October/November Bulletin

Sunday the fourth saw Sarah, MJ, Gary, Mike and me on a ride to Denver windmill to test the waterproofness of our gear. The jury is still out on mine: I stayed warm but not terribly dry in spite of a goretex jacket. Footwear after a while becomes a matter of “fill your boots” and I haven’t yet located waterproof gloves.  In spite of which I enjoyed the company of fellow masochists:  we kept smiling!

It seems to be consultation season! Several bits of government are asking for your views:                                

Please reply to the Vision King's Lynn Survey before 5pm Sunday 11 October:                            http://www.klwnbug.co.uk/2020/10/03/vision-kings-lynn-walking-and-cycling-survey/

Please reply to the Norfolk Transport Plan Survey before 9 November:         https://www.klwnbug.co.uk/2020/10/08/norfolk-local-transport-plan-consultation/

THURSDAY 12th November: Online get-together at 8.15pm                                                                                                            See www.klwnbug.co.uk on the day for link to video chat.

THURSDAY 8th  October/12th November: On line get-together?

TUESDAYS: Pedal and Chat rides, 6.30pm, Lynnsport. Splits into groups

of six or fewer for now. See its facebook group for more info.

EVERYDAY: T-Shirts available in the online shop. See "Join Us: BUG

T-Shirts" in the menu on www.klwnbug.co.uk

EVERY WAY: the 2020 West Norfolk Cycle Routes map is available to

download and print from www.klwnbug.co.uk, under "Maps" in the menu.

A Request from Kevin Waddington:   Dear Friend or Fellow Campaigner,

Norfolk County Council (NCC) has just granted itself a temporary Traffic Order to close off Hardings Way for most weekends from October to December, in  order to construct several roads off the south end of it. This would bring motor traffic (including HVG's) onto 25 per cent of the road. This work comes at a time when the Minister responsible is considering whether such work would violate the conditions of the CIF2 funding grant with which the road was surfaced. NCC obviously hope to get the work done while the wheels at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government turn slowly. But that could land council tax payers with a big penalty.

It is intended to hold a protest rally on Saturday 10th October, at 11am, at the south end of Hardings Way. The call needs to be HALT THE ROAD BUIDING: wait for the Minister's decision.

Put a note of this event in  your diary now! Look forward to seeing you there.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held according to Government guidelines on Protest events, and social distancing will be obligatory.

Rides List    

Day Ride                                  Sunday 11th October                          10.00am Lynnsport                                         A ride to the Lavendar Fields Tea Rooms at Heacham.   About 30 miles.                                                          

Day Ride                                  Sunday 18th October                          10.00am Lynnsport                                         A ride to Wells-Next-the-Sea where we hope to find places to eat that follow the latest Covid 19 social distancing rules. About 55 miles.                                                                                                                        

Autumn Colours Ride                   Saturday 24th October                          10.00am Lynnsport                                         A ride to Lyndford Arboretum for a taste of autumn.  Followed by a probable stop at The Crown, Mundford.  About 58 miles.

The following rides will not now take place owing to the new covid 19 restrictions.                                                                                                                                                   Day Ride                                Sunday 1st November                          10.00am Lynnsport                                         A ride to The King’s Arms, Shouldham.  About 32 miles.                                                                                         Day Ride                                Saturday 7th November                          10.00am Lynnsport                                         A ride to Jane’s Tea Rooms, East Rudham.  About 35 mles.                                                                                 Day Ride                                  Sunday 15th November                          10.00am Lynnsport                                         A ride to RSPB Titchwell.  About 48 miles.                                                                                                                Day Ride                                  Sunday 22nd November                          10.00am Lynnsport                                         A ride to The Orchard Tea Room and Farm Shop, Redmoor Lane, Wisbech.  About 43 miles.                            Day Ride                                  Sunday 29th November                          10.00am Lynnsport                                         A ride to CoCoes Tea rooms, Swaffham.  About 42 miles.

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