|PC 10m TT 13 April 2021|
|28||Procter, Sam||?||20.48||20 49|
|27||Sparrow, Jamie||KLCC||22.05||22 14|
|10||Padfield, Mike||NNW||22.43||21 59|
|21||Denny, Graham||NNW||23.27||22 00|
|29||Kevin White (Guest)||?||23.53|
|23||Hurr, Phil||NNW||24.15||22 22|
|17||Walsh, Nigel||NNW||24.37||22 12|
|25||Stedman, Callum||?/NNW?||24.43||22 17|
|14||Watkins, Phil||NNW||24.46||22 14|
|13||Collyer, Richard||NNW||25.00||22 27|
|20||Mace, Carl||Triharder||25.17||23 12|
|16||Morgan, John||NNW||25.37||22 04|
|9||Johnson, Ben||ECR||25.44||23 23|
|3||Maynard, Jon||NNW||26.04||21 33|
|18||Hayward, John||NNW||26.12||22 26|
|30||Kevin Humphreys (Guest)||?||26.12|
|11||Platts, Brian||NNW||27.50||23 27|
|7||Jay, Ady||NNW||28.04||23 28|
|4||Marshall, Amanda||NNW||28.15||23 59|
|2||Daykin, Tim||NNW||28.45||22 12|
|5||Elvin, Paul||NNW||28.55||25 12|
|1||Towning, Susie||NNW||29.25||23 39|
|6||Thorold, Guy||NNW||29.33||24 02|
|8||Jay, Sarah||NNW||29.42||24 57|
|29||Kevin White (Guest)|
|30||Kevin Humphreys (Guest)|
Following a 23 weeks break, the tentative restart run took place in dry conditions with a cold north easterly wind.
Nine riders were involved at some stage during the ride, including Duncan from the Northants-based club, A5 Rangers.
This latest attempt to split weekend club runs into viable pace groups was cleverly foiled by the tactically sophisticated North Norfolk Wheelers. Those of us who have ridden a lot of these runs over recent years realise that if this element of the Wheelers’ activities is to be revitalised to accommodate wide ranging abilities, an unarguably ageing cohort and some new blood then an effort to ride as separate groups might well be worth the bother in the longer-term. The present attempt will depend on the circulation of a downloadable route file for the day.
Under current restrictions, today’s event depended on refuelling alfresco (in the true meaning of the word on a cold day) at the Royal Engineers memorial on Mundesley seafront. The worst combination was pork pie with hummus and chilli and there wasn’t a Marmite sandwich to be seen.
The official start to finish route was relatively short, but distances ridden varied greatly up to a maximum of about 65 miles.
Thanks to Scott for leading today’s vanguard group. Next week Ben will be leading a group on a loop down to the Wensum valley en route to refreshments at the tables outside the cafe at the former Reepham station.
3 Wheelers met at PC for Malcolm’s ride to Coltishall,
The route followed a clockwise direction taking in Metton, Thorpe Market, Lower Street, Swafield, Edingthorpe, Honing, Dilham, Smallburgh, Anchor Street, Tunstead and more quiet lanes to our lunctime destination – the peace and tranquility only briefly disturbed by the horn of an approaching goods train as we waited to cross!
Our original plan for refreshments at Dollies Bakery was changed as it was closed due to illness so we carried on to A Piece of Cake where the friendly staff served up welcome coffee and baps – shame it was a bit on the chilly side for al freso snacking!
The return leg was slightly heavier going than the outward as we now had to battle against the north-westerly but it wasn’t too bad. After Buxton we headed towards Cawston and Malcolm left the group at Eastgate to join the Trans-Norfolk Highway. With the wind gradually turning he enjoyed a tailwind home while the remaining duo had no choice but to continue north-westerly towards Holt.
This week the circuit was not completed as no one returned to PC. The individual mileages for the day including the journeys to PC were:
Andrew B 57 miles; Duncan 61 miles; Malcolm 59 miles
So Duncan wins this week’s gold star!
A welcome return to TT racing by a select few, who braved the icy northerly winds. The hail held off for a couple of hours and the sun came out… Thanks to the timekeeper and roundabout marshalls.
|RB* = Road Bike Rules|
5 Wheelers met at PC for the first ride of the season in glorious sunshine and it would remain like that for most of the ride – just a few clouds in the afternoon attempting to spoil the fun.
Malcolm set out at a reasonably strong pace perhaps testing his own as much as anybody else’s legs!
The route was through the lanes and minor roads to Gresham, Thurgarton, Erpingham, Ingworth and Aylsham before joining the A140 for a short sprint to Marsham. Much to everyone’s relief we left the main road to follow High Street through Marsham and to the Buxton Road. It was then a straight run to Booton before the final mile or so to our refreshment stop.
Although still retricted to offering a takeaway service the friendly staff at The Station Cafe served up some welcome coffee, cake and baps. It was busy and in amongst the crowd we spotted Andrew C and Geoff who came over to say a socially distanced hallo.
Andrew C (on his rather smart e-bike) joined us for the return leg which was a familiar path to Salle, Wood Dalling, Thurning and Briston. En route Andrew couldn’t resist a smile as he demonstrated the advantage of turbo power on the uphill sections! At Briston there was a two way split, one half heading towards the coast and the other to Edgefield.
At Edgefield Malcolm opted for a direct cross country (not off-road btw) route home via Barningham Green, Erpingham, Colby and Suffield leaving just two to complete the circuit back to PC.
Great to be out with the group again and reassuring that we have not lost our social skills or sense of humour!
Andrew B, Duncan, John S, Malcolm, Stephen and Andrew C
37 miles PC to PC (56 miles max)
Just to say again that the group number for Wednesdays will be limited to 6 members for the time being even though the latest British Cycling guidelines state that up to 15 members can meet for rides organised by affiliated Clubs under the “organised sports exemption” rule.
28 riders have fixed numbers for the season. Please bring back any last seasons numbers and get your new number at the start. Observe social distancing and sign on, please be as quick as possible. Keep your number until the end of the racing season. If not riding let us know so space can be used by Guests. Two-ups, tandems and team TTs are allowed again this year. See full procedures here: https://nnwheelers.co.uk/time-trials/.
|29||Rush, Isla (Guest)|