3 days at Wickham Market, Suffolk, organised by Alan and Wendy

*****Weekend organised by Alan and Wendy Report by Li zAlan and Wendy organised an excellent camping weekend for us all at the lively Orchard Campsite in Wickham Market, Suffolk. Due to a recent op Alan wasn't able to do the long rides so each day they led a short route whilst the rest split into 2 groups about half an hour apart to do the longer ride (so that we didn't inundate the cafes). The routes were planned generally to follow the signed Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route so on Saturday we did the northern section with a coffee stop at the excellent cafe in Peasenhall, then on to Dunwich for lunch and an obligatory walk on the beach. A short but entertaining section of off-road in the afternoon took us on to Snape Maltings for tea and a look around. Finally back to the campsite after about 50 miles. On Sunday we headed south through Woodbridge and through the Trimleys where we had an appreciative roadside audience (probably they were waiting for the veteran cars!). Next came the exciting little ferry at Felixtowe Ferry which took us over in groups to Bawdsey. Orford was the final stop before returning to the campsite after 54 miles. A second convivial evening was spent around the roaring camp fire, thanks must go to Chris for lighting and keeping the fire going with aplomb (and melted shoe laces). On Monday we had a few different rides heading out for the morning, some went to visit Sutton Hoo while others did routes to Framlingham and Stonham Barns. A great weekend with good weather enjoyed by the 36 attendees. Many thanks go to Alan and Wendy for all the organisation.

Sat - gathering at the campsite - Photo by Dave

Sat - Looking towards Framlingham Castle - Photo by Dave

Sat - wickedly good cream tea at Peasenhall - Photo by Dave

Sat - First group the tea room leaving as more arrive - Photo by Dave

Sat - photo on the beach at Dunwich - Photo by Dave

Sat - off road! - Photo by Dave

Sat - Phil and Verna - Photo by Dave

Sat - Liz and Mark - Photo by Dave

Sat - Russel and Rachel - Photo by Dave

Sat - Michael and Benita - Photo by Dave

Sat - Andy and Tish - Photo by Dave

Sat - passing Leiston Abbey - Photo by Dave

Sat - Mark - Photo by Dave

Sat - Discussions - Photo by Dave

Sat - Liz and Mark relax at the barbecue - Photo by Dave

Sat - Campfire - Photo by Dave

Sat - Phil and Verna at dinner - Photo by Dave

Sat - Campfire - Photo by Dave

Sun - ready for the off again - Photo by Dave

Sun - On the beach at the Bawdsey side of the River Deben - Photo by Dave

Sun - Felixstowe Ferry - Photo by Dave

Sun - unloading the tandems - Photo by Dave

Sun - broken chain - first time out of two - Photo by Dave

Sun - tea at Orford - Photo by Dave

Sun - Ken and Liz ably led one of the groups - Photo by Dave

Mon - Sunny breakfast - Photo by Dave

Mon - Sutton Hoo - Photo by Dave

Mon - Bluebell wood - Photo by Dave

Sun - Lots of tandems - photo by Liz

Sun - waiting for tea - photo by Liz

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