Rides Programme for July and August

Here in PDF format is our programme for July and August: CTC Northampton Rides List July-Aug 2016

Ride leaders will be happy to discuss further details of any ride.  Please contact them for more information such as riding speeds or the nature of the roads.

There are rarely any changes to the programme.  The ride leader will attempt to be at the start whatever the weather.  Changes, however, can happen and you are advised to look at our website a few days before the ride.

Description of rides are usually sent out to the Yahoo e-mail group a few days in advance.  If you are not on this e-mail list, you can subscribe.  Why not follow us on Facebook too?

If you are a new and joining one of our rides for the first time, ride leaders would appreciate a call or email from you in advance.

We also welcome feedback and ideas for future rides. Contact Brian Tunbridge, Rides Secretary, 01604 622073  or 07722 055149.

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Ride Report – Saturday 11th June

Brian reports (with photo by Anne):

Nine riders gathered at Moulton Co-Op at 9.30 a.m. for one of our Saturday-morning moderately-paced rides.  We hope these rides will encourage cyclists with some experience to join in a group ride perhaps for the first time.  We certainly welcomed two new riders along with some regular riders.

An early decision – agreed by all – was to avoid the gravel at Pitsford and take the reservoir causeway on the road from Holcot to Brixworth which turned out to be relatively traffic-free at that time of day.

Beyond that and we were into quiet roads through Scaldwell and Lamport and on to the single track road down to Draughton.  Time for a quick photo, courtesy of Anne, and then we were back on the rolling hills through Loddington, Cransley and Broughton before making use of the short section of cycle path along the A43 to get us to the Walgrave turn.ctc-june2016

Not far now and we were at Manvell Farm Café where we received a friendly welcome.  It had been overcast most of the ride although it was quite warm.  As we sat outside enjoying coffee and large, indulgent slices of cake, the sun broke through (obviously on the righteous).  I couldn’t help thinking that this is what cycling is all about.

It was only a short ride back to Moulton which we made by 12.30 p.m.