Just 5 met at PC on yet another bright and blustery day. A south westerly wind gusting in the mid to high 20s so hard on the way out but surely not so hard on the way back!
Alan lead us first to West Beckham and then directly into the wind to Baconsthorpe. Robert told us that he hadn’t had a decent ride out for 3 or 4 weeks but he seemed to be doing fine as we pressed on to Edgefield, Hunworth, Stody and Briningham to reach Melton Constable. No respite from the headwind as we pedalled directly to Foulsham. There was a good mood in the bunch as we paused briefly before leaving Foulsham for our lunch time destination at The Old Railway Station Café at Reepham.
CJ had cycled out to meet us and, like us, hoped that the wind would be favourable on the return leg. The service and food at the Café was good quality as always and we were able to eat outside which for mid November is a definite bonus.
CJ left before us and Andrew peeled off soon after leaving and headed towards Briston which left just 4 Wheelers to make the journey back to PC.
After Salle Park we joined the Heydon Road which took us all the way into Station Road and the village of Corpusty. After crossing the B1149 there is a long steady drag up and at this point Robert’s legs felt the lack of recent miles but he battled on and we soon reached Little Barningham and then the junction with Barningham Road just after the Church of St Peter. Here there was a two way split as Malcolm and Robert headed off towards Gresham and beyond leaving Alan and Kevin to complete the circle/cycle!
Thanks very much to Alan for a well planned and executed (as always) ride out. Road conditions pretty good but potholes getting pretty bad here and there. No major bike washing today – how much longer can this good fortune last?
Alan, Andrew, Kevin, Malcolm, Robert and CJ at the Cafe
40 miles PC to PC (60 miles max)