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There will not be a training ride this Sunday as it is the Inter Club Ride The Holmes 50. Below are the details from Norman: Dear all, This Sunday is the final counting Event for the Holmes Cup competition between GYCC and VCB, as previously mentioned the points standings are VCB = 22 to GYCC = 19 , therefore it is imperative for all GYCC members that can/want to ride, turn out. In previous years this event is usually one of the best events during the GYCC sporting calendar and hopefully Sunday will carry on that tradition.

There are a couple of options with regards the meeting points, the first will be The Arches at 08:15 to get over to The Plough for the 09:00 start, the other is that those who want to drive over to The Plough or live in the area, can meet at the pub at 08:50 for the 09:00 start. The route is as the following:- Start from Blundeston Plough PH. Turn Left out of car park and then right into Church Road.

At crossroads go straight ahead onto B1074 heading towards Somerleyton . Continue through Somerleyton to junction with A143 at St Olaves . Turn Left onto A143 towards Haddiscoe .

Take first right onto Thorpe Rd. immediately after the Crown Inn Follow Thorpe Rd through Thurlton going straight over at both crossroads and continuing to Loddon . At T junc.

turn right and ride up the hill along Loddon High Street past The Swan PH. Turn left onto George Lane (Chinese Restaurant on corner) Continue to junc. with A146 where straight over towards Mundham .

TAKE CARE! Turn left at crossroads in Mundham towards Thwaite St Mary and Ditchingham . Follow road through Ditchingham to T junc.

where left and then right to B1332 At Duke of York PH turn left onto B1332 and then cross A143 at the maltings ( chicken ) RAB. Take the right turn to head into Bungay up Ditchingham Dam and continuing onto the cycle lane up Bridge Street to the Market Place RAB. Turn immediately left onto Trinity Street (B1435) and follow one way system round to the right into Wharton Street until you reach the T junction.

Turn right onto Lower Olland Street and then first (sharp) left into Upper Olland Street. At crossroads with Flixton Rd. go straight over up St.

Margarets Hill . Continue to T junc. where right signposted St Micheal & Flixton.

Continue through St Peter South Elham to St Margaret South Elham where left at T junc. towards Rumburgh . Turn left just after Rumburgh Buck PH and follow Gavell St & Grub Lane to A144.

Turn left onto A144 towards Bungay and then first right towards Redisham . Continue to Redisham where right towards Brampton just before road bends left. Follow road through Brampton over railway and continue to crossroads with A145.

Go straight over crossroads to Stoven where left at church. Continue through Sotterly to Hulver where left onto B1127 and right towards Mutford . Continue through Mutford to Carlton Colville and turn right at T junc.

St Peters Church. Follow St Peters Rd to toucan crossing over main road. Continue straight ahead along Uplands Road South, crossing Ashburnham Way and onto Uplands Road North to join Cotmer Rd.

At RAB turn left down Cotmer Rd. to traffic lights where right onto Bridge Road. Follow Bridge Road through Oulton Broad turning left at first RAB and then left again at second RAB onto Commodore Rd.

Turn Left at T junc. onto Caldecott Rd then right into Borrow Road becoming Prospect Rd. Turn Left at T junc.

into Christmas Lane and continue through Camps Heath along Hall Lane. At T junc. with B1074, turn left towards Blundeston .

Take first right (Hall Road) into Blundeston and second left onto Hall Lane to return to Plough PH.

Link to map:- 1 For those with a Garmin device, copy the following link to your routes and then download to your device ( as most of you know, I don t do Garmins but I have been assured that this works!!!! ) 2 Hopefully the weather will be OK for the day ( the forecast for Sunday is dry but with a northerly wind ), please don t forget Club colours on the day for the Team Photo before the start, if we get a good one it will be on the new Club Website .

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Raveningham Country Fair 5th September 2015

Raveningham Country Fair 2015 Saturday 5th September, 2015.

