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 House - the lemon drizzle cake was ridiculously gorgeous. Can't recommend the Guest House enough.
The evening meal was in Long Stratton at Netherton House. Fab food and beer, although the latter was a bit pricy, so a few hardy souls popped in to the Fox and Hounds back at Great Moulton for a nightcap.
Day 2 - the full squad was out for the main ride on Saturday posted as 45 miles by Mick although he had some latitude due to his normal 10% plus Gifford had rolled over some miles from the Friday ride. A group photo was in order - can you spot the rider hiding and guess who it is?
Two planned stops on the ride today - Peppers Tea Room in East Harling. The Mars Bar cake was lovely and gone in 60 secs flat. Tea was the order of the day for a number of the Easy Riders and little pinky were duly held up.
Second stop was at Attelbrough for lunch. Amazing little coffee shop just opposition the green called Baileys and they served all manner of food, drinks and cakes, including gluten free ones as well. There was a lady singing in the tent celebrating the royal wedding but she wasn't having much luck getting the crowds to sing.....shame.
After 42 miles we arrived home.....yes 42 miles only. Mick came in under his initial estimation - a first!!
Mave and Helen were both determined to do some more miles and so took an opportunity to try the tandem with Mick. Will have to wait and see whether more tandems appear!
Evening meal was at the Fox and Hounds literally 100 yards up the road - staggering distance if needed. John and I took on Chilli for a starter and Chilli for a main - not often you get the chance but I shouldn't have had extra chips!
Day 3 was a 38 mile ride out and around to a cafe in Bungay. I had miles to play with given both Gifford and Mick were under their initial estimates. Again the forecast was good, but it was a chilly start but once the sun cam through it was absolutely wonderful. Mileage wise we came in at 38.5 so bang on!
Overall 108 miles or so cycled over the weekend - great weather and great company - thanks all, in particular though to Gifford for organising.