Tim, our Webmaster, has planned these rides and writes:
Start: 10.00 a.m. – changed to allow for possibility of frosty roads and lanes!
Meeting point: East Hunsbury Library, Overslade Close, NN4 0RZ
Distance: Brisk 37 miles; moderate 30 miles
Anticipated Speed: Brisk 14-16 m.p.h.; moderate 10–12 m.p.h.
Refreshments: Old Dairy Farm Cafe, Upper Stowe
There are two rides this Saturday, one will be at a brisk pace (led by Tim) and the other at a moderate pace (led by Milton). The moderate ride will be a shorter distance so that we should all arrive at the Upper Stowe tea stop at about the same time.
Both rides head out south westwards from East Hunsbury along Banbury Lane before splitting just north of Blakesley to take alternative routes to Preston Capes. After a short shared section they again divide before rejoining just before the stop for tea and cakes at Upper Stowe. Both rides then follow the same route back (via Nether Heyford, Bugbrooke & Kislingbury) to the start point at East Hunsbury Library.
Current weather forecast is frost free. Both routes are tarmac throughout, but some sections may be muddy at this time of year.
Lights would be a good idea for added day-time visibility, but we should be back at East Hunsbury sometime around 1.30 p.m.
The proposed routes can be viewed (and downloaded as gpx files) from the CTC Northampton pages on RideWithGPS:
Any questions, please contact Tim – 07749 477231.