After a week of rain.
Wild Garlic and Houses falling off a cliff
From Cromer, the eastern reach of North Norfolk is quite flat and open. On the first sunny day for a month, this was a longish (40+ miles), taking in part of the Weavers' Way, going into Stalham, then out to the crumbling coastline at Happisburgh to catch last sight of some soon-to-vanish Victorian seaside houses.
The smell of Wild Garlic is unmissable and it's easy to stop on a bike and stuff a bunch into the water bottle.
35+ miles taking in the best of inland North Norfolk.
On a damp, grey spring morning
From Cromer, south to Aylsham, then a few miles off-road on The Marriot Way, an ex-railway route, westwards, to Heydon, a perfect Norfolk village, then north-east on tiny roads, through Felbrigg and back to Cromer.
Windsor Great Park is perfect for cycling; no traffic, few serious hills, great scenery and nice smooth roads.
At dawn on a spectacular spring day
The sheer size of Windsor Great Park makes cycling the
ideal way to explore its four-and-a-half thousand acres.
Motor vehicles and motor cycles are restricted, so apart
from the occasional estate vehicle you will enjoy generally
vehicle-free roads and tracks.
Joggers/dog walkers can be unfriendly though, so it's wise to give them a wide berth.
A bright spring morning, The Sun in the East, daffs in full bloom, skylarks rising... Just a few miles, but a very nice gentle ride around the corner of North and East Norfolk.
6 miles, takes about half an hour, unless stopping at cafes, pubs; there's a few on the route.
From Sandy Gulls:
Head east along Cromer (Coast) Road towards Mundesley
In Mundesley, turn right into High St
Leaving Mundesley, turn left towards Trunch
At Trunch, turn right towards Gimingham, cross straight over the Southrepps road
Take Windmill Road from Gimingham to return to main road and back to Sandy Gulls.
Becoming a favourite, this is a 20 mile ride that has enough changes of direction to avoid any painful head-wind.
West, South, East and North
Rural North Norfolk at it's rural best.
Probably because it's going from North to South, this ride feels like it's downhill all the way to Norwich.
Taking the small roads
From Cromer, it's almost 24 miles and this time took 1h 45m, a best time for me.