Thats a nice story. Thanks.
As an aside, went to a small exhibition recently where a group from Norfolk County Council have got a small amount of funding to study and consider generating cycle paths on old railway lines.
So in West Norfolk, there are two old lines that could be considered, and the trackbed still does exit in parts (as I have found), but like in many situations has been built on, or now forms part of somebodies enlarged garden (legal or illegal). The chap running the exhibition (held in 5 or 6 local places over a week), said that they have received a good and favourable response.
Marriots Way, near Norwich was an existing path that they were looking at improving.
Suprisingly, it turned out that none of the group had been to the Peaks to ride on and see how the High Peaks Trail, Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail etc, etc, worked, the popularity, and the additional 'cafe' business that could be brought to railway cycle paths in Norfolk.