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The Brome Swan Cycle Weekend, Holt, Norfolk - 12th May 2018

It's time for the first annual BSCC bike ride since the Swan itself closed down back in 2017. On the upside, that means that Sylvia can actually join in for the first time in around 20 years, instead of looking after the pub. The ride leaves Holt, in the depths of North Norfolk, and winds a circular 27 mile route up to Blakeney on the coast before returning. The weather starts out perfectly, although it's raining for the last eight miles or so from Blakeney and back.

next album: A Right Royal Wedding at the Village Hall, Brome, Suffolk - 19th May 2018
previous album: A Bunch of May Bike Rides, and Other Miscellany, Suffolk and London - 9th May 2018

2018 We roam around the streets of Holt

We roam around the streets of Holt

2018 Harry and Isobel pass by a proper old-school shop

Harry and Isobel pass by a proper old-school shop

2018 The rest of the non-Sagas meet us up in the Taste of India on Bull Street in Holt

The rest of the non-Sagas meet us up in the Taste of India on Bull Street in Holt

2018 Harry chops up a Naan bread

Harry chops up a Naan bread

2018 On the other side of the street, a sign which says 'Proud to sell Br, it is 'h' meat'. Or something

On the other side of the street, a sign which says 'Proud to sell Br, it is 'h' meat'. Or something

2018 Bike-club Indian nosh-up

Bike-club Indian nosh-up

2018 The Boy Phil does some child tormenting

The Boy Phil does some child tormenting

2018 Fred shows Gaz how to make Origami frogs

Fred shows Gaz how to make Origami frogs

2018 The legendary Bakers and Larners of Holt

The legendary Bakers and Larners of Holt

2018 We return to the Feathers Hotel

We return to the Feathers Hotel

2018 Harry's got his head stuck in a magazine

Harry's got his head stuck in a magazine

2018 It's breakfast time for the BSCC riders

It's breakfast time for the BSCC riders

2018 The Feathers has a nice reception

The Feathers has a nice reception

2018 Harry and Isobel while away a bit of time before the ride starts

Harry and Isobel while away a bit of time before the ride starts

2018 Spammy looks over as cyclists assemble

Spammy looks over as cyclists assemble

2018 Sylvia comes out to take a photo

Sylvia comes out to take a photo

2018 A group photo of the BSCC

A group photo of the BSCC

2018 Our first pause at Stody Lodge

Our first pause at Stody Lodge

2018 The Sagas and the children catch up

The Sagas and the children catch up

2018 Another pause to check for directions

Another pause to check for directions

2018 Harry - on the towbar - must have said something amusing

Harry - on the towbar - must have said something amusing

2018 Marc waves a stern finger in Harry's direction

Marc waves a stern finger in Harry's direction

2018 The Saga group head off up a lane

The Saga group head off up a lane

2018 A pause to re-group in a pretty village

A pause to re-group in a pretty village

2018 We head off towards Binham

We head off towards Binham

2018 There's another stop - Colin looks over

There's another stop - Colin looks over

2018 Fred flakes out for a bit after around 18 miles

Fred flakes out for a bit after around 18 miles

2018 The lunch pub - The Chequers - has something of an art gallery going on

The lunch pub - The Chequers - has something of an art gallery going on

2018 Outside the Chequers Inn for lunch

Outside the Chequers Inn for lunch

2018 Gaz looks up

Gaz looks up

2018 A bit of a wrecked building in Binham - home of the blue cheese

A bit of a wrecked building in Binham - home of the blue cheese

2018 A view of the Chequers Inn

A view of the Chequers Inn

2018 Fantastic old-school petrol station in the middle of nowhere: Howell's

Fantastic old-school petrol station in the middle of nowhere: Howell's

2018 The fantastically optimistically-named Howell's Superstore

The fantastically optimistically-named Howell's Superstore

2018 Great old-style petrol sign

Great old-style petrol sign

2018 DH looks over

DH looks over

2018 The ruins of Binham Priory

The ruins of Binham Priory

2018 Another wrecked building

Another wrecked building

2018 Pansies in a tub

Pansies in a tub

2018 Fred looks out as Apple John mills around

Fred looks out as Apple John mills around

2018 The Boy Phil does more child tormenting, as Fred sneaks up from behind

The Boy Phil does more child tormenting, as Fred sneaks up from behind

2018 The Saga group head off past the wisteria

The Saga group head off past the wisteria

2018 A Morgan roars past

A Morgan roars past

2018 Harry and Isobel go for a little ride

Harry and Isobel go for a little ride

2018 At the top of a steep hill

At the top of a steep hill

2018 Matthew, Claire and Alan in the Kings Head, Blakeney

Matthew, Claire and Alan in the Kings Head, Blakeney

2018 Suey, DH, Phil and Marc at the bar of the Kings Head

Suey, DH, Phil and Marc at the bar of the Kings Head

2018 Gaz is outside hiding from the rain

Gaz is outside hiding from the rain

2018 We cycle through a soggy Blakeney

We cycle through a soggy Blakeney

2018 There's a brief stop at the Wiveton Bell, but we don't stay sadly

There's a brief stop at the Wiveton Bell, but we don't stay sadly

2018 Fred plays some guitar before dinner

Fred plays some guitar before dinner

2018 Fred reads a spot of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

Fred reads a spot of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

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We roam around the streets of Holt