Six of us set off from the Canoe Centre on what was the warmest pre-Christmas ride I can recall. Heading up through Brackmills and round the golf course at Collingtree, avoiding the joggers who were also out making use of the clement weather, we headed out on country roads to the hills between Gayton and Pattishall. On a cooler day they would have been invigorating but there was a certain amount of sweat being raised as we fought both gravity and the rather vigorous headwind. Fortunately, the turn south towards Towcester lessened the effect of the latter and in good spirits, we decided to find the back way in to the Dolphin Café.
10 minutes later …
Booked as a brunch stop, most seemed to order a second breakfast instead, but it left us properly fuelled for the wind-assisted run back through Hartwell and Salcey which passed without incident, apart from a brief vision of JohnC heading the other way.
The route can be found here: http://app.endomondo.com/workouts/449560358/5180977
R … Iain