8 Wheelers met at PC on a sunny early winter’s day for Mark’s ride to Reepham, our leader hoping that mince pies would be on offer at our lunchtime destination!
Against an easing south-westerly we travelled a virtually (almost exactly!!!) straight path to Little Barningham, Itteringham, Oulton Street, Cawston, Brandiston and Swannington before taking a right on to the Reepham Road. We passed Alderford Common and followed Hall Road to its junction with Porter’s Lane at which point we pedalled along some lovely lanes up to the Reepham Road via Whitwell Street and then the final mile to Kerri’s.
There to meet us was Geoff and soon after our arrival John and Kay D joined us and we all enjoyed great service and food (but alas no mince pies!) before 9 Wheelers left to head for Wood Dalling and J&K wound their own way homewards. At Thurning we were momentarily leaderless as Mark turned towards Hindolveston and thereafter Fakenham. Malcolm lead the group to Briston where there was the first split as 2 riders followed the Holt Road towards the coast leaving 6 to go in the direction of Edgefield. Just before Edgefield there was another split as 4 headed back to PC via Baconsthorpe and West Beckham while 2 went cross-country to Barningham Green, Thurgarton, Suffield and home.
Many thanks to Mark for leading the ride and making it a great day out on the bikes!
38 miles PC to PC (Andrew C, Jane and Mark will have to share the gold star for most miles covered today)
Andrew B, Andrew C, Brian, Geoff, Jane, John S, Kevin, Malcolm, Mark. John and Kay D at the café.