A shame that only 3 Wheelers could make it for Malcolm’s ride as this was one very sunny and very warm day.
A fairly conventional clockwise route, Gresham, Aldborough, Erpingham, Ingworth, Aylsham, Oulton Street, a brief foray on the B1149 before taking a left and following the Heydon Road as far as the Cawston turn. A multitude of cyclists came towards us as we made our way to Cawston – difficult to tell if they were all in the same group – well doesn’t really matter if they were – outside groups of up to 30 are now allowed!
Tempting as it was to stop at All Things Nice we turned off before the Village Centre to follow the Booton Road, which is more of a lane, which Mark reminded Malcolm is normally a bit on the gravelly and sandy side; it was, but as the road surface was bone dry it just needed a bit of extra care as we made our way to the T-junction. After Booton we soon arrived at Reepham and we wound our way through the centre of the busy Market Town to our lunchtime destination.
We were joined by John D and Robert and Janet and we wisely sat in the shade on the platform side of the cafe and enjoyed a great lunch with the usual great service.
The original 3 set off for the straight run up to Briston via Salle, Wood Dalling and Thurning. As we headed for Edgefield we spotted Geoff at the roadside fixing a puncture. The four of us pedalled the long drag up to Geoff’s Corner where he left us and we continued to Plumstead and Plumstead Green and then followed the Barningham Road to its junction with Plum Lane. Malcolm descended to Gresham and then Hanworth and home leaving two to complete the circuit to PC.
Andrew B, Malcolm, Mark
40 miles PC to PC (60 miles max)
Please note that from 9th June onwards Wednesday Runs will be advertised in the normal way on the website and will be open to all who can make it on the day