04 Jan 2015 – In search of a bacon roll

I decided to take advantage of another cold yet bright winter’s day and head out on a ride to Blickling Hall and Aylsham today. The roads were icy in places yet manageable with care, and I had a yearning for a roadside bacon roll; you’d have thought that a bacon roll would be easy to find in Norfolk, home as it is to many a pig farm, however businesses must still be warming up after the festive period as no purveyors of pig based sustenance were open. In the end I settled for a couple of cheese twists from the supermarket in Aylsham, satisfactory yet leaving me feeling vaguely cheated.

The temperature didn’t appear to get above 2 degrees celsius, so I took it pretty cautiously around the back roads, especially on a downhill patch where the frost hadn’t thawed, with the odd speed bump for added stunt potential. So a pretty slow ride, but good to shake off the cobwebs after Christmas. I’ll need to up my miles and speed a bit as a I train for cycle touring again, however I’m pleased to have done 38 miles today, and that it didn’t hurt; must shed a few pounds though!

Here’s a link to the route, which I can recommend, although I’d avoid the main road back from Aylsham to Norwich usually, I was just lacking time before the sun set.

http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/665171875

Here a few photo’s from the ride:

Only a week to go before heading off to Slovenia for a few days skiing. It’s been several years so it’ll be interesting to see what I’ve forgotten. I’ve also never been to Slovenia before so really looking forward to it, just hoping for no injury inducing crashes. Once back I’ll be picking up my new bike, so going to be a busy but very fun January.

4 thoughts on “04 Jan 2015 – In search of a bacon roll

  1. A Scotsman in Suburbia

    Looks like a pleasant if cold winter ride. It has been a while since I cycled in Norfolk. My wife likes cycling there on account of the hills being gentler and less frequent than is Surrey or Scotland.
    I sympathise with your lack of a bacon roll, At this time of year i tend to plan my rides to ensure that there is somewhere I can get a cup of tea and something hot half way round.

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    1. Bike around Britain Post author

      Norfolk is certainly flatter than a lot of places, which makes training for mountain based touring a little tricky. North Norfolk has more hills though. Must plan my routes better to ensure suitable sustenance can be acquired!

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