 4 riders Edgefield Street to Baconsthorpe; at the radio mast at West Beckham (Geoff’s corner) Andrew and Barry turning towards High Kelling.
Thank you to Andrew for leading today’s ride.
Andrew, Barry, David C, Jane, Kevin, Malcolm, Stephen, Trevor E
PC to PC 41 miles
Message from Andrew
“Sorry about the lost sheep!!”
As 9 Wheelers gathered at “The Reservoir Gates” for Peter’s run to Warham we were all relieved that the excessive heat and humidity of the previous day had given way to cooler, cloudier conditions even if we were going to be pedalling into a headwind for most of the 30 miles to our lunch stop!
Barningham Park and on to Plumstead, Edgefield, Briston and over (rather than the usual through) a very dry Craymere Beck before the long straight stretch to Hindolveston and Fulmodeston. No big black dogs today (if you need to ask you weren’t there!) but we did encounter a roadworks. “There was a sign saying Road Closed!” said the workman “Well we’re only bikes” replied Peter.
Onward through Croxton, over the busy A148 Holt Road to Little Snoring and inevitably Great Snoring. Peter decided to use the RC Church By-pass around Little Walsingham, then Edgar Road aka Sandy Lane to reach the B1105 Wells Road. Had Stephen missed the right turn to Wighton? No he was on his way back to Wells – things to do and all that! The few remaining miles to the pub took us past the Warham Camp Iron Age Fort but you wouldn’t know it as it is hidden from the road and there’s little else to indicate that here lies probably the best preserved Iron Age Fort in East Anglia!
After a very enjoyable lunch enhanced greatly by Andrew’s round of drinks celebrating his 3 score and 10 it was decided that The Three Horseshoes needs to be a regular on the Wheeler’s list. This could prove to be a popular venue although the total round trip of 65+ miles (for some) could be a bit much in the colder wetter conditions likely to be encountered Nov – March.
There was a helpful tailwind on the return leg as we passed through Binham en route to Field Dalling. We had already said goodbye to Paula as we turned north-east to Saxlingham now saying goodbye to Jane as we pressed on to Wiveton, cheers Andrew, and the long climb to Bridge Road. Peter left us at Kelling Road to head towards Holt and home while just 4 reached High Kelling. It was then the familiar route to Geoff’s Corner where 3 followed the road to West Beckham and back to PC and Sheringham while Malcolm reached into his pocket for a snack bar for that last 12 miles or so home.
Many thanks to Peter for leading today’s ride and Happy Birthday Andrew!
Alan, Andrew, Ben from Bedford, Jane, Kevin, Malcolm, Paula, Peter, Stephen
48 miles PC to PC
There were 8 PBs on a perfect night for time-trialling. Thanks to the riders, marshals and timekeepers.
|GRAHAM DENNY||NN Wheelers||22.18||21:26|
|PHIL WATKINS||NN Wheelers||23.21||20:40|
|NIGEL WALSH||NN Wheelers||23.46||20:15|
|LUKE PETTIT||CS Velo Sport||23.48||20:50|
|JOHN HAYWARD||NN Wheelers||23.51||20:53|
|DANIEL CROWE||Iceni Velo||24.39|
|DAN WRAY||NN Wheelers||25.10||20:49|
|GUY THOROLD||NN Wheelers||26.09||20:50|
|JAMES JOHNSON||Welwyn Wheelers||26.11|
|AMANDA MARSHALL||NN Wheelers||26.59||20:20|
|PHILIP WEST||NN Wheelers||27.23||20:59|
|EDDIE ROBSON||NN Wheelers||28.34||21:59|
|TIM DAYKIN||Wensum Valley||29.20|
Run Leader and Report – Alan Fisher
Nine riders met at PC in pleasant sunny conditions.
Down to East Beckham and Gresham, up towards the Lion’s Mouth turning right into the park past Felbrigg House heading in the Roughton direction via the Metton/Cromer Road. We crossed the A149 at Crossdale St then took the long way around past North Repps Hall to North Repps. We then followed quiet lanes to South Repps, Lower Street and Antingham; over the A149 again to Felmingham and Skeyton before looping back to Tuttington and our lunch venue at Banningham. Waiting for us were CJ, David C & Trevor.
After a fortifying lunch we said goodbye to Trevor (out for short run) and headed to Ingworth, turning left to follow the River Bure Valley round the Blickling Estate to Itteringham and then the well followed route back to PC. We said goodbye to Peter & Paula at Little Barningham and David & Robert at the Gresham turnoff.
A pleasant ride out with good company and good weather.
Unfortunately 1 puncture and 2 mechanicals.
38 miles PC to PC
Alan, Barry, Graham, Kevin, Paula, Peter, Robert, Stephen, Trevor E
(CJ, David C, Trevor for lunch)