Norfolk Branch Take to the Water


 Eight of us met at the Mc'Donald's just outside Swaffham ready to depart at 10:30am for Roger and Freda's rideout to Rutland Water, Michael (from Cambridge) joined us here for the start and first part of the ride and informed us that he would peel off after a good few miles, returning home after making the journey worthwhile. Roger and Freda led us on a lovely cross-country route, picking up Steve and Debi just outside Downham market, through Nordelph, Outwell, and some beautiful picturesque villages, keeping us off the main roads except for a short stint on the A47 around Peterborough. From here it was again cross-country until we arrived at Rutland Water where we enjoyed refreshments and relaxed watching the boats and birds on the lake.
 After a couple of hours and with Andy leading, we returned via a different, just as good, cross-country route back to Downham Market where some stopped for tea at Arbuckles.
 A big thank you to Roger and Freda, plus Andy for two very good routes on some brilliant roads.