The Minster at Beverley, our first stop on this year’s NCN 1 cycle-ride
Last year we cycled the National Cycle Network Route 1 from Berwick, on the Scottish border to Flamborough. Last week we continued our journey south, from Flamborough to Norfolk. Unfortunately we were a man down this year, as Neil developed a nasty swollen knee just prior to departure – leaving brother Bry and me to carry the flag. We cycled 250 miles in five days, stopping at Beverley, Market Rasen, Boston and Gayton (just off the NCN 1, but the only place with suitable accommodation). Overall, a very pleasant section of the route, beginning with the gentle rolling hills of East Yorkshire, crossing the Humber bridge, through Lincolnshire following the line of the Wolds, around The Wash into Norfolk, heading north to the coast before finally turning east and the Cromer Ridge. The weather was near perfect, if a little too hot on occasions. A great way to spend a week – good company, nice scenery, interesting people and tasty ale!
Crossing the Humber – the traditional selfie
The Stump – in the historic town of Boston (in need of a little tlc) – departure point of the Pilgrim Fathers
We stopped at several delightful refreshment points along the route – none better than Caffe Aurora, Holbeach – where we were treated to some impromptu mid-morning opera!
Noticed on departure from The Crown at Gayton – one of two nice Delft tiles, set in the car-park wall
Next year – legs willing, Norfolk to the southern end of NCN 1, at Dover!