Final TT of the season 20th Oct

Due to a previous cancellation the final TT of the season will be the 18.5m hilly this Sunday at 11am, starting at Splash (see Time trial pages for location).  This will be followed by a drink at the Lobster pub in Sheringham at about 12.30pm (either in the beer garden or more likely by the log fire).steve-joughin



Hill Climb Results 13 Oct 2019

Hill Climb Beacon Hill 13-10-19
Name Club Time Handicap time
Mike Padfield NN Wheelers 2.10 2.10
Nigel Walsh NN Wheelers 2.30 2.10
Guy Thorold NN Wheelers 2.56 2.31
Phil West NN Wheelers 3.03 2.39
Mary Padfield NN Wheelers 3.25 2.51

Club Run, 12/10/19

closer wheelers at workhouse
Wheelers at the Workhouse

Mark Mc continued his comeback, joining the weekend run to Gressenhall Museum. Ben found time to complete his business before joining the bunch at Heydon village, from where the bunch of six riders picked their way out through the lanes via Guestwick, Foulsham (UK drain cover capital), Bintree Watermill, Great Heath and East Bilney. This is a fairly lumpy route, but Brian stormed up the numerous steep banks on his 48×18 fixed. Following discussion of the privations of workhouse incarceration, the Wheelers headed back by way of Hoe, Swanton Morley, Pennyspot Hill, Mill Street, Bawdeswell, Foxley, Themelthorpe, Thurning and the Briston byways to a two-way split at the Old White Horse.

Group: Malcolm; Mark Mc; Harvey; Geoff; Brian; Ben.

PC to PC: 60 miles // Max: 72 miles.

Club Run to The Globe Inn at Wells 9 October 2019

Just prior to the 6 Wheelers setting off from PC Stephen, today’s leader for the outward leg, announced casually “35 miles to lunch that’s about right isn’t it?” We looked at each other wondering if this was a rhetorical question so said nothing.

In the event it was a fabulous route taking in some less than familiar lanes on the way.

The start was familiar enough, down to Mill Road then Osier Lane and Rectory Road past Bodham Church and to High Kelling. Then came Wiveton, Langham, Cockthorpe, Binham, Wighton, a very exposed and hard 2 miles up to the B1105 (Wells Road) and across to New Holkham. Then the new lanes (for the Wednesday Wheelers at least) as we looped round via North Creake and Burnham Thorpe back to New Holkham – our leader almost being taken out by a reckless lorry driver on the way!

At the crest of the Holkham Estate we paused to take in the views and our leader took a couple of photos (see Website Club Runs Photo Gallery), traversed the Park to emerge on to the A149 and then to The Globe for excellent service, excellent food and one or two slightly bemused patrons!

Stephen left us at Wells so 5, now benefitting from a welcome tailwind, headed for Warham, where Mark left us, and on to Binham, Field Dalling and Saxlingham. The skies looked threatening and just after Malcolm stopped to put on his rain jacket a very heavy shower came (good timing). Jane made her way towards the coast and home while the remainder of the group  continued to Wiveton, where Andrew peeled off, and then the climb, in further heavy showers, to Bridge Road and High Kelling. The sun came out again and John and Malcolm kept each other company until Mill Road where the former completed the circuit back to PC while the latter headed for Gresham, Hanworth, Suffield and home.

Many thanks to Stephen for his leadership and hospitality and a shame that others were unable to make it on a good ride out.

Andrew C, Jane, John S, Malcolm, Mark, Stephen

54 miles PC to PC (70 – 80 miles for some)

Club Run to The Rising Sun at Coltishall 2 October 2019

Now who would have thought that The Red Lion Café would revert to Winter Opening Hours – well clearly Malcolm didn’t so had to switch to Plan B (on arrival at the Café) and so lead the Wheelers to a riverside lunchtime destination!

7 Wheelers were joined by a guest rider today, Stephen on his Summer road bike – Malcolm duly took note and hoped that his planned route wouldn’t be too mucky – after all we do want to see Stephen again! Wisely Stephen came dressed for the cold north westerly unlike 2 of the Wheelers who clearly had decided to tough it out in shorts!

The route out took us via Itteringham, Oulton Street and Oulton to the Heydon Park Estate after which it was the back lanes to Cawston, where Jane left us, and on to Eastgate and Buxton taking advantage of the tailwind. “Police Slow” signs as we entered Buxton were welcome as there was a hefty fire hose across the road helping to deal with a refuse lorry fire.

Further assisted by the tailwind we sped (!?) into Coltishall and found a very sunny and sheltered spot right next to The River Bure and enjoyed a great lunch before setting off for Great and Little Hautbois not yet experiencing the inevitable headwind. After Badersfield, Skeyton and Tuttington we pedalled the long haul up to Banningham where Malcolm split from the group and headed off to Colby and home. The remaining half dozen went into the headwind towards Ingworth and then Thurgarton, Bessingham, Gresham and back to PC, the group shedding members on the way as they went their own routes homewards.

