POSTPONED - Norfolk Road Cycling 1/3 - Sea, Brick, Steam a..

Road Cycling
Apr 10

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A 110km cycle with approx 500m of climbing.

The first of three road rides around Norfolk over the Easter bank holiday weekend.  There will be rides on the Friday, Sunday and a short one on the Monday.  The plan is to chill on the Saturday (11th April), it's a holiday after all.  Depending on the weather, we might go to the beach, go cruising on the broads or even a cycle.

The Friday ride is a 110km circular road cycle, taking in many of Norfolk's tourist sights.  You can view the route here (don't pay any subscriptions, if you need a GPX file contact the leader).  We past the following locations;

  • Cromer Pier - Grade II listed pier where we will hopefully find a cup of tea and either some candy floss or cinder toffee (who am I kidding, I'm having both!).
  • Blickling Estate - National Trust Jacobean mansion in the beautiful Bure meadows.  Those not wanting to visit can sit in the pub opposite.
  • Bure Valley Railway - Bure Valley Path runs for 9 miles along the side of the heritage railway.  If we fancy a break we will jump on a train.  Expect Will being very excited and making choo choo noises.
  • Horsey Windpump - an iconic Norfolk Broads landmark owned by the National Trust.

I was under the impression Norfolk is flat, though we still manage to climb ~680m during the day, which I suppose compared to most of my rides, isn't that bad.  If you aren't too sure if this ride is suitable for you, send the leader a message.  Please note leaders aren't alerted to messages at the bottom of this event page, best to send them a direct message if you have any queries.  

Bring your National Trust membership card if you have one and your budgie smugglers if you fancy a dip in the North Sea.

Will, your leader will be staying at Manor Farm Caravan & Camping Site just outside Cromer.  If staying here, please don't mention you are part of a group, single-sex groups get mistaken for stag parties.  Plenty of alternative accommodation available in the surrounding area if you fancy a little luxury.

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