Norfolk Raid pt II [orthodox]
With glorious weather in evidence, and more forecast, I have been out on a ride this morning which took in 41 miles of North Suffolk and Norfolk.
My route was an extension of the ‘normal’ ride I have been doing, which takes in a sweep of about 16 miles up to Market Weston. But today, on passing the point where I commonly turn south and ride home, I thought ‘what the heck’, and carried on.
A light warm breeze blew from the south, but I made a 7 mile easterly detour towards Garboldisham and then east on the A1066 towards Diss. This is a busy but fast road and I was glad to get back onto quieter roads as I turned south towards Redgrave.
I linked up with the A143 towards Bury St Edmunds, and from here cut south to Walsham, then Stowlangtoft and finally, after a cereal bar and lucozade stop at Norton garage, home.
Average speed for the ride was an impressive 18 mph.