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!
(Above) The woods at Ingham
(Above) Someone’s impressive country home
(Above) An inquisitive pig