My 110 km cycle ride today was again to the north of Heerlen to the Dutch city of Roermond.

I stopped short of riding into the city itself as I’m not a great fan of city traffic so on the southern outskirts I turned homewards.

Cycling through German and Dutch countryside for most of the day it’s obvious that recent hot weather has rapidly ripened cereal crops in the fields.

In particular the many hectares of barley, destined for the beer industry, were tall and golden and apparently ready for harvesting.

Today’s featured image is of the ‘Karkener Rurbrucke’, the cycle bridge over the river Rur near the German hamlet of Karken.

In Dutch this river is the Roer, from which Roermond gets it’s name.

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