Ready for the off at Laurie's
Our Base for the week, the Red Lion at Dunston Near Lincoln
Old water tower converted to a house
High St, Heighington
Bob & Ray
Laurie likes the beer
Laurie likes Trevor !
Bob 'the hair'
Butcher & Beast, High St, Heighington
Sheltering from the rain in Dunston Church
First serious days ride
The charriots await...
Janets Tea Rooms at Woodhall Spa
War memorial at Woodhall
Woodhal Spa was the base for 617 Squadron - The Dambusters
The Kinema in the Woods
Petwood Hotel at Woodhall was the officers mess for The Dambusters (617 Sqdn)
In the Officers Mess which has been preserved
Prototype of the Bouncing Bomb
The Ebrington Arms is a 16th Century village inn serving excellent food and drink. The pub is situated in the village of Kirkby-on-Bain
The “Water Rail Way” route follows the River Witham from Lincoln to Boston.
Commissioned artwork depicting Lincolnshire’s assets and inspired by the words of Lincolnshire's own Lord Alfred Tennyson
We travelled a long way to find this ruin !
A well earned cup of coffee after the first days ride
Back to the Butcher and Beast for dinner
Trevor in action
Bob with his hat
Janet really looked after us
The Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight goes over
Tatterhsall Castle for some culture
Built by Robert de Tattershall in 1231
This was largely rebuilt in brick, and greatly expanded, by Ralph, 3rd Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England, between 1430 and 1450.
From the top of the keep
Inside Tattersall Church
A short ride to Conningsby for lunch
We've all been before but it's a 'boy thing'
The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (RAFBBMF) is administratively part of the Royal Air Force No 1 Group and operates from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
The aircraft are regularly seen at events commemorating World War II, upon British State occasions, notably the Trooping the Colour celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's birthday and at air displays throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
Although usually seen flying in a formation of three, the Lancaster flanked by a fighter on each wing, the BBMF comprises a total of 12 aircraft:<br /><br />1 Avro Lancaster<br />6 Supermarine Spitfires<br />2 Hawker Hurricanes<br />1 Douglas Dakota<br />2 de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunks
The Lancaster suffered a major engine fire in the air this year and was being repaired. The aircraft was very close to being lost.
Back up the Water Rail Way
It's Steak Night.
Bob shows us some 'moves'.
he market town of Sleaford has a great cycle system
Wetherspoons in Sleaford
Heckington Windmill - the only surviving 8 sailed working windmill in the country
A late lunch in Heckington
A long day
Time for home
A great weeks ride