Final TT of the season 20th Oct

Due to a previous cancellation the final TT of the season will be the 18.5m hilly this Sunday at 11am, starting at Splash (see Time trial pages for location).  This will be followed by a drink at the Lobster pub in Sheringham at about 12.30pm (either in the beer garden or more likely by the log fire).steve-joughin



Hill Climb Results 13 Oct 2019

Hill Climb Beacon Hill 13-10-19
Name Club Time Handicap time
Mike Padfield NN Wheelers 2.10 2.10
Nigel Walsh NN Wheelers 2.30 2.10
Guy Thorold NN Wheelers 2.56 2.31
Phil West NN Wheelers 3.03 2.39
Mary Padfield NN Wheelers 3.25 2.51

Club Run, 12/10/19

closer wheelers at workhouse
Wheelers at the Workhouse

Mark Mc continued his comeback, joining the weekend run to Gressenhall Museum. Ben found time to complete his business before joining the bunch at Heydon village, from where the bunch of six riders picked their way out through the lanes via Guestwick, Foulsham (UK drain cover capital), Bintree Watermill, Great Heath and East Bilney. This is a fairly lumpy route, but Brian stormed up the numerous steep banks on his 48×18 fixed. Following discussion of the privations of workhouse incarceration, the Wheelers headed back by way of Hoe, Swanton Morley, Pennyspot Hill, Mill Street, Bawdeswell, Foxley, Themelthorpe, Thurning and the Briston byways to a two-way split at the Old White Horse.

Group: Malcolm; Mark Mc; Harvey; Geoff; Brian; Ben.

PC to PC: 60 miles // Max: 72 miles.

Club Run to The Globe Inn at Wells 9 October 2019

Just prior to the 6 Wheelers setting off from PC Stephen, today’s leader for the outward leg, announced casually “35 miles to lunch that’s about right isn’t it?” We looked at each other wondering if this was a rhetorical question so said nothing.

In the event it was a fabulous route taking in some less than familiar lanes on the way.

The start was familiar enough, down to Mill Road then Osier Lane and Rectory Road past Bodham Church and to High Kelling. Then came Wiveton, Langham, Cockthorpe, Binham, Wighton, a very exposed and hard 2 miles up to the B1105 (Wells Road) and across to New Holkham. Then the new lanes (for the Wednesday Wheelers at least) as we looped round via North Creake and Burnham Thorpe back to New Holkham – our leader almost being taken out by a reckless lorry driver on the way!

At the crest of the Holkham Estate we paused to take in the views and our leader took a couple of photos (see Website Club Runs Photo Gallery), traversed the Park to emerge on to the A149 and then to The Globe for excellent service, excellent food and one or two slightly bemused patrons!

Stephen left us at Wells so 5, now benefitting from a welcome tailwind, headed for Warham, where Mark left us, and on to Binham, Field Dalling and Saxlingham. The skies looked threatening and just after Malcolm stopped to put on his rain jacket a very heavy shower came (good timing). Jane made her way towards the coast and home while the remainder of the group  continued to Wiveton, where Andrew peeled off, and then the climb, in further heavy showers, to Bridge Road and High Kelling. The sun came out again and John and Malcolm kept each other company until Mill Road where the former completed the circuit back to PC while the latter headed for Gresham, Hanworth, Suffield and home.

Many thanks to Stephen for his leadership and hospitality and a shame that others were unable to make it on a good ride out.

Andrew C, Jane, John S, Malcolm, Mark, Stephen

54 miles PC to PC (70 – 80 miles for some)

Club Run to The Rising Sun at Coltishall 2 October 2019

Now who would have thought that The Red Lion Café would revert to Winter Opening Hours – well clearly Malcolm didn’t so had to switch to Plan B (on arrival at the Café) and so lead the Wheelers to a riverside lunchtime destination!

7 Wheelers were joined by a guest rider today, Stephen on his Summer road bike – Malcolm duly took note and hoped that his planned route wouldn’t be too mucky – after all we do want to see Stephen again! Wisely Stephen came dressed for the cold north westerly unlike 2 of the Wheelers who clearly had decided to tough it out in shorts!

The route out took us via Itteringham, Oulton Street and Oulton to the Heydon Park Estate after which it was the back lanes to Cawston, where Jane left us, and on to Eastgate and Buxton taking advantage of the tailwind. “Police Slow” signs as we entered Buxton were welcome as there was a hefty fire hose across the road helping to deal with a refuse lorry fire.

Further assisted by the tailwind we sped (!?) into Coltishall and found a very sunny and sheltered spot right next to The River Bure and enjoyed a great lunch before setting off for Great and Little Hautbois not yet experiencing the inevitable headwind. After Badersfield, Skeyton and Tuttington we pedalled the long haul up to Banningham where Malcolm split from the group and headed off to Colby and home. The remaining half dozen went into the headwind towards Ingworth and then Thurgarton, Bessingham, Gresham and back to PC, the group shedding members on the way as they went their own routes homewards.

Not bad at all conditions just a bit on the breezy side. Bikes not too mucky. Many thanks to all for the company and we are looking forward to Stephen joining us again soon.

45 miles PC to PC

Andrew B, Andrew C, Jane, John S, Kevin, Malcolm, Stephen, Stephen (Guest)