7 Wheelers met at PC for Robert’s ride to this popular pub.
Conditions were relatively mild and misty/cloudy with barely a westerly and with no rain for several days the roads were pretty good – certainly a contrast to last week.
Robert took a direct route to Itteringham, then up to the Blickling Road before turning off for Oulton Street. Shortly after passing through Cawston one rider announced a deflating front tyre but we made it to The Ratcatcher’s car park before stopping to check things out. More air seemed to do the trick so may be a dodgy valve.
Long straight stretches of road took us through Haveringland and on to Stratton Strawless and Buxton. We were making good time and eventually arrived at our lunchtime venue well before the usual 12.30pm.
The Goat always serves up good value food and today was no exception. Everyone was pleased when Trevor arrived to say hallo and he joined us for a few miles on the return leg. As we left the pub Malcolm suggested avoiding a straight on up Blackhorse Road as the previous day it was covered with hedge trimmings; however, turning left to take us to All Saints Church proved only marginally better as we got stuck behind the hedge trimmer and we had to carefully pick our way through up to the crossroads.
Thereafter it was Tuttington, Banningham and Ingworth, where Malcolm peeled off leaving the group of 6 to make their ways back to PC and beyond via Calthorpe, Wickmere and Matlaske.
Many thanks to Robert and he wins the Gold Star award for leading rides on successive days having led the NVL group on Tuesday!
Alan, Andrew B, Andrew C, Graham, Kevin, Malcolm, Robert, Trevor at the pub!
40 miles PC to PC