Yes, it’s a double-header October Weekend this Saturday/Sunday.
On Saturday afternoon, we will be running a leisure ride combining the delights of backstreet Northampton with the more rural pleasures of Pitsford reservoir.
We’ll head briefly in towards town, hopefully down the Brampton Valley Way (if that section’s open again) (it is – thanks to the PhilL for confirmation), then up through residential streets and on cycle paths towards Moulton where we’ll strike out for the Reservoir, passing over the dam at the end, before making our way through Brixworth back down to the Brampton Valley Way and a well-deserved rest stop at the Brampton Halt, almost within spitting distance of our start/finish point.
Important note: A couple of route sections have been spared tarmac to date so, although mountain bikes won’t be required, it may be idea to leave the super-skinny race tyres at home.
Join us at the Brampton Valley Way, Welford Road Crossing (free car parking available), 2pm Saturday.
On Sunday, we will be running the local annual Tourist Trophy event from East Farndon village hall.
Max Scott has spent many, many hours assembling this interesting event (an explanation of its various practices and diversions can be found here) which covers navigation, local knowledge and touring preparation. And, of course, some riding although that’s usually quite easy on these events.
The entry fee of £5 goes to benefit local CTC funds.
Join us at East Farndon village hall, East Farndon, 9.30 am Sunday.
Further details available from Max Scott.
See you at one, other, or both.