Club Run to The Old Railway Station Café at Reepham 2 January 2019

Words by John S

Seven riders met at PC for the first Club Ride of the year.  These included Andrew on his first ride with the club and Sue on her first Wednesday run.  And they had chosen an ok day to join us.  Wintery–ish yes; chilly, yes; damp, yes, with a hint of moisture in the air, but not too bad at all for a day out on the bikes.

John S had planned a modest ride to Reepham to allow any post-festivity sluggishness to be gently dealt with.  He had also not cleaned his bike from his last outing knowing that things were going to be a bit on the mucky side!

A more westerly outward leg saw us take in Baconsthorpe, Edgefield, Guestwick and Kerdiston before settling into the Old Railway Station at Reepham for lunch where Geoff joined us.

The track back to PC was more easterly so as not to repeat any of the lanes used on the outward leg.  There was the usual phased break-up of the group.  Andrew C left us just after Wood Dalling, Geoff just before Saxthorpe, Robin around Irmingland and Sue and Graham just after Thurgarton.  New rider Andrew turned for home in Gresham, which left just John S and Alan to return to PC.   A finish by riding up Gibbet Lane seemed just the way to start the New Year!

At 36.2 miles, it was a shortish route, but a pleasing one.

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8 out (nice to see some new faces).

Alan, Andrew, Andrew C, Geoff, Graham, John S, Robin, Sue

Here’s to 2019 and many convivial and pleasing days out on the bikes (with not too much post-ride cleaning required!).