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The BSCC Weekend Away, Buckden, St. Neots, Huntingdonshire - 15th May 2010

It's time for the annual BSCC Bike Ride thrash - this year to the Buckden Lion hotel, and a 30 or 40 (depending upon which bit of the route was skived off or not) mile trip encompassing a circuit around Grafham Water and a stop-off at a couple of pubs en-route. The weather's good, and Nosher is hauling The Boy around for the Grafham Water sections (and his first trip with the group) before handing him back to Isobel, who gets picked up and meets us later at the lunch pub. Whilst at lunch, there's much talk about the record for largest steak consumed at the premises - a monster 72oz slab o' meat. On the way back from Buckden, Nosher, Isobel and The Boy stop off at the International Kite Festival being held on Rougham airfield for an interesting couple of hours' diversion.

next album: Nosher's Stag Weekend: Paintball at Emery Down, and Lymington, Hampshire - 22nd May 2010
previous album: A Trip to Norwich, and Ipswich Dereliction, Norfolk and Suffolk - 24th April 2010

2010 Breakfast at the Buckden Lion

Breakfast at the Buckden Lion

2010 Colin looks over

Colin looks over

2010 Fred goes over to visit Bill and Carmen and steal toast

Fred goes over to visit Bill and Carmen and steal toast

2010 Marc gets his belly out as bikes are unloaded

Marc gets his belly out as bikes are unloaded

2010 Bill's dropped something out of a window

Bill's dropped something out of a window

2010 Bill and Carmen wave out of a window

Bill and Carmen wave out of a window

2010 Fred checks that the air pressure on Alan's bike is OK

Fred checks that the air pressure on Alan's bike is OK

2010 Spammy, Jill and Colin

Spammy, Jill and Colin

2010 Fred hangs out with Jill and Colin

Fred hangs out with Jill and Colin

2010 More bikes appear

More bikes appear

2010 The Boy is installed on Nosher's bike

The Boy is installed on Nosher's bike

2010 A BSCC group photo

A BSCC group photo

2010 Paul waits for some mechanical fixing to occur

Paul waits for some mechanical fixing to occur

2010 Colin and Alan sort out  mechanical issue

Colin and Alan sort out mechanical issue

2010 We wait for the others to catch up

We wait for the others to catch up

2010 Marc holds Pippa's bike up

Marc holds Pippa's bike up

2010 Isobel and the others catch up

Isobel and the others catch up

2010 We cycle around Graffham Water

We cycle around Graffham Water

2010 There's a stop to read the Graffham Water info board

There's a stop to read the Graffham Water info board

2010 Another map check, under a high-voltage pylon

Another map check, under a high-voltage pylon

2010 There's more map checking

There's more map checking

2010 Another stop

Another stop

2010 Isobel gets The Boy, and heads off

Isobel gets The Boy, and heads off

2010 At the top of a long drag, we pause for a break

At the top of a long drag, we pause for a break

2010 Bill discovers that he's sitting in 'bullshit corner'

Bill discovers that he's sitting in 'bullshit corner'

2010 Lunch in the beer garden

Lunch in the beer garden

2010 Fred and Marc share a moment

Fred and Marc share a moment

2010 Fred sits on a ride-on lawnmower

Fred sits on a ride-on lawnmower

2010 Isobel watches Fred

Isobel watches Fred

2010 Playing around with a lawn tractor

Playing around with a lawn tractor

2010 The lunch pub

The lunch pub

2010 Bill carries Fred around

Bill carries Fred around

2010 Isobel with shades on

Isobel with shades on

2010 Everyone's got their hands up

Everyone's got their hands up

2010 Carmen hides under a table

Carmen hides under a table

2010 Bill's checks his feet

Bill's checks his feet

2010 Fred's loaded into the car

Fred's loaded into the car

2010 A pause so Nosher can pump up his flat tyre again

A pause so Nosher can pump up his flat tyre again

2010 The splinter group at the Wheatsheaf, West Perry

The splinter group at the Wheatsheaf, West Perry

2010 Bill, Phil, Colin and Jill at dinner

Bill, Phil, Colin and Jill at dinner

2010 Carmen has a smile

Carmen has a smile

2010 Dinner is served

Dinner is served

2010 The BSCC at dinner

The BSCC at dinner

2010 Spammy checks a list

Spammy checks a list

2010 The Saga table

The Saga table

2010 The late-night crowd

The late-night crowd

2010 Marc reads a magazine

Marc reads a magazine

2010 Flags fly at the Suffolk International Kite Festival

Flags fly at the Suffolk International Kite Festival

2010 Random kites in the air

Random kites in the air

2010 Fred and Isobel

Fred and Isobel

2010 Fred likes the stuff waving around in the wind

Fred likes the stuff waving around in the wind

2010 Multiple streamers

Multiple streamers

2010 A load of windmills

A load of windmills

2010 Fred roams amongst the windmills

Fred roams amongst the windmills

2010 A Morris dancer waits for a toilet

A Morris dancer waits for a toilet

2010 A horse and cart

A horse and cart

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Breakfast at the Buckden Lion