Great to see Stephen again after his recent hip rebuild joining 4 other Wheelers for Malcolm’s ride to Reepham.
The outward leg was generally assisted by the cool north-easterly breeze (17mph so maybe that should be wind!). The route followed a straight path to Oulton Street where we turned right to Oulton and thereafter Heydon Hall Park and Heydon Village, Crabgate, Thurning, Hindolveston, Foulsham and Themelthorpe. We then took the Kerdiston Road with picturesque views to the B1154 and into Reepham. A short detour to avoid the roadworks and we arrived at the Café to meet CJ and a few minutes later Peter, who had cycled all the way from Murcia SE Spain (aka Bale) to join us.
CJ pedalled his own way home while the expanded group returned to Oulton Street via Booton and Cawston and then to the surprise of one or two members Malcolm’s route then went Abel Heath, Silvergate, Blickling, Ingworth, Erpingham, Aldborough; the logic being not to follow the same route back to PC and also to gain a bit of shelter from that north-easterly. It seemed to work and as we arrived at the crossroads just after Thurgarton, Malcolm left the others and pedalled into the headwind to Hanworth and homewards, while 5 returned to PC via Bessingham and Gresham.
Apparently some “new” roads were cycled on today which is always a good thing!
46 miles PC to PC (60 miles max)
Alan, Andrew B, John S, Malcolm, Stephen. CJ and Peter at the Café and Peter on the return leg