Club Run to Shipdham

Journey to the Centre of Norfolk: Six Wheelers left Pretty Corner to collect one more at Heydon, but one was out only for a short morning lung-opener. The bunch pushed a strong SSW wind via Saxthorpe to Reepham, the valley of the Wensum, Elsing, Etling Green, Cutthroat Lane, Yaxham and the Thorpe Row lane to the King’s Cafe, formerly the King William pub (known locally as the ‘King Billy’). Refreshments were taken out of the wind in a large new gazebo that has appeared since the last time that any of the Wheelers visited. It was a pretty brisk tailwind-assisted ride back by way of Daffy Green, Scarning, under the A47 to Podmore ford and the hidden network of lanes through to Gressenhall. From here it was a relatively short route back, down the Blackwater, over to Billingford, Bintree and Foulsham to Hindolveston and the familiar roads back to Red Barn Lane.

Group: Brian; Graham A; Harvey; Jim; Mark; Neil S + Ian W (making his first appearance since 2019, but out only for a short morning expedition).

Distances: 52 miles to 80 miles.