Club Run to The Horse and Groom at Tunstead 7 August 2019

9 Wheelers met at PC for Robert’s ride to Tunstead on a bright and breezy but cloudy summer’s day.

Just to be different Robert lead us back across the A148 and then down, down to the Coast Road at Beeston Regis to mix it with the holiday traffic! Not for long however as we were soon ascending Sandy Lane to the A148 and then into the Lion’s Mouth descending as far as the back entrance to the Felbrigg Hall Estate. Walkers seemed slightly taken aback as we approached them but they were friendly enough and the only real causes for concern were random sheep leaping across the road in front of us!

Safely through the Estate and Felbrigg Village our route then followed a familiar path to Crossdale Street encountering an idiot of a driver on the way who seemed to want the road to himself and unsuccessfully tried to push (or was that punch) John D off his bike! After Northrepps came Southrepps, Trunch, Knapton, Paston, Bacton Village, Witton, Honing, Dilham, Smallburgh, then the small lanes to Crowgate Street and the pub at Market Street in Tunstead.

It can only be assumed that the kitchen was short staffed as the food was a while coming and the quality variable but nevertheless it was a welcome break and we enjoyed a pleasant 45 minutes or so.

John S left us for home, so 8 pedalled their way back towards PC by way of Scottow, Swanton Abbott, All Saints Skeyton (where John D parted company with the group), Tuttington, Banningham (where Malcolm peeled off for home), Ingworth, Wickmere, Thurgarton, Bessingham, Lower Gresham and East Beckham.

Many thanks to Robert for leading today’s ride.

48 miles PC to PC (85 miles max – Stephen is awarded this week’s gold star!)

Alan, Andrew C, John D, John S, Kevin, Malcolm, Peter, Robert, Stephen

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