The first part of this journey was getting a lift to Hemel Hempstead, then a train to Milton Keynes. From Milton Keynes I cycled to a nice town that was just on the outskirts of MK. I then followed quick roads to a beautiful lake at Harrold Odell. The fun started once I reached the River Nene later on that day. There was an off-road railway line (rail trail) that went across the River Nene multiple times. For a few miles there were lakes either side of me which was pretty cool.
The next day was just as awesome. The ride started early in the morning, well around 9am. Which is early for me. I visited Rutland Water this day. Probably what I was looking forward to the most on the journey. And it did not disappoint. It is the largest man made reservoir in the UK from what I read.. and it was big!
I made it to Melton Mowbray at around 5pm on day 2. Melton is known nationally for it’s pork pies. I had three hours to spend in this town, while I was waiting for the train. I was hoping to make it in time to the pork pie shop but unfortunately I was 15 minutes late. I was kind of expecting this to happen, but I thought of a back up plan. And that was to go the local Morrisons and get a large Melton Mowbray pork pie from there. It was great. Well deserved pork pie 🙂
I saw lots of picturesque churches throughout the two days. I like taking photographs of churches, as I’m very into architecture and they often look nice visually & are old structures. I also had brilliant weather both days.
Below are some photographs of the trip;
A melton mowbray pork pie: