Five Wheelers met at PC on a morning that was neither hot nor cold, neither wet nor dry but was certainly a bit breezy and in fact it stayed like that most of the day!
Kevin lead us on a great outward route taking in Lower Gresham, Bessingham, Barningham, Matlaske, Wolterton, Mannington Hall, Saxthorpe, Guestwick, Guestwick Green, Bates Moor, Hindolveston, Melton Constable, Brinton, Sharrington, Field Dalling and to our lunchtime destination at Langham. 30 miles out with Kevin maintaining a decent pace giving us all a good workout – in fact at one point swapping bikes with Barry seemed like a good idea!
The Blue Bell treated us to a great lunch and refuelled we set off for the return leg minus Andrew who had people to meet and things to get sorted.
The skies were decidedly dark and menacing as we headed towards Glandford but the rain held off and we enjoyed another great route via Letheringsett, Hunworth, Stody and almost into Briston before turning towards Edgefield at which point Kevin had his third puncture and was happy for two to carry on while Graham waited while the innertube store was raided once more. Barry and Malcolm continued to Edgefield where they split – the former heading off to Holt and the latter to Little Barningham, Erpingham, Suffield and home.
Back in the saddle Kevin and Graham returned via Baconsthorpe, West Beckham and Upper Sheringham.
Many thanks to Kevin for leading today’s ride – good luck with the patching!
50 miles PC to PC (68 miles max)
Andrew C, Barry, Graham J, Kevin, Malcolm