Thursford-Fakenham club TT amended route

At Thursford-Fakenham club TT next week will trial a revised route to miss out the busy Shell roundabout in Fakenham. This will mean one less roundabout to negiotiate but it has a little kick up at the end.. Parking and sign on in the layby as normal – full information under the TT information (Route 4)

15m TT results 25/6/19


Aylmerton Holt 15m TT 25-06-19
Name Club Time Handicap time Notes
BEN JONES Guest 32.37 PB
TOBY MORRELL NN Wheelers 33.51   30 57 CPB
MIKE PADFIELD NN Wheelers 34.44   31 08
GRAHAM DENNY NN Wheelers 35.13   32 38
CALLUM STEDMAN Tri Harder 36.28
NIGEL WALSH NN Wheelers 36.58   31 52
PAUL HARROWING NN Wheelers 37.37   32 04
PHILIP WEST NN Wheelers 40.07   2nd ride no h’c CPB
RICHARD COLLYER NN Wheelers 40.31   31 54
MARK WATSON NN Wheelers 41.02   2nd ride no h’c
GUY THOROLD NN Wheelers 41.16   30 23
BRIAN PLATTS NN Wheelers 42.07   30 47
TIM DAYKIN NN Wheelers 44.01   2nd ride no h’c

Club Run to The Goat Inn at Skeyton 26 June 2019

8 Wheelers were joined by guest rider Julian at PC for Robert’s ride to the ever popular Goat Inn on what was an unseasonably cool day.

Robert took full advantage of the tailwind to lead us down to Itteringham and on to Oulton Street and Cawston. After Haveringland we passed through Stratton Strawless, Buxton and Badersfield before arriving at our mid-ride destination to be met by CJ and David C.

The atmosphere at lunch was positively jovial helped along by good service and good food. Knowing how the legs can stiffen up if you linger too long we were soon back on the bikes for the return leg.

CJ and David made their own ways and the bunch was reduced to 8 at Church Road when John D headed off towards Aylsham. After reaching Tuttington it was onwards and upwards against a stiffening breeze to Banningham. Then Ingworth and Wickmere where there was a two way split with half the bunch heading towards Matlaske and various destinations thereafter and the other half continuing on to Thurgarton. At this point Malcolm left the group for Hanworth, Thorpe Market and home and the remaining 3 returned to PC via Bessingham and Gresham.

Many thanks to Robert for leading today’s ride.

We hope that Julian enjoyed the ride and the company and will decide to join us permanently.

Alan, Andrew B, Jane, John D, Julian, Kevin, Malcolm, Peter, Robert. CJ and David C at the Pub.

38 miles PC to PC

Club Run 22/06/19

With some stretching their legs in different ways, one or two under the weather and others doing extra shifts the group was reduced almost to a pair saved by a welcome visit from Chris of the A5 Rangers Cycling Club.

Two pedalled down from PC to meet up with one more and the threesome left Itteringham by way of The Common and then followed a route taking in Aylsham, Oxnead, Buxton, Stratton Strawless, Hainford, Frettenham, Horsham St Faith, Horsford, Haveringland and Booton to our lunch stop at Kerri’s Café at The Old Railway Station in Reepham. Just over 35 miles for all 3 so we felt in need of refreshment!

There to meet us was Robin who couldn’t meet us at “The Bridge” so rode solo and timed his arrival perfectly! We dined al fresco in the lovely sunshine.

We followed a direct path back to PC; Salle, Wood Dalling, Heydon Park, Oulton (where there was a split as Robin headed for Aylsham), Itteringham and Little Barningham. At Mill Road we pointed Chris’s front wheel towards Sheringham and the remaining pair headed south via Bessingham and Aldborough to Alby Hill with the lone rider continuing on to Colby and home.

A great day of summer cycling!

Brian, Chris, Malcolm

50 miles PC to PC (62 miles max)

Sorry Harvey didn’t manage the 3 score and 10!!

Course Record Broken – Pretty Corner 10m TT results – 18th June

Following a couple of weeks of no time trials due to the weather it was touch and go whether anyone would be racing this week again due to the predicted heavy rain (depending on which forecast you read!).  With people itching to ride Chris Knowles gave the nod at 5pm and it was on.  Unfortunately the rain started when the first rider started but everyone had warmed up by then and it wasn’t too heavy (note TTs are only usually cancelled if heavy rain causing spray/affecting visibility, or roadworks…).

