10m TT results Thursford-Fakenham 24-Aug-21

10m TT Thursford-Fakenham 24/8/21 – 6.30pm   
No.NameClubTimeHandicapNotes
10Padfield, MikeNNW22.0221.23 
15Sparrow, Jamie (20)KLCC22.0922.18 
12Denny, Graham (14)NNW22.5021.23 
13Harrowing, Paul (15)NNW24.3522.36 
9Johnson, BenECR24.53 RB
7Kitchen, RobNNW25.1921.33RB
3Maynard, JonNNW26.4522.91 
5Farrell, PeteECR26.4821.49 
11Platts, BrianNNW27.1822.55 
8Jay, SarahNNW27.3922.54 
4Marshall, AmandaNNW28.2723.13 
2Daykin, TimNNW29.3022.58 
6Davies, LeeECR30.24 RB

TT start list 31st Aug

10m TT B5/10 Pretty Corner 31/8/21 – 6.30pm 
No.NameClubTime
1Towning, SusieNNW 
2Daykin, TimNNW 
3Maynard, JonNNW 
4Marshall, AmandaNNW 
5Hayward, JohnNNW 
6Thorold, GuyNNW 
7Jay, AdyNNW 
8Jay, SarahNNW 
9Johnson, BenECR 
10Padfield, MikeNNW 
11Platts, BrianNNW 
12Morgan, JohnNNW 
13Read, KarlNNW 
14White, KevinGuest 
15Harrowing, PaulNNW 
16Watkins, PhilNNW 
17Agger, MichaelGuest 
18Sparrow, Jamie (20)KLCC 

Club Run to Waxham Dunes Cafe on 28/8/2021

Five departed from Pretty Corner on a persistently showery morning with a strong north easterly wind, in keeping with summer 2021. However, Geoff suffered his second puncture in the rain after only seven miles, so decided to give it best. Four Wheelers followed a fairly conventional route via Swanton Abbott and Worstead to East Ruston before picking up the lanes over Brumstead Common and Calthorpe Fen to Sea Palling and the busy cafe, where Malcolm was awaiting us after his ride up from St Olave’s via Yarmouth harbour. After bidding farewell to the newly-domiciled Broadlander, the bunch headed home on what was now a bright and breezy afternoon through Hickling and into a series of narrow lanes to Sutton mill, Lessingham Star, Happisburgh Common, Hill 60, Crostwight Heath, Dead Man’s Grave, Trunch, Southrepps, Northrepps and Metton to a three way split at Gresham church.

At Felbrigg Woods, Big Ben’s van was spotted parked mysteriously in a layby. The mystery was solved however when the missing Sheringham mile-eater was caught at Bodham Hill into the last ten miles of his post-rain 100 miler.

Neil, Mark, Harvey and Brian completed the club run. Geoff, Malcolm, Ben and Mike P were encountered at various stages during the day.

Distances: 67 miles to 77 miles.

Two punctures.

One jack snipe (Calthorpe Fen).

PS – Geoff put in 59 miles via Reepham station cafe.

Club Run to The Swan Inn, Horning on 25th August 2021

Five Wheelers met at PC on an overcast and rather cold day for the time of the year. The route to Horning, took us through Sustead, Northrepps, Trunch, Knapton, North Walsham, Worstead, Ashmanhaugh and Upper Street. A good pace was set by Robert with only a couple of stops. On arrival at the Swann we were disappointed to find that they were not serving lunch and a search of other pubs along the river indicated either no food or a long wait. However, sandwiches and drinks were purchased from the local shops and we ate on the green were we joined by our former leader Malcolm and John Dimascio for lunch. 

After lunch John left us to return home to Honing. The rest of us proceeded on the shortest route back to PC via Tunstead, Swanton Abbot, Banningham, Erpingham and Gresham. There were two punctures on the way back which slowed progress and as the northerly wind had picked up by then, the group split up to accommodate different speeds/routes home. 

PC to PC was 54 miles

Graham A, Andrew B, John S and Mark, led by Robert.

10m TT start list 24/8/21

10m TT Thursford-Fakenham 24/8/21 – 6.30pm 
No.NameClubTime
1Towning, SusieNNW 
2Daykin, TimNNW 
3Maynard, JonNNW 
4Marshall, AmandaNNW 
5Farrell, PeteECR 
6Thorold, GuyNNW 
7   
8Jay, SarahNNW 
9Johnson, BenECR 
10Padfield, MikeNNW 
11Denny, Graham (14)NNW 
12Harrowing, Paul (15)NNW 
13Watkins, Phil (16)NNW 
14Sparrow, Jamie (20)KLCC 

SIGN ON WILL BE AT THE START, LAYBY ON THE A148 HAS LIMITED PARKING DUE TO BIG HOLES SO ALTERNATIVE PARKING IN THURSFORD OR JUST SOUTH OF THE CRAWFISH JUNCTION MIGHT BE BETTER.

