Club Run to Norton’s Cafe at Walsingham 16 September 2020

Words by Andrew B

This was the first ride under the new COVID-19 ‘Group of 6’ regulations. Unfortunately, Robert had to drop out at the last moment due to illness so 5 Wheelers set off from PC for today’s ride to Walsingham.

Due to the closure of the A148 following an accident, the leader (Andrew B) and Duncan only just made it to the start in time.

The 23 mile route to Walsingham went through Plumstead, Edgefield, Briston, Thorney, Binham and Wighton on mostly quiet country lanes. The weather started sunny but clouded over as forecast and most riders were wearing slightly warmer clothing than of late.

This was also the first lunchtime cafe stop since lockdown at one of the club favourites, Norton’s Cafe. There were no problems at the cafe (who were very welcoming) and lunch was a good standard as normal. Of course we all maintained social distancing and filled in a track and trace form.

The ride back, under a darkening sky, was the normal route through Binham, Wiveton and up to High Kelling, where Andrew B left the group to return to PC.

Alan, Andrew B, Duncan, Graham A and John S

Total distance PC to PC was 40 miles.