Professional triathlete Joe Skipper who had previously posted at 20.30 in colder conditions on this course last season had a storming ride to break the 24 year old course record by 5 seconds with a 20.02.  Despite the rain, he suggested conditions were pretty good despite having to remove his visor on the way back.  He has been working on a new aero position and this, along with his high average power (>380 watts) made this time possible. In dry conditions sub 20 minutes is more than likely.

Second was Arron Green (Kings Lynn CC) who been away for a while, with a 21.58, with Mike Padfield (NN Wheelers) posting a 22.20 (and fastest on club handicap time). The ever improving junior triathlete Callum Stedman posted a seasons best time of 23.05.  John Morgan (NN Wheelers) posted his best time in 2 years with 23.54.

Thanks to the timekeepers and marshalls.

Our open 10m TT event is this Saturday with 32 riders from the region having a go at our ‘sporting course’. The first rider is off at 9am. The HQ is at Upper Sheringham Village Hall, so feel free to drop in for a coffee and cake.


Pretty Corner 10m TT   18-06-19    
Name Club Time Handicap time Notes
JOE SKIPPER Guest rider 20.02   Course Record
ARRON GREEN Guest rider 21.58 21 16  
MIKE PADFIELD NN Wheelers 22.20 20 42  
CALLUM STEDMAN Guest rider 23.05    
JOHN MORGAN NN Wheelers 23.54 21 37  
KEVIN HUMPHREYS Guest rider 24.23    
PHILIP WEST NN Wheelers 25.58 21 06  
MARK WATSON NN Wheelers 26.32 21 05  
GUY THOROLD NN Wheelers 26.32 22 18  
BRIAN PLATTS NN Wheelers 26.55 21 20  
TIM DAYKIN NN Wheelers 28.18 21 21  

skipper 2019 Course Record

Club Run to The Norton Café at Walsingham 19 June 2019

Words by Alan

Five riders met at PC on a day with dubious weather forecasts.

We all set off towards West Beckham and Bodham, crossing the main road and then down to Weybourne and up the Holt Road to Kelling Heath. Across to Wiveton, up to Langham, Cockthorpe, down to Stiffkey, up to Wighton then headed towards Holkham before looping round back to Little Walsingham for a hearty lunch.

After lunch Andrew C departed on a direct route home leaving the remaining group heading to Thursford, Gunthorpe, Britton, Stody, Briston, Edgefield, Baconsthorpe and West Beckham to PC.

A rather “undulating“ route but the rain held off. Thanks for the company.

Alan, Andrew B, Andrew C, Kevin, Stephen

PC to PC 47 miles approx.

Editor’s note

Many thanks to Alan for leading the ride and sorry I couldn’t join you. Just got back to Norfolk which explains the late posting of Alan’s report.

Club Run to The Conservatory at Aylsham 12 June 2019

The forecast for today was constantly changing in terms of when the heavy rain would come, all that could be certain was that it would come at some point from late morning onwards! So as 5 met at PC for David’s ride to Aylsham it was decided to limit the outward leg to 15 miles or so and then see what happened!

Our route followed a familiar path through Baconsthorpe, Little Barningham and Itteringham. As we pedalled the steady climb up from The River Bure we thought that the Blickling Road beckoned but no we doubled back to The Common and followed the course of the aforementioned river to Ingworth. Then the (old) Cromer Road into Aylsham and an earlier than usual refuel. We received a friendly welcome and good service and just as we prepared to leave the rain started albeit light at this stage.

It looked like we were heading to Burgh but no, another about turn as we headed for Millgate and then Drabblegate to take us out of Aylsham and eventually to Banningham. At Colby Malcolm left the group for home and 4 continued to Alby, Aldborough and PC. At this point it seemed that the rain was set in for the day – although the heavier rain didn’t come until later in the afternoon so we could have had a longer outward leg after all!

Good company and many thanks to David for leading today’s ride

Alan, David C, Kevin, Malcolm, Robert

33 miles PC to PC