11.00 23.00 The Raveningham Country Fair is a traditional Threshing Fair that has been running since 1977 and this year we have steam engines, vintage machinery, classic vehicles, craft stalls, working horses, viking re-enactment, birds of prey, clowns, model planes, dance displays, tea tent, beer tent and much more. Live bands play throughout the afternoon and into the night. A great fun day out, 11.00-23.00.

Signposted from the B1136 between Loddon and Haddiscoe. Full details on 1 Admission: Adults 5, under 16 free. All proceeds in aid of local charities.

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Man in life-threatening condition after car crashes into ditch

One man was in a critical condition after a car crashed into a water-filled ditch on the A143 at Haddiscoe, near Beccles. Firefighters from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, and the surface water rescue team from Carrow, were called to the accident at 7.09pm yesterday. A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service said one man in a critical condition was airlifted to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further treatment.

Another man was taken to James Paget Hospital, Gorleston, with minor injuries. Two ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer, East Anglian Air Ambulance, and a doctor from Suffolk Accident Rescue attended. Crews used a winch and enhanced hydraulic rescue equipment to release the two people.

The road was closed for a number of hours and firefighters were stood down at 8.40pm, although one fire engine was still at the scene at 9.30pm. A number of accidents have occurred on the Haddiscoe bends area of the road between the village and St Olaves, including a lorry skidding into a ditch in February. And on July 14, 2014 Marcus Nichols, 23, was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with two cars.

Bill Cooper, church warden for Thorpe next Haddiscoe, said he believes drivers misjudge the bends on the road. He said: There have been so many accidents along the road. I think a lot of it is down to the bends and with people not knowing how to take them so they ended up going too fast.

Drivers don t understand the road. It s not a good road for speed with the bends. A lot of it is speed and frustration because a lot of tractors use the road.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon said the A143 is a road drivers need to take care on. He said: I know the road well as I spent a lot of time on it during the General Election. It is a hazardous, tricky and very bendy and is the sort of road where people need to take considerable care.

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Appeal following road rage incident

16 April 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses to a road rage incident on the A143 at Haddiscoe. The male victim was driving a silver VW Bora at around 5.10pm on Friday 3 April when he became involved in an incident with a man driving a blue Astra. The man in the Astra got out of his vehicle and approached the victim.

He reached through the driver s window and attempted to punch him before taking the victim s car keys out of the ignition and throwing them into a near-by field.

The suspect then drove off.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information should contact PC Andy Barkway at Wymondham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Police warning to drivers after spate of crashes on Norfolk's icy …

Police warning to drivers after spate of crashes on Norfolk s icy roads Police have issued a warning to drivers over Norfolk’s icy roads. Dan Grimmer 1 Sunday, January 4, 2015 8:56 AM Police have warned drivers to take extra care on the region s icy roads, with a string of crashes this morning. Norfolk police said there was frost and ice on many of the county s roads and said drivers should take care.

There have been a number of crashes this morning, including at Norwich Road in Cawston, on the A1064 in Billockby and on the A143 at Haddiscoe. There was also a crash on the A47 at Witton, while firefighters from Holt and Sheringham helped at the scene of a collision on the A148 crossroads at Sharrington. Police would like to remind drivers to take precautions and ensure that your journey is safe by following some simple advice: Make sure all your car lights are working and you have no failed bulbs.

Ensure that dirt is cleared away from light fixtures. Always ensure all windows are fully cleared of frost and condensation before setting off on a journey – it is illegal to drive with obscured vision. Keep windscreen washer fluid topped up as windscreens quickly become dirty from traffic spray and salt from the roads.

Make sure you have sufficient fuel for your journey. Keep the fuel tank topped up. Give yourself extra time for your journey and drive at a sensible speed.

Leave appropriate distances between yourself and other road users. Accept your journey will take longer and don t take risks. Take a mobile telephone with you and make sure it is fully charged.

Carry a mobile charger in the car.

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