Although Robert had cycled to PC to meet the other 8 Wheelers he was unable to join us on today’s run so John D volunteered to lead. Two Wheelers were donning shorts on this lovely post-winter pre-spring day, which also saw the appearance of one or two summer road bikes!
The first part of the route was straight down to Itteringham, over the bridge and left at The Walpole Arms and round the back of Blickling to Ingworth. A puncture interrupted our progress but the slight delay in the bright warm sunshine was no hardship! This was followed by Drabblegate, Aylsham and Burgh next Aylsham. As we turned right to Oxnead we were uncertain how much further the Road Ahead (was) Closed. But as it turned out the closed road was not on our route so on we pressed!
Mill Road to the Buxton Road and a short foray on the A140 before Buxton Heath, Eastgate and Cawston. There to meet us at ATN were CJ, Trevor and David C. The Café was busy but the service and quality of food was, as always, excellent.
After lunch CJ and Trevor went their own ways but David decided to join us for the return leg. Having thanked John D for his fine leadership on the outward leg he headed off home while the main group pedalled by way of Heydon to Corpusty where we said farewell to Andrew and Jane. Then the long, gradual climb to the Barninghams where David peeled off to Erpingham and home leaving just 5 to reach Mill Road where there was a final 3 way split with John S and Alan completing the circuit back to PC.
Alan, Andrew B, Andrew C, John D, John S, Jane, Kevin, Malcolm. David C on the return leg and CJ and Trevor at the Café.
38 miles PC to PC (60 miles max)
Have you seen the forecast temperatures for next week? Don’t put your winter gear away just yet!