10 signed-up for John’s ride to Honing. It was nice to see interest on this scale so we had to find a way of accommodating all. A telephone call between Malcolm and John discussed options and, since Malcolm’s place is not far from John’s, we opted to go for two groups on the road and two garden lunch stops. GPX files were exchanged and we were good to go.
As it happened 2 pulled out so 8 it was. But the plan was still valid so it was followed.
The route for those who went to Honing is shown below and the weather Gods were with us! A splendid day out for all with fitness levels beginning to improve.
The two socially distanced groups had followed a similar path as far as Bacton Woods from where Malcolm led his group of 3 via the picturesque Ebridge Mill to North Walsham.
We had made good time on the outward leg and arrived at Malcolm’s at midday. In very pleasant warm and sunny conditions we enjoyed a great el fresco lunch prepared by Malcolm’s partner Sue.
John’s group arrived from Honing at 1pm and the two groups, still following British Cycling guidelines, set off for Felmingham. At Thurgarton Malcolm turned for home leaving the remaining members of the two groups to pedal the last few miles back to PC and beyond.
Facts and Figures
37 miles PC to PC with quite a bit more for most.
Lunches in Honing and North Walsham.
Alan, Andrew B, Andrew C, Duncan, John S, Kevin, Malcolm and Robert
No bike cleaning required!