We crossed a canal and as you can see the day was grey.
The route was easy enough even though it went slowly up hill, until the big hill we had to cross appeared before us!
Here we are looking back at the hill we came up and over. Now the sun also smiled on us.
We all enjoyed the rush down the other side and in just a little over three hours we arrived in Herford!
There was a goodly crowd in the Alter Markt to meet us. The Chairman, Terry Salmon, the Vice chairman, Alan Dixson, the Secretary, Pete Wood, and their Photographer, John Hughes were there to meet us, to name but a few! Some even brought their wives.
The route to Bielefeld followed a major road, but as it was a holiday there was little traffic.
Alan loves old steam engines and so he had to stop to photograph this one!
We arrived first by about 10 minutes, and the guards at the main gate to the barracks all shouted at him, no photographs, as he took this picture!
Chris arrived and so now we entered camp and went to the block where the Bielefeld Branch had their office.
The route chosen was the shortest and took our two adventurers off road!!
Chris would clearly not have chosen this route, but he went along with it. Little did they know it would get worse before it got better!
A stream had to be crossed and then a woodland walkway!
It took two to manhandle the bikes onto it! At the other end was a steep hill and Alan returned to help push Chris’s bike up it. Then they had to push their bikes another 25 metres before the could mount and cycle the rest of the short distance to the Inn!