(based on Age)
|14. Kieran Jarvis NM||2.03|
|3. Mike Padfield (10)||2.11||2 11|
|7. Nigel Walsh (18)||2.26||2 06|
|6. Graham Denny (17)||2.38||2 33|
|8. Phil Hurr (22)||2.38||2 18|
|5. Paul Harrowing (16)||2.40||2 35|
|9. Rob Kitchen||2.41||2 41|
|10. Pete Farrell NM||2.44|
|15. Ben Johnson||2.44||2 44|
|12. Steve Swindon NM||2.56|
|16. Mary Padfield (F)||3.38||2 30|
|13. A.Coles (F) NM||3.41|
|2. Brian Platts (7)||3.41||3 06|
|1. Sarah Jay (5)||DNS|
|4. Adrian Jay (11)||DNS|
|11. Sarah Sanderski NM||DNS|
|West Runton Hill Climb – 10am|
|1. Sarah Jay (5)|
|2. Brian Platts (7)|
|3. Mike Padfield (10)|
|4. Adrian Jay (11)|
|5. Paul Harrowing (16)|
|6. Graham Denny (17)|
|7. Nigel Walsh (18)|
|8. Phil Hurr (22)|
|9. Rob Kitchen|
|10. Pete Farrell NM|
|11. Sarah Sanderski NM|
|12. Steve Swindon NM|
|13. Abigail Coles NM|
|14. Kieran Jarvis NM|
A “full” complement of 6 Wheelers gathered at PC looking forward to Andrew C’s ride to a lunchtime venue not visited for some time.
As we made our way towards Briston via Baconsthorpe, Plumstead and Edgefield we were pushed along by a tailwind blowing from the north-east. Craymere Beck was a mere trickle, even after the recent rain, and thereafter the roads were surprisingly dry and mud free (mostly).
The group began to feel the sidewind as we pedalled the long straight stretch to Fulmodeston (with Swanton Novers National Nature Reserve to our right hand side). Then we turned into the wind, first to Barney and then Hindringham and onwards to Bale, Field Dalling and Saxlingham. We bumped into Peter en route who was off to pick up his camper van.
After some 28 miles and as it started to rain we arrived at the café, just as Nigel W, out on a training run, passed by saying a brief hallo.
We enjoyed great service and equally great coffee and food before deciding it was time to leave. Stephen headed west while 5 were led by Andrew to Wiveton and then up the hill of Bridgefoot Lane to the junction at the Holt Road where he left us to our own devices. Graham and then Andrew B left the main group shortly after to leave just 2 to make their way back towards PC. A short and not too heavy shower didn’t dampen the spirits and a familiar route was followed to the junction at Mill Road where the final split of the day took place with one going towards West Beckham and the other towards Bessingham.
Alan wins today’s gold star for being the only rider to complete the circuit back to PC.
Many thanks to Andrew for leading the ride.
Alan, Andrew B, Andrew C, Graham J, Malcolm, Stephen
40 miles PC to PC (62 miles max)
|18.5m Hilly TT 111020|
|1||17. Mike Padfield||49.57||46 55|
|2||9. Kevin Watkinson NM||50.12|
|3||16. Nick Partridge NM||51.12|
|4||14. Phil Watkins||51.23|
|5||12. Nigel Walsh||53.37||47 16|
|6||11. Graham Denny||53.50||48 12|
|7||6. Paul Harrowing||54.22||48 01|
|8||13. Phil Hurr||54.51||46 18|
|9||15. Trevor Caley NM||56.06|
|10||10. John Morgan||56.19||45 01|
|11||8. Simon Hardy NM||57.11|
|12||2. Pete Farrell NM||59.55|
|13||7. Brian Platts||1.02.38||48 12|
|14||5. Steve Swindon NM||1.05.40|
|15||3. Amanda Marshall||1.05.55||54 44|
|1. Susie Towning||DNF|
|18 Ben Keeley||DQ (wrong turn)|
|4. Ben Johnson||DNS|
|18.5m Hilly TT 10am||Pick up number|
|1. Susie Towning|
|2. Pete Farrell NM||Y|
|3. Amanda Marshall|
|4. Ben Johnson||Y|
|5. Steve Swindon NM||Y|
|6. Paul Harrowing (no.16)|
|7. Brian Platts|
|8. Simon Hardy NM||Y|
|9. Kevin Watkinson NM||Y|
|10. John Morgan (no.13)|
|11. Graham Denny (no.17)|
|12. Nigel Walsh (no.18)|
|13. Phil Hurr (no.22)|
|14. Phil Watkins (no.14)||Y|
|15. Trevor Caley NM |
16. Nick Partridge NM
|17. Mike Padfield (no.10)|
We had originally planned this ride with 6 but unfortunately 2 couldn’t make it so just 4 Wheelers set off from PC on a cool, blustery, but thankfully dry day. Malcolm took the group in a clockwise direction for the outward leg hoping (at least initially) to take advantage of a tailwind.
We reached Lower Gresham and then pedalled on to Metton and Roughton. Malcolm took a chance that the road through Roughton to Thorpe Market wouldn’t be too busy at this time of day and indeed it wasn’t bad at all. Although this can sometimes seem a long drag up to the crossroads at the A149, the tailwind was definitely still helping.
On to Southrepps and the outskirts of Mundesley where Stow Mill on Stow Hill was looking splendid. Just after Paston Street we took a right to Paston Green and followed the narrow lanes to the North Walsham Road.
After the “suburbs” of North Walsham we headed for Worstead, our route taking us out along the (old) Yarmouth Road with Meeting House Hill away to our left. Then across the A149 again at Bengate to Lyngate, Worstead, Worstead Station and the lanes to the B1150.
On reaching Badersfield it was a freewheel to our lunchtime destination where we received a friendly greeting, good service and a welcome refuel.
After lunch the group of 4 ascended the short climb to All Saints Church and followed the lanes to Tuttington. Alan headed directly for Aylsham whilst the others had a quick sprint up the A140 before turning left towards Drabblegate and Ingworth. Here there was a 3-way split with 2 following their own routes (mainly into the wind) to the coast and home and the leader via Colby, Corvette Kingdom and Felmingham to home.
So nobody completed the circuit back to PC this week but these are not normal times!
Alan, Andrew C, Malcolm and Robert
PC to Ingworth 34 miles (mid 50s max)
Words by Alan, our leader for the day
On a pleasant dry day after a very wet Tuesday 5 riders met at PC for a leisurely ride to Reepham.
Heading downhill then left (ignoring Malcolm’s “You’ll be sorry!”) along a mucky lane to Gresham, then on to Bessingham, Aldborough and up to the A140. Then to Suffield, Colby, Banningham, Tuttington, Oxnead and Brampton. Where did that headwind come from?
Zigzagging across to the A140 then bypassing Hevingham to the Holt Rd crossing towards Swannington then on to Reepham for a well earned lunch.
Having put the world to right over tasty snacks we headed north to Heydon (Malcolm heading east here), Saxthorpe, Little Barningham, round Barningham Park (Duncan heading west here), up towards Gresham (Robert leaving here) then left towards West Beckham (Andrew heading to Geoff’s Corner) leaving Alan to head to PC via A148.
Great to have a tailwind on the way back.
Great day shame about the wind!
Alan, Andrew B, Duncan, Malcolm, Robert
42 miles PC to PC.
Note from Editor
The Station Cafe Reepham seems to be doing well after reopening under a new name and new management. With all COVID-19 measures in place the staff are friendly and efficient and the food as tasty as ever – even though on this occasion the Rocket in the salad was not quite up to one Wheeler’s expectations – can’t please everyone!