Not bad at all conditions just a bit on the breezy side. Bikes not too mucky. Many thanks to all for the company and we are looking forward to Stephen joining us again soon.

45 miles PC to PC

Andrew B, Andrew C, Jane, John S, Kevin, Malcolm, Stephen, Stephen (Guest)

Club Run 28/09/19

Words by Geoff (our leader for the day)

Saturday’s weather of a hard head wind greeted 3 riders at PC. With heads bowed we rode down to the second pick up at Plumstead church where 2 more riders were waiting to join the fray.

From Plumstead we rode down to go past Mannington Hall and then left to ride to Corpusty. Here, we rode right round Horseshoe Lane and then up a hard hill to go towards Briston. Turning left we went down an aptly named Sandy Lane and then onwards to Hindolveston.

After receiving a battering riding to Fulmodesdon, in the ever strengthening head wind things just got harder. We turned left to Stibbard and then across the busy A1067 to go down the hill to Great Ryburgh. At the bottom of the hill we turned right to climb up Burrow Hill which is in fact two hills for the price of one.

Regrouping at the top we then made our way to the Pensthorpe Courtyard Café. Concerns that the Café would be overrun due to the arrival of baby red squirrels and baby Flamingo were dispelled and we were able to consume our food in peace.

Homeward bound was via Fakenham, Hindringham, Sharrington and Hempstead. Rain, forecast for early in the afternoon, caught GP a couple of miles from home.

Many thanks to all the participants for turning up on such a difficult riding day and welcome back to Mark who is riding well and who we hope to see again soon.

PC to PC 50 miles with some posting 60-70.

Robin, Mark, Malcolm, Geoff, Brian.

Editor’s Note

Geoff was the only one to complete the circuit back to PC, Mark having left us at Fakenham and there being a 3 way split at Edgefield with Robin heading towards Aylsham and Brian and Malcolm to Suffield.

Many thanks to Geoff for a good ride out.

Club Run to The Conservatory at Aylsham 25 September 2019

From Robert 

6 Wheelers met at PC for Robert’s ride to Aylsham.

Gresham, Hanworth, Thorpe Market and on to Gunton. One rider punctured soon after and decided to return to PC with the guest rider. So just 4 continued towards Bacton but turned south a mile before, then down to Honing and after that straight across to Aylsham via Worstead and Swanton Abbott.

Return was straight up to PC.

Light rain from about half an hour in and showers all day.

PC to PC 41 Miles

Graham J, John S, Kevin, Robert, Stephen + a guest rider

Alan called in to the Cafe to say hallo and is recovering slowly from his injury!


Pretty Corner TT results 24/9/2019

10m Pretty Corner TT 24-09-19
Name Club Time Handicap time Notes
MIKE PADFIELD NN Wheelers 23.18   22 37 Road Bike PB
NIGEL WALSH NN Wheelers 24.33   22 09
PHILIP WEST NN Wheelers 25.09   21 02
MARK WATSON NN Wheelers 25.38   21 08
BRIAN PLATTS NN Wheelers 27.48   23 49

Club Run to The Three Horseshoes at Warham 18 September 2019

10 Wheelers met at PC for Kevin’s ride to Warham on a glorious Autumn day!

As we turned off Red Barn Lane and headed towards West Beckham we weren’t sure what Kevin had planned for us but as always it turned out to be a great route.

After crossing the A148 at Bodham we eventually reached Weybourne and then prepared ourselves for the climb up Holgate Hill to the Kelling Road. Then came Holt, Hunworth, Briston, Thurning, Guestwick, Bates Moor, Wood Norton, Stibbard, Fulmodeston, across the A148 again to The Snorings, The Walsinghams, Wighton and finally Warham after some 36 or so miles! A few miles from the pub Alban punctured (courtesy of two thorns) and 3 remained to help while the others carried on.

There was a good selection of pies and other delights (including beers for some) on the menu to give plenty of energy for the return leg and we enjoyed a pleasant hour in the sunshine before setting off.

After some 10 minutes or so of pedalling Malcolm realised that he had left his gloves at the pub and returned to retrieve them while the remainder of the group continued on to Binham. Malcolm made his own way back home via Binham, Bale, Sharrington, Brinton, Stody, Edgefield, Saxthorpe, Itteringham and Erpingham.

Meanwhile – after Binham the group followed a path via Binham to Field Dalling, Saxlingham, the lanes to Wiveton, then High Kelling and cross country to Geoff’s Corner with just 2 of the original group of 10 completing the circuit back to PC having lost riders along the way as they peeled off homewards.

Many thanks to Kevin and to the other Wheelers for the good company.

55 miles PC to PC (80 miles max)

Alban, Alexa, Andrew B, Andrew C, Jane, Kevin, Malcolm, Mark, Robert, Stephen