Club Run to The Courtyard Café, Pensthorpe 18 January 2020

Words by Geoff – leader for the day

Three out from Pretty Corner rode down to Itteringham Bridge where we were to pick up a fourth rider. We then back-tracked to go via Mannington Hall and then down to Corpusty, where we picked up the back roads to take us towards Briston. Turning off at Sandy Lane we made our way to Hindolveston and then Fulmodeston with a hard push to ride to Kettlestone.

The ride so far had been into a hard head wind but with little flooding or mud and no ice.

An alternative route here would have been to ride down to Stibbard and then to Great Ryburgh and up the hills. However, wiser heads decided against this as we had escaped the worst of the flooding so far and the climb out of Great Ryburgh may have been problematic with mud. Instead, from Kettlestone, we made a quick ride to the Pensthorpe Café which was its usual excellent self – fast service and an extensive menu.

Our route back was via Fakenham roundabouts to Hindringham and then Sharringtom, Briston and then home to Sheringham.

Excellent weather – good tail wind on the return.

Our commiserations and best wishes to club member Mark who was pole axed by ice coming out to join us. Damage to his bike meant that he could not continue and he had to return home.

Riders : Brian, Malcolm, Graham and Geoff ( Mark in spirit )

PC to PC 50 miles