This was the first ride without pre-booking following the relaxation of Covid restrictions, so it was good to see seven riders at the start, including Kevin joining us again after a long break.
The route took us west in light wind and sunny conditions via Gresham, through Barningham, Matlaske and onto Edgefield were we nearly lost Graham who had stopped for a comfort break! Then onto Briston and through Melton Constable onto a rather busy B Road towards Thursford. It was therefore decided to divert from the route and navigate the lanes to Hindringham via Sharington and Bale (with help from Graham). From Hindringham the route took us to Binham during which there was an impromptu sprint (Boys will be Boys) and then onwards to Warham.
On arrival at the pub, we were joined by Andrew C looking in good health following his recent hip replacement. Thankfully we were able to sit under a marque in the shade for a very good meal and refreshments.
After lunch the route took us back to Langham via a diversion to Cockthorpe, and then along Route 30 towards Wiveton, with Jane leaving us for home at the Langham Road junction. In honour of Andrew C who had joined us we diverted to Cley past his house, and then up the hill to re-join the route along Long Lane to Kelling. Graham left us for home at this point and the reminder of us proceeded to High Kelling were Andrew B left the remainder to proceed back to PC.
Estimated distance PC to PC was 46 miles.
Duncan, Kevin, Stephen, Graham, Mark and Jane, led by Andrew B.