Club Run to East Rudham on 21/8/2021

Prior commitments (inc Tour de Broads), injuries and, possibly, poor weather forecasts kept the numbers down for the re-arranged ride out to Jane’s on the village green at East Rudham. Three Wheelers were joined by Beach Runners’ marathon man Jim H on a route that went by way of Baconsthorpe, Briston, Craymere, Hindolveston, Stibbard, Ryburgh, Colkirk, the Raynhams and Rudham Grange to a fairly quiet cafe, where the service was once again first class. The objective on the homeward leg was to keep ahead of an advancing band of rain, which produced only light showers anyway. This was a more northerly route, threading through the quiet lanes via Broomsthorpe, two of the Wensum watermills, two of the Barshams, both Walsinghams, Hindringham, Bale and the familiar villages to Briston, Edgefield, Bodham Hill and the parting of the ways at the south end of Red Barn Lane. This was not the end of the day’s action however. On the final lone miles back to base, one rider was accosted aggressively at Selbrigg by a cocaine-fuelled loon, who was in the middle of the road trying to spark up his rollup. He looked as though he was still on the way back from a trip to Wembley on 11th July.

Bunch: Brian; Mark; Jim H; Harvey.

Distances: 60 miles to 77 miles.

18.5m Hilly TT Results

18.5m Hilly TT  17/8/21 – 6.30pm   
No.NameClubTimeHandicapNotes
10Padfield, MikeNNW49.0148.54RB
13Walsh, NigelNNW52.4346.22 
14Denny, GrahamNNW52.4947.20RB
9Johnson, BenECR53.1845.58RB
15Harrowing, PaulNNW54.1246.17RB
12Morgan, JohnNNW55.1447.08 
3Maynard, JonNNW55.2745.55 
8Farrell, PeteECR56.02  
6Thorold, GuyNNW57.5946.18 
1Towning, SusieNNW58.0743.57 
7Fitzgerald, JohnRonde CC1.01.02 RB
 RB=Road bike rulesNo disc wheels, no TT helmet, no tri-bars   

Club Run to The Three Swallow at Cley on 18th August 2021

Five Wheelers met at PC on an overcast but mainly dry summer day with light wind. The route to Cley, took us through Gresham, Sustead and Aldborough where we stopped to put on waterproofs due to light rain. This successfully put off the rain and having stopped to take kit off again we proceeded via. Calthorpe, Wolerton, Itteringham, Corputsy, Briston, Sharrington, Lethrringsett and Glandford. There were some challenges to navigation as the route kindly provided by Jane did not show properly on Garmin. However, with reliance made to good old fashioned map reading we all arrived safely were we enjoyed lunch in the pub garden. 

After lunch Jane left us to return home to Blakeney. The rest of us proceeded on the normal root back to PC via High Kelling, but with a detour to Kelling via Long Lane. Duncan spilt of for the route to Holt at the start of the lane and Graham left us at Kelling to make his way back to Cromer. Although the wind had begun to pick up the rain held off and hopefully everyone got home dry.

PC to PC was 40 miles

Graham A, Duncan, Jane A and Mark, led by Andrew B.

TT start list 17th Aug

18.5m Hilly TT  17/8/21 – 6.30pm  
No.NameClubTimeHandicap
1Towning, SusieNNW  
2Daykin, TimNNW  
3Maynard, JonNNW  
4Marshall, AmandaNNW  
5Hayward, JohnNNW  
6Thorold, GuyNNW  
7Fitzgerald, JohnRonde CC  
8Farrell, PeteECR  
9Johnson, BenECR  
10Padfield, MikeNNW  
11Platts, BrianNNW  
12Morgan, JohnNNW  
13Walsh, NigelNNW  
14Denny, GrahamNNW  
15Harrowing, PaulNNW  
16Watkins, PhilNNW  

Club Run to the Courtyard at Pensthorpe, 14/8/2021

Narrative by run leader Ben M.

Four travellers left PC at 10 a.m. sharp, with the wind on the bows for most of the trip to Pensthorpe. It was great to have Brian back so soon following his close inspection of the road and the clairvoyant’s bonnet. The route was impromptu due to misgivings about culinary limitations at Coltishall cafe and a claim that East Rudham would be swamped with tourists. The way out to Pensthorpe passed through Baconsthorpe, Brinton, Hindringham and the Snorings. Despite ploughing through some of Norfolk’s finest gravel traps, there were no punctures or mechanicals.

Lunch turned into a largely sandwich affair if you wanted serving promptly. The return trip was a little longer, but the long awaited tailwind finally kicked in after crossing the Wensum at Sculthorpe mill. The homeward leg was Ryburgh, Pudding Norton, Sculthorpe, the Barshams and then the more familiar roads by way of Walsingham, Langham (where Brian and Mark furthered their education with a quick visit to the Dome). Then it was back over the undulations via Wiveton, High Kelling and West Beckham.

Distances – from 64 miles to 70+.

Riders – Ben, Brian, Mark, Geoff.

Norfolk dual carriageway