At the end of CTC Northampton’s morning ride last Saturday, Iain Dawson and I continued back to The Windhover along the Brampton Valley Way (BVW) to see the improvements where the BVW goes under the Northampton-to-Rugby railway line.
This crossing has been notorious for many years – a complete mud-bath – and, let’s face it, a local disgrace since the BVW is part of the National Cycle Network Route 6. It’s been pretty much impassible in all but the driest weather and, even then, you’d want an off-road bike!
We were pleasantly surprised. Here’s the start of the underpass approached from the south:
And work looks well underway to complete a nice tarmac surface between here and the A5099 crossing, further north near The Windhover.