Rough Ride to Reepham on 29/2.

And another windy Saturday, but this time accompanied by a band of rain. Only the primrose yellow, 69 inch fixed, aluminium Geoff Paice and the Van Nicholas titanium with new Tiagra compact and a new Sputnik front wheel could make it out today for a particularly devious route to and from Reepham. The rain just about died out by 11.00, but a cold wet squall held itself in reserve for the last 15 minutes to the cafe, ensuring that the riders arrived wet.

Route: West Beckham, Bodham Hill, Baconsthorpe, Plumstead, Edgefield, Stody, Brinton, Briningham, Burgh Parva, Hindolveston, Foulsham, Themelthorpe, Kerdiston, Reepham station, Eade’s Mill, Sparham, Mill Street, Bawdeswell, Foxley, Themelthorpe, Guestwick Green, Nethergate, Thurning, Briston, Growle Abbey, Roper’s Farm, Little London, Saxthorpe, Mannington, Wolterton North Lodge (split, after planning next week’s run down to Yaxham Waters).

Sheringham to Sheringham: 62 miles – (Brian, you will have a touch over 70 miles).

Q. What are the mathematical odds against five Saturday club runs in February?