North London Branch go to Market Deeping

On 15th March 8 intrepid riders left from Birchhanger Services on the M11 to head for Market Deeping (the Iron Horse (motorcycle eating place!)

Richard , Ron, Simon, Dave P, John, Steve (new man), Steve J and Robin D all set off with great hopes of a 90 minute run…. ! not sure if that’s as the crow fly’s?

We had some early “farm lanes ” to test the skills  around Manuden and  Barkway on the way to Royston.  Then open roads to Saint Ives and a somewhat windy …and now wet crossing of the Fens around Pondersbridge and finally around Peterborough to the goal.. (eating) at Market Deeping (the Iron Horse). That was after a little help from Dave P to correct a “Sat Nav error” and get us back facing the right way we arrived JUST 2 hours and 15 minute after setting off!

After some personal refueling , some more that other a direct route home was the planned. Only slightly scuppered  by more rain and then the A14 being closed at Huntingdon with diversions along  A roads, forcing more skills testing of white lining, and slow speed filtering!

Finally all home safe to dry off then tea and cakes ….. !