Ian Macsporran, our Chairman this year, will be leading this ride and writes:
On Sunday morning (28th April) we meet at 9.30 a.m. outside Moulton Co-op for a short, leisurely ride suitable for all ages.
We will pedal the bike paths of Moulton and then go under the Round Spinney roundabout. There are more bike paths through a quiet industrial estate before we cycle alongside the Billing Brook. Further paths take us past Lings Wood and Fox Covert Wood to a cycle bridge over Talavera Way. We pick up a byway which will take us out to Ecton Lane. We then descend to Sywell Country Park for a short break, after six miles.
The Country Park has picnic tables and it’s possible to buy a drink and a snack if you don’t want to carry them from home. The toilets are fresh and clean, with hot water at the basins and warm-air hand dryers.
We’ll then return to Moulton on quiet roads via Mears Ashby, Sywell and Overstone, giving us eleven miles in all.
If we spend twenty to thirty minutes at the Country Park, then we’ll be back at Moulton by 11.30 a.m. I’m grateful to John Cutler for sharing the greater part of this route with me about three years ago. A map of the route is here.
The byway is the only part of the route that is not well surfaced. There’s about 200 metres uphill on the byway and then 300 metres flat. It’s not muddy. If you wanted to push, it would be 500 metres at the most. I took these photos today – Thursday.
Come and join us for this ride – bring a friend or relative – explore some of the cycle paths and byways on our own doorsteps – and be home with an appetite for Sunday lunch!