The Beast from the East
Good weather, bad weather or just the wrong clothes? It’s all in a days riding to the group. We like to ride as often as possible, however the state of the icy snow covered back roads can put off all but the most intrepid cyclist, however their can be benefits.
The Beast from the East brought with it the most spectacular sunset on Tuesday, along with some biting winds, or was that storm Emma?
As we approach the weekend, snow and ice are still lying, so the decision has been taken to postpone the ride next Sunday (4th March). We shall meet up to ride again on Thursday 8th at Milton Park and Ride for a tour of the Guided bus way to Houghton Mill. The ride will cross the Greenwich Meridian to the Western Hemisphere so don’t forget your passport!
In the meantime enjoy your cycling… if you can.
Stay safe, Paul
Barningham Lunch stop
Twelve set off on a tortuous route to Stanton Garden Centre for coffee. At one point we were heading toward Newmarket, however our leader soon had us pointing east not west and the twelve made good time over the twenty miles to our mid morning break. Arriving at intervals to break up the queue for food we met Christine Bass and then got separated as they didn’t have a table big enough for the bakers dozen!
The hop from Stanton to Barningham would be less than two miles by B road, but George had other ideas. We headed toward Hepworth, got lost, then headed toward Hinderclay, ended up in Wattisfield and got lost again and finally ended up in Thelnetham. From there we followed the road to Hopton and on toward Coney Weston before turning to Barningham and a rather good lunch at the Royal George.
12 riders on 25 wheels (one tricycle), no punctures and a great day out in the late winter sun.
The daffodils are already out.
The second of our Thursday rides saw a full spectrum of riders heading out of Mistley on a tour of North Essex, ably lead by Ray. We passed Grayson Perrys ‘A House For Essex’ and we ended up in The Village Maid P.H. Bradfield
The group now rides Sunday, Thursday and Tuesday, see the rides list for details.
The next Thursday ride is on Thursday 20th, when we shall start in Diss and follow the Waveney to Harleston.