The Ride Stuff

The adventures of a couple of happy bikers

Friday

I had an interesting ride home today. It was rainy and dull when I left London at about 11.30am but the forecast was for brighter weather in Norfolk.

I made a quick detour into Stevenage to buy a new high-vis vest from Bike Stop and was soon back on the A1 north. I stopped again at the McDonalds near Duxford and filled up with fuel – both myself and the bike. By now the weather had lifted and the sun was trying to peek through the clouds.

I don’t particularly like travelling on the A11 as I find it a bit dull, so I decided to take the ‘scenic route’ via the A143 and A140. Unfortunately, when I exited the A14 I took the wrong turn and found myself on the A134 heading towards Thetford. I didn’t want to head back to the A11, so I turned off back towards the A143 at a small village called Ingham.

At first I found myself riding through a small forest but it soon opened up into a couple of small villages and some rather stately country homes.

A bit further on I came to a pig farm and as the pigs were quite close to the road I decided to stop for a photo. At first they all ran off when they saw me but I sat still for a while and as they were quite inquisitive they soon came over to have a look at me. It was a bit like being on a game drive back in the bush in South Africa and waiting for some buffalo to venture closer!

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(Above) The woods at Ingham

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(Above) Someone’s impressive country home

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(Above) An inquisitive pig

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