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The BSCC Weekend Trip to Rutland Water, Empingham, Rutland - 14th May 2005

The Brome Swan Cycle Club does its annual tour thing, this year returning to Rutland Water for a 25-mile bike ride and a few pubs on the way. For a change, we're staying at the White Horse in Empingham, just a mile from the end of Rutland Water itself

next album: A Postcard From Stamford, Lincolnshire - 15th May 2005
previous album: Music at the Waterfront and Upstairs at Revolution Records, Diss - 8th May 2005

2005 Spam and Jill in the White Horse

Spam and Jill in the White Horse

2005 Wavy gives it two thumbs up

Wavy gives it two thumbs up

2005 Phil scopes the menu out

Phil scopes the menu out

2005 Gov and Wavy

Gov and Wavy

2005 The BSCC in the bar

The BSCC in the bar

2005 Alan scopes out the menu

Alan scopes out the menu

2005 Phil and Jill

Phil and Jill

2005 Alan places an order

Alan places an order

2005 Pre-dinner drinks

Pre-dinner drinks

2005 Marc finishes a pint

Marc finishes a pint

2005 Nosher gets a hug

Nosher gets a hug

2005 Alan, Spam and Jill

Alan, Spam and Jill

2005 Paul's glass is empty

Paul's glass is empty

2005 Wavy finds somewhere for a little sleep

Wavy finds somewhere for a little sleep

2005 Post dinner hanging around

Post dinner hanging around

2005 It's time for breakfast

It's time for breakfast

2005 Marc gets the tandem out

Marc gets the tandem out

2005 Milling around in the car parl

Milling around in the car parl

2005 Marc and the roving repair-shop-on-wheels

Marc and the roving repair-shop-on-wheels

2005 Colin hauls some bikes out of his pickup

Colin hauls some bikes out of his pickup

2005 Guv tests out the back end of a tandem

Guv tests out the back end of a tandem

2005 There's a bit of a football kickabout before the off

There's a bit of a football kickabout before the off

2005 A most-of-the-group photo

A most-of-the-group photo

2005 Marc and DH test out the tandem for the first time

Marc and DH test out the tandem for the first time

2005 Rutland Water

Rutland Water

2005 Round the cycle path that skirts the water

Round the cycle path that skirts the water

2005 A track through the woods

A track through the woods

2005 The Boy Phil rides through a bluebell wood

The Boy Phil rides through a bluebell wood

2005 A fantastic bluebelled hill

A fantastic bluebelled hill

2005 Guv peels off his backpack

Guv peels off his backpack

2005 Sheep

Sheep

2005 The wind is picking up

The wind is picking up

2005 Gov has a drink

Gov has a drink

2005 The strong winds churn up the silt from the bottom of the shallows

The strong winds churn up the silt from the bottom of the shallows

2005 The BSCC re-groups

The BSCC re-groups

2005 Alan helps out Spammy with some running bike repairs

Alan helps out Spammy with some running bike repairs

2005 Outside the Horse and Jockey - our lunch stop

Outside the Horse and Jockey - our lunch stop

2005 Suey looks over

Suey looks over

2005 A bunch of pansies in a hanging basket

A bunch of pansies in a hanging basket

2005 Suey and Marc share a cuddly moment

Suey and Marc share a cuddly moment

2005 DH gets a roll-up going

DH gets a roll-up going

2005 'I'm 'avin a fag'

'I'm 'avin a fag'

2005 Maps are checked for the second leg

Maps are checked for the second leg

2005 Off again round more of the Water

Off again round more of the Water

2005 Next stop: the recently renovated Wheatsheaf, near Normanton

Next stop: the recently renovated Wheatsheaf, near Normanton

2005 Paul and Wavy

Paul and Wavy

2005 Pippa holds a glass up

Pippa holds a glass up

2005 Claire's got dark shades on

Claire's got dark shades on

2005 DH checks his shots

DH checks his shots

2005 Marc looks down

Marc looks down

2005 A couple of old dudes are out for a ride

A couple of old dudes are out for a ride

2005 DH gets a liquorice-paper roll-up on the go

DH gets a liquorice-paper roll-up on the go

2005 DH on the roll-ups

DH on the roll-ups

2005 Gov with a hat on

Gov with a hat on

2005 The partially-submerged church at Normanton

The partially-submerged church at Normanton

2005 Phil and Suey peer in through the windows

Phil and Suey peer in through the windows

2005 Wavy decides to have a paddle

Wavy decides to have a paddle

2005 Wavy scrambled back to the shore

Wavy scrambled back to the shore

2005 Wavy's a little but damp

Wavy's a little but damp

2005 Wavy's shoe adds to the stonework above a window

Wavy's shoe adds to the stonework above a window

2005 DH takes a photo over the water

DH takes a photo over the water

2005 Looking up at the steeple

Looking up at the steeple

2005 Marc takes the tandem around for a solo spin

Marc takes the tandem around for a solo spin

2005 We head back from Normanton Church

We head back from Normanton Church

2005 A bunch of lambs play 'king of the castle'

A bunch of lambs play 'king of the castle'

2005 Gov has a serviette on his head

Gov has a serviette on his head

2005 The BSCC at dinner

The BSCC at dinner

2005 Jen looks surprised

Jen looks surprised

2005 Marc's got his tea finger out

Marc's got his tea finger out

2005 The BSCC

The BSCC

2005 Something riotously funny occurs

Something riotously funny occurs

2005 Some sort of five-way finger trap

Some sort of five-way finger trap

2005 Spam and John Willy get ready to head off

Spam and John Willy get ready to head off

2005 The White Horse at Empingham

The White Horse at Empingham

2005 An old school

An old school

2005 A quaint thatched cottage

A quaint thatched cottage

2005 Six miles from Oakham, our previous venue

Six miles from Oakham, our previous venue

2005 Spam and John

Spam and John

2005 The Sagas head home

The Sagas head home

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Spam and Jill in the White Horse