Five Wheelers met at Pretty Corner on a warm, dry but windy day for Mark’s ride to the Art Café at Glandford. It has been a few years since the last visit and the cafe has certainly improved. Plenty of staff ensured a quick service and though the range of food was limited, the quality was good. Coffee, cake and a comfy sofa in front of a log burner, resulted in one Wheeler being very reluctant to leave!
Our 25 mile outward leg took us on a tour of the backlanes via Gresham, Bessingham, Wickmere, Plumstead, Edgefield, Stody, Gunthorpe, Bale, Field Dalling, Saxlingham to Glandford.
The shorter return leg was via the regular Wiveton, Salthouse Heath route to High Kelling, where Andrew B on his shiny new titanium Van Nicholas decided not to head home but to enjoy the extra miles back to PC, then the headwind back to High Kelling. Our route back included Hempstead, Baconsthorpe and West Beckham to finish at PC for a total of 40 miles.
PC to PC 40 miles, 1938 feet/591m of climbing and average speed of 14.0 mph
Andrew B, Graham A, Graham J, John S and Mark leading