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Norfolk Weekend

The time had arrived for our first weekend away in 2018 - the weather forecast was amazing so we looked to be all set for a great weekend of cycling (as well as some marriage and football match) The more hardy souls ventured up on Friday to South Norfolk Guest House in Great Moulton in time for Gifford to take them out on a 28 mile ride - the stop was at a cafe with first class rail seats. Looks like Bill's the conductor and Alan is wondering where his ticket is. There was also a yellow man at the stop which Mick mounted - I honestly don't know what else to add.....they say a picture is worth a thousand words and so I'll leave you to look. Afternoon tea and cakes were served in the Guest Hou

Easy Riders head to Hatfield Peveral

Wednesday 16 May dawned blustery and overcast, but despite the 12mph headwind from the north, about 35 Easy Riders (Ed - 39 in total, a record for the club) turned out for a tour to Hatfield Peverel. We were glad to welcome two new riders, … and … At the end of last week’s ride, Mick gave us some information about a ride leader from another cycling group, carping that our group did not always follow the Highway Code. Reluctantly I have to admit I need to raise my game, so this week I resolved not to ride on the pavement or the wrong way up the high street(!), and went the long way round instead – up Pierrefitte Way, turn right to the White Hart, right into the market, and dismount and walk

Riders blossoming

Wednesday 9th May dawned bright and sunny and obviously inspired many Easy Riders to come out for a bike ride. There were 37 riders so we decided to seek 2 extra ride volunteers and split into 3 groups. Peter Short volunteered to be tail rider for Adrian’s long ride; Gifford stepped up to the mark to volunteer to lead the middle ride with me as tail rider and Gwen was tail rider for Mick on the shortest ride. It was crowded riding through the town centre, but once we were riding along Clare Road, the 3 groups separated. The middle ride set off pedalling along Rayne Road, and followed this down to the Stebbing turn. We did a loose sort of interpretation of the route, taking in lovely quie

70@70

What to do to mark such an occasion? The big 70th birthday coming up on the May 6th. Driving medicals were now required and motorbike insurance premium up by 25%. However, after a year riding out with the BER I as feeling pretty good and felt like showing two fingers to those that were saying that I had to start thinking about old people’s insurance, funding for carers and a good book for all the waiting about in the doctors surgery I could expect to endure. Seventy years old, surely I could manage 70 miles on the bike in one celebratory trip? 70@70, I had cycled to Bradwell many years ago and it seemed like a good idea to try it again. The distance was right with a bit of nostalgia thrown i

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