I went out for a route inspection ride today, to check on Regional Route 30 and National Route 13 between Bridgham Lane and Thetford. The condition of the surface on the lane itself was surprisingly good. I think the recent wet weather has stopped it becoming too snady over the summer. The rest of the route was fine, and all the existing signs were in good condition.
Today I went out for another ride to investigate possibilities for some new National Cycle Network routes around Oxborough. The idea is for one route to run from Route 11 at Downham Market to Route 30 at Weeting, via Oxborough (see my previous post) and for another to link Oxborough to Swaffham and on to Route 13 at Bradenham.
I was looking at options for the route to cross the A134 near Stoke Ferry, and also for the routes from Oxborough to Swaffham. The most promising crossing point so far seems to be at Wareham, where there is an staggered crossing with an island. From Oxborough to Swaffham, the direct route through Cockley Cley would be ok, but the route further north via Beachamwell and Drymere seemed to be more pleasant and on quieter roads.