We rode through railway tunnels! Riding from Market Harborough towards Northampton on the old railway line.
It has two long ( 400 m plus ) tunnels, and as it was a railway the hills are pretty easy and even on her now far too small a bike, easy going.
The tunnels need lights and they are very very dark inside with just one chimney / air vent in the center.
George R Stevenson ( Nephew of the George Stevenson ) designed the Northampton to Market Harborough. Its had a chequred past opening and closing several times, with the last train running in the early 80s. Now its Sustrans Cycle Route 6. A lovely well drained carless route of around 15 miles. Lovely and wide, easy to ride.
A small part of the railway has been opened by volunteers as the Northampton and Lamport Railway. We didn’t get that far, but Worrybomb has seen it before.
The last tunnel.