The early morning rain gave way to clearing skies before six Wheelers left Pretty Corner in a stiff and rising westerly tailwind. Unsurprisingly there were a lot of filthy and flooded lanes en route to the comfortable and welcoming Lighthouse Inn, by way of Hanworth Timber, Suffield church, Bradfield church, White Horse Common, Crostwight Heath, Hill 60 and Ostend. After a warming break the bunch pushed back into the westerly via Witton Bridge, Edingthorpe, Dead Man’s Grave, Knapton, Trunch, Gimingham, Hungry Hill, Northrepps, Sally Bean’s and Metton to the main split at Gresham church.
Conditions: More sun than anticipated and a strong cold west wind. The last straggler on the road caught some late afternoon rain when pushing into the rising wind over the last seven miles.
Group: Brian; Graham A; Harvey; Mark; Neil Mc; Neil S.
Distances: 54 miles to 68 miles.