Club Ride to The Kings Head at Hethersett – Leaders Mike Padfield and Harvey Taylor 1 August 2015

Club Ride to The Kings Head at Hethersett – Leaders Mike Padfield and Harvey  Taylor 1 August  2015

With warm sunny weather at last, 11 riders met at Pretty Corner for the club’s ride to far away Hethersett. In the group was a welcome return of Steve H plus two potentially new club members.

As there was sufficient numbers and a second willing leader, the group was split into two –“the seat of your pants group” and the “follow that Wizard “group. There were three membersin the first group and eight in the second.

Harvey had kindly offered his services to lead the “Touring” party and set off going at a good pace down to Cawston. Here, with his extensive knowledge, he navigated us over the A1067 and round the back of Lenwade. Then he took us round many different roads to Marlingford, Great Melton and finally the pub where we met the the first group who had now pick up Nick P riding out to meet them.

With the weather idyllic we sat outside and enjoyed plenty of club banter before setting off on the homeward leg.

The fast group moved off with the second group again going at a reasonable pace to Barham Broom, Branden Pava to Tuddington and over the A47 to Ling, Sparham and Reepham before the final leg to Sheringham.

The club runs have seen many excellent journeys this year but surely none were better than this one.

Who needs a Satnav or any other device when you have a HT to follow?  Surely a Wizard of the lanes.

Thank you Harvey

0 puncture, 70 miles, Weather: warm sunny with a strong head wind