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The BSCC Do 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 and Lymington, Hampshire - 22nd May 2010
previous album: April Miscellany 2: Norwich and some Ipswich Dereliction - 24th April 2010

Breakfast at the Buckden Lion

Fred goes over to visit Bill and Carmen, to see if he can steal more toast

Bill and Carmen wave out of a window

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

Fred hangs out with Jill and Colin

The Boy is installed on Nosher's bike

Group photo

Paul scopes around as we wait for some mechanical fixing to occur

Another stop to make sure we're going the right way

Yet another map check, under the ominous presence of a high-voltage pylon

Isobel gets The Boy

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

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

Fred and Marc share a moment

Playing around with a lawn tractor

The lunch pub

Milling around: Bill with Fred, Isobel and Suey

A pause so Nosher can pump up his flat tyre again

The splinter group at the Wheatsheaf, West Perry

Bill, Phil, Colin and Jill at dinner

Carmen has a smile

Colin, Jill, John Willy, Spam and Al

Paul, Marc and Bill don't say much

Flags fly at the Suffolk International Kite Festival

A load of kites in the sky

Fred likes the stuff waving around in the wind

Fred tilts at windmills

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Breakfast at the Buckden Lion