Milton, our Secretary, went on this ride led by Phil L and writes:
Five of us met at the Brampton Valley Way start point to be taken by Phil L on one of his legendary brisks! In fact, because we had a nearly new rider with us, we were able to keep the brakes on Phil as we set off on the route round Northampton clockwise through Boughton and Moulton to Overstone and Ecton. On through Little Houghton and up the hill at Great Houghton and via Quinton and Preston Deanery to coffee at Salcey Forest café.
We had already lost Eleanor before the cafe (Packing for the great Thailand trip perhaps? Good luck you two!) Our new rider decided to get a lift back home from there. We look forward to your company again, Janne!
We three remainders continued off through Horton towards Kislingbury where Phil G left us to go to the bike shop to try out a new bike. The remaining Phil, L that is, and I parted at Sixfields to our respective homes.
A cold and icy morning had miraculously turned into a sunny and almost warm day with only the slightest breeze. As good a cycling day as you get. Good weather, a good route and fine company. What more can you ask for?