Day 5 Norfolk Tour | Phil Lengthorn

Last night was a spot of wild camping at Brandon Country Park. It went well for the following reasons:
The park is massive so it was easy to cycle to the far side and set up with no-one around.
Lovely mossy spongy ground – meant for a very comfy night.
It was a very quiet night – except for some animal’s loud growl that echoed through the forest for an hour at dusk – had a good night’s sleep.
Woke up at just after 7am, plenty of time to have coffee, pack up and head to the Parkrun start.
Brandon Country Park Parkrun is a great course: 2 laps through the forest. Took it pretty steady…

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Day 4 Norfolk Tour | Phil Lengthorn

Had a more relaxing start to the day today, well I had just had a good night’s kip in a bed, followed by sitting on a sofa and eating cereal. I’m very happy my brother-in-law lives in Norfolk.

So I wasn’t on the road until gone 9am. The plan today was to head to Norwich for a little look – I’ve never been Norwich before – actually wasn’t that much to see. Didn’t hang about for long.

Coming out of Norwich and I was back on a lovely cycle route out of town. In fact, I got all the way to Wymondham on it. The only issue today was the head wind, it was bloody hard work, you don’t seem to get…

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Day 5 Norfolk Tour | Phil Lengthorn

Last night was a spot of wild camping at Brandon Country Park. It went well for the following reasons:
The park is massive so it was easy to cycle to the far side and set up with no-one around.
Lovely mossy spongy ground – meant for a very comfy night.
It was a very quiet night – except for some animal’s loud growl that echoed through the forest for an hour at dusk – had a good night’s sleep.
Woke up at just after 7am, plenty of time to have coffee, pack up and head to the Parkrun start.
Brandon Country Park Parkrun is a great course: 2 laps through the forest. Took it pretty steady…

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Day 4 Norfolk Tour | Phil Lengthorn

Had a more relaxing start to the day today, well I had just had a good night’s kip in a bed, followed by sitting on a sofa and eating cereal. I’m very happy my brother-in-law lives in Norfolk.

So I wasn’t on the road until gone 9am. The plan today was to head to Norwich for a little look – I’ve never been Norwich before – actually wasn’t that much to see. Didn’t hang about for long.

Coming out of Norwich and I was back on a lovely cycle route out of town. In fact, I got all the way to Wymondham on it. The only issue today was the head wind, it was bloody hard work, you don’t seem to get…

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Day 3 Norfolk Coast Tour | Phil Lengthorn

The day began with blue skies, wispy clouds, a lovely summer morning. This was short lived.

I was up, packed and on the road for 8.30am. The weather forecast said light rain from 9am, so thought I’d get a bit of a head start, with breakfast somewhere on the way.

Made it just out of Cromer before it started drizzling with rain, this soon changed to light rain, and at time heavy rain. I was following National Cycle Route 30 – so was constantly on the hunt for the blue ’30’ signs. At one stage, in the rain, I got to junction and there wasn’t any blue signs. Left was ‘Hungry Hill’, right was…

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Day 3 Norfolk Coast Tour | Phil Lengthorn

The day began with blue skies, wispy clouds, a lovely summer morning. This was short lived.

I was up, packed and on the road for 8.30am. The weather forecast said light rain from 9am, so thought I’d get a bit of a head start, with breakfast somewhere on the way.

Made it just out of Cromer before it started drizzling with rain, this soon changed to light rain, and at time heavy rain. I was following National Cycle Route 30 – so was constantly on the hunt for the blue ’30’ signs. At one stage, in the rain, I got to junction and there wasn’t any blue signs. Left was ‘Hungry Hill’, right was…

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Day 2 Norfolk Coast Tour | Phil Lengthorn

After waking up at 5.30am, and after a coffee, I packed up and was on the rode nice and early. Rather than going on the roads I followed the coastal path, which after about a mile ended. So was left pushing dragging the bike along the beach until I could escape onto an actual road. This would not be the first time today I would realise how heavy a loaded up bike is. I did finally manage the 5 miles into Hunstanton where I grabbed some breakfast: a lovely sausage sandwich.

After breakfast I headed towards Wells-next-the-sea, it was about 20 miles on small country roads. A lovely few hours…

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