#5000colo Day 20: The Croxton Cake

Distance travelled: 34.10 milesCumulative distance: 419.76 milesDistance remaining: 4580.24 milesPercentage complete: 8.40Villages visited: Croxton, East Wretham, Great Hockham, Breckles, Thompson, Merton, Watton, Threxton, Little Cressingham, Ickburgh, Mundford, Lynford. After yesterday’s miserable aborted ride, today was certainly an opportunity to stack up some miles. First stop was Bicycle Links, where Rob very gave my bike a once-over and got me ready […]

#5000colo Day 19: Punctured Progress

Distance travelled: 18.26 milesCumulative distance: 385.66 milesDistance remaining: 4614.34 milesPercentage complete: 7.71Villages visited: Guist, Foulsham, Guestwick, Wood Dalling, Heydon, Saxthorpe, Corpusty. It had to happen at some point, I guess. With all the detritus on the roads after the weekend’s storm, I’m surprised I didn’t get a puncture sooner, to be honest. However, the circumstances couldn’t have been much worse. […]

#5000colo Day 18: Zimbo and Tetts

Distance travelled: 25.38 milesCumulative distance: 367.40 milesDistance remaining: 4632.60 milesPercentage complete: 7.35Villages visited: Cringleford, Little Melton, Bawburgh, Costessey. Today it was my pleasure and privilege to meet two NCFC heroes of mine: Alex Tettey and Christoph Zimmermann. Both have displayed great devotion to my beloved yellow and green shirt, leading by example both on and off the pitch. They presented […]

#5000colo Day 16: The Wetter The Better

Distance travelled: 23.41 milesCumulative distance: 342.02 milesDistance remaining: 4657.98 milesPercentage complete: 6.84Villages visited: Holt, Hempstead, Baconsthorpe, Plumstead, Matlaske, Calthorpe, Ingworth, Aylsham, Buxton. After yesterday was rained off, I was extremely keen to get back on the bike today despite the unpleasant conditions. I decided to plan a ride that would blow me home, so I headed north to Holt. I […]

#5000colo Day 14: Easy Does It

Distance travelled: 25.11 milesCumulative distance: 318.61 milesDistance remaining: 4681.39 milesPercentage complete: 6.37Villages visited: Spixworth, Crostwick, Frettenham, Stratton Strawless, Hainford, Haveringland, Hevingham. Cycling 25 miles never felt so easy. I cruised around today’s route without any fuss, although the omnipresent saddle sore accompanied me once again. It was delightful to spend so much time cycling through woodland today; that area around […]

#5000colo Day 13: Witness the Wetness

Distance travelled: 30.04 milesCumulative distance: 293.50 milesDistance remaining: 4706.50 milesPercentage complete: 4.87Villages visited: Postwick, Brundall, Blofield, Lingwood, Strumpshaw, Buckenham, Hassingham, Moulton St Mary, Halvergate, Wickhampton, Freethorpe, Southwood, Cantley, Limpenhoe, Reedham. So instead of doing this route in glorious sunshine yesterday, I ended up doing it in a biblical deluge today. It was fine until I got to Thorpe End, and […]

#5000colo Day 11: Doggos!

Distance travelled: 26.82 milesCumulative distance: 263.46 milesDistance remaining: 4736.64 milesPercentage complete: 5.27Villages visited: Mundesley, Gimingham, Southrepps, Thorpe Market, Antingham, Bradfield, Swafield, Trunch, Knapton, Edingthorpe, Witton, Walcott, Bacton, Paston. Separately to my evening ride, this afternoon I went up to the UEA to meet some wellbeing dogs. My friend Sarah runs Tom & Toto Pet Care, which provides UEA students with […]

#5000colo Day 10: Dancing in the Dark

Distance travelled: 26.29 milesCumulative distance: 236.64 milesDistance remaining: 4763.36 milesPercentage complete: 4.73Villages visited: Great Yarmouth, Caister on Sea, Filby, Fleggburgh, Billockby, South Walsham, Panxworth, Woodbastwick, Salhouse. After a day off the bike yesterday, it was brilliant to be back in the saddle for a very different kind of ride. Three intrepid fundraisers have just ridden more than 400 miles in […]

#5000colo Day 8: The Heart of the County

Distance travelled: 26.93 milesCumulative distance: 210.35 milesDistance remaining: 4789.65 milesPercentage complete: 4.21Villages visited: Beetley, Gressenhall, East Bilney, Brisley, Horningtoft, Whissonsett, Tittleshall, Litcham, Mileham, Bittering, Longham, Dereham, Toftwood, Westfield. Today was a bit of a family affair; I went to visit my aunt and uncle in Beetley, and then took a scenic route to my parents’ house in Westfield. I’m not […]