After months of wind, rain, mud and muck the day finally came when there was no wind, no rain and no muck but plenty of sunshine and warmth plus dry roads. Add to this a planned visit to one of Norfolk’s best priced cafes and you have the essence of an excellent days riding. Nine riders met at Pretty Corner to follow John D on a superb club run. Among the nine was a welcome return of Peter.

We started by going down Gibbet Lane, then through (nearly) Matlaske to Aldborough. We then went via Ingworth, the back way to Aylsham, Dunkirk and then across the A140 and on via back lanes to the Buxton Road. Then from Buxton, towards Stratton Strawless through Hainford, Frettenham and Staninghall to the North Walsham road. On route our numbers increased as David C joined us. Straight across here to a bunch of delightfully named lanes; Caius Heath, Burntwood, Granny Bard’s, Primrose, Dobbs, and lastly Sloe, which led us to the Wroxham road with fine views across the construction site of the new North Norwich bypass. Then a small climb to the cafe. Here, we were able to eat outside. Meals in this place are enormous and reasonable priced. Bafflement how some riders were able to hammer home afterwards.

Meeting us at the café was Malcolm.

The return route was past another interesting lane – Muck Lane – which thankfully we did not use. Then it was via Horstead Mill, Coltishall, the Hautbois’s, Badersfield ,Skeyton and then Tuttington, Banningham, Erpingham and finally Sheringham. 

A day to remember – many thanks John 

Conditions: Excellent 

Café: meals gigantic 

PC to PC 51 miles. 

Role of Honour : John D, John S, Robert, Trevor, Malcolm, Kevin, Peter, Paul , David, Andrew, Alan and Geoff

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