We met the Chairman, Jake at Rita’s Grill! Rita being a long time member of the RBL. Later Allan another member of the Lippe Branch joined us. Rita made sure we all had refreshments, but as our two humans had just had breakfast only drinks were required. Photos were taken and stories exchanged, before it was time for us to continue our journey!
The route now was along really good cycle paths, like a cycle motorway!
Consequently we made good progress and the humans were able to stop and take photos!
Although it was sunny and warm, our BBF wore his light fluorescent top as his arms are sunburnt, despite sun lotion!
At the top of another hill we now entered a forest and nature reserve. It was lovely riding through the forest which we seemed to have to ourselves.
As we passed signs indicating that the source of the river Ems was not far the humans decided on a short detour to take it in, as we had plenty of time.
We were not left out either!
The source is just a muddy bit of water seeping out of the ground!
It was not far now and Chris phoned the chairman and said we would be there in half an hour! Alan was surprised as it would only take about 15 mins to get there!
The welcome party consisted of Dusty, the RBL District Secretary, Jim the Poppy Appeal Organiser, Keith the Vice Chairman of the local Paderborn Branch and Akylah Rodriguez a BFBS reporter!